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PU5912: HEALTH ECONOMICS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS PROJECT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 03 Aug 2020 16:05


Course Overview

The health economics project is an independent piece of work undertaken by students which allow them to demonstrate in depth the skills and knowledge acquired on the MSc and apply these to a research question. Under expert supervision, each student independently and creatively identifies and formulates a research question which they address using appropriate methodology.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Shelly Farrar

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will identify and address an economics driven research question arising from their own work experience and/or their study of the material from the MSc Programme in Health Economics for Health Professionals using methods of enquiry drawn from their taught courses within the Programme. They will have two supervisors from the University of Aberdeen. Depending on the type of project undertaken (academic research or practice-based project), students will be guided to either submit a report or academic research publication.

 

Course Aims:

To give the students direct experience of the design, management and delivery of a research project.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Select and critically appraise appropriate evidence from the wider research literature
  2. Develop a high-quality problem statement and translate this into research questions or hypotheses
  3. Design and justify appropriate and methodologically sound empirical study that will address these research questions/hypotheses
  4. Identify data requirements, data availability and collect and/or organise necessary data
  5. Analyse, interpret and present project data appropriately
  6. Critically reflect on the quality of one’s research and the contribution of the obtained results
  7. Communicate project outputs according to recognised standards and format within discipline
  8. Demonstrate professional practice in the management of research project including time-management, record keeping, confidentiality, communication and team work

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Research Protocol

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Poster Presentation

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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Formative Assessment

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