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Fees & Policies
Register for one or more of Penn's online Professional Development courses in Health Care Innovation today. We will send you an email reminder when each of your courses is about to begin.
Professional Development health care innovation 4-week courses cost $1,000 each. You may register for one at a time or receive a bulk discount if you pre-pay for 4 (or more) courses in a single transaction. The pre-pay discount is 5% off your purchase and is nonrefundable. If you successfully complete 4 courses in 1 year, you will receive a Professional Development Certificate in Health Care Innovation. At the time of registration, you will be asked to pay in full using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa).
|4-week course||$1,000 per course (refundable, see Refund Policy below)|
|4 or more courses in a single transaction||5% off your total purchase (courses are non-refundable)|
The discounted certificate pre-payment is nonrefundable. However, you may be able to transfer to another Professional Development course within a designated time period. Contact the Program Manager if you need to discuss this option.
For full-price course enrollments, refunds are available as described in the tables below. Please note that course weeks run Tuesday through Monday.
Refund Policy for 4-week courses
|drop deadline||Refund amount|
|End of week 1||100%|
|End of week 2||50%|
|After week 2||None|
Contact the Program Manager if you need to withdraw from a course.
Earning the Professional Development Certificate
To earn a Professional Development Certificate in Health Care Innovation, you must successfully complete 4 courses within 1 year. This is a certificate of completion; professional development courses in health care innovation do not confer academic course credits. Thus, Professional Development Certificate courses cannot be counted toward the Master of Health Care Innovation degree. Learners who do not wish to earn the certificate may take 1 or more individual courses.
Grading and Course Completion Policy
Professional development courses are structured in weekly modules. A typical module consists of brief lecture videos, readings, and written discussions; some courses include quizzes and interview videos, as well. In order to finish each module and move on to the next, you must complete all of the required work. Assignments have deadlines to help keep you on track. If you need to request an extension, you should contact the course TA before the deadline. All coursework should be completed by the course's end date.
Courses are pass/no pass, allowing you to focus on practical learning. To pass a course you must receive a minimum rating of "skilled/complete" for a designated number of course activities, as listed on the each courses' front page. All written work is graded by course TAs using rubrics developed in consultation with faculty. Other elements of the course, including quizzes, are graded automatically. A course must be completed with a passing grade in order to count toward the Professional Development Certificate in Health Care Innovation. Professional development courses in health care innovation do not confer academic course credits. Thus, Professional Development Certificate courses cannot be counted toward the Master of Health Care Innovation degree.
If you need reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please contact the TAs as soon as possible in order to discuss your accommodations and your needs. All services are confidential.
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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.