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A master degree is a type of graduate qualification that allows students to become specialists in their chosen fields. Designed for those who have previously completed a bachelor's degree, these programs are about two years in length.
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund. Sweden is a developed post-industrial society with an advanced welfare state. The standard of living and life expectancy rank among the highest in the world.
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The Master's Programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management provides a global perspective on the medical management field and has a multidisciplinary approach. Medi
The Master's Programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management provides a global perspective on the medical management field and has a multidisciplinary approach. Medical management addresses how resources in the form of competence, knowledge, material and other assets can best be used and developed to improve human health.
The programme provides an opportunity for students to develop theoretical and practical skills for analyzing health and healthcare issues at the organizational and policy level. The objectives are to enhance their existing knowledge and skills of health economics, management and policy, and to help them gain a theoretical and conceptual understanding of the function of the health sector....
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
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....
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
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.
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....