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Health Systems: Organization and financing

  • Number of credits 5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

About the course

The course is started with a discussion of the basic tools in an economic analysis of people’s health and health care. On the basis of this, the building blocks of health systems: organisation, regulation, financing and delivery are covered. Different national health systems are examined and compared to reflect on the values used to implement them. The concept of health systems as social determinants for health, and the necessity of strengthening health systems to address inequality are also discussed.

After completion of the course the student should be able to: explain basic concepts of health systems organisation; explain basic concepts and relationships in microeconomic theory; explain and summarize how one, using microeconomic theory, can analyze questions relating to people’s health and to the financing, production and organisation of health care; discuss health systems in the context of different countries; discuss the concepts “health systems and rights” and “health systems as social determinants of health”.

Teaching is conducted through lectures and group exercises. Teaching is given in English.

Application and eligibility

Health Systems: Organization and financing, 5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 21 January 2019

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 4 February 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

- For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

- Eng A / 5 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent

 

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30409

Application

Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,667

Total fee

SEK11,667

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 21 January 2019

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 4 February 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

- For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

- Eng A / 5 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent

 

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3046

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 August 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,667

Total fee

SEK11,667

Contact us

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contactperson for the course is:
Eva Selin