PUBH5801 Economic Evaluation of Health Care
- 6 points
- This unit comprises concepts in study design; techniques of economic appraisal including cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis and cost-benefit analysis; an understanding of standard methodology including sensitivity analysis, discounting, willingness to pay and health state utility measurement; and procedures and roles in decision making for resource allocation in health care.
- Students are able to (1) develop skills in economic evaluation methodology and derive an understanding of its relationship to the resource priority setting; (2) learn to evaluate economic evaluations and understand their integration with health policy; and (3) develop skills in analysing the process of appraisal for the introduction of new technologies and the listing of new drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) development of a cost-effectiveness study; (2) presentation of a cost-effectiveness proposal; and (3) a take-home examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Assistant Professor Ian Li
- Unit rules
- PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics
- Contact hours
- 1 week full-time
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