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Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

43%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

33%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Understanding Organizations and How They Change

14 videos (Total 152 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
14 videos
What is an Organization? (Part 1)13m
What is an Organization? (Part 2)10m
What is an Organization? (Part 3)6m
Stages in Organizational Change (Part 1)9m
Stages in Organizational Change (Part 2)6m
Organizational Diagnosis (Part 1)11m
Organizational Diagnosis (Part 2)14m
Organizational Change (Part 1)11m
Organizational Change (Part 2)14m
Understanding Health Systems (Part 1)13m
Understanding Health Systems (Part 2)14m
Systems Thinking8m
Effecting change in a Health System15m
1 reading
Foundations of Global Health Specialization10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
6 hours to complete

Health Systems: Basic Functions and Building Blocks

21 videos (Total 296 min), 1 quiz
21 videos
Introduction to Primary Health Care27m
The Building Blocks20m
Building Blocks: Support25m
Building Blocks: Community31m
Where Do People Go When They Are Sick and Live 10 Miles from the Nearest Clinic?13m
Patent Medicine Vendors— Business or Health Care Provider?12m
Procurement for Medicine Shops and Vendors7m
Community Case Management9m
Procurement and Flow of Commodities to the Community21m
Hybrid Models: Involving both CHWs and PMVs8m
Copy of Where Do People Go When They Are Sick and Live 10 Miles from the Nearest Clinic?13m
What Are Community Systems?14m
CSS Framework12m
Community Examples5m
CSS Indicators12m
National Health Accounts8m
Financial Sources8m
The Health Commodities10m
Universal Health Coverage Requires a Strong Health Workforce12m
Preparing Health Workers16m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Human Resource Capacity Development: An Essential Health System Function

8 videos (Total 67 min), 2 quizzes
8 videos
Organizational Context For Training10m
Training In Context of Program Management (Part 1)9m
Training In Context of Program Management (Part 2)9m
Training In Context of Program Management (Part 3)6m
Training Policy and Functions (Part 1)7m
Training Policy and Functions (Part 2)11m
Continuing Education12m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy Approaches

7 videos (Total 68 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Policy Making (Part 1)11m
Policy Making (Part 2)7m
Stakeholders12m
Advocacy14m
Examples of Advocacy (Part 1)13m
Examples of Advocacy (Part 2)6m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top reviews from Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems

By SLJan 25th 2019

Content was very interesting, a lot of repetition of material helped to get a good understanding of Health Systems. Organizational Diagnosis was very useful.

By SUNov 14th 2019

It is a really complete curse where you will learn and practice everything that's taught during the course. very complete and interesting!

Instructor

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William Brieger, DrPH

Professor, Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

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