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Advanced Health Economics

The Course

The aim of the APHEC Course is to develop new and t multidisciplinary skills in the field of health economics, that can find immediate and profitable application in the choices and decisions of the policy maker and the decision maker.
The Course wants to provide participants with methodologies suitable for understanding the complex market and behavioral dynamics that characterize the pharmaceutical and health market and its actors.

Addressed to

The course is mainly addressed to:

  • Graduates in Service within the Health Sector of the Public Administration
  • Graduate School Students in Medicine and Pharmacy
  • PHD students in economic and/or connected subjects
  • Recent graduates wishing to improve themselves in the field of Drug and Health Economics
  • Offer new skills and information tools to those people who are called to take decisions in the health field
  • Create a new interdisciplinary model and with public/private partnerships, approach to issues related to drug and health economics
  • Lay the foundations for a solid and lasting cooperation between the parties involved, not only in terms of training, but also in terms of scientific research and economic policy
  • Lay the conceptual and methodological foundations for new strategies aimed at reducing costs without giving up the objectives of quality and universality of health care system.
Course topics
  • Health Economics – Health Systems – efficiency/quality/equity – mobility and public/private competition
  • Drug (national and regional) Policies – drug access – new drugs and the cost of innovation – biosimilar drugs and biological drugs – brand medications and generics
  • Governance and organization of the Health System – Hospital and territorial assistance – emergency assistance in territorial urgency
  • Economic Evaluation – HTA – Budget Impact analysis – quantitative methods to support health decisions – real world data
  • The Health of the future : new challenges and sustainability – best practice and experience in the Territory
Organization of the course

The Course takes place from September to December for a total of 72 academic hours of frontal didactics.

During the course, each student, preferably in a group, prepares a project work that will be evaluated by a special examining committee.

The Project work is the opportunity to develop an innovative project, with a multidisciplinary approach, that can have an immediate and concrete impact on its work activity and on the activity of its administration.