Over recent decades a number of developments - such as ageing populations, new technologies and rising costs - have pushed health and healthcare to the top of the political agenda around the world.
Taking an international and comparative approach, this course explores the question of which approaches to designing national health systems are most likely to resolve such challenges.
It enables participants to understand and critically evaluate health systems in terms of their main features, goals, funding, efficiency, fairness and other dimensions. It also provides the tools needed to undertake analysis of health systems in low-, middle- and high-income countries.
Who is it for?
The course is suitable for professionals from a wide range of backgrounds (public, private and third sector) who wish to enhance their understanding of health systems and health policy around the world to support their current or future employment.
Teaching sessions will take place weekly from 10am to 1pm.
The key takeaway from this course is the ability to understand and critically evaluate health systems in terms of their main features, goals, funding, efficiency, fairness and other dimensions.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.