Skills in economic evaluation including types of economic evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, measuring and valuing costs and benefits, prioritisation and decision-making in health and evaluation of new health technologies.
PUBH736 Economic Evaluation is designed as an introductory paper. It introduces students
to the concepts and principles that underpin economic evaluation and to the techniques
of cost-benefit analysis (CBA), cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and cost-utility
Methods for analysing costs of healthcare interventions will be presented. Students will learn options for valuing health outcomes, in particular, quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs). The techniques, for example discounting and calculation of incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs), that statutory agencies such as PHARMAC (in NZ) and NICE (in the UK) use to make decisions on purchasing new health technologies will be discussed. Different options for prioritisation (including multi-criteria decision analysis) and the Global Burden of Disease and cost-of-illness studies will also be covered.
If you are considering future MPH study, this paper may - in specific cases - be considered a relevant research paper. Please contact your local convenor for advice.
|Paper title||Economic Evaluation|
|Points||15 points 15 points 15 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018), 1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018), 1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,373.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,745.00|
- PUBH 704
- Limited to
- MA, MHealSc, MPH, MSc, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
- (i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the second half of second semester.
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
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- Teaching staff
- Wellington Campus: Dr William Leung (Overall
Christchurch Campus: Dr Ian Sheerin
Dunedin Campus: Dr Trudy Sullivan
- Paper Structure
- Introduction to economic evaluation (assignment issued)
- Valuing health outcomes
- Introduction of new technologies and methods of assessment
- Cost-benefit analysis and equity issues
- Prioritisation and decision-making in cost-effectiveness analyses
- Modelling, uncertainty and validity
- Assignment 40%
- Exam 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Friday mornings 9am - 12pm
- Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Identify the various types of economic evaluation together with their data requirements and informational content
- Understand the alternative measures of outcome used in economic evaluation, including the concept of quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs)
- Demonstrate and apply understanding of methods used in the economic evaluation of healthcare interventions
- Understand, and be able to review and use published economic evaluation studies
- Use cost-effectiveness data for decision-making and prioritisation of health investments
Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch
Tel 64 3 364 3602