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Starting 16 February 2022
Delivered by distance learning over 20 weeks
Starting 16 February 2022

Delivered by distance learning over 20 weeks

A Postgraduate Certificate course in Health Economics

In partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact Ted Bailey or call +44 (0)20 7017 4174.

The Mechanics of Health Economics

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.