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.
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:
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
We offer optional two-day residential workshops as part of each module. If you choose to attend, you will need to cover your transport and accommodation costs for this trip.
For The Economics of Health Care Systems module, you are required to sit a closed examination in one of our designated examination centres around the world. You'll have to meet all costs of the local examination, including the examination fee and associated courier costs for exam papers and scripts, as well as your own travel and accommodation expenses.
For each module you will have access to a workbook containing the basic text for the course, references to additional reading and exercises. Some modules will also be supplemented with a textbook containing core material. Your teaching will be supported using the University's virtual learning environment, Yorkshare. You will have access to:
We hold optional two-day residential workshops for each module.
As this is a distance learning course, you will be able to complete much of the work you need to do for each module in your own home or workplace.
The two-day residential workshops that we offer will take place on Campus West at the University of York.
Each module contains two pieces of assessed work. Your tutor marks these and provides feedback on your progress. The modules themselves are assessed by a closed or open examination close to the end of the module's twelve week study period. Closed examinations take place in designated UK and international examination centres.
This is a Continuing Professional Development course and is designed for those who are already employed.
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.
|Postgraduate degree||PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals with an average of 56% or more in the Health Economics: Concepts and Analysis and Introduction to Health Care Evaluation modules.|
|Other qualifications and experience||We are only able to admit students who have not completed the PGCert offered at York in exceptional circumstances.|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component|
|PTE Academic||61, minimum 55 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, minimum 169 in each component|
|TOEFL||87, minimum 21 in each component|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all requirements|
For more information see our English language requirements.
You can apply and send all your documentation electronically through our online system. You don’t need to complete your application all at once: you can start it, save it and finish it later.
Information on applying for this course is available on the Department's website.
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