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 and course duration

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