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The Mechanics of Health Economics
Starting 14 June 2023
or Starting 11 October 2023

Delivered by distance learning over 20 weeks

Starting 14 June 2023 or Starting 11 October 2023

Delivered by distance learning over 20 weeks

A Postgraduate Certificate Health Economics Course

In partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact Ted Bailey or call +44 (0) 20 8052 2090.

The Mechanics of Health Economics syllabus

Core modules

Unit 1 – Demography, illness and medicine

Unit 2 – Public sector health provision and investment: personnel, facilities and management

Unit 3 – The pharmaceutical industry, r&d and the future

Unit 4 – Private and quasi-private sector health arrangements: payment structures, services and institutions

Unit 5 – Measuring healthcare costs, budgets and performance

Unit 6 – Healthcare capital investment and management decision-making

Unit 7 – Contracting out and Public-Private Partenerships (PPP) in healthcare

Unit 8 – Financial structures in healthcare investment and operation

Unit 9 – Contracts for healthcare projects: construction, finance, service provision and operation

Unit 10 – Risks and risk mitigation techniques in healthcare investment and management

What you’ll learn

  • How public sector resources are allocated and how to evaluate demographic, illness and medical data 
  • The structure and operation of the international pharmaceutical industry and evaluate how they interact with each other 
  • The role of budgeting and financial management within public and private sector healthcare and how to construct, manage and assess healthcare budgets 
  • Investment processes within health and how to audit, build and use Excel models for health investment decision-making 
  • How to understand the complexities of contracts and legal issues within the health industry 
  • How to apply risk analysis and evaluation techniques for health investment and risk management

Postgraduate certificate option

You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School.

You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

How you’ll learn

  • A new module is released every two weeks
  • Read the units online, save them to your computer or print them out
  • Study at your own pace
  • Efficient and cost effective - no need to travel or take time off work
  • Apply new skills and expertise to your work straight away

Past delegate

The Mechanics of Health Economics

Very enjoyable interactive course - it covered absolutely everything I needed, plus the case studies and modelling exercises were a real bonus.