Health Policy and Systems Analysis (HPSA)

Short Course and Part of the MBA in International Health Management (MBA-IHM)


In this course, students analyse the relationships between global health strategies, national and local health policies and systems development. They critically assess alternatives for health system financing and frameworks, the roles and behaviour of institutions and stakeholders, innovative health service delivery initiatives, and how health systems are influenced by and respond to global changes and wider social determinants. Students examine key elements for measuring and monitoring health system performance, such as governance, information systems and human resources, and learn how they influence health system performance and expected outcomes.

The course starts with a distance based preparation phase and is followed from an on-campus phase and the final exam. The Post-campus phase is finished with the handing of the final Assignment. Further information about the structure you will find here.


At a Glance

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Fee for MBA-IHM students*: CHF 2,450
Fee for short course students: CHF 2,850

* Same fee applies to tropEd students and students enrolled in a SSPH+ professional postgraduate Master or PhD programme.

Course fees must be paid in advance to gain access to the online learning materials. Tuition fees do not cover insurance, travel expenses or personal living costs incurred during your stay in Basel.


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