The curriculum gives a thorough introduction to economics as applied to health and the health care sector such as efficiency, equity, resource allocation, priority setting, economic evaluation, health care financing, economics of health systems and current development in health economics.
The diploma runs between February and November each year and takes two years to complete on a part-time basis. It is the first online Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics to be available from an African university.
This diploma was initially developed by Prof Gavin Mooney and has been run for a number of years from Curtin University in Australia. The curriculum has now been reoriented to increase relevance to developing country audiences.
A/Prof Susan Cleary (Director)
Direct all course enquires to the Programme Administrator, Latiefa Adams.
The course is designed for graduates in social or health sciences.
The admission requirement is at least an undergraduate degree in economics, health and social sciences, or equivalent, from an approved university. Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is also required. Medical doctors and other medical graduates must have demonstrated an interest in public health and an interest in economics.
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