Learn how to build better health systems.
In this course, you’ll explore the complexity of health systems and apply systems thinking to health systems strengthening (HSS).
You’ll critique major health system frameworks, analyse health system inequities, and interrogate the evidence for HSS approaches.
You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop HSS interventions across areas such as health policy, health financing, human resources, supply chain management, quality of care and private sector engagement.
This course was developed by the Nossal Institute and UNICEF to equip UNICEF staff to work in HSS; now it’s open to you.
What topics will you cover?
- Health system structures, functions and components, and how they interact.
- How to use evidence, and analysis of inequity, to drive interventions to strengthen health systems.
- Strengthening health systems through action in areas such as health policy, financing, human resources, supply chain management, quality of care and private sector engagement.
- Using complex systems thinking to address health system problems.
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course would suit middle and high-level health professionals, including health administrators and policy makers, doctors, nurses and others who work to shape health systems. The course focuses primarily on low and middle income country contexts.
Who developed the course?
The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. We are Australia’s number one university and world leader in education, teaching and research excellence.
World rankingTop 40Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
The Nossal Institute for Global Health
The University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health is a leader in health systems research and teaching.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children.