Health Policy and Systems Research Courses and Trainings


Health Systems Analysis

University of Edinburgh

The objectives of this course are to enable students to develop:• A critical understanding of the strengths and limitations of economic approaches to health policy.• An ability to evaluate the various models of health system governance, with a particular focus on the evaluation of market vs. planned approaches.• An ability to evaluate the organisation and delivery of health systems, with a focus on human/ pharmaceutical resources and use of information.• An ability to identify and evaluate methods by which resources are allocated or channelled to individual and instituti...

Health Systems and Policy

Karolinska Institute

After completion of the course, students should have: Knowledge and understanding - to describe the major theories and frameworks for health policy and systems analysis and how these can be applied in different contexts; - to describe how health policies are made through the interrelationship of context, content, process and actors; - to describe how the policy agenda is created Skills and abilities - to integrate this knowledge and understanding in order to independently analyse differen...

Health Systems Evaluation and Research

University of the Witwatersrand

1. Define a health information system (HIS) and the prerequisites for a well-functioning HIS 2. Discuss the dimensions of HIS demand, supply and the level of the health system at which data are generated and used 3. Discuss how an HIS relates to broader health system’s strengthening 4. Interrogate and critique commonly used indicators to measure health status or health systems performance 5. Understand and critique the World Health Organization Framework on measuring th...

Health Systems Research

University of Delhi

1. Provide theoretical and analytical foundations to research in health systems. 2. Provide insights in to conducting systematic research on health policy, health systems, health services, including organisational and management issues

Health Systems Research in Low and Middle-income Countries

Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health

1. Articulate uses of HSR, and delineate between various kinds of health systems research 2. Develop health system research questions answered by different study designs depending on the type of investigation required 3. Describe the types of evidence derived from diverse methodological approaches to health systems research, and the types of stakeholders and participants involved 4. Describe a range of applications used for health systems research, and how to ensure rigor in the various a...

Health Systems Research Module

University of Delhi

1. Provide theoretical and analytical foundations to research in health systems. 2. Provide insights in to conducting systematic research on health policy, health systems, health services, including organisational and management issues

Health Systems Summer Institute

Johns Hopkins University

Participants will learn to:

• Measure the burden of disease

• Monitor and evaluate health programs

• Use systems science approaches in health systems

• Learn how to incorporate gender analysis into health systems research

• Apply principles of design guided by public health concerns to adapt innovation in resource-limited settings

Health Systems through Crisis and Recovery

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Pisa, Italy

The Course aims to: • Introduce participants to the main features of conflict-ridden environments; • Identify and discuss the main features of health systems during protracted crises and recovery processes, and the most common distortions plaguing healthcare provision; • Analyse and reflect upon the challenges faced by health actors in countries affected or recovering from a conflict; • Introduce participants to recovery processes, to the dangers they pose and to the opportunities they provide for correcting long-standing distortions and creating more efficient and fair health systems; •...

Health Systems: Strengthening and Reform

University of Edinburgh

By the end of the course, each student is expected to have:• a critical understanding of the recent history of reform, in particular the role of the World Bank and IMF in processes of fiscal consolidation and structural adjustment;• an ability to evaluate critically the ability of public sector health agencies to provide universal health coverage - financial protection and equitable access to health care;• an ability to evaluate critically the impact of global health actors on the capacity of health systems to address public health need and address health inequalities; and&bu...

Household Sampling Applications in Developing Countries

Tulane University

1. Establish a solid understanding of the basic principles of survey measurement, and to review the state-of-the-art in survey measurement in global health, with primary attention to the methodological basis of the protocols considered, and the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches in actual practice.

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