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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Daiga Behmane
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Health Management
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Economics; Economic Theories

Objective

This course provides students with a broad oversight of theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary health systems: their design, functions and objectives as well as major current issues in health service planning, delivery and management.

Prerequisites

no

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of the course the students will:
- define health systems, their functions and objectives;
- describe the system building blocks: governance, health care financing, health workforce, medical products and technologies; information and research; service delivery;
- identify key actors in the health sector;
-describe the objectives, principles and process of health policy development;
- analyse the main models of health systems and their key characteristics;
- describe different health financing systems and their ability to address health system objectives.

Skills

The students learn how to:
- interpret health policy and health system objectives;
- explain how health systems can be organised and managed;
- explain different health care organization models;
- explain different health systems using comparative policy analysis.

Competence

Students will be able to:
- set the goals for health policy and strategy;
- link different policy recommendations to specific health systems;
- recognize the importance of health systems in improving health status and ensuring equitable distribution of health across populations.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health3Master’sLimited choice
Public Health2Master’sLimited choice
Health Management2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health management2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health management2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health Management2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane