To facilitate an understanding of the structure and functioning of health systems, drawing on relevant interdisciplinary perspectives and providing tools by which to analyse health systems.
A Discuss the concept of a ‘health system’, and its core objectives, elements and functions.
B Identify the sociopolitical factors influencing health systems.
C Compare the ability of different health care systems to promote and manage population health.
D Outline the ways in which health systems can be evaluated.
E Employ a health systems approach to examine major health challenges in a range of different health care contexts.
Lectures and Seminars in addition to 98 hour (XJTLU required) field work internship..