Medical Decision Making (2019)

Medical Decision Making

Course Instructors:

Moshe Leshno (Tel Aviv University)

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert (Stanford University)

Guest Lecturers: Prof. Ronni Gamzu (Tel Aviv University and Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center)
Prof. Yoav Ganzach (Tel Aviv University)
Prof. Itzhak Gilboa (Tel Aviv University and HEC Paris)
Dr. Daniel Goldstein (Tel Aviv University and Rabin Medical Center)
Prof. Dan Greenberg (Ben Gurion University)
Prof. Dov Samet (Tel Aviv University)
Prof. Ido Wolf (Tel Aviv University and Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center)

Date and Time:

July 14-18, 2019 | 14:00-18:30/19:00


Room TBA, Sackler Faculty of Medicine

Final Exam:

July 19, 2018 | 9:00-11:00 | Room TBA


Introductory course in  Biostatistics (including probabilities)



Registration Status:



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Course Syllabus

A draft course syllabus can be found here.

Course Description

The decision-making process is an essential component in providing quality and safe care in healthcare. The main aim of the course is to familiarize the students with uncertainty decision making in medicine and health care and lay the theoretical foundations for conducting research in the field of medical decision-making. The economic paradigm of rational decision-making will be examined against alternative models. Participants will gain understanding of the intrinsic and extrinsic factors affect the efficiency of decisions, and interaction between the design instance and the decision-making. The course includes the use of tools based on rational decision making e.g. expected utility theory, with an emphasis on diagnostic tests, judgment and choice biases, setting preferences, decision trees, taking risks, probability estimations and sensitivity analysis.  This course will be comprised of frontal lectures, simulations, case studies with real-life examples and group workshops.


Participants must pass the final exam with a grade of at least 60 (D) to receive academic credit for the course. Non-credit participants are not required to take the final exam.

Lecturer Bios
Prof. Moshe Leshno
Moshe Leshno, MD, PhD
Professor, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University
Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert
Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD
Associate Professor, Stanford School of Medicine

Contact Information

International: Ms. Saritte Perlman | | +972-(0)3-640-7796
Israeli Applicants: Hebrew Website

Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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