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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and empirical methods in health economics to value healthcare interventions and conduct economic evaluations. Specifically you will acquire an understanding of decision modelling for economic evaluation of health care technologies (medical treatments, diagnosis tests, screening strategies) and the economic methods of Contingent Valuation and Choice –based approaches (Discrete Choice Experiments –DCEs-, best/worst scaling) to value health care interventions (outcomes and processes).

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rodolfo Hernandez

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either MSc Applied Economics (Health) (Studied) or MSc Economics of Health (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Theory and applications will be studied within the course. Interactive practical exercises are included within the lectures in addition to the course hands-on tutorials.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 33 - 34
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 27 - 34
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 29 - 32

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes


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