We recognise the pressures of studying and working at the same time. Short courses offer a flexible and alternative approach that can be completed to suit your work schedule. We offer variety in our portfolio of learning that will help you develop new analytical skills, in-depth disciplinary knowledge and the capacity to deploy critical thinking, all of which are essential to work effectively in health related organisations in a globalised world.
Innovation and Knowledge Transfer
Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (IKT) allows us to utilise the impact of ScHARR’s research by applying our expert knowledge and skills in the real world of health and social care. Our support covers private industry, public and third sectors as well as other policy, decision-making and academic collaborations in health.
MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling (HEDM)
In the current economic climate with all health care systems facing resource constraints, the importance and use of health technology assessment (HTA) and health economic modelling is rapidly increasing as governments, insurers, healthcare organisations and the pharmaceutical industry recognise the need to estimate the costs, clinical outcomes and benefits of alternative healthcare technologies.
The MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling (HEDM) aims to develop students to be working professionals in HTA, decision modelling and health economic evaluation, capable of working immediately in health economics and outcomes research consultancies, university-based HTA centres, pharmaceutical and medical companies, healthcare and government organisations, or progressing in an academic career to PhD and further research.
PhD study in PROMs (patient-reported outcome measures) and utility measurement
MSc Economics and Health Economics
Develop the skills and knowledge to give you the edge as an economist in the health sector or in further academic research. Run jointly with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), this course advances your analytical skills and technical capabilities in health economics. It then examines ways in which your skills can be used to address the important issues and problems involved in allocating resources in the health sector.
Economics modules in the first semester build your skills, followed by programmes to further develop and apply these skills in the second semester.
The course focuses on two different types of measures, asking how they’re developed and calculated, and how they’re used by decision makers in practice:
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): which are measures completed by the patients themselves, about their health, symptoms, functioning, well-being or satisfaction with treatment.
Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs): which compare the benefits of different treatment options, based on the quality and quantity of life they yield.
The course is designed to be suitable for anyone with an interest in how outcomes are measured in economic evaluations. The course provides an overview on the different type of measures and an excellent introduction on the use of QALYs.
MSc in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement
The course is suited to those working in the pharmaceutical, medical devices or diagnostics industries worldwide, or within health technology policy formulation, management and evidence-based commissioning and purchasing. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes and contexts of markets, pricing and customers needed for new product development in multiple jurisdictions.
This is the only online, international graduate programme offering the entire range of knowledge and skills needed by those developing health technologies for market, or involved in commissioning or evaluating health technologies.
Using innovative, online learning materials, the programme is suited to those with busy work commitments in these fields.