Professional Development Courses
in Health Care Innovation
Penn's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy offers online courses for professional development in health care innovation throughout the year. Taught by expert faculty, the courses are non-credit and pass/no pass, allowing you to focus on practical learning. Take individual courses according to your needs and interests, or complete four in one year to earn a Professional Development Certificate in Health Care Innovation.
Online, non-credit courses are 8 weeks long with specified start and end dates. Activities include lecture videos, discussions, readings, quizzes, and exercises: all available on-demand during the course. Learners interact with others in their courses as well as instructors.
"The reading materials, assignments, reading others' responses has made me think really hard about ideas and concepts that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise." - recent Health Care Innovation learner
"The material is riveting and easy to follow. For each class I ask, 'What can I use and quickly apply to my world?'" - current Health Care Innovation learner
Courses and Faculty
Take courses with internationally recognized leaders in the areas of health policy, behavioral economics, operations management, and health care innovation. The program brings together Penn faculty from the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School, the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. A new course begins every other month, so you can match your studies to your schedule and interests.
|The American Health Care System||Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD||October 2 - November 26, 2018|
|Health Care Operations||Christian Terwiesch, PhD||December 4, 2018 - January 28, 2019|
|Behavioral Economics and Decision Making||Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD||February 5 - April 1, 2019|
|Translating Ideas Into Outcomes||David Asch, MD, MBA and Roy Rosin, MBA||April 2 - May 27, 2019|
|Transformation of Health Care in the Real World||Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD and other experts||June 4 - July 29, 2019|
|Connected Health Care||Christian Terwiesch, PhD and Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD||August 6 - September 3, 2019|
|Health Economics||Guy David, PhD||August 6 - September 30, 2019|
Key information about the professional development courses in health care innovation is below. For more details, see Fees & Policies.
|Type of credit||Non-credit|
|Course length||8 weeks, with specified start and end dates|
|Time commitment||8 hours/week, at your convenience|
|Learners||Clinicians, managers, and future leaders from across the health care industry—including hospitals, government agencies, insurance, consulting, pharmaceuticals, and health technology—looking to develop cutting-edge knowledge that they can apply to their work.|
|Course activities||Lecture videos, discussions, readings, quizzes, and exercises: all available on-demand during the course|
|Instructor interaction||2 events per course|
|Technical requirements||Courses are available via Penn Canvas. They require reliable high-speed Internet access, particularly for viewing lecture videos.|
|Number of courses to earn a certificate||4 courses in 1 year|
|Registration fee||$1,549 per course
Sign up for the 4-course Certificate and pay in advance for savings and exclusive benefits.
Want More Rigor?
If you want to dive deeper into studying and applying these areas, with more networking and faculty interaction, consider the Master of Health Care Innovation degree.