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PU5501: ECONOMIC EVALUATION - APPLICATIONS AND POLICY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course is taken by students enrolled on Health Economics for Health Professionals (MSc/PGDip/PGCert). It is concerned with practical issues in the design and conduct of economic evaluation. It covers the principles of the two most common approaches to economic evaluation – using individual patient data collected alongside randomised controlled trials, and using decision models to synthesis data from a number of secondary sources. The course highlights the strengths and limitations of each approach, and emphasises their complimentary nature for informing value based health care decision making.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Graham Scotland

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Pg Certificate in Health Economics (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to:

1) consider how to identify and extract appropriate data for use in an economic evaluation.

2) introduce the approaches to economic evaluation based on the analysis of individual patient data collected alongside randomised controlled trials, and decision modelling using data from systematic reviews.

3) understand how these approaches can be used to provide estimates of efficiency inform value based health care decision making.


Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks

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Short answer questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 4 Feedback Weeks 6

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Short answer questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 8 Feedback Weeks 10

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseIdentify the resource use events (costs) and benefits that should be included, from a range of different perspectives, in the economic evaluation of alternative health care interventions.
ProceduralCreateInform the design of an economic evaluation based on cost and outcome data collected alongside a randomised controlled trial of alternative health care interventions.
ConceptualEvaluateDiscuss the common limitations of RCTs as a vehicle for the economic evaluation of health care interventions
ReflectionEvaluateArticulate a conceptual understating of how decision modelling can be used to overcome the limitations of RCTs for the purpose of economic evaluation.
ReflectionApplyDemonstrate a working knowledge of how simple decision models can be developed and implemented in Microsoft Excel.
ProceduralEvaluateInterpret and assess the robustness of the results of an economic evaluation for the purpose of informing policy and practice in health care.

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