Health Economics Program

Applying Health Economics Tools and Techniques

Program Content & Structure

The Applying Health Economics Tools & Techniques course aims to give you the skills to analyze and evaluate typical resource allocation problems involving health and healthcare. It provides you with an analytical toolkit and evidence base to help you better understand the efficiency and equity implications of these key resource allocation decisions. This course is ideal for healthcare professionals, practitioners and administrators who wish to learn how to understand and apply health economics to improve decision making, project evaluation, policy analysis and value communication. Participants are assessed based on completing a multiple choice examination online (40%) and submission of a course assignment (60%).

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Benefits for the individual and organization

  • Subject matter expert mentoring provided through to completion
  • Develops sought after skills in health economic evaluation
  • Realize your organization’s true potential by empowering your team to make
  • positive changes in the decision making process
  • Develop capabilities to aid in interpreting policies and analyzing trade-offs in healthcare decision making
  • Develop a better understanding of the implications of key resource allocation decisions

What you'll learn

  • Find, assess and interpret Health Economic evidence
  • Identify key steps in modelling project scenarios in order to aid decision making
  • Explain the key steps in planning economic evaluations of projects to calculate return on investment
  • Understand and communicate the value for money, affordability and uncertainty of competing options

Who is this program for?

Health sector professionals, practitioners and administrators who wish to learn how to understand and apply health economics to improve decision making, project evaluation, policy analysis and value communication. In particular, those working in:

  • Finance/administration/commissioning in health sector organizations/networks
  • Healthcare policy and advocacy
  • Medical device, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries
  • Healthcare research and evaluation

Learn from leaders

All our programs are developed and delivered by accomplished Healthcare sector experts. Experts who have worked at the coalface and have tangible experience putting theory to practical use in real world environments.

Matthew Hamilton

Matthew is course director for Health Economic programs having supported numerous health improvement projects since 2010. Matthew previously worked as part of healthcare systems development teams in Australia (for Orygen Youth Health Research Centre at the University of Melbourne and Uniting Care in Sydney), Ireland (for the One Foundation and Headstrong) and the UK (University of Manchester). Matthew has a particular interest in complex interventions and continuous improvement in healthcare and has led Health Economics...


Assessment is based on completing a multiple-choice exam online (40%) and submission of a program assignment (60%).

Key Information

This program can be delivered through self-paced e-Learning or instructor-led (for groups of participants). One-to-one online mentoring support is provided throughout the program. Upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate of completion from Leading Edge Group  

Program/Contact Hours
Approximately 40 hours
Completion Timeframe
Up to six (6) months
Reading List/Textbook
No textbook required. All materials will be provided online, including recommended readings.

Program Fees & Enrolment

The program fees per region are outlined below. All prices are exclusive of tax.

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Any questions?

If you have any further questions, or want to register a group, get in touch:

Europe - Ireland

Co. Cork,
P24 AD90

Tel: +353 (21) 4855863


North America - Canada

60 St. Clair Avenue East Suite 805,
Toronto, ON,
M4T 1N5,

Tel: +1 (416) 637 5074


Oceania - Australia

LEI Group Australia
1/76 Heller St
VIC 3055

Tel: + 61 (03) 9854 6136