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PUBH5801 Economic Evaluation of Health Care

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit comprises concepts in study design for economic evaluation; 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) explain the need for economic evaluation in the health sector, and how economic evaluation informs priority setting; (2) describe the main economic evaluation conceptual frameworks and methodologies; (3) assess costs and outcomes for the purposes of economic evaluation; (4) describe issues and limitations in economic evaluation methods; and (5) develop knowledge of sources of data that supplement economic evaluation studies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment - development of a cost-effectiveness study; (2) presentation of a cost-effectiveness proposal; and (3) a take-home test. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ian Li
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics (ID 3924)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
1 week full-time
Note
This unit is taught in intensive face-to-face mode over the week 6 - 10 December 2021. Readings are made available in LMS two weeks prior to the teaching week. It is not possible to audit this unit. If you wish to undertake this unit as professional development without assessment please email [email protected]
This unit is an advanced unit in health economics and will be taught every second year, uneven years only.
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.