Taught course

Health Economics and Decision Modelling

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Health and Related Research
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a numerate subject.

Relevant subjects include economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, management science, physics or systems control.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

In the current economic climate with healthcare systems facing resource constraints, governments, insurers, health care organisations and the pharmaceutical industry need to analyse the costs and benefits of health-related strategies.

This course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller.

As a graduate, you'll be capable of working immediately in health economics and outcomes research consultancies; university-based health technology assessment centres; pharmaceutical and medical companies; healthcare and government organisations; or progressing in an academic career to PhD and further research.


An international academic community


As one of the largest multi-disciplinary schools of public health and health services research in the UK, ScHARR is a rich academic community. You will be taught by world-leading experts in health economics, public health sciences, the sociology of health, health psychology, decision analysis, management sciences, epidemiology, medical statistics and information science. They include members of The Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Public Health. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us fourth in the UK for research power.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and offer international perspectives to all our courses.

Flexible study routes

We offer both traditional campus-based and online courses. Our high quality online courses are taught by the same expert academic staff who teach our courses in Sheffield and offer an alternative to coming to the UK. Guided by our staff, you can study at a pace that suits your personal circumstances. This can be an effective route for those who need to continue to work while they study. Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are also available.

You can also study individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). See the ScHARR web pages for details of available modules. For LBR and CPD information, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hsccpd

Facilities

You’ll have 24/7 access to library and computing facilities. We provide specialist information and library services in our information resources section.

Course content

  • Cost-effectiveness Modelling for Health Technology Assessment
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation; Health Research Methods
  • Medical Statistics and Evidence Synthesis
  • Operational Research Techniques in Health Resource Allocation
  • Advanced Simulation Methods
  • Valuing the Benefits of Health Care
  • Dissertation


Teaching and assessment

You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Teaching Support Unit
Email
scharrtu@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 5454