MSc, Diploma and Certificate in Health Economics, Policy and Management (modular)

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Last updated: July 2013

MSc

This MSc is classified according to the Scheme for the Award of a Taught Masters Degree for Students Entering In or After Academic Year 2008/09 subject to the following provisions:

The MSc is a two year part-time programme. It features two intensive teaching sessions each year. Exams for each of the modules taught in the first three sessions will take place at the beginning of the next teaching session. Assessment for all courses consists of a combination of unseen examinations, take home examinations and coursework. Students must take total courses to the value of 4.5 full units, namely, 4 compulsory half units in Year One, 4 optional half units in Year Two, and a half unit dissertation in Year Two.

Classification

Eight marks count towards classification: the four compulsory courses in Year One, the dissertation, and the best three marks from the optional courses in Year Two. The lowest mark of the optional courses will automatically be excluded from the degree classification, unless it is a Bad Fail (please see the penalty rule at paragraph 5.2.1 of the Classification Scheme, above). The mark excluded from the classification can be a fail (but not a Bad Fail), but in order to receive an overall degree classification of Merit or Distinction a student must not have any Fail marks.

Progression

Students wishing to defer sitting one or more examinations must seek permission according to the Regulations for Taught Masters Degrees no later than eight weeks prior to the exam date except in the case of unforeseen and exceptional circumstances. Students failing one but not more than one of the 4 compulsory half units in Year One will be able to proceed and take the 4 optional half units and half unit dissertation in Year Two although this fail will count toward degree classification according to the Scheme for the Award of a Taught Masters Degree for Students Entering In or After Academic Year 2008/09. Students are permitted to re-sit failed exams in line with the School's Regulations for Taught Masters Degrees.

Paper

Course number and title

Year 1

 

 

1

SA4G1

Financing Health Care (H) 

2

SA4G2

Health Economics (H)

3

SA4E1

Health Administration and Management (H)

4

SA4E2

Resource Allocation and Cost-effectiveness Analysis (H)

Year 2

 

5

SA4E3

Dissertation in Heath Economics, Policy and Management (H)

 

Students take optional courses to the value of two full units as follows:

6

December of Year 2:

 

Students select one of the following courses:

 

SA4G3

Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (H) or

 

SA4K8

Health Care Quality Management (H)

 

Students select one of the following courses:

 

SA4G6

Measuring Health System Performance (H) or

 

SA4F2

Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Trials (H)

 

June of Year 2:

 

Students select one of the following courses:

 

SA4K9

Advanced Health Economics (H) or

 

SA4K7

Health Care Negotiations (H)

 

Students select one of the following courses:

 

IS416

eHealth: Policy, Strategy and Systems (H)  (n/a 14/15) or

 

SA4G4

Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation (H)  or

 

SA4G5

Valuation, Behaviour and Policy (H)

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Diploma

This Diploma is classified according to the Scheme for the Award of a Diploma, as a 3 unit programme subject to the following provisions.

The Diploma is a one and a half year part-time programme with two intensive teaching sessions in Year One and one intensive teaching session in Year Two. Students wishing to earn a Diploma will either register for a Diploma from the start of their studies or have registered as MSc students and cease their coursework after completing four half units in Year One and two half units in Year Two. Students must take total courses to the value of 3 full units, namely, 4 compulsory half units in Year One and 2 optional half units in Year Two. All courses count towards the degree classification. A Pass mark of 50 must be achieved in all courses for students to achieve an overall Pass in the Diploma. Exams for each of the modules will take place at the beginning of the next teaching session. Students wishing to defer sitting one or more examinations must seek permission according to the Regulations for Diplomas no later than eight weeks prior to the exam date except in the case of unforeseen and exceptional circumstances. Students are permitted to re-sit failed exams in line with the School's Regulations for Diplomas.

Paper

Course number and title

Year 1

 

 

1

SA4G1

Financing Health Care (H) 

2

SA4G2

Health Economics (H)

3

SA4E1

Health Administration and Management (H)

4

SA4E2

Resource Allocation and Cost-effectiveness Analysis (H)

Year 2

 

5-6

Optional courses to the value of one full unit:

 

SA4F2

Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Trials (H)

 

SA4G3

Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (H)

 

SA4G4

Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation (H)

 

SA4G5

Valuation, Behaviour and Policy (H)

 

SA4G6

Measuring Health System Performance (H)

 

SA4K8

Health Care Quality Management (H)

 

SA4K9

Advanced Health Economics (H)

 

IS416

eHealth: Policy, Strategy and Systems (H) (n/a 14/15)

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Certificate

The Certificate is a one year part-time programme with two intensive teaching sessions during the year. Students wishing to earn a Certificate will either register for a Certificate from the start of their studies or have registered as MSc students and cease their coursework after completing Year One. Students must take total courses to the value of 2 full units, namely, 4 compulsory half units in Year One. The certificate is classified on a Pass/Fail basis only. A Pass mark of 50 needs to be achieved in all courses for students to be eligible for the award of the certificate. Higher marks in one course cannot compensate a Fail mark in another course. Exams for each of the modules will take place at the beginning of the next teaching session. Students wishing to defer sitting one or more examinations must seek permission according to the Regulations for Certificates no later than eight weeks prior to the exam date except in the case of unforeseen and exceptional circumstances. Students are permitted to re-sit failed exams in line with the School's Regulations for Certificates.

Paper

Course number and title

Year 1

 

1

SA4G1 Financing Health Care (H) 

2

SA4G2 Health Economics (H)

3

SA4E1 Health Administration and Management (H)

4

SA4E2 Resource Allocation and Cost-effectiveness Analysis (H)

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