Professional Development > Course Descriptions
Gain new insights and practice applying them in professional development courses in health policy, behavioral economics, operations management, and health care innovation. Courses are taught by internationally recognized leaders at the University of Pennsylvania, including the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School, the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation.
Courses run throughout the year, so you can match your studies to your schedule and interests in improving health care. Courses are online and 4 weeks long, with specific start and end dates. A combination of self-directed and interactive learning activities allows for both flexibility and the opportunity to engage with fellow innovative health professionals.
Please note that the course schedule is subject to change.
February 2, 2021 to March 1, 2021 and November 16, 2021 to December 13, 2021
April 6, 2021 to May 3, 2021
The Wharton School’s Mike Useem brings business insight to health care as he introduces leadership frameworks and real-world scenarios during brief lecture and interview videos. Examine leadership skills, and develop your own methods to succeed and lead in the dynamic settings of health care organizations.
What will I learn and do?
Health Care Innovation courses are designed to help you address questions such as:
- How do we advocate for increasing access, improving quality, and lowering cost?
- What are the key financial and organizational challenges that health care delivery is currently facing?
- How can I improve outcomes for my clients using behavioral economics concepts?
- What can we learn from leaders about how to lead through crisis?
"The course exceeded my expectations. The material was comprehensive, thought provoking and in many ways inspiring. While I expected to discover aspects of healthcare disparities that I was unaware of, I underestimated the complexities of the issue. The course material not only helped me rethink how I think about patient access but it taught me to think about all the different patient types to consider." Samantha Hidebird, a Healthcare Director for a biotech company on her experience in From Health Disparities to Health Equity
If you want to dive deeper into studying and applying these areas, with more networking and faculty interaction, consider the online Master of Health Care Innovation degree.
If you have additional questions, please contact Caitlin O'Neill, Program Manager for Online Educational Initiatives, at 215-746-3971 or MEHPonline@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.