Course catalogue doctoral education - VT23

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Title Health Policy and Management
Course number 5321
Programme Folkhälsovetenskap
Language English
Credits 3.0
Date 2023-05-08 -- 2023-05-26
Responsible KI department Institutionen för global folkhälsa
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The course aims to review scientific approaches to the formulation of health policies implementation and the management of health services.
Intended learning outcomes After the course the students will be able to:
- Identify health policy processes and actors in different contexts;
- Describe actors and functions of health systems;
- Describe the scientific philosophies and assumptions that underpin Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR);
- Describe ""system thinking"" applied to public health and health systems;
- Describe and appraise management concepts and theories
- Critically appraise concept and theories within Health Policy and Management.
Contents of the course The content focuses on the following themes:
- Health Policies and Systems in Context
- Systems thinking in Health Policy and Management
- Introduction to HPSR including health policy analysis
- Management concepts
- Actors in health sytems
- Evidence Informed Policy
Teaching and learning activities Interactive educational methods including lectures and question-answer, small group and large group discussion including case scenarios, peer education and individual activities (project assignments), seminars.
Combining students with different cultural and professional background and at different stages in their research careers presents both challenges and opportunities that the course organisers are well aware of and utilise during the course.
Compulsory elements Active participation in seminars and group work. The course director assesses if, and in that case how, absence can be compensated.
Examination The examination consists of verbal and written presentations of individual assignments with participants paired into presenters and commentators. Participants will develop and submit their written assignments at the beginning of the second week. These will be assessed by faculty.
Fulfillment of group work and successful presentation of individual assignments and comments are prerequisites. The oral examination consists of presentation of own assignment as well as discussing a fellow course participants proposal. Grading consist of written assignment (50%), presentation (30%) and peer-review (20%). All the intended learning outcomes of the course must have been achieved to pass the course.
Literature and other teaching material Reference literature:
Health Policy and Systems Research, A Methodology Reader. Edited by Lucy Gilson (available online).
Making Health Policy. Kent Buse, Nicholas Mays & Gill Walt (available as ebook through KI library with KI-login).
In addition, selected articles and handouts will be provided in advance and during the course.
Number of students 8 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information
Additional course leader Sibylle Herzig Van Wees,
Latest course evaluation Course evaluation report
Course responsible Claudia Hanson
Institutionen för global folkhälsa
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