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HSH719 - Economic Evaluation 1

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
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Unit chair:

Cathy Mihalopoulos





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Contact hours:

Campus: 2 hours per week

Cloud (online): 1 hour weekly class (recordings provided) and 1 hour weekly seminar exercise posted to a moderated online discussion group.


The unit introduces the basic concepts, methods and applications of economic evaluation in the healthcare sector. Topics include an introduction to the different methods of economic evaluation (e.g. cost-minimisation analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis, cost-benefit analysis); the strengths and limitations of studies and study design; analysing the quality of evidence; how economic evaluation differs from other forms of evaluation; and how information from an economic evaluation can aid decision making. Practical application will include when to undertake an economic evaluation, designing an economic evaluation, the steps in conducting an economic evaluation; and the tools and methods for measuring costs and outcomes.


Assessment task 1:  In-trimester exercises (including seminar participation) 20%

Assessment task 2: Essay (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 40%

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