Professional course Public Health Economics

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Health and Social Sciences

15 credit Masters level module

Page last updated 2 April 2020


Whilst studying this 15 credit, Public Health Economics masters level module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the principles of health economics as a basis for gathering and interpreting evidence.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the nature of economic evidence currently used as a basis for public health policy and practice.
  • Reflect upon and demonstrate a critical understanding of utilitarianism as the ethical basis of economics as a discipline.

Careers / Further study

Can contribute towards MSc Public Health



  • The process of economic evaluation for public health programme evaluation.
  • Critique techniques of economic evaluation as part of the evidence base for public health.
  • Costs and outcomes in economic evaluation.
  • Critique of economic evaluation studies.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of learning approaches will be taken in which students will receive some face-to-face contact during the semester, learning resources on UWE online, group discussion boards and a tutor support system.

Prices and dates

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Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.


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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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