In our ongoing commitment to support the learning needs of healthcare professionals, CHA Learning is pleased to partner with Leading Edge Group and to present the Health Economics Course. Leading Edge Group’s programs are internationally recognized and certified by university and professional bodies. Together, our aim is to provide the most valuable services and benefits to the healthcare sector.
This 13-week on-line course introduces you to the discipline of heath economics and the practical tools and techniques. It aims to develop the skills to analyze and evaluate typical resource allocation problems involving health and healthcare.
The course also provides you with an analytical toolkit and evidence base to help you better understand the efficiency and equity implications of these key resource allocation decisions.
Upon completion, participants will have the confidence, knowledge and skills to:
- Find, assess and interpret health economic evidence
- Identify key steps in modeling project scenarios in order to aid decision making
- Explain the key steps in planning economic evaluations of projects to calculate return on investment
Who should take this course?
Healthcare professionals, practitioners and administrators who wish to learn how to understand and apply health economics to improve decision making, project evaluation, policy analysis and value communication. In particular, those working in:
- Finance/administration/ commissioning in healthcare organizations/networks
- Healthcare policy and advocacy
- Medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors
- Healthcare research and evaluation
- Course is fully online and you can start any time.
- Developed and supported by experts in health economics
- Complete at your own pace, in a maximum of 6 months
|Cost:||$2,650 CAD + tax|
|Length of course:||Complete this 13-week course at your own pace in up to a maximum of 6 months.|
The course is divided in to the following modules:
Module 1: Introduction to health economics and economic evaluation
Module 2: Core concepts in health economic evaluation
Module 3: Introduction to health economic evaluation methods
Module 4: Simulations and budget impact
All course materials are provided on-line and include:
- Course content – eLearning
- Online quizzes at the end of each module
- Tools and templates
- Further readings
- Final exam
- Program evaluation
The final exam is: multiple choice, on-line and worth 40% of your final grade
The course assignment is worth 60% of your final grade.
You must achieve a passing grade of 50% overall (50% of total marks) as well as a passing grade of 50% in each component (i.e. achieve a minimum of 20 out of the 40 total marks from the multiple choice on-line exam and 30 out of the 60 total marks from the course assignment). Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate in Health Economics from the Leading Edge Group Academy.
Faculty Head: Matthew Hamilton
Matthew has supported numerous health improvement projects over the past 7 years and has previously worked as part of healthcare systems development teams in Australia (for Orygen Youth Health Research Centre at the University of Melbourne and Uniting Care in Sydney), Ireland (for the One Foundation and Headstrong) and the UK (University of Manchester). Matthew has a particular interest in complex interventions and continuous improvement in healthcare and has led Health Economics workshops for Leading Edge Group in Canada and Ireland.
Matthew’s research experience has involved decision analytic modeling with discrete event simulations, within-trial analysis, systematic reviewing and preference elicitation through discrete choice experiments. Matthew holds an MSc in Health Economics from NUI Galway in Ireland.
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