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What you will learn

  • 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

Skills you will gain

organizational strategyHealth system analysisWorld Health Organization analysisOrganizational Behavior
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Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Foundations of Comparative Health Systems

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 56 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Course Self-Assessment2m
Comparing Health Systems Part 17m
Comparing Health Systems Part 25m
Populations Have Histories5m
Measuring Population Health: Part 16m
Measuring Population Health: Part 28m
Comparative Methodology: WHO Building Blocks Framework6m
Comparative Methodology: Systems Thinking7m
3 readings
Comparative Studies30m
WHO: Health Systems20m
Defining Universal Health Coverage (UHC)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The United States - A High-Income Country Without Universal Healthcare

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Discussion with Professor Corbett: Health Spending vs. Social Spending6m
United States: Governance and Leadership6m
United States: Finance5m
Discussion with Professor Corbett: Funding Long-Term Care in the U.S.7m
United States: Service Delivery8m
United States: Pharmaceuticals, Workforce, and Information12m
Discussion with Professor Corbett: Pharmaceutical Spending in the U.S.3m
United States Health Care System Review12m
2 readings
Video: Adversarial Legalism11m
Chart: American Healthcare Spending10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Germany and England - Self-Governing Systems of Healthcare

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
12 videos
Germany: Leadership and Governance4m
Germany: Finance and Information6m
Germany: Workforce, Service Delivery, and Pharmaceuticals6m
Discussion with Professor Corbett: Germany and Preventative Care4m
German Health System Outcomes6m
England: Leadership and Governance8m
England: Finance and Information4m
England: Workforce4m
England: Service Delivery and Pharmaceuticals5m
England Health System Outcomes9m
Discussion with Professor Corbett: National Health Service Outcomes4m
1 reading
What is a German Sickness Fund?20m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Brazil and China - Middle-Income Countries Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 111 min)
13 videos
Brazil: Governance and Leadership, and Information11m
Brazil: Finance6m
Brazil: Workforce, Service Delivery, and Pharmaceuticals12m
Health System Outcomes6m
China: Government and Leadership9m
China: Finance, Information11m
China: Service Delivery and Pharmaceuticals13m
China: Workforce4m
Discussion with Professor Corbett: Hospital Funding in China3m
Discussion with Professor Corbett: Primary Care as First Point of Contact3m
Health System Outcomes10m
Course Conclusion13m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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