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Certificate in Health Economics and Health Financing

$300.00

  • Discuss principles of economics that are applicable in health system financing
  • Describe factors and their functions in healthcare market including cost and effectiveness of healthcare
  • Demonstrate different components of healthcare services, schemes and industries attached to it
  • Discuss the components of health financing, strengths and weaknesses of a country’s structure and functioning of health financing
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  • 3 Months
  • Certificate of Completion

Description

This course attempts to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and basic economic arguments that are central to health system financing.  It provides a brief introduction to the conceptual clarity of health economics with emphasis on practical application to health financing and understanding of how healthcare resources are generated, pooled and used to. It looks at the main models of health system funding including health insurance and their implications for the structure, planning and delivery of services. The course has 4 modules – i) Principles of Economics and Health Economics, ii) Healthcare market, iii) Healthcare services and resources, and iv) Healthcare financing . Under each module, there are 3 units and under each units, 5 themes for descriptions. A student will thus will have broad understanding about health economics and different aspects of it.

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Career prospects

The subject health economics and health financing has got a lot of opportunities. After successful completion of the short term course, students can find job opportunities in the public and private sectors. Some of the important organisations in which they can aspect career prospects are World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, United Nations Children Fund, USAID and the Food and Agricultural Organization, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They can also find job opportunities in Consulting firms, contract research organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, health insurers and managed care organizations such as Healthcare Value Analytics and McKinsey & Company.

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Learning Outcome

  • Interpret different principles and theories of economics and health economics
  • Illustrate potential contributions of health economics to decision making in the Healthcare market
  • Analyse economic rationality of government and private healthcare services, schemes and industry regulations attached to healthcare
  • Illustrate how health systems are organized and financed; how priorities are identified and resources allocated
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Curriculum

  • Module 1: Principles of economics and health economics
  • Module 2: Health care market
  • Module 3: Health care services and resources
  • Module 4: Health care financing
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