Universiteit Leiden

Population Health: Governance

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Jelmer Schalk
Maarja Beerkens

Instructors: Jelmer Schalk


(26 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
13 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • You will be able to participate in public discussion about health care governance systems.

  • Understand the importance of organizations in healthcare governance, and their key characteristics.

  • Understand the environment in which healthcare organisations operate.

  • Recognise the changing roles of healthcare professionals because of technological innovations.

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to the course Population Health: Governance! In this module you will get to know what the scope of this course is and you will learn how to be successful at online studying.

What's included

2 videos6 readings2 discussion prompts1 plugin

We will start this course by taking a bird’s eye view on healthcare: the perspective of the healthcare system as a whole. You will learn about the different systems that exist in the world, how these systems are shifting, and how well your own country performs compared to other countries in the world.

What's included

5 videos1 reading2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this module we will descend from a system-level view to individual organisations: how are healthcare organisations managed, and in particular, how can we evaluate their performance? You will learn to answer these questions with the help of governance and organisational theories.

What's included

5 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

We have seen the system perspective and the individual perspective on healthcare governance. In this module, we turn our focus to whole networks, or the sum of all the collaborations between healthcare and other collaborations that jointly aim to improve health services. You will learn how to analyse and manage these networks using stakeholder and social network analysis skills.

What's included

7 videos1 reading5 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this final module, we will take the perspective of the healthcare professional. What characterizes their work, and how do they cope with the often stressful tasks they have to perform? And how is their work changing? You will learn what makes the work of healthcare professionals challenging, and how they strategically cope with these challenges.

What's included

6 videos1 reading5 quizzes2 discussion prompts


Jelmer Schalk
Universiteit Leiden
1 Course3,197 learners
Maarja Beerkens
Universiteit Leiden
1 Course3,197 learners

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