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PGDip Health Economics for Health Care Professionals

University of York

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course aims to build on the skills you develop during the PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals.

Mounting pressure on healthcare budgets worldwide has focused attention on how best to organise health care systems and the spending within them. The University of York distance learning courses in health economics allow you to gain a qualification without interrupting your career, and offer the flexibility to spread study over a period of years to suit your professional and personal circumstances.

Using the knowledge you have gained in our PGCert in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals, you will deepen your knowledge of health economics.

Course content

In this course, you'll complete three modules to the value of 20 credits each. These will be combined with the modules you completed for your PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals to make the 120 credits that you need to obtain the PGDip qualification. The PGDip will help you to develop your understanding and analytical skills in a range of areas which were studied at Postgraduate Certificate level including:

  • application of microeconomics and health economics to the analysis of health care systems
  • the role of experimental and observational study designs in the analysis of health economic data sets
  • a range of advanced methods to apply to the economic evaluation of health technologies.

Careers and skills

This is a Continuing Professional Development course and is designed for those who are already employed.

Career opportunities

The learning objectives aim to equip you with the necessary skills in health economics to progress your career within your current organisation and/or to change career direction, targeting jobs which combine health economics with the disciplines in which you are already qualified.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,830overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    152 68%

    26th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    40th

    3

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