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Health systems

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Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

To demonstrate understanding of the functioning of health systems, drawing on relevant disciplinary perspectives and enable students to undertake analysis of health systems in developed and developing countries.It is available to be studied by students registered for the MSc/PG Dip in Global Health Policy.


15 [150 hours]


Assessed assignment answering a set essay question (50%) and an assessed 'editorial' assignment where students write an academic journal-style editorial on any relevant health systems topic of their choice (50%).

Students will be expected to post at least five posts (at least 50 words each) relating to exercises in the module material on the Moodle web-based forums. This requirement is the minimum and we encourage much more active participation, which will benefit learning.

If you fail the module overall you are allowed one further attempt at the failed element (examination and/or assignment).

For full information regarding this module please see the module specification.