Certificate in Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Improve the Effectiveness of Complex Health Care Systems

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost: $7,545

Next start date:

September 29, 2021

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About this Program


Health care systems around the world struggle with how to deploy and manage health care resources to best improve patients’ health. Health care organizations, insurance companies, health ministries and governments increasingly rely on experts with formal training in health economics and outcomes research to guide decisions about investment of health care resources. In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn how to use these principles to address problems of resource allocation and improve decision-making in complex health care settings.

Designed For

Professionals in the health care or medical technology industries who are interested in learning about health economics to improve the effectiveness of health care systems.

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Video Overview

Students from the Certificate in Health Economics & Outcomes Research describe the program's curriculum and online format, and explain how it helps advance their careers.

Duration: 03:05

What you'll learn

  • Key principles of health economics and outcomes research
  • Different types of health care markets and systems approaches
  • State-of-the-art methods for evaluating the costs and comparative effectiveness of medical technologies such as drugs and devices
  • The variety of coverage and payment policies intended to address access, pricing and reimbursement of medical technologies

Get Hands-on Experience

You'll complete a group capstone project to assess a health care system and health care technology process in a specific country.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online, Group-Paced

Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online, Group-Paced

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