University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Health Economics

The course aims to give the student insight into important issues in health economics, helping the student face the daily challenges of resource allocation including: An understanding of basic economic concepts; an awareness of the range of approaches available for economic investigation and when to use them; an understanding of how to conduct an economic evaluation either alongside a trial or as part of a decision analysis; an understanding of the arguments for and against different types of health care financing and an understanding of how different models of health care provision work.

Entry requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification and/or experience deemed suitable by the course director.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to economics and health economics; economics evaluation: principles and frameworks; economic evaluation: applications and policy; health care systems and policy.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous. There are no formal examinations. There are 4 written assignments in total, 1 for each module. The award of the certificate is dependent on satisfactory completion of the assignments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Foresterhill Health Centre Aberdeen AB25 2AY Scotland

Key information

Graduate Programmes Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 
01224 437096