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PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals

PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Economics Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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 courses in health economics allow you to gain a qualification without interrupting your career, and offer the flexibility to spread study over a period of years to suit your professional and personal circumstances.

The Postgraduate Certificate course is the first of three distance learning courses in health economics that are offered by the University of York, the other two being the Postgraduate Diploma Health Economics for Health Care Professionals and the MSc Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment.

Course content

This course will provide you with the basic principles and tools of health economics so that you can understand the work place situations you encounter from an economic perspective and apply basic economic concepts in your work.

Careers and skills

This is a Continuing Professional Development course and is designed for those who are already employed.

Career opportunities

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Upon successful completion of the module you should be able to: define and illustrate, using diagrams and examples, the fundamental concepts of economics incuding scarcity, opportunity cost, choice, the production possibilites frontier, production functions, average and marginal costs, demand and supply, willingness to pay, welfare, consumer and producer surplus and different types of market.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£6,830

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£6,830

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree: 2:1 or equivalent; Other qualifications and experience: We may also accept experience deemed to be of an equivalent standard.