Deepen your knowledge of the public health system and improve the quality of public healthcare services at a societal level.
The government plays an important role in maintaining and improving public health, but public healthcare is much more than a government task. It requires close collaboration between private and public organisations, and knowing how to use knowledge from other sectors for the benefit of medical care. So how can you ensure that different organisations, from governments to healthcare providers to public health institutions to businesses, work together in addressing health-related challenges? How do you engage citizens in health decision-making? And what does it take to innovate in today’s complex healthcare system? If you are interested in improving the quality of public healthcare services at a societal level, then the specialisation in Innovation in Public Health might be the right choice for you.
In essence, this specialisation is about finding out what is needed to future-proof the public health system. What does it take to manage change in such a complex, multi-stakeholder environment? Why is the health sector lagging behind when it comes to innovation – and how can you accelerate this? This specialisation will deepen your knowledge of the public health system and give you insights into the interplay between government, public health institutions, healthcare providers, as well as private organisations and NGOs. You will explore how policy, law, and regulation can improve the provision of public health, and how political, social, economic, and environmental factors can influence this. Moreover, you will gain a cross-border view on public health: what can we learn from healthcare systems in other countries?
Studying innovation in public health, there is a great variety of challenges you can learn to deal with. What are the effects of market forces in healthcare and what kind of regulation does this require? What makes people hesitate or reluctant to be vaccinated and how can you use this knowledge to develop a more effective vaccination campaign? How can different organisations collaborate in tackling public health challenges and promoting a healthy lifestyle? And what about addressing the spread of health-related misinformation on social media? These are just some of the many questions you can deal with in this specialisation.
As a graduate of this Master's and this specialisation, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.
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