Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation

The 14-week, full-time course introduces students to a range of skills and knowledge needed to work as a public or international health professional in resource constrained settings, with a special focus on supporting implementation. Students of the course benefit from the expertise and experience shared by facilitators active in the field on topics related to concepts and research methods; health problems and responses; and health systems, management and communication. The Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation Course is accredited as a mandatory core course for the tropEd accredited MAS in International Health.

Level: Postgraduate
Programme: DAS
Language: English

Course Facts

25. Mar 2019 - 28. Jun 2019

Location: Basel, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 31.12.2018

Application for Self-funding participants postponed: 31 December 2018

Becoming a Qualified Practitioner

The course sets participants on the path to fulfilling these needs through an intensive, participatory 14-week, full-time course organised once every year at Swiss TPH in Basel. The programme is designed for those with a first qualification in a health-related profession and at least two years of professional experience. It introduces a range of skills and knowledge needed to work as a member of a district health management team in resource constrained settings, taking into consideration national, international and global policies and strategies.

Accreditation

The course Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation is accredited by the University of Basel as a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS). Within tropEd, the European Network for Education in International Health, the course is accredited as a mandatory core course for the Master of Advanced Studies in International Health

A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective

To successfully implement health projects and programmes targeting resource constrained societies, practitioners must be able to identify and analyse the interrelated determinants of health and major health problems among populations, using a cross-disciplinary perspective.

Improvements to Health Systems

The ability to collect, analyse and critically appraise relevant qualitative and quantitative data is also essential for improving health and health care in such countries and communities. When using this information to plan sustainable improvements to health systems, diverse intercultural factors and social and ethical responsibilities must also be considered and communicated clearly and professionally to members of a multi-disciplinary team.