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English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Apply a root cause analysis approach in order to diagnose service delivery specific bottlenecks.

  • Critique strategies to mitigate global human-resources-for-health challenges to support evidence informed decision making for health system reform.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Health Service Delivery

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 23 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Health Service Delivery: Key Concepts and Conceptualistion4m
Health Service Delivery: Drivers for Change5m
Identifying Bottlenecks and Root Causes of Service Delivery Transformations5m
Recap3m
7 readings
About Imperial College and the Team10m
How to be successful in this course?10m
Grading Policy10m
Glossary and Reading List10m
Definition of Key Concepts10m
The Challenges of a Changing World 1h
Performance Outcomes for Measuring Health Services Delivery20m
2 practice exercises
Formative MCQs30m
Week 1 quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Health Service Transformations

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Case Studies: Identifying Causal Factors for Suboptimal Health Service Performance6m
Common Bottlenecks & Root Cause of Sub-optimal Health Service Performance6m
Recap2m
3 readings
Lessons from Transforming Health Services Delivery - Compendium of Initiatives in the WHO European Region55m
Catalogue of Resources to Support Health Services Delivery Transformations1h
Case Study: Strengthening Nursing in Primary Care in Poland45m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Human Resources for Health

5 hours to complete
1 video (Total 6 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Working for Health and Growth- Investing in the Health Workforce40m
No Health Without Workforce - A Universal Truth40m
Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health - Workforce 203045m
The Labour Market for Human-Resources-for-Health in Low and Middle Income Countries40m
Health Labour Market Policies in Support of Universal Health Coverage30m
1 practice exercise
Human-Resources-For-Health30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Mitigating Global Human-Resources-for-Health Challenges

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Interventions and Frameworks to Address Human-Resources-for-Health Globally5m
Introduction to Peer Review4m
Recap5m
Course 3 Recap 2m
3 readings
Addressing Health Workforce Challenges25m
Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 203040m
Forecasting Imbalances in the Global Health Labour Market and Devising Policy Responses25m

About the Health Systems Development Specialization

This specialisation aims to expose students to, and engage them in, all-encompassing thinking of ‘health systems’ and the importance of a horizontal approach to health system investment to achieve better health outcomes. The specialisation also aims to provide insight into a range of disciplines including organisational behaviour, health policy, information systems and human resources in order to strengthen students’ capacities to think as effective health leaders....
Health Systems Development

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