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Health Systems: Organization and financing

  • Number of credits 5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

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

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Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 29 January 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent program of at least 180 credits ( 120 points ) in public health , health care , health education , relevant social science or behavioral science.
- Eng A / 5 from Swedish gymnasium 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

Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November. Contact the department for more information.

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 15 January 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 29 January 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent program of at least 180 credits ( 120 points ) in public health , health care , health education , relevant social science or behavioral science.
- Eng A / 5 from Swedish gymnasium 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

Application deadline was 15 August 2017. The application period is closed.

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

Contactperson for the course is: Eva Selin

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Epidemiology and Global Health