The Summer Institute of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Introduction to Health Systems Modeling
Course Number: 221.659.11
Dates: June 21 - 24, 2016 from 1:30 PM EDT - 5:20 PM EDT
Location: East Baltimore Campus
Instructors: Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
Mathematical and computational modeling and simulation methods have helped transform many industries and fields such as manufacturing, transportation, communications, and finance and are increasingly being used for health systems. As the use of such methods continues to grow, regardless of one’s eventual role in health systems, familiarity with such approaches and methods will likely become more and more important in the future.
This course will introduce students to mathematical and computational modeling and simulation methods to better understand, evaluate, and improve health systems. Students will address the basic concepts of mathematical and computational modeling and simulation and how they may apply to health systems. The course will cover the basics of economic and operational modeling and simulation, and introduces advanced Microsoft Excel features and the VenSim software.
- Evaluate and critique a health system model
- Develop a basic mathematical/computational model of a health system
- Utilize a model to address a health system decision
Requires knowledge in basic statistics and Microsoft Excel. Students must have a bachelor's degree and interested in learning about systems methods.
Maximum enrollment is 40 students.
Methods of Assessment:
Interim Project Presentation: 30%
Final Project Report: 50%
Students are required to complete readings and a write-up/outline of their final project report prior to class. A final project report will be due on 6/24.