PH3004 - Helsepolitikk

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Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig eksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Hjelpemidler Delkarakter
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer D

Faglig innhold

A health care system encompasses the resources, organizations and institutions that deliver health care to the population. A fundamental policy goal is universal access to services. On this background this course will discuss different types of health systems with emphasis on policy issues such as:
- Health care financing; including mechanisms for revenue collection and pooling
- Organization of health care; including primary vs. specialized care, centralized vs. decentralized systems and private vs. public solutions
- Cost-effectiveness analysis of health care interventions; including principles for economic evaluation and the special challenges facing low and middle income countries.
- Economic incentives and provider payment


After completing the course PH3004 the student is familiar with a broad typology of health systems, as well as different models for organization, provision and evaluation of health care.

The student is able to:
- describe health systems in LMI countries in terms of their strengths and weaknesses;
- describe and discuss policy initiatives in terms of their potential positive and negative impacts;
- discuss special challenges related to health policy and health systems in LMI countries;
- understand the motivation for specific policy initiatives, and to assess their potential implications on quality, efficiency and equity;
- understand the major health policy issues and initiatives, and the relevance of these for design and implementation of health policy in LMI countries.

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures, workshops, group-based assignments. The language of teaching and examination is English. The timetable will be available at

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Oppmøte på forelesninger

Spesielle vilkår

Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.

Krever opptak til studieprogram:
Medisin, ikke-ordinære studenter (MDDIV)
Public Health (MSPUHE)


Admission to the MSc in Public Health. Exchange students may be accepted after an individual evaluation.


Course literature will be announced at the start of the semester.


Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurderingsform Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Rom *
Høst UTS Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 D 12.12.2017 09:00
Vår ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 D
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