HEC5973 - Economic evaluation in health care - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Centre for Health Economics

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Silva Zavarsek

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)

Prohibitions

ECX9730

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to techniques of microeconomic appraisal in the evaluation of health care programs. It considers conceptual and methodological issues, as well as the practical conduct, and review, of such studies and their use in priority setting within the health care sector. The application of decision rules for economic efficiency in health program evaluation and their influence on policy decisions are introduced.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand techniques used for microeconomic appraisal in the evaluation of health care programs
  2. understand conceptual and methodological issues arising in the economic appraisal of health care programs
  3. understand conduct and review of economic evaluation in the health care sector
  4. understand application of results from economic evaluation to achieving broader priority setting goals within the health care sector.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70% + Examination: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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