PUBH5801 Economic Evaluation of Health Care

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ian Li
Unit rules
PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics or MGMT5530 Healthcare Systems, Policy and Governance or equivalent
Contact hours
1 week full-time
This unit is an advanced unit in health economics and will be taught every second year, uneven years only.
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