Taught course

Health Economics for Health Professionals

Institution
University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

However alternative/lower qualifications, combined with an appropriate level of relevant experience, may also be considered as a means for entry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Health economics applies economic thinking to the analysis of health and health care. This programme provides students with a knowledge of core issues in health economics and their relevance to working health professionals. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to face the challenges of resource allocation through study of a range of health economics topics and health research skills.

The Programme is run by the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) at the University of Aberdeen. HERU has been at the cutting edge of economic research into health for around forty years and is one of the leading centres of health economics in Europe.

Students will study core courses in economic concepts; economic evaluation methods; application and policy of economic investigation; health care financing and provision; the economics of health behaviour and; applied statistics. Courses on generic health research methods, including research design; evidence‐based health and; health informatics, will provide students wishing to progress to the MSc programme with additional skills to complete their dissertation.

The Programme is aimed at health professionals who would like to improve their understanding of health economics and research methods and at other interested students who are unable to study full-time and/or want to avoid relocating.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

online
24 months
distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
9 months
online
9 months
distance learning
9 months

PGDip

distance learning
18 months
part time
18 months
online
18 months

Course contact details

Name
School Administrator
Email
study@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 437096