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PUBH5312: Health Economic Evaluation

The overall aim of the course is to develop students' knowledge and skills of economic evaluation as an aid to priority setting in health care. Students will be introduced to the principles of economic evaluation and develop skills in the application of those principles to resource allocation choices. Emphasis will be placed on learning by case study analysis and problem solving in small groups. This unit covers: principles and different types of economic evaluation; critical appraisal guidelines; measuring and valuing benefits; methods of costing; modeling in economic evaluation, the role of the PBAC, introduction to advanced methods including use of patient-level data and data linkage. The workshops consist of interactive lectures, class exercises and quizzes.

Code PUBH5312
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
HPOL5000 or FMHU5001 or BSTA5002

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. appreciate basic concepts of decision making and economic evaluation
  • LO2. perform a basic economic evaluation
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding the principles of appraisal in the assessment of economic evaluations
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of decision modeling
  • LO5. apply the methods of economic evaluation to designing an economic evaluation of a health care program.