Health Economics

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Health Economics

This module introduces the basic principles of health economics and the role of health economics in decision making. It will also equip you with the knowledge and skills to critique health economics studies. It covers the different methods of economic evaluation and decision modelling, knowledge of health and health care systems, the roles and limitations of markets and incentives in health systems and setting priorities using health economics in health care.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:

1. understand the principles of economic analysis and health economics

2. develop knowledge and skills in undertaking economic analysis

3. develop an understanding in the place of economic analysis in health care decision making

4. develop skills in critical appraisal of economic analysis

5. understand the ethical issues surrounding health economics.


10 credits

Module Attendance

Required 1 block week of teaching.

Module Dates

Module dates to be confirmed.

Assessment Examination

Examination (100%)

Module Coordinators


Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a standalone course if required.

To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at For further information on fees please contact the Programme Coordinator. The course can be taken as an assessed or non assessed week.

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