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Health Economics and Policy


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Global healthcare is in transition. Since 2015, when the United Nations’ member states officially adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, global spending on healthcare has grown significantly. Unfortunately, low-income countries have lagged, managing only $41 per capita spent on health, compared to $2,937 in high-income countries. At the same time, advancement in technology has introduced new financial pressures, and healthcare labour markets are increasingly under threat.

The Health Economics and Policy online certificate course from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) investigates the challenges facing healthcare and the economic principles that underpin the sector, while exploring policy proposals that could reduce inequality in the system. It’s been designed with faculty and experts from the Department of Health Policy at LSE, which aims to influence and improve how health policy is designed, implemented, and evaluated through multidisciplinary research and teaching. Experts from the Department have made substantive contributions to health planning and delivery on the global stage.

On the course, you’ll gain insight into healthcare financing and universal health coverage, and the complexities of the healthcare labour market. Ultimately, you’ll develop a balanced view of health and social justice, allowing you to assess healthcare’s inequalities and social determinants.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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