|This is a Ph.D. level course designed to prepare students for research in the area of operations management. This year, the course will focus on reading and discussing a broad range of literature related to applications of operations models in health care. The readings will cover two main streams of research tracks: medical decision making and health care operations. Topics within the first group include disease screening, diagnosis and treatment, organ transplantation, health policy modeling, and those within the second group include hospital capacity planning, staffing and scheduling, health care supply chains. Students will be required to read and present papers, turn in homework assignments, and complete a project.|
|The course is for Ph.D. students only. Students are expected to have a solid mathematical background. There are no other strict prerequisites, however knowledge of deterministic and stochastic optimization, statistics, probability, and stochastic processes will be helpful.
Description and/or course criteria last updated: 8/3/10