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Further Methods for Outcome Measurement - ECO00060M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19

Module aims

This module develops your understanding of health and non-health outcome measures for use in the economic evaluation of health care interventions.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module you should be able to:

  • Outline the concept of health, the theoretical foundations of outcome measurement and measuring health for economic evaluation.
  • Describe how to derive a summary measure of health and understand different approaches to measuring and valuing health.
  • Examine the technical characteristics of a good health status index and potential weaknesses.
  • Explore and assess different types of outcome measure such as generic vs. specific, clinical, patient reported, intermediate, surrogate and final outcomes.
  • Explain the use of non-preference based measures of health in economic evaluation.


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Closed Exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Closed Exam
N/A 100

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Indicative reading

The measurment and valuation of health benefits for economic evaluation, J. Brazier, J. Ratcliffe, J. Salomon and A. Tsuchiya (2007). Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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