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Health Economic Evaluation - PUBH5312

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.

Classes
on-line components and 4 non-consecutive workshop days

Assessment
on-line quiz (5%), in-class presentation (5%), short answer questions, calculations, and critical appraisal (equivalent to 3000 words) (20%), critical appraisal (equivalent to 2000 words) (20%), protocol report (2000 words) (50%)

Textbooks
Recommended book: Michael F. Drummond , Mark J. Sculpher , George W. Torrance, Bernie J. O'Brien, Greg L. Stoddart. Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes (Paperback), Oxford University Press, 2005. Essential chapters available on-line.

Pre-requisites

HPOL5000 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018

Prohibitions

PUBH5302

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Intensive September

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 11 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Alison Hayes, Dr Alison Pearce, Prof Kirsten Howard
HECS Band: 2
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