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Description: This course will engage students using a blended learning approach (seminars, on line) with direct involvement of international resource persons in a comparative analysis of the policy framework and health delivery systems in several developed countries. Topics covered include: Organization, Governance and Financing; Economics, Public/Private Models and System Performance; Health Human Resources and Demand/Utilization Management; Primary Health Care; Pharmaceutical Policy; and Public Health Strategies. The course will be of interest to graduate students in public health sciences, business, social sciences and the various health science programs and to policy analysts and managers in the health system. Enrolment is open to students from several Canadian universities. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS 601 and SPH 601.