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Health Policy & Systems

Module Coordinator: Prof Charles Normand
ECTS Value: 5

Aims
This module aims to provide students with a greater appreciation of health policy and systems at the global and local level in both humanitarian and development contexts.  The module examines the range of factors that shape and determine health policy and health systems in various contexts, focusing on the similarities and differences between countries and at the global level.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of influences on the development of health policies and systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key actors engaged in the development and implementation of health programmes, their inter relationships and ways of working
  • Critically appraise health policies and systems

Module Content
Understanding health policy: analysis and frameworks
Health policy: Stakeholders and globalisation
Introduction to health systems
Health systems in emergencies and transition/fragile states
Global Health Partnerships and (GHPs) Global Health Initiatives (GHIs)
Developing country health systems
Health care finance and incentives
Donor agencies

Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
The module will combine lectures, self study and e-learning classes. There is an emphasis on a participatory approach to learning, drawing as much as possible on the knowledge and experiences of the participants.


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