E-LEARNING COURSE: THE VISIBLE HAND- THE MANY FACETS OF FINANCING HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL HEALTH PROTECTION
(90 h investment time, 3 ECTS)
This course gives very comprehensive overview on the role of economicsin dealing with scarce resource and fair allocation of goods and services in health care. The course provides an introduction into measuring the flow of funds in a health system through different forms of health care financing arrangements. It discusses why health care should not be left to the market allocation mechanism and why government might intervene.
The course reflects on uncertainty both with regard to accident or disease and the effectiveness of treatment and what this means for financing health care. Health insurance theory and in particularly moral hazard and adverse selection are discussed. The major forms of financing health care 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 health purchasing organisation.
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
Target GroupPublic health professionals, Social protection sector professionals, policy makers, private companies and relevant public administrations, project planners and coordinators, postgraduate students, independent of the geographical origin.
This course is held in English. Fluency in English (Reading, Speaking and Writing) is required.
Teaching and Assessment
The course is offered as a self E-learning course, providing a flexibility to the students to enter and complete the modules at their convenience. It uses a mixture of provision of content in lecture modus, case studies on a practical implication of the concepts, self-test questions, case studies. Two electronic platforms for organizational questions and technical questions give at any time the opportunity for direct contact to the main tutor of the course and technical experts, who are ready to answer questions and give additional input in case of need. The course is with 90 h students investment time, incl. modules completion, reading materials, discussions on the online platform, possible chats with tutors or experts.
Participants’ learning will be assessed on:
General Admission € 600
RegistrationAll applications should be submitted online. The course is accessible at any time as soon as the registration is confirmed