The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics Practice (Part I of the MSc) includes 60 credits of taught modules. The core modules examine economic decision-making in health, in terms of financing, resource allocation, distribution and delivery of healthcare.The other modules relate to evaluating health outcomes, health services resourcing, research skills and methods for health economics, healthcare markets and innovations in health practice.The course is examined entirely through continuous assessment, including written assignments, participation in online discussions, reflective learning logs, and presentations. Emphasis is placed on transferrable skills and the personal, professional and intellectual development of students.The course has numerous links with healthcare practitioners and businesses, and this is reflected in guest lectures and online live cases, where students are set a real-life problem by a healthcare practitioner or organisation and asked to develop solutions to this problem.
Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma and achieve a minimum of 60% average in their assessment may transfer their registration onto the MSc Health Economics Practice, which involves a six-month placement in the healthcare sector. (Those already working in the sector may continue in their positions.) During this six months, students will be expected to address a problem in the organisation for which they are working, using economic decision-making techniques.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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