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The responsibility of the Adjunct Professor will be to prepare curriculum and teach a Spring Masters in Global Health Course titled “Comparative Health Systems: Financing and Delivering Health Services”. This position will only be paid for this class during the Spring quarter. During the rest of the year, the faculty member will participate in activities at the University on a volunteer basis. Activities will include University and public service as well as creative activities.
GHS 209 Comparative Health Systems: Financing and Delivering Health Services
The course examines the most important models for financing and delivering health care around the world. Students will be introduced to a guide for mapping a health care system, and will have an opportunity to diagram and understand the systems of countries at various income levels, and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of these systems in achieving health and financial protection goals. Students will learn about, and have a chance to participate in, current debates about health systems, health financing, and Universal Health Coverage. Innovative models of health services delivery and financing will be presented, with invited speakers who are at the forefront of reforming health care.
Teaching format: Seminar/Discussion/Case Study
Course Credit: 2 units
Course content: • Introduction to health systems • Financing health care and the role of donor funding • Different models for achieving UHC through case studies of 7 low, middle and high income countries • Innovate ways to organize health services including developing human resources, and the use of public-private partnerships • Measuring health systems performance
Competencies: Instructor should lead the course in such a way so that at the end of the course students will be able to: • Understand the concept of a health system, why it is important, and its basic functions and goals. • Describe the importance of universal health coverage (UHC) and ways in which countries can achieve UHC. • Describe ways of financing health systems including risk pooling and pre-payment mechanisms. • Explain the basic dynamics of health insurance markets. • Present a map of at least one country's health system, analyzing its stewardship, financing, and delivery mechanisms, and describing how well it achieves its health system goals. • Compare the organization of various health systems and discuss implications for efficiency, quality, and access through small group presentations and discussions.
Requirements • Masters degree in public health, health systems, or related field • Demonstrated experience with the course competencies • Demonstrated experience in the course content area • Demonstrated ability and skills to conduct educational training in a diverse university environment
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.