Health care systems face complex policy issues, from ageing populations and rising health care costs to fragmented health care supply and rapidly advancing medical technologies. Governing such processes requires not only technical expertise, but also understandment of how health organisations operate and how professionals work. In this course we will look at the governance on four levels: governments, health organisations, organizational networks, and individual professionals. The focus of this course is the interrelationships between different actors, which is the key challenge for integrated care. Insight in this challenge requires competences in leadership, change management, collaboration and communication, as well as an understanding of national and international governance context.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student:
can explain and compare basic models of health care structures and models of care and identify their differences/similarities and strengths/weaknesses in an international context.
can generate and summarize knowledge about (inter-)organizational structure and management of health care organisations, based on existing research, reports, and empirical data.
can analyse problems of inter-organizational collaboration related to specific health risk groups by applying and presenting the results of stakeholder analysis.
can understand the complexity in working conditions of ‘street-level bureaucrats’ (healthcare professionals) in different healthcare systems, and the consequences for their behaviors and task performance
can provide written and verbal policy recommendations based on analysis and comparison of health care systems, with respect to selected risk groups.
The timetable is published on the LUMC schedulewebsite or can be found via the LUMC scheduling app.
Mode of instruction
Different modes of instruction are being used in this course:
Students are assessed according to the following three obligatory components:
Week 1-2 – Online:
20% Peer review assessment
Week 3 – On Campus:
30% Group presentation
Week 4 – Final week:
50% Final assignment
All components combined make up the grade for the course. It is compulsory to participate in each of the components in order to receive a grade.
Details on the assessment can be found in the assessment plan on Brightspace.
A minimum result of 5,5 for the overall assessment is required to pass.
If the result is less than 5,5 or if the student didn’t participate in one of the components, the student is given the opportunity to resit the assessment as one assignment that covers all the learning goals of the course.
A final grade of 5,5 minimum is considered sufficient.
The reading list can be found on Brightspace. The material consists of presentations and pdf files. There is no need to purchase literature, as the presented material is not commercialized.
Registration must be completed via MyStudyMap. Registration in MyStudyMap gives you automatic access to the course in Brightspace. For more information, please visit the Leiden University website for students.
This course is a combination of online education and on campus education at Leiden University Campus The Hague.