HSH762 - Resource Allocation and Priority Setting


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

M703 students: Nil

All other students: HSH719



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 face-to-face contact hour per week (1 x 1 hour seminar)

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities involving discussion board participation.


This unit introduces students to the challenges of priority setting in health care. Students will gain an understanding of the different approaches used for priority setting and the relevance of context and setting, the role of economic evaluation and issues around involving the public in difficult choices. Alternative methods for priority setting will be explored, including economic (for example league tables, Program Budgeting and Marginal Analysis and Assessment of Cost Effectiveness) and non-economic approaches, including the contribution from ethics and theories of social justice.

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