HSH764 - Economic Evaluation - Theory and Practice


2024 unit information

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


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

1 x 1 hour lecture per week
1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 hour weekly lecture (recording provided)
1 hour online seminar each week


This unit expands the concepts, methods and applications introduced to students in Economic Evaluation 1 (HSH719). Topics covered include: the theoretical underpinnings of economic evaluation; costing health care services (including joint costs, annuatisation, non-market based costing and costing methods); the theory and pragmatics of generic outcome measures (QALYs, monetary benefits, capabilities and others); statistical issues in the analysis of trial-based economic data; calculating ICERs (including the cost-effectiveness plane, net benefit, and acceptability curves); and, clinical trials versus modelled economic evaluations (rigour versus pragmatism).

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