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Umeå University Faculty of Medicine

All over the world, in both high-income countries as well as low-income countries, there is a tremendous need for expertise in health economics. Health economists study a ... [+]

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All over the world, in both high-income countries as well as low-income countries, there is a tremendous need for expertise in health economics. Health economists study and analyze not only how resources are used and how this affects health, but also how resources should be used so as to ensure maximum health benefits. So far, most health economists have worked with healthcare systems, but the need for expertise in health economics is increasing in public health workers and public health policies.

Expertise in health economics is also valuable with organizational and system changes, or with analyses of health and medical care systems.

In order to be able to work with these issues, knowledge of theories and methods both within health economics and within public health is needed – how one studies the health of the population and its developments. Those fulfilling the entry requirements to apply are those with basic public health from Umeå University or from another university/higher education institution.... [-]

Sweden Umeå
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Umeå University Faculty of Medicine

Health economists analyze resource use, health consequences and how to best use resources to maximize health gains. Until recently, most health economists have focused on ... [+]

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Health economists analyze resource use, health consequences and how to best use resources to maximize health gains. Until recently, most health economists have focused on healthcare delivery, but the need for health economic competence within public health practice and policy has become apparent.

While studying Study one or two years

In the first year, students take courses in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative methods, health systems analysis and social pathways in public health, as well as one course in health economic evaluation methods.

Degree of Master of Science, 60 credits

After this first year, those who wish will be awarded the Degree of Master of Science (60 credits), Main Field of Study: Public Health. During the second year, students take another three courses in health economics and a number of elective courses either at our department or at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics, including a thesis course.... [-]

Sweden Umeå
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus