Training

Training

Training courses in health economics

MUCHE provides training in various aspects of health economics for professionals working within the health sector. This page outlines the various courses on offer, with links to further information and information on how to book.

Introduction to health economic evaluation

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Introduction to health economic evaluation

This course will introduce attendees to key concepts used in the economic evaluation of health care interventions and programs, and how this information can inform policy decisions.

Attendees will learn:

1. Introduction: What is economic evaluation, why we do it and how is it used in policy. The importance of opportunity cost and choice of comparator. Differences in the types of economic evaluations that can be conducted, including strengths and weaknesses. What and who is involved in conducting economic evaluations.
2. Measuring and valuing health outcomes: What types of health outcomes are often considered in economic evaluations and what is a quality adjusted life year (QALY). How to value health states and whose preferences should be used.
3. Measuring and valuing resource use: The importance of perspectives, collecting resource use data and how to cost an intervention or program.
4. Decision rules: Presenting, interpreting and using cost-effectiveness information to inform policy decisions, including the implications of uncertainty.
5. Reviewing economic evaluations: Introducing the Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) statement.

The course will involve a series of short lectures with key concepts demonstrated using case studies and practical exercises.

Who should attend?

Policy makers, clinicians and other health care workers, managers and researchers from the public, private and academic sectors with little to no experience in economic evaluation.

Details

Time 9am - 5pm
Duration Single day
Courses2017 Schedule - TBC
Venue Macquarie University, Centre for the Health Economy
Cost $330.00 incl. GST

Course leaders

Dr Bonny Parkinson

Dr Liz Schroeder

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Designing economic evaluation alongside clinical trials

Designing economic evaluation alongside clinical trials

Run in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, this one day course will provide an overview of cost effectiveness analysis and examples of economic evaluations that have been conducted in trials. 

 Attendees will learn:

  1. Practical information on methods for prospectively collecting costs and outcomes data through administrative data linkage and patient surveys.  
  2. The techniques used to analyse economic data and illustrate this through examples.
  3. Methods to assess quality of life and input of clinical outcomes in cost effectiveness analysis.
  4. Methods to analyse relevant cost data.
  5. Extrapolation, modelling and capturing uncertainty.
  6. Economic evaluation reporting standards.

Who should attend? 

Researchers undertaking trials, investigators, managers and others involved in clinical trials. 

Details

Time9:00am - 5:00pm
DurationSingle day
Next Course2017 Schedule - TBC
VenueMacquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
Costs (incl. GST)MQ staff & students:             $440.00
Public sector & academic:    $440.00
Private sector:                        $660.00

Course leaders

Professor Philip Clarke

Dr Bonny Parkinson

Chris Schilling

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Incorporating health economics into grant applications

 

Incorporating health economics into grant applications

Run in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, this course will provide an overview of the health economics components that go into grant proposals and provide practical assistance in writing the health economics sections of the grant.  

 Attendees will learn:

  1. The types of economic evaluation and when they are appropriate and most useful 
  2. Health economics components that could be beneficial (for example cost of illness or modelling predictors of high cost)  
  3. Health economics data requirements and data linkage procedures
  4. Roles and functions of the health economist in the development of a grant proposal
  5. Resource requirements for economic evaluations and options for grant budgets 
  6. Overview of health economists in Australia with their particular specialisations

After the course, participants will be given an opportunity to submit a one-page overview of their project proposal in order to receive feedback & suggestions for the most appropriate health economist/s for their project. 

Who should attend? 

Chief investigators/researchers preparing grant proposals for the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council or other funding bodies. 

Details

Time9:00am - 1:00pm
Duration1/2 day
Next Course2017 Schedule - TBC
VenueMacquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
Cost (Incl. GST)MQ staff & students:              $220.00
Public sector & academic:    $220.00
Private sector:                        $440.00

Course leaders

Professor Philip Clarke

Dr Bony Parkinson

Chris Schilling

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