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Financing Health Care: Concepts, Challenges and Practices

April 01 - April 12, 2019 
March 9 - March 20, 2020 (application starting September 01, 2019)

Tuition Fees: General Admission €1,500, tropEd €1,000

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The course meets for 2 for a total of 90 hours of SIT: 76 SIT contact time, 14 SIT self study. TropEd students can earn 3 ECTS points.

Entry Requirements

"Financing Health Care: Concepts, Challenges and Practices" is held in English. Course participants should have excellent command/high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English.

Content Overview

  • Health economics theory relevant to health financing
  • The role of health financing in a health system
  • Basic health financing functions (collection, pooling, purchasing)
  • Historical development in health financing in low and middle income countries: from free health care to user fees to social health protection
  • Concept and practice of Universal Health Coverage – health financing and equity considerations
  • Universal Health Coverage and the Migration/Refugee Crisis
  • Health insurance development in high and low middle income countries: micro-health insurance, tax-based insurance, social health insurance
  • Innovative purchasing options in the health sector: from passive to strategic purchasing

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the positive and normative foundations of health care financing, with specific reference to the discourse on health systems reform, universal health coverage and equity
  • Differentiate health financing functions and models in any given health system context.
  • Compare and analyse the basic features of health care financing mechanisms in high-, middle-, and low-income countries, including situations pertaining to migrant and refugee crises
  • Critically appraise the roles of the public and private sector in health care financing in different contexts
  • Differentiate the tools used in the development and assessment of financing mechanisms and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses
  • Compare and appraise the value of alternative viable health financing options to answer health system challenges in their respective countries

Course Fee

  • General Admittance: € 1.500.-
  • tropEd students: € 1.000.-

Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.-
Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited.
Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available.
If the participant withdraws from the course

  • less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged.

The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.

Contact Registration

Dirk Reinhardt
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18
assistants.sc@uni-heidelberg.de

Short Course Coordinator/tropEd Coordinator

Nandita Rothermund-Bucher, M.A.
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 46 48 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18
short.courses@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

Course Coordinator

PD Dr. Manuela De Allegri
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Dr. Stephan Brenner
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg

Teaching Coordinator

Dr. Pauline Grys
Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 50 48
grys@uni-heidelberg.de

Course Coordinators

PD Dr. Manuela De Allegri, Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University
Dr. Stephan Brenner, Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University