Research course

Health Systems and Development

Institution
Open University · Department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Emerging life science technologies and innovations have the potential to revolutionise healthcare and improve human welfare in developing countries. A key barrier to entry for these emerging technologies is understanding the complexity of the innovation process – not only the factors influencing product development, but also issues of access, procurement and capacity within the health system. Our research in the Development and Policy Practice Group (DPP), embedded in multi-disciplinary and novel social science approaches, seeks to shed some light on how appropriate innovations and capacities can emerge and spread, become embedded in and influence health systems, but overall how they can be measured and evaluated in light of the envisaged affordable and equitable access to high-quality health care.

Department specialisms

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

          Name
          Dr Ben Lampert
          Email
          FASS-DPP-PG-Admissions@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 655434