PharmaSchool: Health Economics

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Course Code: CTM005

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Duration: 1 Day


This course provides an excellent overview of the broad area of health economics. The course starts by introducing the fundamental concepts of health ecomomics and then goes on to explore the various evaluation methods including measuring and evaluating outcomes and costs. 

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is valuable for anyone involved in clinical trials, clinical report writing, publications, promotions and marketing. This has previously included:

Medical Advisers
Project Managers
Regulatory Staff
Sales Teams
Medical Information & Communication Professionals

Example Content

Introduction to economics and health economics

What is economics?
Why do we need health economics?
Basic principles and establishing value for money

Types of economic evaluation (cost min, cea, cua, cba),

How to evaluate health care programmes and establish cost-effectiveness
Different types of evaluation technique, from cost minimisation analysis to cost benefit analysis

Measuring costs

How to measure costs and sources of cost data for economic evaluation

Measuring outcomes

Clinical outcomes and disease profiles
Cost utility analysis and Quality Adjusted Life Years - how to estimate cost per QALY for health technologies

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Number of Participants: 12
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Excellent. Just what we needed.
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