Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Duncan Mortimer


This unit introduces students to techniques of microeconomic appraisal in the evaluation of health care programs. It considers conceptual and methodological issues, as well as the practical conduct, and review, of such studies and their use in priority setting within the health care sector. The application of decision rules for economic efficiency in health program evaluation and their influence on policy decisions are introduced.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand techniques used for microeconomic appraisal in the evaluation of health care programs
  2. understand conceptual and methodological issues arising in the economic appraisal of health care programs
  3. understand conduct and review of economic evaluation in the health care sector
  4. understand application of results from economic evaluation to achieving broader priority setting goals within the health care sector.


Within semester assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%

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