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.
On campus sessions will be delivered on Mondays;
May: Monday 8 May - Monday 10 July 2023
Online seminars will be held on Fridays;
May: Friday 12 May - Friday 14 July 2023
Please note there will be no sessions held on W/C 29 May 2023.
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 short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
MSc Health Policy - Master's degree