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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Shan Liu
IND E 599
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Industrial Engineering

Prerequisite: permission of supervisor.

Class description

A graduate level seminar focusing on the method and application of operations research in healthcare. Course covers a variety of topics in healthcare policy, treatment optimization, and healthcare operations management. Methods include decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, Markov models, Markov decision processes, dynamic programming, simulation, queuing, optimization and machine learning. Healthcare decision making touches areas in disease prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment; assessment of medical technologies; organ allocation policies; and health service delivery and capacity planning. The health issues examined include a variety of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, organ transplants, influenza, and cancer.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Masterís level understanding of basic concepts in probability, statistics, optimization, economics and other fundamental operations research methods.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Shan Liu
Date: 01/01/2014