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Health Systems and Health Policy: Comparative Analysis

2020/2021
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
5
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Department of Demography (Institute of Demography)
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 1, 2 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This basic course in HCS covers issues including the development of the medical care and formation of the HCS in different times and places. The role of the political systems and the technological advances as well as understanding of the role of social protection and of health care are discussed at some depth. Role of government and businesses in modern economies, failures and successes of the HCS reforms is a major theme.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Objectives and instruments of HC policies are demonstrated with examples of HCS from the wide spectrum of countries. The course is progressing to the HCS reforms evaluation and the scientific basis (evidence) for actions.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The student understands the origin and the main ways of the transformation of medicine, health care, public health and national healthcare systems
  • The students knows how to measure and compare health, and healthcare system outcomes
  • The student knows the possible reasons and the directions of the healthcare system reforms
  • The student understands the main issues of health economics, healthcare management, public economics within the health systems
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Healthcare systems:origins and components
    Origin and transformation of medicine, health care, public health and national HCS; components of HCS
  • Measurement problems
    Indictors of the health and healthcare. The problems of comparative analysis
  • Healthcare reforms
    The main direction of the healthcare reforms. The direction of the reforms and the results estimation
  • Economic analysis of the healthcare system
    Economics of the HCS, major problems and possible solutions; government and non-government instruments of HCS
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminar attendance and activities at the seminars (presentations, discussions)
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking written exam
  • non-blocking Seminar attendance and activities at the seminars (presentations, discussions)
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking written exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.2 * Essay + 0.4 * Seminar attendance and activities at the seminars (presentations, discussions) + 0.4 * written exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • David Cutler, & Jel No. H. (2004). Nber Working Paper Series the Role of Public Health Improvements in Health Advances. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.9FD1E7BC
  • Edwards, R. T., & McIntosh, E. (2019). Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research (Vol. First edition). Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2155137
  • Newhouse, J. P., & Culyer, A. J. (2000). Handbook of Health Economics. Amsterdam: North Holland. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=198970
  • Sara E. Davies, & Simon Rushton. (2016). Public health emergencies: a new peacekeeping mission? Insights from UNMIL’s role in the Liberia Ebola outbreak. Third World Quarterly, (3), 419. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1110015
  • Scheffler, R. M. (2016). World Scientific Handbook Of Global Health Economics And Public Policy (A 3-volume Set). New Jersey: World Scientific. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1366923
  • Tagaeva, T. O., & Kazantseva, L. K. (2017). Public Health and Health Care in Russia. Problems of Economic Transition, 59(11/12), 973–990. https://doi.org/10.1080/10611991.2017.1431488

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Carr, S., Pless-Mulloli, T., & Unwin, N. (2007). An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology (Vol. 2nd ed). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=234613