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Advanced course in health economics evaluation

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: MPH231 | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course covers advanced methods of economic evaluation in public health settings. The course will consists of three major parts:

The first part of the course will go into detail on applications of economic evaluation and health outcomes analyses with individual-level data, and will cover the econometric and biostatistical models necessary for such evaluations. Topics include quality-adjusted survival analysis, analyzing skewed cost, effectiveness, and outcomes data, bootstrapping, etc.

The second part of the course will cover decision analytic modeling, including topics such as decision trees, Markov models, deterministic and probabilistic models, value of information analyses. The second part of the course will also cover methods and topics related to health technology assessments (HTA) and the role of economic evaluation in HTA.

The third part of the course will be to plan and design of a thesis proposal with a public health decision problem where an economic evaluation can answer the problem.

Throughout the three parts in the course, perspectives from ethics, human rights and sustainability will be discussed when critically evaluating the use of economic evaluations as a tool for decision-making of public health policies.

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or professional degree qualifications corresponding to at least 180 credits within the main area of health science, social science, science, economics, arts or engineering field of education. Specific entry requirements in English are required, English 6/English B or the equivalence. Taken course in MPH222 Health economics: foundations, areas of application and or equivalent.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 36 000 SEK
First payment: 36 000 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Therese Johansson,
Phone: +46 (0)31 - 786 3653
Phone hours: Monday - Thursday, 13.00 - 14.00
Visiting address Medicinaregatan 3 
Drop in: Tuesday: 14.00 - 16.00


Institute of Medicine
Box 428
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 3, plan 5

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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