2023-2024 / EPID0751-2



10h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 crédits 



Jean-Yves Reginster

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction to health economic modeling

  • Cost-effectiveness modeling methods
  • Steps in building a decision model
  • Results presentation and interpretation
  • Handling uncertainty and sensitivity analyses
  • Limitations and future challenges of health care economic evaluation

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course aims to introduce health economic modelling. The student will be able, after this course, to build, analyze, and interpret a cost-effectiveness model. In addition, it will be able to discuss the pros, cons and challenges of health care modelling evaluation. An important part of the course is dedicated to the development, analysis and interpretation of an Excel spreadsheet cost-effectiveness model.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Having successfully completed the course Basic principles of Epidemiology, Health Economics and Econometry

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

An Excel spreadsheet based model will be developed, analysed and interpreted.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Five sessions of 2h00 (0h30 theoretical lesson and 1h30 training session) face-to-face or distance learning

Recommended or required readings

Lectures notes.

Any session :

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

- Remote

oral exam AND written work

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

  • Individual work (spreadsheet based cost-effectiveness model and brief report)
  • Oral examination

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor: Olivier ETHGEN (o.ethgen@uliege.be)  
Office : Fabienne DAMBLON (spees@uliege.be)

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