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Health economic evaluation methods

  • Number of credits 5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

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Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

In the course, the four most common health economic evaluation methods are discussed. These methods are cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis and cost-benefit analysis. These methods are being used to answer questions of the following type: Should a new drug replace an old one? Is it cost-effective? Should a prevention program for a certain disease be started? Is it worth the cost? How are priorities made in health care and in which way can economic analysis contribute to the basis for decision-making?

After completion of the course the student should be able to: explain the content of the different health economic evaluation methods discussed in the course; explain advantages and drawbacks with the different methods and discuss which method that would be preferable in a given situation; review economic evaluations that have been done in health care and discuss strengths and weaknesses in those evaluations; independently make a written plan for a health economic evaluation of a specific intervention in health care.

Teaching is conducted through lectures and group exercises. There are also seminars where students present and discuss their evaluation plans. These seminars are compulsory. Teaching is given in English.

Application and eligibility

Health economic evaluation methods, 5 hp

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Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 February 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 19 February 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences. English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education.

 

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30404

Application

Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November. Contact the department for more information.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,667

Total fee

SEK11,667

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 February 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 19 February 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences. English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education.

 

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3045

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,667

Total fee

SEK11,667

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Eva Selin

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health