MASTER IN HEALTH ECONOMICS
Language(s) of instruction: English
Length of study: 2 years, full time
Partner: Sorbonne Université Abu Dhabi
Course Location: Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Degrees awarded: Master in Health Economics
Entry Requirements: A bachelor in the relevant field of study
Language pre-requisites: Good level in English (TOEFL score of 550, 213 CBT, 79-80 iBT or an IELTS score of 6.0 valid for at least two years).
The Master in Health Economics prepares students for jobs in the Health Economics field. Students are taught on the ideal use of applied quantitative methods for the analysis of health care data and to provide a sound understanding of health economics issues that surface in today’s globalized economy.
The first year of the programme provides the fundamentals in data management and econometrics, and includes introductory courses on several health economics issues. Several courses will be held in computer labs using statistical software so that students learn how to analyze cross-sectional data. Students also learn financial and management skills to understand health care expenditure trends.
During the second year, the course takes on a more specialized approach. Courses include understanding health economic issues in the private and public sectors. Students are taught the health technology assessment (HTA) to examine the economic efficiency of new health technologies. The Markov models are introduced, teaching students how to achieve and interpret cost-effective analyses. Econometrics models are explored in depth and individual and interactive decisions are explored in ‘Game Theory’, ‘Law and Economics’, and ‘Decisions under Health Risks.
Skills and competencies developed
- Analytical skills related to the health economics
- Participation in projects and workshops
- Maintain ongoing dialogue with faculty, regional or international experts
- Explore the most effective strategies to respond to sustainability challenges in the UAE, GCC and internationally
- Maximization of skills and career potential, to complement the United Arab Emirates’ ambitious progress