With the Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics, positioned in the Top 50 in Health Economics and Public Health by the EdUniversal ranking, you will specialize in economic concepts, techniques, and instruments applied to health economics, pharmacoeconomics, health management, and pharmaceutical management.
The Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics offers specialist training in health economics, economic evaluation, and management of health services and technologies. You will get a global vision of one of the fastest-growing and most important sectors in the world in the health area.
You will learn to apply the basic and fundamental aspects of the techniques and instruments for the economic evaluation of drugs and medical technologies through cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, and cost-benefit analysis. To do this, you will focus on the use of statistical and econometric techniques in economic analysis in areas as diverse as the relationship between spending and income, the behavior of drug prescribers, the preparation of pharmacy budgets, or the study of determinants of the effectiveness of treatment.
With the help of experts in this area, both academics and professionals in the sector, you will analyze the justification and effectiveness of the main regulation and financing policies for medicines in a health system. You will also learn to apply the instruments of rational use of medicines, in order to guarantee the best possible use both from the point of view of effectiveness and the efficiency of pharmacological interventions.
Through didactic materials designed by the teaching team, you will carry out analyses on the economic operation of the health sector and the economic behavior of the agents that are involved with it, with special reference to the application of economic concepts and instruments for the management of health services.
At the end of the main subjects of the master's, a practical module is presented in which you will work on modeling techniques within the framework of economic evaluation studies of drugs and medical technologies. With this module, you will understand the basic concepts and principles that characterize economic analysis and use economic language with ease.
Why choose this program
Gain a prestigious international degree
We offer a prestigious degree, backed by the international recognition of UPF, the number 1 university in Spain, which will allow you to differentiate yourself and meet new professional challenges. The qualification does not mention the online study methodology of the postgraduate course.
Gain access to an internationally recognized master's degree
It is recognized by the EdUniversal Ranking 2021 as 1st in Spain and occupies position 47 worldwide in the area of ​​Health Economics and Public Health. Among the 100% online programs, the program ranks 5th internationally.
Academic excellence at your fingertips
We will connect you with professors of the highest academic level and recognized international trajectory, led by Jaume Puig-Junoy and Carlos Campillo, academics and professionals with extensive experience and recognition in the field of health economics. They will support you and inspire you to achieve your professional goals.
We adapt to you
We offer you flexible and dynamic online training of the highest quality, fully compatible with your work and family responsibilities. Also, you will learn, connecting with international students, at your own pace and from anywhere in the world.
Get current relevant content for the sector
After more than 20 editions and a 92% satisfaction rate, this program is part of the training agenda of important multinational companies in the health sector, thanks to a global and rigorous approach with content adapted to the current workplace reality.
At UPF-BSM we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model, which aims to place the participant at the center of the process so that they are the owner of their learning process.
To facilitate day-to-day management and the achievement of your academic goals, the program is structured into subjects, with which you will acquire knowledge and instrumental and aptitude skills.
All this, while having 24/7 access to the virtual environment so that you can organize your study without schedules and at your own pace. In this way, you can combine it with your work and personal life, making the most of the time you have for it.
Didactic and interactive teaching materialsYou will have access to materials in various formats to make your experience more motivating and dynamic: content maps, interactive and downloadable teaching materials, study cases, video tutorials, and additional readings. These materials are designed and periodically updated by professionals and experts in the field for you to have at your disposal the latest knowledge, skills, and tools at your fingertips to take your career to the next level.
Active and collaborative learningParticipation and discussion with your classmates and teachers are essential and enriching for the collaborative learning process. We will provide you with various tools such as the Discussion Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions presented by the teacher or give feedback to interesting comments.
Personalized supportTo make your experience more tangible and immediate, you will have the support of fundamental people such as the teacher or expert tutor, who will guide you through the subjects of the program. The program manager will help you in the monitoring and general operation of the program, as well as in the management of procedures or access to other services of the university. And the professional career advisor will guide you in improving your personal brand and in the search for professional opportunities.
Term Paper TutorThroughout the program, you will develop your final project and, for this, you will be assigned an expert tutor on the subject, who will be in charge of advising you and supervising its development until its submission and final defense.
The learning process is characterized by its flexibility, since, in the virtual learning environment, the structure of the school calendar and the diversity of multimedia resources that are made available to the student allows them to acquire knowledge in a self-regulated manner.
The support of the teaching staff and interaction with classmates is carried out by making use of a wide variety of communication channels that facilitate proximity and didactic dialogue.
This is an official master and has the academic recognition of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. The Quality Agency of the University System of Catalonia (AQU Catalunya) has institutionally accredited the UPF-BSM. This accreditation certifies all the official university master's degrees that we teach and recognizes the quality of our educational model in accordance with the criteria of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Besides, this master's degree is recognized by the EdUniversal 2021 Ranking as the best master's degree in Spain and occupies position 47 worldwide in the area of ​​Health Economics and Public Health. Among the 100% online programs, the program ranks 5th internationally.