Thought Leadership Seminar (HEMA-484-5)
This course was formerly known as HEMA 484-A
This course is the first of many new offerings at Kellogg that are designed to enable students, in a small seminar format, to think more deeply about important managerial topics. Critical Decisions in International Healthcare Systems will address major themes that are at the heart of global health systems. For example, the course will begin by analyzing answers to the following questions:
What are the important determinants influencing healthcare system formation in countries?
What are the tradeoffs in organizing systems locally versus regionally versus nationally?
How much should a country spend on health care?
Who should provide care?
What are the barriers to creating effective healthcare systems?
In addition to active class participation, students will be given the opportunity to formulate an entrepreneurial idea and pitch it to the class, which will act as a panel of venture capitalists. Class members will allocate their cash to the best idea.
Finally small groups of students will work on a final paper that will tackle a managerial problem in global health.
The course will be led by Professor Joel Shalowitz, who has taught international healthcare courses at Kellogg and the Schulich School at York University in Toronto for over 10 years. He has also studied many international health systems for example, as the recipient of three Fulbright awards (Canada, Italy and Japan), visiting Professor at SciencesPo (Paris) and senior scholar at ETLA (Finland).
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