University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PUB HLTH 4347OL - Health Technology Assessment

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Online
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week of online activity
Restriction: Restricted to BHMS (Honours) students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: PUB HLTH 4075 & PUB HLTH 4074 & PUB HLTH 4081
Incompatible: PUB HLTH 4347
Assessment: Quizzes, group oral presentation, completion of learning modules and major assignment

This course takes a broad view of the impact of health technologies on the health of the population & individuals. Health technologies can include medical procedures, medical devices, diagnostic and investigative technologies, pharmaceuticals & public health interventions. In this course emphasis is placed on the methods used to assess these health technologies in order to inform government policy, clinical and public health practice. Methods include the systematic review of literature to assess the safety & effectiveness of a technology meta-analysis, as well as economic evaluation to determine whether a technology is cost-effective. Attention is also given to the diffusion of technological innovations within their social, cultural & ethical context; addressing particular challenges with the assessment of medical tests; to horizon scanning for new & emerging technologies; & to investment in, & disinvestment from, health technologies. The course has a strong practical focus and is taught by practitioners in the field.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
26488 01OL 20 20 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.