Economic Evaluation in Health Care

Health Services Management Centre, School of Social Policy

College of Social Sciences


Code 17553

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Module description

This module is designed to go beyond the first principles of economic evaluation. Its focus will be the development, extension and application of the main issues and techniques for economic evaluation that were discussed in the Introductory Module. The material covered by the course includes an in-depth coverage of the components of economics evaluations, such as cost data collection analysis, outcome data analysis, health state valuation in general and discounting issues. Alternative methods for economic evaluation and the relevant frameworks will be discussed with case studies and policy applications. The module includes a full day's inter-active practical session in which 'hands-on' application and analysis of alternative modelling approaches used in economic evaluation will be demonstrated with full discussion of the advantages and appropriateness of the alternative techniques.