Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma

The demand for specialists in health economics continues to rise, and Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma is designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals in this field with the collaboration of Health Services Academy. It introduces the ways in which microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts can be applied to the analysis of decisions by consumers, firms and governments regarding health and health care. It develops an appreciation of health economics, both as an intellectual discipline and as a way of making decisions about health policy and resource distribution. Also gain an understanding of the techniques that are being used in present-day economic research generally and in health research and epidemiology specifically. This programme will help you develop an advanced understanding of the core principles in health economics, health economic evaluation, issues in public health and, and how these influence optimal health care expenditure. The programme will also teach you how to apply techniques used in professional health evaluation to determine the appropriate mix of health interventions, as well as the appropriate analytical techniques and research methodologies that can be used in the exploration of health care decisions.

After completion of the Health Economics Diploma, the participants will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the application of Health Economics in healthcare decision making;
  2. Critically evaluate current research in Health Economics for healthcare decision making;
  3. Apply a critical awareness of current issues in Health Economic evaluations and implement Health Economic evaluations in clinical practice scenarios.
Why Choose PIDE
  • PIDE is ranked by RePec as top Economics University in Pakistan and 10th best Economics University in Asia. It was ranked as top small university in Pakistan by HEC of Pakistan in 2015.
  • PIDE has academic linkages with various academic institutions and has signed MoUs for academic cooperation with a number of Pakistani and international universities and other research organizations.
  • With its 8 academic departments, 8 research sections, and 2 research centers, PIDE provides quality education to its students.
  • PIDE offers some unique academic programs which has no match in the country, including PhD program in Econometrics which is not offered anywhere else in the entire South Asia.
  • PIDE is a policy think tank of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, therefore, the research at PIDE can easily influence the policy making in the country.
  • Being associated with the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms (MPD&R), the research conducted at PIDE is applied research that accords with the need of the nation
  • PIDE has excellent faculty trained from the top institutions of world and Pakistan.
  • PIDE has very good student teacher ratio. The ratio of regular teaching faculty to the students is 1:15 which is much better than the recommendations of HEC. Beside the teaching faculty, PIDE hosts large number of full time researchers who are available to students to guide them for their theses and academic research.
  • The Students of PIDE are welcomed by the reputed international institutions and the top rated institutions of Pakistan. Currently PIDE alumni are serving in World Bank, IMF, WWF, State Bank of Pakistan and all leading universities of Pakistan.
  • PIDE is committed to provide all necessary facilities to its students. PIDE has a large fleet of vehicles providing pick and drop to its students from all corners of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. PIDE has managed number of hostels for male and female students. It has a well furnished library with access to large number of electronic resources.
  • PIDE has the capacity to utilize Geographical Information System (GIS) and Processing of spatial data alongside an immaculate capacity to design, develop and maintain large statistical databases and carrying out extensive analysis of the data.
  • PIDE Library has been designated as the Depository Library for the Asian Development Bank (ADB); International Development Research Center (IDRC); International Labor Office (ILO) and the World Bank, therefore the students can access the publications of these international agencies.
  • PIDE webinars are providing great opportunities to our students and researchers for interacting with highly influential government and private sector professionals and leaders in the fields of Economics, Business, and Society and also being catalysts in generating innovative research ideas related to current issues of national and international importance.
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  • Our online classes measure up to the rigor and quality of excellence in teaching and assessment, build in the personal touch for developing a learning community and equip our students to succeed in the next challenge.
Why to Enroll

Why to Enroll in Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma

The demand for specialists in health economics continues to rise, and Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma is designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals in this field with the collaboration of Health Services Academy.

After completion of the Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma, the participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the application of Health Economics in healthcare decision making;
  2. Critically evaluate current research in Health Economics for healthcare decision making;
  3. Apply a critical awareness of current issues in Health Economic evaluations and implement Health Economic evaluations in clinical practice scenarios.

Advantage of Diploma in MPhil programme

On successful completion of Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma, candidate will be eligible to apply for admission in MPhil Health Economics programme (when offered by the PIDE) and MS in Public Health (when offered by HAS). These candidates will be exempted from course work, if already passed and acquired required CGPA.

How to Apply
  • To apply online, please visit pide.org.pk/apply. The candidates are required to upload the scanned copies (back to back) of matric, intermediate, graduation and masters level. Equivalence certificates shall also be required where applicable.
  • Deposit Rs.2,000/- in NBP, NIH Branch , Branch Code 1654, Account No. 4018305850, Islamabad through cash/online transfer.
  • Admission applicants who have successfully submitted an online application and paid the processing fee shall be able to see the change in status from “submitting” to “submitted” on the next working day.
  • In service applicants are required to submit NOC issued by their employer before the start of academic session.
  • Students awaiting results can also apply. Such students, if selected, shall be required to submit their result till October 31, 2021 failing in which their admission shall automatically stand cancelled.

Last date to Apply September 16, 2021.