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Diploma Programme

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics is a one year programme. 

Admission Requirements

    1. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma degree in Health Economics must satisfy the University of Khartoum general regulations and requirements for admission and registration for Higher Diploma Degrees.

    2. Applications are acceptable from:

       i. Holders of B.Sc. (General) in Economics and/or other social sciences from the University of Khartoum or from equivalent universities.

       ii. Holders of the Bachelor Degree from medical and health sciences.

Structure of the Programme

      The Postgraduate Diploma programme is taught over one academic year divided into two semesters. Each course is taught over 45 teaching hours. 

       The programme covers courses on general economics, economics of health care, medical statistics, community medicine and public health as well as some other relevant courses from management and programming, international relations and health disparities and inequalities. 

       The programme also equips the students with the basic scientific research methods and tools as applied to health accompanied with software packages. Overall the programme covers 11 courses; five are taught over semester one and six over semester two including scientific research methods and a research paper on health issues tackled from economic point of view.

Assessment and award of the Diploma Degree

        Regulations of the College of Graduate Studies apply with regard to pass, fail, supplementary and substitution examinations. Assessment is via a three-hour written examination for all taught courses over the two semesters. The award of the degree is subject to approval by the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies Research Board and finally by approval of the Senate of the University of Khartoum. More than 140 students were graduated from the Centre with the degree of Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics.