95750 Strengthening Global Health Systems6cp; 1.5hpw (lecture, online), 1.5hpw (tutorial, on-campus)
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Health Science OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10410 Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10396 Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of International Studies OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10441 Bachelor of Health Sciences Bachelor of Languages and Cultures
This subject aims to enhance students' skills in applying a systems approach to the analysis of health systems in lower-middle and lower-income countries and related strategies to strengthen such systems with the goal of achieving universal access to health care. Inter-linkages between health system components and the characteristics of well-functioning health systems are examined through comparative case study work, and lessons learned to address gaps in equity and access are explored. This includes the exploration of evidence-based strategies to improve health governance, financing, information, human resources, and the procurement and distribution of medical commodities to scale up access, quality, safety, and coverage of health care.
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