Course in Applied Finance in Europe

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Applied Finance

Courses are academic classes taught by qualified instructors that are intended to enhance participant’s knowledge of a given area or training in a particular discipline. Courses vary broadly in terms of length, size, content and duration.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Health Policy and Financing

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks May 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. [+]

Course Studies in Applied Finance in Europe 2017. An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in healthcare financing. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes. Content This module takes an in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing. Among these are the vital discussion points of decentralisation, the public-private mix, international finance of health goods, aid effectiveness, TRIPS, community participation, health insurance and governance of health systems. The influence that certain actors, such as the international donor community and consumer groups, have on the health policy agenda is 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 and middle income countries. Examples of such policy debates include: feasibility of national insurance systems the role of private sector and contracting arrangements and the relationship between decentralisation and equity Content Organisation of aid The major developments in the area of international development finance, including those in the area of aid, debt (relief) and the financial sector The economics behind aid, and the financial crisis the links between these developments and health WTO, intellectual property and TRIPS Health insurance Decentralisation and contracting Discussions on equity, transparency, governance and accountability in health systems Objectives At the end of the module the participants should be able to: develop a broad overview of the organisation of development aid, its evolving architecture and critically discuss its effectiveness. Critically appraise the role of the donor community in recent health sector developments. describe and analyse the relationship between health and economic development within the macro-economic context of low income countries. critically analyse the role of the pharmaceutical sector, in the context of existing international trade laws and agreements, on health and on health service delivery and access in low and middle income countries. analyse the benefits and critical problems associated with public-private relations and, in particular contracting and performance based finance. appraise alternative and innovative modes of financing of the health systems. analyse the key characteristics of health system decentralisation in low and middle income countries: popularity, diversity, contradiction, context specifics; and propose a broad outline for effective health system decentralisation. discuss the conditions and circumstances in which health programmes should be vertically organised or integrated. examine and discuss the meaning and importance of community participation in development work with the aim of reflecting upon past experiences and then develop strategies for working with communities towards achieving better accountability and governance. Admission criteria Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Health Policy, Governance and Finance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 - 5 weeks September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? [+]

If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. Content What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? This course explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance. Participants discuss common patterns and approaches to policy analysis, explore the difficulties of resource allocation mechanisms, and evaluate the challenges of regulating health care provision in a crisis context. You will be exposed to real life examples, learning from successes and failures in rebuilding health sectors. Participants learn to define and explore policy options to address key policy gaps. This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health. NFP scholarships For this course and a number of other KIT courses funding from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is available for applicants from NFP countries. See the NFP page for more information. See top of this page for the NFP deadline for this course. Applicants from NFP countries are strongly encouraged to apply for an NFP scholarship. ECTS The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) facilitates the transfer of course credits between different institutions of the same academic level. A course comprising 30 hours of formal teaching and private study is equivalent to one ECTS credit point. Course dates Check our website for up to date information on the course dates. It is foreseen that this course will take place in spring 2018. [-]