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What you will learn

  • Critically compare different health system models in order to identify opportunities and challenges for health systems around the world.

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Approx. 27 hours to complete
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This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Introduction to Health Systems

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 43 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
What is a Health System? (Part 2)6m
Health System Functions6m
Historical Evolution of Thinking about Health Systems6m
Health System Financing (Part 1)7m
Health System Financing (Part 2)4m
Case Study: Health Financing and Health Seeking Behaviours (Lusardi et al Research Findings)2m
Recap4m
9 readings
About Imperial College & the Team10m
How to be successful in this course?10m
Grading Policy10m
Glossary and Reading List10m
Introduction to Health System25m
Global Health System Actors15m
High Quality Health Systems25m
Bismarck or Beveridge: a Beauty Contest between Dinosaurs25m
Key Health Financing Terms25m
3 practice exercises
Health System Functions30m
Health Financing30m
Health System Financing35m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Health Systems Governance

6 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Defining Priority Setting in Health and Healthcare5m
Country Experiences in Priority Setting5m
Recap2m
6 readings
Health System Governance on a Global Level1h
Health System Governance: Principal–Agent Linkages and Health System Strengthening25m
The Global Health System: Actors, Norms, and Expectations in Transition25m
Defining the Global Health System and Systematically Mapping its Network of Actors (Optional Reading)30m
Priority Setting in Healthcare: Lessons from the Experiences of Eight Countries45m
How are New Vaccines Prioritized in Low-Income Countries?45m
3 practice exercises
Health System Governance30m
Health System Governance and Priority Setting25m
Priority Setting in Health & Healthcare35m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Health Systems Performance Assessment

7 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 34 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Health System Performance Measurement (Part 1)5m
Health System Performance Measurement (Part 2)4m
Tools for Health System Performance Assessment (Part 1)5m
Tools for Health System Performance Assessment (Part 2)5m
Exercise: Conduct a Quick Health System Performance Assessment2m
Recap4m
4 readings
Introduction to Health System Performance Assessment25m
Improving Performance of Health Systems40m
Optional Readings2h 15m
Health System Profiles1h 10m
2 practice exercises
Health System Profiles40m
Health System Performance Assessment35m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Universal Health Coverage

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage: Examples from Around the World6m
Peer Review Assessment Briefing3m
Course 1 Recap2m
Course 2: Looking Ahead1m
3 readings
Sustainable Development Goals1h
Tracking Universal Health Coverage1h
System Thinking for Health System Strengthening25m
1 practice exercise
Universal Health Coverage35m

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