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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Can I take the course for free?
此课程是 100% 在线学习吗？是否需要现场参加课程？
Courses will run with cohorts starting approximately every two weeks.
This course covers the fundamentals of the healthcare marketplace at a beginners level. It is beginners level because no prior experience or courses in the healthcare marketplace are necessary, but it is a college-level course in which learners are expected to think carefully about conceptual and practical issues.
The ideal learner will have at least two years of college experience, but college experience is not required.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Taking the courses in sequence is strongly recommended.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No. (Not at this time).
How is this learning experience different from other similar learning experiences?
Online courses on health care management are not unique. However, this Specialization with its different components is different from other courses currently available for three reasons. First, no competing course provides as holistic a view of all the major sub-sectors of the healthcare market. Many focus exclusively on hospital or physician administration. Some talk of the mechanics of healthcare payment by insurers. Second, no other health care management course is so skilled oriented. The focus on market sizing and cost-benefit analysis - two very strategic abilities - is rare if not singular only to this offering. Finally, no program offers a capstone in valuing new medical innovation. New medical innovation drives the industry and is the clear expectation of any advanced society of what the medical industry should achieve at its best.
Is work experience necessary?
Yes, though relevant work experience is beneficial. The course material is most directly relevant to managers either working in or aspiring to work in the healthcare market. This industry has many components. The course is designed to give a landscape view of many critical parts ranging from health care delivery to financing and technology development. The context of the material is not limited to any particular occupations, industries, or regions.