The events of 2020 have highlighted a pressing need to better understand the weaknesses and inequalities within and between health systems globally, as well as the value of a multidisciplinary approach to pandemics. By identifying areas for improvement, governments, the healthcare sector, and civil society can prepare for future large-scale health challenges that would require urgent mobilisation of resources.
The Analysing Health Systems: Lessons From COVID-19 online certificate course draws on a multidisciplinary perspective that highlights the broader social, economic, and political complexities influencing a country’s approach to an international health crisis, using the COVID-19 pandemic as a case study. Over six weeks, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the technical aspects of the global health system, while examining the strategies employed to facilitate high-quality and equitable healthcare. You’ll also explore the multifaceted issues underpinning and facing contemporary health services. Throughout the course, you’ll develop the skills to think critically and creatively about healthcare initiatives and policies, and to build robust systems ready to deal with health crises in the future.
This course has been designed by faculty from the Department of Health Policy at LSE, which aims to influence and improve how health policy and systems are designed, implemented, and evaluated. Through multidisciplinary research and teaching, the Department has made substantive contributions to health planning and delivery on the global stage.
This online certificate course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 50 hours of learning.