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International Teaching Programme (in Health Systems Research and Management)


The TU Berlin’s Department of Health Care Management has established international teaching cooperation with the School of Public Health at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana to offer scientific research-oriented training programmes in Health Systems Research and Management. Achieving universal health coverage requires every effort to strengthen health care systems and improve health policy developments. This implies enhancing individual, institutional and infrastructural capacity in health systems and policy research to conduct rigorous assessments of the performance of health systems. Therefore, the department has developed specialised training programmes, courses and contents using interdisciplinary approaches, theories and practices, which appropriately reflect health systems strengthening and policy developments from national, regional and international perspectives. This initiative has a special focus on Africa and other emerging settings; and seeks to:

  • dedicate effort to support the development and strengthening of the capacity for health systems research and management.
  • enhance the competences of health managers, practitioners, researchers and other public health professionals of diverse disciplines and backgrounds at various levels of engagement/employment in the health sector.
  • constitute the basis for knowledge exchange and networking.

Block / Short courses

Block/short courses in the specialised areas of Health Systems Research and Management are run by the TU Berlin’s Department of Health Care Management in cooperation with the KNUST-School of Public Health in Ghana. These interactive courses are innovative in respect of the training needs of health professionals and other public/civil servants who require short programmes to enhance work output. All courses are held in English and hosted at the KNUST-School of Public Health in Ghana.


Target group: Health professionals and public/civil servants, as well as enrolled students of post-graduate Public Health related programmes

Certificate (and grade points): Upon a successful completion of a course, a certificate will be awarded (and grade points provided upon request).

Registration: For each of the block/short courses, there are only 20 spaces available. Please follow the courses on schedule below to register now.

2018/2019 Schedule
Health Care Systems - Goals, Functions, Actors (10. - 21. September 2018)

Health Systems Financing (29. October - 09. November at KNUST, Ghana)
Health Care Industry (21. January - 01. February 2019)
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) (25. March - 05. April 2019)
Innovations in Chronic Diseases Care and eHealth (08. - 19. April 2019)

Course Director: Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Busse, MPH, FFPH

For more information, please contact: ,



Master’s Programme

The new Master’s Programme (MPH/MPhil) in Health Systems Research and Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s School of Public Health (KNUST-SPH), Ghana aims at training the next generation of health systems researchers and managers in Africa. The programme has been developed jointly by KNUST-SPH and the Department of Health Care Management at TU Berlin, Germany.

The programme is targeted at students with a good first degree (e.g. in medicine, health sciences, political science, economics, sociology) and at least two years of post-graduation work experience in a related field.

NB: Graduates of other post-graduate public health programmes may also apply with exemption from the common courses already registered and passed. The language of instruction is English.

Application: The programme starts in September every year. Applications open from the beginning of February until end of April. Interested applicants should apply! Click here fore more information.


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