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PUBH742 Global Health and International Health Systems

Health systems in a global context, comparative health systems and how different countries organise their health systems. Evaluation of the performance of different health systems.

This paper examines the global forces and institutions that shape health systems, challenges faced by developing and developed countries and the different methods for assessing health systems' performance.

Paper title Global Health and International Health Systems
Paper code PUBH742
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017), 1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,346.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Restriction
PUBH 706
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the first half of second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact
Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Overall Convenor: Dr Johanna Reidy
Paper Structure
Topics:
  1. International health systems; international institutions
  2. Strategic responses - sustainable development goals
  3. Challenges to health across the globe; global health risks
  4. Comparative health systems and health systems performance
  5. Universal coverage - case studies; the role of primary care
Assessment:
  • Assignment 1 40%
  • Assignment 2 60%
Teaching Arrangements
Distance taught - compulsory one-day contact course.
Textbooks
None - key readings provided in course materials.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health systems in an international context, including the roles of international governmental and non-government agencies, global health risks and international health policies
  • Demonstrate and apply an understanding of comparative health systems and how different countries organise their health systems, including the roles of universal coverage, health insurance and health reforms in different jurisdictions
  • Evaluate the performance of different health systems

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Health systems in a global context, comparative health systems and how different countries organise their health systems. Evaluation of the performance of different health systems.

This paper examines the global forces and institutions that shape health systems, challenges faced by developing and developed countries and the different methods for assessing health systems' performance.

Paper title Global Health and International Health Systems
Paper code PUBH742
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018), 1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,373.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,745.00

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Restriction
PUBH 706
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Recommended Preparation
PUBH 714
Notes
(i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the first half of second semester. (iii) Please note that from 2019, this paper will be offered in the second half of the second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent

It is strongly recommended that students complete PUBH 714 before commencing this paper.
Contact
Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-Convenors:
Dr Johanna Reidy (Wellington)
Dr Susan Jack (Dunedin)
Paper Structure
Topics:
  1. Challenges to global health
  2. Emerging trends in global health
  3. Strategic responses to global health challenges
  4. Health systems
  5. Universal health coverage
  6. Governance in global health and the role of international institutions
Assessment:
  • Assignment 1 40%
  • Assignment 2 60%
Teaching Arrangements
Distance taught - via weekly teleconferences and a compulsory one-day contact course
Textbooks
None - key readings provided in course materials
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health systems in an international context, including the roles of international governmental and non-government agencies, global health risks and international health policies
  • Demonstrate and apply an understanding of comparative health systems and how different countries organise their health systems, including the roles of universal coverage, health insurance and health reforms in different jurisdictions
  • Evaluate the performance of different health systems

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle