M.Sc. in Health Economics:

The programme of the M.Sc. in Health Economics is by Courses and Dissertation

Admission Requirements:

  1. 1. Candidates for the Master of Science Degree in Health Economics must satisfy the University of Khartoum general regulations and requirements for admission and registration for Masters Degrees.
  2. 2. Applications are acceptable from:
  3. i. Holders of B.Sc. (Honours) in Economics or Econometrics & Social Statistics from the University of Khartoum or from equivalent universities.
    ii. Holders of Non-economics B.Sc. (Honours) Degrees in relevant medical and health disciplines but with relevant and acceptable work experience.
     iii. Holders of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics with grade (Good = 60% overall average) as a minimum requirement.

Programme Objectives:
 Objectives of the M.Sc. Health Economics are as follows:

  1. 1. To provide first-class training in the theoretical foundations and practical applications of health-economic methods for decision-making and policy development in health and health care within the context of the ethical principles of society.
    2. To enhance knowledge and skills in applying appropriate tools of economic analysis in the study and evaluation of inputs, processes and outcomes of health care and health care systems.
    3. To acquaint students with the economic logic and reasoning behind health sector policy and health system reforms.
    4. To equip students with the necessary techniques for evaluating organization and financing of health care systems.
    5. To build capacity in the decision making process in the health sector.

The M.Sc. Programme Structure
   The M.Sc. in Health Economics encompasses both taught courses as well as a dissertation. The taught courses are delivered within three semesters preceded by a 6-week preparatory crash course sessions. Semester one and two provide compulsory courses that render the student competent in analysing modern health care systems. Semester three provides a range of optional courses from which students should select three courses. During this semester each student should simultaneously engage in developing his/her proposal for the dissertation in close consultation with the programme coordinator and the potential advisor/supervisor.

Dissertation Writing and Submission:
   Semester four is entirely reserved for the writing, submission and defense of the students' dissertations. Dissertations should be written on relevant topics that have been approved by the Scientific Board of the Health Economics Centre. Dissertations should not be of less than 10,000 words in length and should be prepared under the supervision of a competent economist possibly aided by a co-supervisor specializing in the students' chosen field.

Assessment and Award of the Degree:
   Student performance will be assessed by a three-hour written examination on all subjects at the end of each semester. Course works comprises 10% of the total marks assigned to each subject. The Dissertation accounts for a quarter of the total credit hours required for the award of the M.Sc. degree. The degree is approved by the Centre's Scientific Board and the Research Board of the Faculty of Economic & Social Studies and finally to be approved by the Senate of the University of Khartoum.

Duration:

Two Years – three semester-full- time plus a dissertation 

Location:

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Courses  list :
View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Health Economics.

Course  Structure.

Health Economics I

Microeconomics II

Health Care Evaluation

Macroeconomics II

Microeconomics I

Econometrics II

Macroeconomics I

Health Economics II

Econometrics I

Health Economics Research Methods

Semester Three: Optional courses:

Semester Three

Health Care Financing

Pharmaco-economics

Environmental Health

Public Health Economics

Why study the Master of Health Economics?

This program provides graduate training in all aspects of health economics, meeting the clear need for comprehensive programs in Sudan as well as outside of Sudan. This program is designed for persons who interesting and intending to work in the health sector. The program offers students the opportunity to develop strong analytical skills and is a qualification which may offer further career opportunities in national and international health agencies. 

What you can do with a Master of Health Economics?

Careers

Graduates of the M.Sc. in Health Economics will be well placed for a range of opportunities in the public and private sector. The M.Sc. holders can expect to find employment as health economics managers in pharmaceutical companies, health departments, private health facilities or government and development agencies as well as organizations of health care. Graduates will be specialists in health economics and researchers in the field of health care as well as health finance.