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Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics (in Spanish)


Technical requirements

PC with camera and microphone. The camera and microphone will be needed for the defense of the term paper in the last module.


The Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics (in Spanish) is taught entirely in a virtual learning environment. The teaching methodology places the participant at the heart of the teaching-learning process and is based on studying and carrying out practical case studies, participation in discussion forums, completion of individual assessment exercises and cooperative activities. All aspects of the subject matter moreover include self-assessment activities. Each of the first eight modules is organised into 4 teaching units, composed of:

• A precise description of the objectives and of the skills that the participants must acquire.

• An introductory test that the participants must take in order to be able to continue.

• The teaching contents that the participants will be able to access in web format and that they will also be able to download and print, if so desired.

• The corresponding self-assessment activities, which consist of carrying out various interactive exercises. They are tests and practical exercises which are marked immediately offering feed-back through the solutions.

• A final exercise of personalised assessment for each participant and composed of ten multiple-choice questions with four possible answers, only one of them being correct. Participants take this final exercise in the virtual space of the course and immediately receive the mark obtained.

• An individual or group assessment activity, which forms part of the academic performance assessment of each participant.

• The tutor's answers to frequently asked questions raised by the participants.

• Personalised access to the module's tutor by e-mail.

• Learning complements: complementary bibliography, related articles and various links.

Each teaching unit will have a duration of two weeks. Each teaching unit is taught in two weeks (from Wednesday to Tuesday), so the participants may, if they so wish, take advantage of the weekend to carry out the activities. A special period shall be established to perform the retake exercises corresponding to the teaching units not passed.



The assessment of each of the first 7 modules shall take place as follows:

  • 75% of the grade shall correspond to the average of the marks obtained in the final exercises of each of the four teaching units. In order to pass each module, participants must have a mark equal to or higher than 5 in three of the four final exercises of each teaching unit. The final exercise will be deemed to have been passed if the participant correctly answers a minimum of 5 out of 10 questions (or an equivalent figure if the number of questions is not 10). In the event that at least the final exercises of three teaching units have not been passed, the module is automatically pending.
  • 25% of the grade shall correspond to the mark obtained in the individual or group activity established for each module.
  • Should the module not be passed, a period of time will be established during the academic year during which the participant will have the chance to sit, for a second and final time, a further final exercise for those teaching units not passed. The individual or group activity carried out for each module will not have a retake period.
  • Module 9 will be graded starting from the assessment of an individual project and another group project applying and developing the knowledge.


UPF Barcelona School of Management’s online masters, postgraduate programs and short courses are aimed at professionals who prefer to work 100% online, without attending face-to-face in-classroom sessions. This type of learning requires the active participation of the student through a wide variety of online resources (documents, bibliography, 2.0 tools, videos, interactive applications, etc.) that enable learning, practical work and the acquisition of new key competences.