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Health Economics for Health Professionals

University of Aberdeen

M.Sc. Online
24 months
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925 GBP/module
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About

Health economics applies economic thinking to the analysis of health and health care. Health Economics for Health Professionals at University of Aberdeen provides students with an understanding of the health economics principles and tools to analyse and address the challenges of limited resources faced by the health sector.

Overview

Health Economics for Health Professionals at University of Aberdeen 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.

Career

Economic analysis is regularly drawn upon by policy makers and regulators in the health care sector, by professionals in the pharmaceutical industry and by clinicians and managers involved in the organisation, purchasing and provision of health care.

However, given the shortage of health economists in Scotland, the UK and internationally, and, therefore, health economics knowledge and skills, it is increasingly important for non-economists to have a clearer understanding of how they can effectively apply and interpret economic concepts and utilise tools in their own organisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Economics and Health Economics 
  • Economic Evaluation - Principles and Frameworks 
  • Economic Evaluation - Applications and Policy 
  • Economics of Health Behaviour 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
62

Other requirements

General requirements

Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Students will also require reliable internet access.
  • Document Requirements

    • an up-to-date CV/Resumé
    •  Degree Certificate
    •  Degree Transcript
    •  Personal Statement
    • Reference

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      925 GBP/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 925 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      925 GBP/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 925 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.

    The fee quoted is per 15 credits.

    Funding

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    Getting a Student Visa

    This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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