Global Health Policy Analysis
Full course description
In addition to the core courses offered during the first trimester students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge about specific topics in the second trimester through a choice of one of seven elective tracks. These seven tracks are carefully selected to avoid overlap with the core programme, yet ensuring relevant contribution to the core programme. The second track offered at Maastricht, “Global Health Leadership and Organisation”, aims to provide students with further knowledge, skills and tools needed for an in-depth understanding and critical assessment of health policy, health economics, and health management considering their global context. The first course, “Global Health Policy” in this track addresses local and global policy processes and their impact on the health (care) of global populations. Policy instruments, policy design, and policy implementation will be studied in interaction with their global contexts. The policies may be concerned with the health system as a whole, or with specific sub-systems such as political decision making, financing and health care delivery. Moreover, attention will be paid to the major actors in the national and international arena.
At the end of the course students are - familiar with state-of–the-art approaches to policy design and implementation - able to formulate health policies that function within global context - able to assess current policies and to reveal underlying assumptions