UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PUBH5801 Economic Evaluation of Health Care

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment 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) Professor Elizabeth Geelhoed
Unit rules
Prerequisites: PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics or equivalent
Contact hours 1 week full-time
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PUBH5801/TS-Y-11/2017

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