Short Courses by HEB

We run three short courses as part of the University’s population health sciences high quality intensive short course programme.

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The Short Course Programme in Population Health Sciences has been temporarily suspended.

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Introduction to Economic Evaluation

Our introductory short course covers the principles of health economics and the basic elements of economic evaluation from conception, through design, data collection and analysis, to interpretation and use in decision making.

The course is intended for clinicians, public health specialists and researchers who are, or will be, involved in the conduct of research projects that evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health care. The course will also be useful for professionals who would like a better understanding of the quality and clinical practice implications of economic evaluations published in the medical literature.

No previous experience or knowledge of economics is required.

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Provisional dates of next course: 12th-14th May 2021

Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Economics

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the use of qualitative methods in health economics research. The usefulness of qualitative techniques in informing health economics dilemmas will be discussed and participants will receive guidance on core practical techniques around sampling, data collection and data analysis.

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This coures is biennial and will next be run in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Economic Evaluation Modelling Using R

This course aims to teach the use of R for building decision tree and Markov models for economic evaluation and value of information analysis.

  1. Build a decision tree model
  2. Build a Markov model
  3. Incorporate uncertainty in model inputs in an economic model
  4. Conduct a value of information analysis

For more details of the content of the course and to book please click here

Provisional dates for next course: 3rd-4th March 2021

As well as these three courses we also support and teach on many of the other courses offered by the wider population health sciences team click here for a link to the full list of courses avaliable. 


Bookings for 2020-21 courses will open later in the autumn.

We may need to make responsive changes to our future programme to follow the latest Public Health, Government and University guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please be aware that all information about short courses planned for 2021 is provisional and subject to change.

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Bristol Medical School Short Courses in Population Health Sciences

These courses form part of an extensive programme of short courses available from Bristol Medical School. See the full short course list here.

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