Economic Evaluation 2

Subject POPH90095 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours



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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Dr Dennis Petrie


Melbourne School of Population and Global Health


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Subject Overview:

This subject is aimed at: consolidating student knowledge and skills of conventional microeconomic evaluation techniques covered in Economic Evaluation I; and giving students some hands-on practical experience in applying common methods and software used to undertake economic evaluations.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed skills in critical appraisal of the economic literature through a greater awareness of key issues in economic evaluation methods;
  • have developed skills to analyse cost data to use in an economic evaluation;
  • have developed skills to analyse outcome data for use in an economic evaluation
  • have developed skills to apply decision-tree analysis and associated modelling techniques to undertake economic evaluation;
  • have gained experience with common software used in undertaking economic evaluations

  • Four Assignments/exercises (2x take home & 2x in-class) Weeks (14, 17, 19 & 21) 15% each (60%)
  • One 2-hour final exam held during the examination period (40%)
Prescribed Texts:

Gray, Applied Methods of Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care, Oxford University Press 2011.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Upon completion of this subject a student should obtain the following skills:

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Finding, evaluating and using relevant information
  • Problem-solving
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Persuasion and argument skills
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Related Course(s): Master of Public Health
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Electives in the Master of Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Disease)
Health Economics and Economic Evaluation
Health Program Evaluation
Tailored Specialisation
Tailored Specialisation

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