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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|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (6 September 2021 - 13 November 2021)
1st Non standard period (6 September 2021 - 13 November 2021) (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,444.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,337.00|
- PUBH 706
- Limited to
- MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
- Recommended Preparation
- PUBH 714
- (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 second half of the second semester.
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised
It is strongly recommended that students complete PUBH 714 before commencing this paper.
- More information link
- View more information on postgraduate studies in Public Health
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Challenges to global health
- Emerging trends in global health
- Strategic responses to global health challenges
- Health systems
- Universal health coverage
- Governance in global health and the role of international institutions
- Assignment 1 - 40%
- Assignment 2 - 55%
- Recognition of participation - 5%
- Teaching Arrangements
Distance taught, with learning supported by Zoom webinars:
- Week 1: Two compulsory 3-hour block sessions 9am-12pm on the Monday and Thursday of week 1. These will be held via Zoom.
- Weeks 2-6: Weekly 1-hour sessions Mondays 4-5pm via Zoom.
- 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