Mounting pressure on health care budgets worldwide has focused attention on how best to organise health care systems and the spending within them. The University of York distance learning programmes in health economics allow students to gain an accredited qualification while continuing in their careers, and offer the flexibility to spread study over a period of years to match professional and personal circumstances.
We offer three programmes of study, with the aim of providing students with the skills and confidence to apply the principles of health economics within the workplace. All applicants must complete the Postgraduate Certificate in the first instance, and progression to the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc is dependent on performance.
The Health Economics for Health Care Professionals programme from University of York aims to further students' knowledge and understanding of basic and advanced issues in the economic evaluation of health technology assessment through high quality training in relevant theoretical and practical issues.
The programmes are based around learning 'modules'. For the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma, each module has been designed around a workbook written specially by health economists in York. For the MSc the learning materials will be delivered via narrated slides. All modules are supplemented by learning support for distance learners. Each module is assessed at the end of the twelve week module study period: for Modules 1 to 4 this involves an unseen written examination taken at an assessment centre. Modules 5 to 9 are assessed by essays and short pieces of project work.
The learning objectives aim to equip you with the necessary skills in health economics to progress your career within your current organisation and/or to change career direction, targeting jobs which combine health economics with the disciplines in which you are already qualified.
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- Basic Economic Concepts
- Health Economics: Concepts and Analysis
- Introduction to Health Care Evaluation
- The Economics of Health Care Systems
- Statistics for Health Economics
- Further Topics in Economic Evaluation
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Health Management View 97 other Masters in Health Management in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- We require a UK honours degree at 2:1 or higher, or qualifications and/or experience deemed by the University to be of an equivalent standard. There is no requirement for experience or qualifications in Economics.
International6830 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6830 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National6830 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6830 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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