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Postgraduate Diploma Applied Health Economics (Online Delivery)

Postgraduate Diploma Applied Health Economics (Online Delivery)

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Study mode

Online

Duration

1 year

Start date

MAR

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Having specialist knowledge in Health Economics is an increasingly important asset and extra responsibility of medical personnel. Run with our collaborative partner Diploma MSc, the online Postgraduate Diploma Applied Health Economics will enable health care professionals to be well equipped to elicit the maximum value from finite budgets.

It will help students understand why Health Economics has and should become integral to healthcare decision making as well as understanding the underlying principles, methodologies and processes associated with this established and growing international discipline. Unlike other courses, the Postgraduate Diploma Applied Health Economics covers the key disease area pertinent to Health Economics for healthcare decision making.

On completion of the Health Economics Diploma, you will be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding of the application of Health Economics in healthcare decision making; critically evaluate current research in Health Economics for healthcare decision making; apply a critical awareness of current issues in Health Economic evaluations and implement Health Economic evaluations in clinical practice scenarios.

Assessment

The applied health economics course puts assessments at the heart of learning by using real-life scenarios to facilitate problem-solving, critical analysis and evidence-based care. The scenarios act as both the focus for learning and assessment, embedding assessment within the learning process.

Careers

The PG Diploma in Health Economics is being introduced with the express purpose of promoting and enhancing professional skills and knowledge among its students which have direct relevance and application to the demands of their working roles. There is increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena, with increasing specialisation. There is a need for postgraduate qualifications to assist with career enhancement and support specialisation.

Modules

In this module, you will develop a critical understanding of the way in which benefits or clinical value are calculated and judged within health economic decision making. We will identify clinical benefit; length vs. quality of life (QoL): the quality adjusted life year (QALY); challenges with length of life estimations: time horizons, extrapolation, bias towards the younger patient, the need for future discounting; avoidance of negative events and critical appraisal of clinical data: evidence-based medicine and HTA/health economic decision making.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

4,980

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

4,980

Entry requirements

Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.

University information

The University of South Wales (USW) is progressive and career-oriented university, which provides high quality tuition and course content developed in collaboration with key employers and industry-leading professional partners. The university offers a huge selection of courses, over 500 in total, and a comprehensive selection of postgraduate taught and research programmes which are internationally regarded. Courses are designed with the needs of...more