Health Care Policy and Management University of Tsukuba
1 To understand basic theories of health care policy science and challenges of health systems worldwide. 2 To understand health systems and challenges in Japan. Goal: To be able to argue issues of health systems based on basic theories from the viewpoint of health policy sciences. (1) Introduction: health, health care and policy, (2) Determinants of health and policy, (3) Role of state and health system, (4) Japan’s health care provision system, (5) Japan’s health care financing system, (6) Practice of health policy sciences, (7) Topics in global health policy, (8) Health policy process, (9) Health planning and management, (10) Health policies beyond health care policy.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to examine the current issues on health system based on basic theories from perspectives of heath care policy.
Core area 3 of public health sciences: an ability for application of health policy and management skills to apply basic knowledge relating to health policy and management
Evaluated by reports.
Lectures in this course will be delivered on on-demand online basis. Access the lectures through Manaba system.Lecture 1, Thursday, October 6, 3rd period, Masahide Kondo Introduction: health, health care and policyLecture 2, Thursday, October 13, 3rd period, Masahide Kondo Determinants of health and policyLecture 3, Thursday, October 20, 3rd period, Masahide Kondo Role of state and health systemLecture 4, Thursday, October 27, 3rd period, Reiko Okubo Japan’s health care provision systemLecture 5, Thursday, November 10, 3rd period, Reiko Okubo Japan’s health care financing systemLecture 6, Thursday, November 17, 3rd period, Kenji Takehara Practice of health policy sciencesLecture 7, Thursday, November 24, 3rd period, Masahide Kondo Topics in global health policyLecture 8, Thursday, December 1, 3rd period, Masahide Kondo Health policy processLecture 9, Thursday, December 15, 3rd period, Masahide Kondo Health planning and managementLecture 10, Thursday, December 8, 3rd period, Masahide Kondo Health policies beyond health care policy
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