PGCert Cost Effective 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.

I love the University and Sheffield as a city. I did my undergraduate degree here and didn’t want to leave. Whilst what I learnt was related to public health, such as disease outbreak management, the problem solving skills can be applied to other areas in the future.”

Harriet Fidler, Postgraduate student in the School of Health and Related REsearch

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of health technologies is critical to good governance of public monies when bringing new technologies to market. Develop the technical skills to undertake cost-effectiveness modelling which are in high demand within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The course is taught part-time, online, over two years.

Katharine Palmer

Course content

Core Modules:

  • Economic Evaluation in International HTA
  • Cost-effectiveness Modelling in HTA
  • Using Evidence in the Design and Development of Models
  • Building Cost-effectiveness Models for HTA

Teaching and assessment

The course is taught completely online and you study at your computer in your own time. The course is a mixture of online learning and independent study. We use customised online rooms within our Virtual Learning Environment to deliver course materials in an accessible and engaging format, including live online webinars allowing interaction with course tutors and other students. Assessment is by coursework and project work.

Course duration

2 years part-time (online)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience.

English language requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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Any questions?

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Emma Earle
Course Administrator
E: scharr-ihta@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 0825

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