Economic Evaluation 1

Subject POPH90093 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week
Total Time Commitment: Students will be expected to undertake additional study (i.e. outside the stated contact hours) of two hours for each hour of contact in this subject (i.e. six hours per week on average)
Prerequisites: 505-100 Health Economics and Program Evaluation (or equivalent) is desirable but not essential.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: None


Dr Arthur Hsueh, Mr Steve Crowley


Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics
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Email: chppe-enquiries@


Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
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Subject Overview:

This subject explores the basic concepts, methods and applications of economic evaluation in the health sector (and public health in particular).

Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should have:
• acquired an understanding of the rationale for economic appraisal and its role in health service planning and priority setting;
• developed an appreciation of the various techniques for economic appraisal and key issues in protocol design; and
• developed the necessary skills to undertake critical appraisal of economic evaluation studies.

Four exercises (5% each), one major essay of up to 3,000 words (50%), one student presentation (15%) and student participation in seminar discussion (15%).

Prescribed Texts:

Drummond et al. Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Services, 3rd Ed. Oxford University Press: 2005.

Resources Provided to Students: Additional readings and case studies will be distributed to students in the first week of classes.
Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: -
Links to further information:

This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Health Economics/Economic Evaluation
Health Program Evaluation

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