Health Economics and Health Financing - HEHF

Short Course


Based on the WHO health system performance framework, this course analyses public and private forms of health financing and payment as well as indicators to evaluate a country’s health financing structure and level. Students explore how financing agents generate revenue from various sources; pool risk effectively; create appropriate incentives for quality service provision; and allocate resources to the most effective, efficient, and equitable interventions and services. Efficiently managing these functions while minimising administrative costs, is also considered in the context of local, national and global reforms.

The course starts with a distance based preparation phase and is followed from an on-campus phase and the final exam. The Post-campus phase is finished with the handing of the final Assignment. Further information about the structure you will find here.



Total course fee: CHF 2,850 (for tropEd students and students enrolled in a SSPH+ professional postgraduate Master or PhD programme CHF 2,450) 

The course fee has to be paid prior to the start of the on-campus week (usually not less than 4 weeks before the course starts). Invoices for the course fees will be sent to participants upon acceptance and registration for the course. Please note that withdrawal from the course, for any reason, after the start of the preparation period will result in a levy of CHF 500. Withdrawal less than 2 days before the on-campus week will result in the full course fee being levied. If you do not attend the course, fees cannot be reimbursed, except under extraordinary circumstances, in which case supporting doc-umentation may be required. Tuition fees do not cover insurance, travel expenses or personal living costs incurred during your stay in Basel.


At a Glance

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