Fundamentals of Health Economics

The aim of this microcredential is to present the student with the framework and analytical methods economists use to study the health economy and address key policy issues. The aim is to enable the student to analyse typical resource allocation problems involving health and healthcare understanding the trade-off between efficiency and equity.

Accordion / FAQ component

Applicants will be expected to hold a Level 5 National / Higher Certificate in Business, Science, Engineering or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience may also be considered through ATU’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.To become familiar with the economic principles of healthcare delivery
2.To become familiar with the drivers of inefficiency in healthcare delivery 
3.To understand government intervention in the delivery of healthcare and associated outcomes
4.To learn applied skills in health economic analysis and decision making


Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

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