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Applied Health Economics (Online Delivery) Postgraduate Diploma

Applied Health Economics (Online Delivery) Postgraduate Diploma

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Economics

Course type


Course Summary

This course 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. 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 specialization. There is a need for postgraduate qualifications to assist with career enhancement and support specialization.

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1 year

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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 / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have: First degree or equivalent (including international qualifications); relevant professional healthcare (e.g. doctor, nurse) qualifications.