HSH762 - Resource Allocation and Priority Setting


2021 unit information

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




Incompatible with:


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 x 2 hour seminar each week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 hour weekly class (recording provided) and 1 hour weekly seminar exercise posted to a moderated online discussion group


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.

Unit Fee Information

Click on the fee link below which describes you: