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Improve the Effectiveness of Complex Health Care Systems
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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.
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.
To apply, you must have a bachelor’s degree.
If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.
Because this offering is 100% online, no visa is required and international students are welcome to apply. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection.
You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.
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.
You'll complete a group capstone project to assess a health care system and health care technology process in a specific country.
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.
Principles of Health Economics
Economic Evaluation in Health & Medicine
Practice of Health Technology Assessment in a Global Environment
Certificate in Health Economics & Outcomes Research
Approved by the UW Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute.
“The UW program gave me a lot of connections, which is very useful. It’s given me a powerful voice in the industry.”
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 »
Research Assistant Professor, CHOICE Institute
Director, The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, University of Washington
Associate Professor, The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, University of Washington
Professor, The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, University of Washington
Emeritus Professor, The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, University of Washington
Professor and Dean, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington
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