Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research

Course director: Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

Free online two-day short course: Tuesday 12th March 9:30am – 2:30pm and Wednesday 13th March 2024 9:30am – 2:30pm

Building on 20 years of our experience in research and teaching health economics to public health practitioners and those undertaking research in public health, we offer this two-day free online short course showcasing our research portfolio at the Public Health and Prevention Economics Research Group (PHERG) at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME). Through recorded presentations and live breakout rooms with you, the delegates, and our faculty of researchers at PHERG CHEME, we will be asking and discussing collaboratively:

  • What additional challenges does applying methods of economic evaluation to public health and prevention initiatives within and outside of traditional health care systems pose and how can we address them?
  • What methods are we, as health economists, using (diversifying our portfolio) to address these challenges and add to the evidence base of the relative cost-effectiveness and social value of public health and prevention interventions across sectors and across the life-course?
  • How can such interventions be paid for in future and how do these methods relate to overarching policy approaches to sustainability and climate change?

This short course accompanies the textbook: Edwards, R. T., & McIntosh, E. (Eds.). (2019). Applied health economics for public health practice and research. Oxford University Press.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR: This short course is relevant to people producing or using evidence to influence the health and well-being of the population. In particular, those working in higher education institutions, including health economics research units, local government, public health, and third sector.

The short course is structured so that each session on methods is accompanied with a recently completed or ongoing research project example that we are undertaking at PHERG CHEME. These projects span Horizon Europe, NIHR and local government and third sector funded and collaborative studies. The short course will showcase presentation from our health economics early career researchers working on the ground. We focus on practical issues as well as more theoretical issues of producing high quality yet innovative health economics research in this expanding field.

This course is UK focused but is applicable for delegates from many countries with diverse health care systems facing the challenges of meeting the demands placed by non-communicable, often preventable, chronic disease, disability and premature mortality. In many countries there is a recognition that the health of the population is influenced by multiple sectors of the economy beyond the traditional health care sector as well as directly by individuals themselves.

At the end of this short course delegates will:

  • Have gained an appreciation of the concepts, methods and application of health economics to public health.
  • Be able to critically appraise a published economic evaluation of a public health intervention and feel confident in speaking about potential return on investment from public health programmes in the NHS and other settings such as schools and workplaces.
  • Have an appreciation of how health economics is needing to diversity in order to meet the challenges posed by the evaluation of public health and prevention interventions across many different sectors, linking with overarching policy goals of sustainability and climate change.

The UK Faculty of Public Health has accredited this activity for up to 10 CPD credits. Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the course.

REGISTRATION. Registration is open.

Joining instructions and meeting links will be e-mailed to delegates. For further information please get in touch with Dr Sofie Roberts Registration closes on Friday 8th March 2024.

PROGRAMME. Full programme will be advertised on this page soon.