Master of Science: Health Systems

Category: Management in HPSR,Policy analysis,Global Health,Systems Thinking,
Institution:Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country: Switzerland
Region: Europe
Language: English
Audience: Masters Students,

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learning objectives

1. Understand the importance of health systems and health systems research in achieving public health goals and in epidemiology 2. Have acquainted the performance framework of health systems and main conceptual elements of this framework 3. Be able to critically review and apply the performance framework for current health policy issues in low- and high-income countries, such as universal coverage.


Major topics covered

Health systems course aim: To understand the importance of health systems and health systems research in achieving public health goals and in epidemiology and to get acquainted with the framework of health systems, its main elements, and how these can work together for achieving better performance. Principles of systems thinking for health systems will be introduced. Therefore the participants should at the end of the course: • Understand the importance of health systems and health systems research in achieving public health goals and in epidemiology • Have acquainted the performance framework of health systems and main conceptual elements of this framework • Be able to critically review and apply the performance framework for current health policy issues in low- and high-income countries, such as universal coverage.


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