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The Mechanics of Health Economics

IFF - International Faculty of Finance
Course summary
30 weeks
Online courses

Course description

The Mechanics of Health Economics

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.

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.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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.

Course Content

Unit 1 – Demography, illness and medicine
Unit 2 – Public sector health provision and investment: personnel, facilities and management
Unit 3 – The pharmaceutical industry, r&d and the future
Unit 4 – Private and quasi-private sector health arrangements: payment structures, services and institutions
Unit 5 – Measuring healthcare costs, budgets and performance
Unit 6 – Healthcare capital investment and management decision-making
Unit 7 – Contracting out and Public-Private Partenerships (PPP) in healthcare
Unit 8 – Financial structures in healthcare investment and operation
Unit 9 – Contracts for healthcare projects: construction, finance, service provision and operation
Unit 10 – Risks and risk mitigation techniques in healthcare investment and management

About the Course Trainer

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. 


  • UK Individuals or UK Company (VAT to pay) or EU Individual or EU Non-VAT Registered Company - £1,799 (without accreditation).
  • UK Individuals or UK Company (VAT to pay) or EU Individual or EU Non-VAT Registered Company - £2,159 (without accreditation).
  • Individual or Company outside the EU (no VAT to pay) - £1,799.

  • Individual or Company outside the EU (no VAT to pay) - £2,159.

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International Faculty of Finance - IFF Finance & IFE Energy - Specialist Training Courses

As one of the world's leading specialist financial training organisations, The International Faculty of Finance, provides participants in the global financial markets with intensive technical training programmes designed to help them succeed on the global stage.  Established in 1991 we...

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Maple House 149, Tottenham Court Road
W1T 7AD London

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