Health Policy in Transition
- The goal is being able to analyze public health policy and evaluate changing social context.
- Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field
- Able to think critically and interpret the experience (personal and of other persons), relate to professional and social activities
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes - by using political science methods - and in support of practical decision making process
- Healthcare Systems in the Contemporary World. Definitions: Governance vs Management vs Leadership in Health
- Health as a Political vs Apolitical Concept
- Public Participation vs Top-Down Steering
- Focus on Whole-of-Society vs Focus on Health Services Provision
- De Jure and de Facto Dimensions of Healthcare Governance
- Change, Reforms and Stability in Health and Healthcare Governance
- Summarizing essayWithin the course student have to write 2 short essays (200-250 words), that covers the 1st and 3rd week’s topics. These essays should cover the issues from list below: 1st week: 1. What is health governance? How could it be approached? 2. What is the difference between management and governance? 3rd week: 1. Who is responsible for health in the state? 2. Should be a health system connected with the political system? The essays might be sent to the instructor's e-mail.
- Weekly testsWeekly tests consist of 10 closed question devoted to the week topic of the course. These tests will be procedeed at the begining of seminars.
- Group presentation: Development of a healthcare governance systemFor the discussion group students prepare a group presentation devoted to t the healthcare system and its development in any state. Specific systems are assigned to the groups by the instructor. In a group, there should be no more than 5 people. Students should cover: the stages of development of health system in the last 25 years; main leaders and reformers there; were there any changes due to history; essential values of the healthcare system; the role of NGO and business in the healthcare system. The presentation should be done in PowerPoint (or something like that)
- Final testThe final test is administered at the last seminar of the course. The test consists of 20 closed questions. Each correct answer for a question yields 1 point
- Seminar activityFor every seminar student should read the required reading and be able to discuss it in class and answer instructor’s questions on the content of the reading as well as on the contribution of this text to the discussion on the most important topic of the course.
- 2021/2022 4th module0.2 * Final test + 0.25 * Group presentation: Development of a healthcare governance system + 0.25 * Seminar activity + 0.15 * Summarizing essay + 0.15 * Weekly tests
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