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Evaluation and Value for Money (EDUC90851)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90851
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Analysing and comparing costs with results involves a particular set of thinking and tasks – including economic methods of evaluation as well as wider considerations. In this subject, students will focus on developing the basic skills and knowledge needed to engage with evaluation in this area appropriately and effectively in their own practice.

Intended learning outcomes

• Describe and distinguish ways of evaluating costs against results
• Identify and critique basic problems with economic evaluation
• Appropriately use results of economic evaluation in reporting and decision-making
• Apply basics of economic evaluation methods appropriately in a variety of situations

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

It is recommended that students have completed EDUC90713 Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches, or be enrolled concurrently in or have completed EDUC90850 Foundations of Evaluation.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • 5 quizzes equivalent to 750 words (150 each) in weeks 2-7 (15%)
  • 5 exercises equivalent to 2000 words (400 each) in weeks 2-7 (40%)
  • Written task of 1500 words, due in week 9 (30%)
  • Response and participation in three discussion forums (250 words each), in weeks 1, 3 and 6 (15%)

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details


Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Levin, H., McEwan, P., Belfield, C., Bowden, A. B., & Shand, R. (2018). Economic evaluation in education: Cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 13 June 2019