This MSc provides students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the application of health economics techniques to address challenging issues concerning the allocation of resources in the health sector. Students will acquire the skills to analyse the economic causes and consequences of health care issues and will be exposed to current debates concerning critical national and international issues in health policy. The course consists of taught modules (see full list on course website), an internship and a minor dissertation. Students spend up to three months on placement with an appropriate organisation, which may be a pharmaceutical or medical device company, a public agency, a research centre or an international organisation. The internship allows the student to apply the theories and techniques learned in the taught modules. The programme is designed for people interested in pursuing a career in the public sector, working in the government, the health service or public health agencies in the private sector, working in the pharmaceutical, medical device or private care industries; or in the research sector, working with public, academic, or private consultancy agencies.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Work experience: The MSc offers students the opportunity to use the skills they acquire in a placement.
2. Students have successfully transitioned into full-time employment with their placement host.
3. Special events: The Health Economics & Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC) at NUI Galway organises seminars and conferences every year featuring national and international experts in all areas of health economics.