Courses Taught by David Hutton

HMP610: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Hutton, David (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr
  • Description: HMP 610 focuses on the use of cost effectiveness analysis to inform decisions about improving health. The course also covers a number of related analytical tools such as cost benefit analysis, decision analysis, and sensitivity analysis. Students will learn theoretical justifications for these tools as well as their limitations. The main goal is for students to understand when cost effectiveness analysis and related tools are appropriate and how to apply them in practice to a broad range of health issues.
  • Syllabus for HMP610
Concentration Competencies that HMP610 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Utilize Cost-Benefit / Cost-Effectiveness analysis framework along with decision analysis tools to evaluate the relative value of the outcomes from public health and healthcare interventions HMP610

HMP654: Operations Research and Control Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Both Residential and Online MPH
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for residential students; Fall term(s) term for online MPH students;
  • 2-3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students; 2 Credit Hour(s) for online MPH students
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David Hutton, David (Residential); Mendez, David (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: Biostat 501 or Biostat 521 or equiv and Grad Status
  • Description: Provides rational framework for decision making for both operating and control systems in the hospital environment. Emphasizes basic modeling techniques and examples of actual hospital applications. Aims at thorough understanding of concepts of total value analysis, objective function formation, and exception reporting. Students become familiar with operations research techniques of inventory modeling, queuing, computer simulation, PERT/CPM, mathematical programming, and quality control. Presentation emphasizes objectives, constraints, and required assumptions of each of these techniques as applied to specific hospital examples.
  • Syllabus for HMP654

HMP655: Decision Making Models in Health Care

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David Hutton, David (Residential);
  • Not offered 2020-2021
  • Prerequisites: HMP654
  • Description: Application of computer models for decision making in the health care sector. The students will be exposed to Monte Carlo Simulation, Process Simulation, Multiple Regression analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Project Management, Inventory Control, Integer Linear Programming, and Multi-Criteria Optimization. Use of computers and spreadsheet modeling will be emphasized throughout the class.
  • Syllabus for HMP655

HMP804: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research II

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Hutton, David Mendez, David Prosser, Lisa (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: HMP804/Medical Sociology and Organizational Theory Module consists of six 2.5-hour weekly sessions, and it will be conducted as a seminar. Before each session, all students are expected to complete the required reading assignments in preparation for a lively and informed discussion in class. In addition, each student is expected to submit a study log, which should include one's reactions, reflections, and questions for discussion. At each session, there will be a division of labor among students in summarizing the assigned readings and leading a discussion of them. The discussion will center on conceptual, analytical, and applied issues, whereas the instructor will serve as the moderator and a sounding board.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will gain an initial understanding of the sociological and organizational approaches in health services research and public health. In particular, the students will be exposed selected sociological paradigms, analytical methods, and how they are applied to the analysis of population health, health care, and related policy issues.
  • Syllabus for HMP804