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PenCHORD Training Module 1

Feb
01

Plymouth - Cookworthy Building Room 409
1st February 2017
10am - 5pm
Category: Seminar

MODULE 1Introduction to Excel-based Modelling in Health and Social Care


This is a full day module that introduces the concept of modelling, its potential and limitations, and guides participants through a hands-on practical session to build a simple model of an outpatient clinic.  Participants are then introduced to concepts such as “what if” analysis, in which models are reconfigured to predict the impact of different real world scenarios and the importance of considering variability in systems. 

Learning Objectives:

Understand the concept of modelling, the broad range of applications of models and their limitations

Explain the potential role of models for decision making in health and social care

Develop and test a simple decision model in MS Excel

Understand how to use a simple Excel-based model for “what-if” analysis

Appreciate the importance of capturing variability when modelling systems


Module 2 of this training course is on 2/2/16.

For more information please see PenCHORD training webpage on the PenCLAHRC website.

Attendees are reminded that they will need to bring a laptop with them to this session.

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