Health Outcomes Measurement, 7.5 creditsHälsomått, mätning och värdering av hälsa, 7.5 hp
- Course code
- Course name
- Health Outcomes Measurement
- 7.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- Medical Management
- AV - Second cycle
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics
- Participating institutions
- Department of Global Public Health
- Decided by
- Education committee LIME
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Education committee LIME
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Spring 2023
Specific entry requirements
Bachelor's degree or professional qualification worth at least 180 credits in public health science, healthcare or other relevant social sciences subject area. Proficiency in the English language documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL with a total score of at least 79 (internet based), 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), IELTS with a total score of at least 6,0 (no band less than 5,0), or other documentation that certifies English language skills equivalent to English B at Swedish upper secondary school.
The goal of the course is a good knowledge of measurement and evaluation of health as well as basic knowledge of research on health measures and evaluation of health, including methodological considerations and applications in different contexts.
After completion of the course, students should be able:
Knowledge and understanding
- to describe and compare different health outcomes measures
- to describe and compare different methods used to value health states
Skills and abilities
- to analyse health outcomes data
- to present health outcomes results
- to read and interpret scientific articles on health outcomes research
Judgement and approach
- to reflect on the choice of health outcomes measure in relation to certain aspects
- to reflect on the choice of different methods when valuing health states
- to reflect on different perspectives, preferences, when valuing health states
- to reflect on inequalities in health when conducting health outcomes research and health outcomes management
- to critically appraise and discuss scientific articles on health outcomes research
Definition of and determinants of health
Self-reported health and health-related quality of life
Generic and disease-specific health measures
Utility measures and quality-adjusted life years
Methods for evaluating health states
Perspectives when evaluating health status
Methods for data collection and analyzes of data based on health measures
Presentation and application of results of analyzes of data based on health measures
Ethical aspects of measuring health
Measuring health in specific contexts and groups
Lectures; seminars; group work; individual assignments
- individual written assignment
- individual contribution in written report and oral presentation of group work
Requirements for the grade Pass with distinction (VG) are VG on the written assignment, and pass (G) on remaining assignments.
Participation in seminars and group work is compulsory. Detailed information will be given in the schedule. The course director assesses if, and in that case how, absence can be compensated. Before the student has participated in all compulsory parts or compensated absence in accordance with the course director's instructions, the student's results for the course/respective part will not be registered in LADOK.
Limitation of number of occasions to write the exam
The student has the right to write the exam six times. If the student has not passed the exam after four participations he/she is encouraged to visit the study advisor.
The number of times that the student has participated in one and the same examination is regarded as an examination session. Submission of a blank examination is regarded as an examination. An examination for which the student registered but not participated in will not be counted as an examination.
Examination will be provided during a time of two years after a possible cancellation of the course. Examination can take place according to an earlier literature list during a time of one year after the date when a major renewal of the literature list has been made.
Course evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board of Education.
The course language is English.
Literature and other teaching aids
Sudbury, MA. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2011. - xiv, 354 p. ISBN:978-0-7637-8677-9 LIBRIS-ID:12064719 Library search
2nd ed. : Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2012. ISBN:978-1-119-95149-0 (paper : alk. paper) LIBRIS-ID:12746972 Library search
Fourth edition : Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. - xiii, 445 p. ISBN:9780199665884 LIBRIS-ID:18452406 Library search