UCC CPD courses

Pharmacoeconomics PF6005

Course Fact File
Duration4 weeks
Teaching ModePart-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
Fees€705 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing Date5th January 2024


Start Date15th January 2024


Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of health economics, economic modelling, QALY's sensitivity analysis for use in the health care system
  • Apply the economic principles used to measure the cost-effectiveness of medicines in clinical practice and in medical decision making and allocation of funds in the rational use of medicines.

Module Objective: To understand: the importance of health economics in contemporary healthcare management; the principles of health economics, economic modelling, Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY) sensitivity analysis; the economic principles used to measure the cost-effectiveness of medicines in clinical practice and in medical decision making.

Module Content: The basic economic techniques and how they can be adapted for use in the healthcare system. The allocation of funds and the rational use of medicines.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

No Formal Written Examination.


Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Case exercises and assignment 100 marks. Oral if required).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

For Online Programmes:  To access and interact with the course content, assignments and assessments etc. students will require access to at least a PC/ Laptop running Windows 7 or later and Mac OSX 10.7.4. Common plug-ins such as Microsoft Silverlight, Java and Flash will also be required. Students must have access to MS Office or an equivalent suite of applications such as Libre Office. They must also have access to a modern standards compliant web browser. UCC recommends either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. 

To engage productively and successfully with the content, basic technical computer skills such as familiarity with word processing, web browsing and email - recommended.


Applicants must be registered with the relevant professional accreditation authority and must provide proof of this registration (via professional registration number which can be verified) and a birth certificate or valid passport in order to register.

  • Candidates must hold a primary pharmacy degree from a School of Pharmacy that is approved by the Programme Committee.
  • They must be registered with the professional accreditation authority in the country in which they are practising.
  • Ideally candidates should have practical experience in their area of qualifications of at least two years post-registration.
  • All candidates will be required to have full access to computer and internet facilities and to be computer literate.
  • Candidates must be employed in a healthcare setting.
  • In some exceptional circumstances candidates, by virtue of their training and experience may, at the discretion of the Programme Director and the Head of School, be deemed suitable for entry to the degree.

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €705. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How To Apply

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.



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