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Health Economics and Decision Modelling

School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges to improve the health and care of people across the globe.
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Course description

On this course you’ll study a growing area with a worldwide demand for qualified specialists.

The importance and use of health technology assessment and health economic modelling is rapidly increasing. This course helps you to become highly employable by developing the analytical skills required to evaluate the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of health technologies such as new drugs, public health initiatives, screening programmes and diagnostic tools.

Taught by some of the world’s most renowned experts in the field, this course helps you to develop the transferable skills and knowledge to work anywhere in the world as a professional decision-analytic modeller or health economist.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Cost-effectiveness Modelling for Health Technology Assessment
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Medical Statistics and Evidence Synthesis
  • Advanced Simulation Methods
  • Valuing the Benefits of Health Care
  • Study Design and Systematic Review Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Further Statistical Methods for Health Economic Analysis

Teaching

You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2/3 years part-time

This course helped me get up to speed on health economics modelling terminology and techniques fast enabling me to progress considerably more quickly than would have been the case without.

Dawn Lee
MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling graduate

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a numerate subject such as economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, pharmacy, industrial engineering, management science, physics, pharmacy or systems control.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

scharr-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5454

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.