This is a 24-month modular programme with a set academic pathway. You will attend LSE for four two-week sessions over the two-year period, starting in April 2020.
(* denotes a half unit)
Introduction to Evaluation in Health Care*
The course will serve as a foundation for the curriculum of the proposed programme and will introduce the concepts, methods, and approached covered in greater depth in more advanced courses.
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis*
Focuses on the principles of reviewing and synthesising the existing evidence to evaluate health care interventions.
Economic Evaluation in Health Care*
Provides skills to understand, critically appraise, develop, and interpret cost-effectiveness analyses.
Dissertation in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes*
Your dissertation could be on any topic in the field of health services research and health policy, with the aim to integrate approaches and knowledge learned across your courses.
Quasi-experimental Evaluation of Health Care Programmes and Policies*
A core course focusing on the principles of quasi-experimental research designs, the objective of the course is to teach students how to design, critically appraise, and conduct quasi-experimental studies evaluating health policies and interventions.
Randomised Evaluation of Health Programmes and Policies*
The course will provide students with the tools and theoretical understanding needed to design and carry out a randomised evaluation of health care programmes. Building upon the use of clinical trials for drugs, randomised evaluations have been increasingly used by researchers and practitioners as a way to evaluate the effects of health policies.
Statistical Methods for Economic Evaluation*
The course develops statistical and modelling techniques necessary to apply economic evaluation in the health care sector.
Principles of Health Technology Assessments*
This course is aimed at introducing key principles of health technology assessment, a multidisciplinary process that summarises information about the medical, social, economic, and ethical issues related to the use of a health technology.
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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