University of Basel - European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM)

Basics in Health Economics: E-Learning

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
Basel Switzerland

Teaching Methodology:
Distance Learning
1 Year(s)
Credits :
Short courses (CPD): 1 ECTS

Non European Fees:
650 CHF
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

Annette Mollet

+41 61 267 19 52


Office Link

University of Basel - European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM)

University Accreditation: Yes

Centre of Excellence


This e-learning course provides an understanding of the key principles and methodological concepts of health economic evaluations. It is based on the well-established face-to-face course on health economics offered by the ECPM. The scientific content was developed by Prof. Thomas Szucs and Prof. Matthias Schwenkglenks as well as other specialists from the field.


At the end of the course, the participants should be able to describe:

  • Fundamental concepts of health economics
  • Key elements of health economic evaluation
  • Assessment and analysis of a published health economic study
  • The importance of health economic/pharmacoeconomic methods and concepts for the drug development process, clinical trials, and post-marketing surveillance
  • How policymakers set priorities in health care and how health economic evaluations support this process

IMI Standards

  • A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes
  • Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered
  • A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical / administrative staff and programme / course / module managers
  • Availability of appropriate and regularly reviewed reference material (e.g. published articles, links, book chapters, scripts, etc)
  • Defined and transparent admission criteria
  • Quality assurance of teaching staff
  • Regular review of the QA/QC process and demonstration that the training is further developed in light of this review
  • The facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competences available for the support of student learning
  • University accreditation OR a system for approving, monitoring and reviewing the training offered