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J Watts (B)
2 hours per week
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This unit introduces students to economic evaluation and assumes no prior knowledge (although the study of Health Economics 1 would be advantageous). The unit will explore the basic concepts, methods and applications of economic evaluation in the health sector (and public health in particular). The unit will cover the following topics: an introduction to economic evaluation (what it is; what it isn’t; types of economic evaluation; how it differs from other forms of evaluation); steps in conducting an economic study; strengths and limitations of economic evaluation; an introduction to study design, critical appraisal of economic evaluation (with simple case study); measurement of costs (with case study); measurement of outcomes (with case studies in cost effectiveness analysis [CEA]; cost-utility analysis [CUA]; and cost-benefit analysis [CBA]; introduction to economic modelling and issues around evidence; and decision rules in economic evaluation and impact on policy and decision-making.
Minor essay (1500 words) 20%, major essay (3000 words) 50%, tutorial exercises 30%
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** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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