University of Pennsylvania

Comparative Health Systems

This course is part of Healthcare Law Specialization

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Angus Corbett

Instructor: Angus Corbett

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  • Identify the World Health Organization building blocks for analyzing systems of healthcare

  • Apply the WHO building blocks framework to various national healthcare systems to determine strengths and weaknesses

  • Understand the role of national histories in determining their current approach to healthcare delivery

  • Analyze how different countries prioritize different aspects of healthcare delivery in improving population health outcomes

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module will define the goals of comparative analysis of health systems, define the concept of universal health coverage, and introduce the World Health Organization Building Blocks Framework as the methodology for that analysis.

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9 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module explores the peculiarities of the U.S. healthcare system by examining the system through the lens of the WHO Building Blocks Framework.

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9 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

This module examines the health systems of Germany and England - two high-income countries that have committed to systems of universal health coverage but in different ways.

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12 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In the final module of the course, we examine two large middle-income countries and the challenges they face while moving towards systems of universal health coverage.

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13 videos1 quiz3 discussion prompts


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