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: $7,185

Next start date:

September 2018

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About this Program


Many countries today struggle with how to deploy and manage their health care resources. Institutions, agencies, ministries and governments rely on well-trained experts to help them control costs and better manage their health care technologies, systems and infrastructure. 

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll examine how to apply the principles of health economics to improve decision making in a complex health care environment. You’ll investigate health care markets and systems throughout the world and evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatments, interventions and technologies through outcomes research. Develop the ability to use economic assessments to improve health care decisions involving patients, providers, businesses and government agencies.  

Designed For

Professionals who work in the health care industry, especially those with a background in health policy and economics.

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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

  • How microeconomics is used to analyze the nature of health care markets and systems
  • Key principles relating to health insurance and health care regulation 
  • Best practices for economic evaluation of health care technologies, including cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analyses
  • Preference-based measures of health-related quality of life  and resource allocation for medical decision making
  • Different methods of health technology assessment

Get Hands-on Experience

You'll complete a group project to assess a health care system and health care technology process for 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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