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The Mechanics of Health Economics

20 week course

Starts 11 November 2020

Distance Learning

Course Structure

The course takes place over 20 weeks and comprises 10 core units. The units will be released every two weeks from the start of the course. Download the units or study completely online.

Assessment and Post Graduate Certification

At the end of each unit there is an assessment that will allow you to benchmark your growth in knowledge and understanding. For those wishing to receive a Postgraduate Certificate from Middlesex University, an additional marked assignment of 5000 words will also need to be submitted. The assignment will be based on an on-going case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

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The Course Director is industry professional, Julian Roche...

Julian Roche’s parents worked in the public sector all their working lives, in science and the National Health Service. He was educated at Oxford University and subsequently obtained an MPhil and PhD. In the 1980s he joined the UK Civil Service, serving first as an economist and then as a Fast-Stream Administrator involved in PPP and procurement. On leaving the Civil Service he became Director, Forecasting Service, at what is now  Global Insight, responsible for macro-economic and sectoral analysis and forecasting. 

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You have the opportunity to choose a validated option for this course and receive a Postgraduate Certificate on completion. This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. However, if the validated option isn’t important to you there is still the opportunity to take the standard course.

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Start Dates:  November 2020 & February 2021
Duration: 20 weeks, delivered by Distance Learning
Course Faculty: Julian Roche
Certification: Postgraduate Certification (optional) 

Validated by Middlesex University

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You will look at the perspective of clinicians, governments, investors, lenders, healthcare consumers and debt providers to help you appreciate their individual viewpoints. You will complete a risk matrix for a health investment project, analyse a bank lending proposal and study different types of healthcare models including PPP, private hospital and healthcare service provision.

Delivered by distance learning, this programme allows you to receive professional training without disrupting your work

Access all course materials and receive expert tutorial support whilst peer networking, using our online learning management system.

There will be an online test at the end of each unit to track your understanding and learning.

Remember, there is also an opportunity to study for a Post Graduate Certification, a chance for you to obtain an academic qualification.

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Distance learning, e-learning and blended delivery

We can tailor this course and its delivery to match your requirements. Whether it is a complete distance learning course or blended learning, we will ensure that our dedicated team and professional trainers will produce and deliver the perfect training programme.

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