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Course Overview

The course aims to instill knowledge but, much more importantly, stimulate students’ thinking about the major challenges within different health systems and the options for the health services management. Furthermore, it aims to take a genuinely international perspective on health care, providing knowledge of different health care systems and encouraging comparison and critique. It covers a wide variety of topics including an overview of the health systems around the world, the effects of social inequalities on health inequalities and their repercussions for social policy and issues of public health policy towards tobacco, alcohol and obesity.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Ioannis Theodossiou

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will contain the following (indicative) content: *Leading, innovating and communicating in international healthcare; *International health policy; *Comparative key health systems and health system models; *Managing rural and peripheral health systems; *Key factors driving international health system evolution and change: redesign, quality and performance management, finance, marketing, demographics; *Managing in the healthcare pharmaceutical and technology industries and managing pharmaceuticals and technologies in health systems; *Managing in and for turbulent situations - disasters, emergencies and pandemics.

Further Information & Notes


Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Global Health and Management

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Three hour examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%)

Formative Assessment




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