Info
Saving your favourites has failed.

Favourites


Add programmes to your favourites and compare them to find the programme that suits you best.

Health Policy and Financing (HP&F)

KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)

Certificate / Diploma Short course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary This module takes an in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy and health financing, their stakeholders and current debates such as public-private mix.
Course description This module takes an in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy and health financing, such as decentralization, the public-private mix, international finance of health goods, aid effectiveness, TRIPS and health insurance. The influence that certain actors, such as the international donor community, consumer organizations and consumer groups, have on the health policy agenda is critically explored, and recent influential reports concerning health policy are discussed. As part of this course, students are required to critically read and discuss papers on specific health policy debates in low income countries. Examples of such policy debates include ‘brain drain', feasibility of insurance systems, the role of private sector and contracting arrangements, and the relationship between decentralization and equity.
Study subjects Economic growth; development theories; poverty and health interrelations; debt crisis; structural adjustment; PRSP/PRGF/HIPC; participatory approaches and poverty; WHR 2000; gender mainstreaming in health policy; influence and opportunities for consumer organizations; European Health systems and reforms; group work; essay writing; presentations by students on health policy dilemmas.
Course objectives Describe and analyse the relation between health, poverty and economic development within the macro-economic context of low income countries
ECTS credits 4.00
Duration 15 day(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, literature study, self study, working group
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) ICHD module, CROHO code 70047
Information about the institution KIT is a not-for-profit knowledge and expertise organisation for international and intercultural cooperation. Through master programmes, short courses and institutional support, KIT equips health professionals to be leaders in addressing public health challenges around the world. KIT has offered training programs on international public health since 1963. Currently this includes two International Masters Programs and a wide range of short courses and online courses. The courses respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach and the interactive, participatory training methods. Courses at KIT are followed by health professionals from all over the world. KIT’s Masters courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). In addition advanced courses are all accredited by TropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area, health related
  2. Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries. Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6.0
IELTS overall band 6.0
IELTS reading 6.0
IELTS speaking 6.0
IELTS writing 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 5.5
Professional experience required -
Duration 15 day(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
18 May 2020 18 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2020n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Orange Knowledge Programme, Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, L'Oréal - Unesco for Women in Science, Nestlé Nutrition Institute Scholarship, Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), Rotary Foundation, StuNed Scholarship Programme, UAF

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

Course website More information about the course

Contact

Contact information for the study programme

KIT Health

Course Administration

courses@kit.nl

Contact information for the institution

Course Administration Officer

Course Administration Office

courses@kit.nl

Telephone number +31 (0)20 5688256
Course website More information about the course
Institution website More information about the institution