Economics considers how best to use our limited resources to satisfy our unlimited wants and needs. Clinical economics explores the methods used in economic evaluation to compare the costs and consequences (or benefits) of two or more health care technologies, such as pharmaceuticals. Using a practical approach, the course covers: - the different types of economic evaluation and when each is appropriate; - which costs are appropriate to include in an economic evaluation, and how to measure and value them; - how to identify, measure and value the health benefits associated with an intervention (including valuing quality of life, or utility); - how economic evaluation can, and is used to inform decisions, such as whether to subsidise a new pharmaceutical or other health care intervention; - how to critically appraise a published economic evaluation; - an introduction to modelling in economic evaluation, including decision analysis and Markov modelling; and - how uncertainty in economic evaluation is handled and how to undertake a sensitivity analysis.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Topics are covered in six modules:
|Assumed Knowledge||No prior training in economics is required.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for PUBH6260|