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Evaluation of Health Care - ECO00015M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Karl Claxton
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

To provide a thorough understanding of the methods used to evaluate health care technologies. This requires an understanding of methods across different disciplines including epidemiology, clinical evaluation and economic evaluation

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will:

have a thorough knowledge of the relevant literature;

be able to critically appraise published evaluations;

have some practical experience of implementing appropriate methods.


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam -less than 24hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Evaluation of Health Care
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam -less than 24hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Evaluation of Health Care
3 hours 100

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Indicative reading

The reading list covers the core lecture matierial in epidemiology and economic evaluation of health care. Additional reading may be given in individual lecture handouts circulated at the beginning of the lecture.

The following books will be referred to;

Campbell, M.J. and Machin, D., Medical Statistics: A Commonsense Approach, Wiley, 1993.

Jones, A., (ed) Companion to Health Economics, 2nd Edition, Edward Elgar, 2013.

Drummond, M.F., Sculpher, M.J., O'Brien, B., Stoddart, G.L. and Torrance, G.W., Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, 3rd Edition, Oxford Medical Publications, 2005. (Draft of chapters of the forthcoming 4th edition will be made available during the module.)

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.