Health Economics-An Overview

Epidemiology & Health Economics


Health Economics: An Overview

The pharmaceutical industry is fast catching up to the critical role of Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HE&OR) in taking innovative treatments from bench to the market place globally. Decades of HE&OR experience have shown the value of real-world insights in healthcare decision making. This module “Health Economics: An Overview” offers basic terms, concepts, and processes used in health economic evaluations. Health economics examines how the costs and health benefits associated with the healthcare intervention compare with conventional management or the comparator treatment. Healthcare payers and providers then use this information to determine the best way of allocating scarce healthcare resources to ensure optimal treatment to their patients.
The course is designed and delivered by Dr. Sameer Gokhale, an Epidemiologist with more than 12 years of experience in the healthcare domain across developed and developing markets with primary focus in epidemiological parameters. This includes and not limited to conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis, estimation of disease burden, preparation of global value dossier (GVD), adaptation of GVD to suit regional market needs. Sameer has authored many publications in peer reviewed journals and presented his research in well-known national and international conferences. He takes immense pleasure in mentoring and sharing knowledge with healthcare professionals.

Training Module
The training module outlines
1. Key concepts of quality adjusted life years and patient reported outcomes with relevant examples and applications.
2. One of the sections describes types of economic evaluations such as cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-benefit, and cost minimization analyses that are commonly used to conduct economic evaluations.
We would request you to apply basic knowledge of health economics that you have learnt from this course to suggest possible solutions to the problem posed in the case study. We sincerely hope you find this course informative and above all, useful. Happy learning!

[Important Note: If you are taking this course from India, please submit a short survey located at to receive the instructions for payment through NEFT. We regret the inconvenience caused and want to assure you that we shall soon make the online payment facility available for Indian audience. Participants from overseas locations will be able to pay using PayPal or Credit Card.]


•Section 1: Need for Health Economics in Healthcare
•Section 2: Basics of Health Economics
•Section 3: Cost Classification in Health Economics
•Section 4: Quality Adjusted Life Years & Patient Reported Outcomes
•Section 5: Types of Economic Evaluations
•Section 6: Applications of Health Economics in Healthcare
•Section 7: Relevant Case Studies

•Five (N=5) multiple choice questions after each section to assess understanding of the learner

•230 minutes (4 hours)

  • Health Economics-An Overview_Part_I
  • Health Economics An Overview Part-I
  • Health Economics-An Overview_Part_II
  • Health Economics An Overview Part-II
  • Case Study
  • Case Study on Health Economics An Overview
  • Case study_Health Economics: An Overview_Part-A
  • Case study_Health Economics: An Overview_Part-B
  • Assessments
  • Need for Health Economics in Healthcare_Section-1
  • Basics of Health Economics_Section-2
  • Cost Classification in Health Economics_Section-3
  • Quality Adjusted Life Years & PROs_Section-4
  • Types of Economic Evaluations_Section-5
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever