Economic Models and Human Genomics

Module overview

The dual understanding of genomic medicine and economic modelling will be required to justify how much and how fast to incorporate genomic approaches into the mainstream of healthcare. In this optional module you will learn about the tools of economic modelling, to enable you to balance the potential benefits of genomic medicine - measured via approaches such as quality-adjusted life years - against its financial cost. Tools include cost-minimisation analysis, cost-benefit analysis etc. 


15 Masters level credits

Module attendance required

Teaching delivered in an initial block of five consecutive days.

Module dates

First iteration - 21-25 November 2016

Second iteration - tbc


The module will be assessed via two extended essays. For those taking the module as a stand-alone option, you need only take the assessment if you require the University credits.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

Module Lead:
Dr Pelham Barton(Reader in Mathematical Modelling, Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham)

Other University of Birmingham staff:
Professor Tracy Roberts
Dr Emma Frew
Dr Hareth Al-Janabi
Dr Philip Kinghorn
Professor Hugh McLeod

Interested in taking this individual module as a CPD programme?

Please contact the Programme Administrator for further information. 

Dr Peter F. Searle
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4487