Modelling for Health Economics

An understanding of the uses and limitations of modelling is an essential part of the toolkit of any Health Economist who is involved with Economic Evaluation, either as an analyst or a receiver/user of economic analysis. This module goes beyond the introductory sessions in the Introduction to Health Economics module and covers the full range of model types that are appropriate for use in Health Economic analysis (such as Markov models, transmission dynamic models and Bayesian approaches to modelling).

20 credits

Module Attendance Required
One week block of teaching

Module Dates
2018/19 dates
25 – 1 March 2019 

Please note: if you are taking this module as part of the MSc Health Economics and Health Policy programme you will need to have completed the Statistics for Health Economics II module.

Two written assignments each 50% of total weighting.

  1. critical appraisal of an existing model-based analysis (maximum 3000 words)
  2. an exercise involving construction, analysis, and reporting of the results of a model (maximum 2000 words for the report plus the model in appropriate software)

Please note: these assessments will change in 2018/19. The critical appraisal assignment will be replaced by an examination worth 40% of the total weighting, and the second exercise will be worth 60% of the total weighting.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. This module can be taken on a stand alone basis however it will not be assessed and no credits will be awarded. 

Fee if taken as a stand alone course
2017/18 module prices

UK/EU - £1550 (Public Sector), £2700 (Private Sector)
Non UK/EU - £2774

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
Previous knowledge of health economics and statistics equivalent to that obtained in the Introduction to Health Economics and Statistics for Health Economics modules. All applicants will be required to discuss eligibility with the Course Director at the time of applying.

Register for this course now via the university online shop.

More information

For queries about the MSc programmes, please contact:  Caroline Harwood (Postgraduate Administrative Officer) or Dr Louise Jackson (Programme Lead) 

For queries about short courses, please contact Dr Patrick Moore (Deputy Programme Lead)  0121 414 3056,