Advanced course in health economics evaluation

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 37 000 SEK
First payment: 37 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Application closed, late application opens 15 July 2022.

In this education, we address issues related to sustainability. The content of the course or program fits into at least one of our 10 sustainability criteria. For you as a student, the sustainability label means guidance, quality assurance, and a guarantee that courses or programs contain a pronounced sustainability perspective.


The course covers advanced methods of economic evaluation in public health settings.


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.

Prerequisites and selection


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 is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.