Modules / Courses
Health Systems Global: HPSR Training Database
In 2014, Health Systems Global's Thematic Working Group on Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research conducted research to document health policy and systems research (HPSR) teaching and training programmes relevant to low- and middle-income countries. The study explored issues such as the countries and organisations in which the courses were taught, courses' target audiences, course content and teaching practices, and gaps in training.
Understanding and Analysing Health Policy: Distance Education Module
It has been nearly a decade since the open access release of the highly regarded master's-level course Health Policy Analysis. The original open access materials supported the teaching of the course in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting.
Over the last few years, however, the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa has also taught this course as part of its distance education activities. This required the conversion of the original open access materials into a format that is appropriate to distance education.
We are now pleased to offer the 2016 version of the distance education materials for download by anyone who would like to offer this course via a distance learning platform. As before, the materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 License.
KEYSTONE India initiative: HPSR open access modules
In 2016, the KEYSTONE India initiative released 13 open access health policy and systems research (HPSR) modules (38 video lectures and 43 PowerPoint presentations).
Systems Thinking in Public Health
This free online course, offered by Johns Hopkins University, introduces participants to systems thinking and systems models in public health.
Introduction to Complex Health Systems: Module
This module covers topics such as the definition of a health system; frameworks for analyzing health systems; complexity in health systems and the importance of agents and their mindsets, interests and power; and leading change in health systems. It consists of a course outline, notes for facilitators, PowerPoint slides, case studies and handouts.
Introduction to Health Policy and Systems Research: Module
This module covers topics such as the definition of health policy and systems research; generating and framing questions; the important role of researchers' own perspectives and disciplines in research; study design; rigour and ethics. It consists of a course outline, notes for facilitators, PowerPoint slides and handouts.
Health Policy Analysis:Module
The module consists of course outline, teaching materials and facilitator notes for health policy analysis. It takes the form of a 1-week course and out-of-class assignments. Designed to be taught at post-graduate level (Health Policy Analysis in Africa (HEPAA)).
Get the module and appendices