Registration is conducted on a first come-first served basis.
Postgraduates and professionals working in social protection systems
The course is organised in four main modules. It gives a very comprehensive overview on the role of economics in dealing with scarce resources and fair allocation of goods and services in healthcare.
The course provides an introduction into measuring the flow of funds in a health system through different forms of healthcare financing arrangements. It discusses the reasons why healthcare should not be left to the market allocation mechanism and why government might intervene.The course reflects on uncertainty both with regard to accidents or diseases and the effectiveness of treatment, and it addresses what this means for financing healthcare.
Health insurance theory, and in particular, moral hazard and adverse selection are discussed. The major forms of financing healthcare are reviewed, including the role of private health insurance. One module reflects on universal health coverage and the need for a moral basis when justifying large-scale government intervention.The course looks at many practical aspects that need to be considered when setting up a healthcare group purchasing organisation.
Module 1: Illness, economics and the financing of healthcare
Module 2: Justice and efficiency
Module 3: Uncertainty and health insurance
Module 4: Putting theory into practice: some elements of a healthcare group purchasing organisation
The course is part of our certificate programme in Social Protection, which includes a package of selected e-learning courses and five face-to-face courses.