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The Changing Global Health Policy Environment

Consider the leadership challenges in implementing policy changes at a local level.

The Changing Global Health Policy Environment
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

What has changed in the global health policy agenda?

This short course will give you the opportunity to understand the changing global health policy environment. You will have the opportunity to analyse the main global health policy goals and critically evaluate how the implementation of policy is sustained through governance and regulatory mechanisms in local organisations.

What topics will you cover?

  • Dilemmas within healthcare policy
  • Policy flow and inter-sectoral planning
  • Analysis of the funding of healthcare policies
  • Principles to consider when policy setting

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop a critical awareness of the main global health policy goals, components and functions of health systems, and of the main stakeholders involved
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of global health policy approaches to resource allocation, priority setting and rationing
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of global approaches to organising and financing healthcare and measuring the performance of healthcare systems

Who is the course for?

People with a background in healthcare who want to progress into middle and senior management.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

I joined Coventry University in 2020 after many years in the NHS, NICE and Public Health. I have a strong knowledge of UK and International health policy and the use of health economics in policy

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

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