Health Policy and Systems Research Courses and Trainings

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.

Implementation Research Toolkit I

WHO Tropical Disease Research

1. Identify barriers to implementation and formulate the research question. 2. Make your case for funding. 3. Set up a study design and appropriate methodologies Plan the project (budget, personnel, timelines, monitoring and evaluation). 4. Collect, analyse and present research information. 5. Develop a dissemination plan 6. Monitor and evaluate your research project.

Internship in Health Policy and Systems Research

Curatio International Foundation

Introduction to Complex Health Systems


 By the end of this course students are expected to be able to: 1. Show understanding of the dynamic and complex nature of health systems by reflecting on and describing their value bases and functioning, their components and the central roles and behaviours of a range of agents. 2. Discuss health systems as social constructions, influenced by and influencing the agents within them, as well as influenced by broader political and economic forces, generating public value and contributi...

Introduction to Global Health

University of Aberdeen

Students whose applications have been successful work with host organisations either based at the University or within the organisation as appropriate, e.g. 1 day/week. Also provided are three  2 hour workshops, plus regular meetings with workplace and academic supervisor to provide support and guidance.

Introduction to Health Policy and Systems Research


By the end of the course participants are expected to be able to: 1. Identify researchable health policy and systems issues, including those focused on action to strengthen health systems and the processes of policy change. 2. Formulate substantively relevant health policy or health systems research questions, by drawing on relevant empirical work, practice knowledge, and theoretical insights. 3. Be familiar with the range of research purposes, questions and strategies used within HPSR. 4...

Introduction to Health Systems and Policies

National University of Singapore

1. Introduce concepts of public health, healthcare delivery, policy, and health system and explore the broader environment that surrounds public health. 2. ntroduce tools for analyzing policies.

Key Issues in Health Policy

King's College London

1. Foster a critical understanding of the context for key issues in health policy. 2. Develop a systematic understanding of the major economic, political and sociological issues involved in the organisation, production and finance of health care services, both nationally and internationally. 3. Develop a critical awareness of key debates in the funding and provision of health care, such as the role of the state and the private sector. 4. Analyse the roles of professionals and users in the...

KEYSTONE Short Course on HPSR

Public Health Foundation of India/Health Governance Hub

The KEYSTONE course aims to develop individual capacities and channelize latent capacities of Keystone Fellows, for investigating and addressing real-world problems of health systems and policy, through rigorous immersion in current health policy and systems research (HPSR) approaches, frameworks and methodologies






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