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What is health economics?

This course will explain what ‘health economics’ means and why it is important. As well as outlining how health economics informs decision making in healthcare and who the decision makers in the UK and Ireland are.


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Costello Medical provided pro-bono support in the creation of this course. 

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Est. 30 mins

Last updated

August 2017

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What will you learn?

  • How health economics works and why it is needed


  • How health economics informs decision making in healthcare
  • Who the decision makers are in the UK and Ireland



Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of what health economics is and how it works in practice. Or with anyone with goals in:


  • Gaining access to medicine
  • Trial design and drug development