HSH719 - Economic Evaluation 1
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online|
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
Combination of independent and interactive scheduled activities. Delivered on-campus (for campus enrolled students) or online (for online enrolled students) equivalent to two hours per week, including 10-11 scheduled seminars.
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.
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