Health Policy and Systems Research Courses and Trainings

Short Course in Health Policy and Ethics

Public Health Foundation of India/Health Governance Hub

1. Have a firm grasp of the basic principles and terminology of health policy, health systems and public health ethics. 2. Be familiar with common ethical frameworks used in public health, and the concept of health systems ‘software’. 3. Be able to apply principles of ethics to real-¬‐world problems of health policy and governance, and in health policy and systems research.

Social Determinants of Health

Azim Premji University

1. Analyse the global and national policy contexts and debates around social determinants of health 2. Develop a critical understanding of different factors and processes that determine health, disease and well-being in comparative contexts and explain health inequities 3. Examine the role of several actors including the state, international agencies, civil society, NGOs and the community in addressing social determinants of health and analyse specific interventions

SPHERE PhD programme

Trinity College Dublin

1. Skills for policy and practice relevant research on health services and systems

Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) course

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and Medicins Sans Frontieres, Luxembourg, WHO /TDR

1. To teach participants the principles of conducting and publishing operational research 2. To mentor participants to conduct and publish operational research 3.To teach participants the importance of using research to inform and potentially change policy and practice

Technology and Methodology of Health Survey

Nanjing Medical University

Students could build the standard and scientific concepts of health surveys, have a grasp of the the basic requirements of field investigations and the common survey methods. Students could analyze, summarize and present the data drawn from health surveys. At the end of the course, students could independently design a health survey plan of high quality.


Mcgill University

1. Compare the basic elements of the health system and health reforms in countries around the world, using the Harvard Flagship framework of analysis. 2. Apply the framework to a specific country of your choice and develop proposals for health reform initiatives in that country. 3. Justify your proposed reforms in technical, ethical and political terms in well written papers and strong oral presentations.

Work-based Placements with Health and Development Sector Organisations

University of Aberdeen

Students are allocated two supervisors, one based in the University and one in the external organisation. Supervisors provide overall guidance and where appropriate fieldwork sites. Supervisors meet with students regularly during the course to provide support and guidance. At the end of the course, students will be able to: • Demonstrate employability skills via successful completion of a competitive application process;• Demonstrate insight into a particular health and/or development sector organisation as it is situated within the broader context of public, civic, voluntary, dev...






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