Decision-Analytic Modelling and Trial-Based Evaluations in Health Economics - MMA


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Participation in all exams of the 1st semester is required

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand what decision-analytic modelling implies and its relation to prioritisation in healthcare
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different types decision-analytic models and their application in health economic evaluation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the design and methods for economic analysis conducted alongside clinical trials
  • Understand the importance of uncertainty and how it may affect decision making
  • Understand the potential value of future research in relation to the decision making process
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of cutting-edge methods within economic evaluation


  • Extract, present and analyse relevant data for the construction of decision-analytic models by conducting a systematic search of the existing literature
  • Design and apply decision-analytic models for the evaluation of new interventions
  • Analyse real-world data in relation to economic evaluation using statistical software
  • Produce a probabilistic sensitivity analysis


  • Differentiate between different types of uncertainty and assess the importance for economic evaluation
  • Critically assess the methods and results of health economic evaluations based on decision-analytic modelling

Type of instruction

  • Teaching varies between lectures, workshops, (group) exercises and individual study



Name of examDecision-Analytic Modelling and Trial-Based Evaluations in Health Economics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Helene Nørgaard, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleBeslutningsmodeller og forsøgsbaserede evalueringer i sundhedsøkonomi - MMA
Module codeMEDMS20K2_5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine