Pharmaeconomics: Capita Selecta

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM220A05
Vaknaam Pharmaeconomics: Capita Selecta
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a (en in I b, II a and II b)
ECTS 5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Pharmaeconomics: Capita Selecta
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
1. Design and build probabilistic decision-analytic models for interventions in healthcare
2. Interpret advanced pharmacoeconomic methods, including survival analyses, transmission models for infectious diseases and indirect treatment comparisons
3. Interpret and evaluate health technology assessment (HTA) reports
4. Critically assess and communicate the added value of novel health technologies in clinical practice
Omschrijving Policymaking in healthcare is increasingly dependent on cost-effectiveness analyses. National and regional governments, healthcare insurers and hospitals make decisions on the allocation of budgets with the aim to optimize health gains for the population. Manufacturers of novel health technologies have to convince decision makers that their intervention provides value to the healthcare system. Innovations in the methods for decision-analytic models enable increasingly complex models that require advanced knowledge to understand their design and outcomes. The course “Pharmacoeconomics: Capita Selecta” focusses on the interpretation and design of economic evaluations in healthcare, from the perspective of the manufacturer, policy maker and health-economic modeller.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -groepsbegeleiding ,  -individuele begeleiding
(combined lectures and tutorials with assignments, self-study)
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie,  -individuele opdracht,  -individuele presentatie
(The assignment will be done in a group or individually depending on the number of students enrolled. The assignment will determine 75% of the final mark and the presentation 25%.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.J. Postma
Docent(en) prof. dr. M.J. Postma , S. van der Pol, MSc.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation, freely available to students as an e-book through the University Library Briggs, Andrew, Karl Claxton, Mark Sculpher
Selected literature, available on Nestor
Entreevoorwaarden The course can be taken in all periods, but students are assumed to be familiar with the contents of the course “Economic Evaluation in Healthcare”.
Opmerkingen The lectures are combined with applied tutorials on the development of decision-analytic models; students are advised to bring a laptop. During the course, students will make a group assignment where they perform a health-economic evaluation from the perspective of a manufacturer of a novel health technology; they will present the results in the form of a (mock) negotiation with the national government to get their innovation reimbursed. The exam will focus on the critical appraisal of a published health technology assessment.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Health  (keuzevakken B MSc BA Health) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Health  (keuzevakken B MSc BA Health) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc BA - Health  (keuzevakken B MSc BA Health) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Health  (keuzevakken B MSc BA Health) 1 semester II b keuze