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Applied Research for health economics


In this course, participants will develop their proposals for the selected topics. It provides an opportunity to recap all concepts learnt through the previous courses and ends with a written research protocol.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the methods and growing range of applications of health economics, including the role of health economics in informing health policy, production of health, demand for health care, demand for health insurance, market competition in medical care, market failures in health care and the role of government, pharma economics, economic evaluation, comparative cost effectiveness studies, health resource allocation, and health technology assessment.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Finalize a research topic for a project
  2. Identify resources for a literature review
  3. Refine research objectives and hypotheses
  4. Finalize research methodology
  5. Develop a research concept note
  6. Design a data collection tool or questionnaire
  7. Develop a research proposal from a concept note
  8. Devise a Gantt Chart for a research project
  9. Devise a budget for a research project

Course Outline

  1. Recap of problem identification and prioritization
  2. How to conduct literature review
  3. Building research hypothesis(es) and research objectives
  4. Applying and embedding research concepts in study methodology
  5. How to develop a concept note and expand it to a research proposal
  6. Major components of a research proposal
  7. Questionnaire design for qualitative and quantitative data (+ pilot testing)
  8. Research project management and making use of Gantt Charts
  9. Developing budget for a research project

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.