Taught course

Health Economics for Health Professionals MSc or PgCert or PgDip

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

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

September

Course content

Summary

With increasing challenges faced by the health sector budgets have to be managed carefully in terms of systems, policy, evidence and statistics. You study all of these factors specific to health and economics, assisted by the Health Economics Research Unit. You also study healthcare finance, behaviour and applied statistics. There is a growing demand for health economists and the department has strong links with the NHS.

Courses for MSc include: Introduction to Economics and Health Economics, Economic Evaluation - Principles and Frameworks, Economic Evaluation - Applications and Policy, Healthcare Systems and Policy, Economics of Health Behaviour, Fundamentals of Research Design, Evidence - Based Health, Applied Statistics. Some of these courses are optional and you can study for PGCert and PGDip if you prefer.

Courses

Industry Links and Careers

This programme is specifically designed to service a need within healthcare systems to provide value for money and affordability across the wide range of services provided. You can work within the health care sector, regulators, the pharmaceutical industry, specific organisations within the healthcare system. HERU has strong links with health policy makers across the UK including the Evidence Directorate of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Analytical Services Division of the Scottish Government, NHS Education Scotland and NHS Health Scotland.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are supervised by experienced senior staff in HERU and Insitute of Applied Health Sciences. HERU is also contracted by the UK NHS to conduct Technology Assessment Reviews.
  • The Centres work with the School of Medicine and health campus which is one of the largest in Europe so you get the best knowledge of services and range and you experience knowledge from staff of The Business School

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Online
  • Study Options – Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

online
24 months
full time
18 months
distance learning
18 and 24 months months
part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
9 months
online
9 months
full time
9 months
distance learning
9 months

PGDip

distance learning
18 months
full time
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