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Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems

This course is a part of Foundations of Global Health, a 7-course Specialization series from Coursera.

Welcome to our course on Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems for Global Health. During the course we will provide you with an overview of the main elements or building blocks of a health system based on the World Health Organization’s guidance. You will have the opportunity to explore four main areas of health systems in global health with particular reference to low and middle income countries. The first area focuses on understanding health service organizations, the challenges. Our second module looks at WHO’s six major building blocks or health systems components with particular reference to primary health care and the need for community participation in planning, delivery and assessment of these systems components. in our third module we examine the specific systems component of human resource development and capacity building. The fourth area consists of health policy making and advocacy with stakeholders. This course is geared toward learners who are already involved in managing health and development programs on the ground in low and middle income countries or who are preparing for such a management role. The main lectures will span a four-week period with approximately 2-4 hours of viewing learning materials per week. We have one peer graded essay wherein you will use skills in ‘organizational’ diagnosis to better understand a challenge in an organization where you are or have worked. There are also quizzes. We hope you will engage with your fellow learners in discussion forums to learn from each other.

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Rating 4.7 based on 23 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Aug 19 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
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Instructor William Brieger, DrPH
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Governance And Society Public Health

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health systems in 5 reviews

Content was very interesting, a lot of repetition of material helped to get a good understanding of Health Systems.

Thank you It was a good introductory to health systems and lectures were well organised.

any response yet in one review

Also hope that some minor mistakes, including duplicated lectures, mismatched subtitles, and slides in wrong order, can be fixed ASAP, since some of the issues have been posted on the discussion forum for a long time but have not received any response yet.

assignment being compulsory.thank in one review

I am just not a big fan of the peer-reviewed assignment being compulsory.Thank you, Madam Brieger for your work.

create needed changes in one review

Thank you John Hopkins and Coursera I learned a lot about how to analyze where an organization is struggling in order to create needed changes.

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Great Course!I enjoyed every bit of it.

highlighting key components in one review

Good course for understanding health systems Informative and challenging to re-think current approaches to public health systems strengthening This a very interesting course highlighting key components in order effectively organize to tackle issues facing health systems at large .

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Rating 4.7 based on 23 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Aug 19 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Instructor William Brieger, DrPH
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Governance And Society Public Health

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