Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Comparative Health Systems SAY 504 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses <p>not required</p>
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MAHMUT AKBOLAT
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Arş.Gör. Özgün ÜNAL

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

To be able to define general health systems models.To be able to learn the factors that constitute service supply and demand.

To compare the health systems of the countries.

Course Content

Examination, classification and comparison of the health care system in the world and in Turkey

Examination, classification, and comparison of the health systems of World and Turkey; to identify the advantageous and  disadvantageous sides of different national health systems.


# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To be able to analyze the components of health system of a country Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 To make comparison between different countries´ health systems Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 To know the strong and weak sides of the main health systems Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
4 To gain the health management thinking ability in the national and international context Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 To gain the ability of decision-making skills by using managerial skills. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
6 To evaluate the Turkish health system within the framework of Turkish health policy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Comparative Health System concept, methods and applications.
2 The general system and financial structures of the Health sectors
3 Classification of health systems
4 Determinants of Species in the National Health System
5 The free market and welfare-oriented health systems
6 The container and the socialist health care systems
7 Turkish Health System
8 The financial resources, supply and demand situations of the Turkish health system
9 Examples of health care systems in different countries
10 U.S., Mexican and Canadian health system
11 France, Germany and the United Kingdom healthcare system
12 Cuba, China and India health care system
13 Japan, Australia and the Dutch health care system
14 The comparison of the Turkish Health System and other countries health systems
Course Notes <p>Fried, Bruce Laura M. Gaydos (2012) World Health Systems: Challenges and Perspectives, AUPHA.</p> <p>Sargutan A. Erdal (2006) Karşılaştırmalı Sağlık Sistemleri, Hacettepe &Uuml;niversitesi Yayını, Ankara</p>
Course Resources

Roemer M.I. (1991, 1993) National Health Systems of the World, Vol:1Countries (1991), Vol II: The Issues (1993), Oxford University Pres, London.
Fulcher D. (1974) Medical Care Systems: Public and Private Health Coverage in Selected Industrialized Countries, ILO Publications.
Bruce J. Fried, Laura M. Gaydos, (2011) World Health Systems Challenges ans Perspectives, Aupha.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Understanding budgeting, financial reporting and control concepts, theories, laws, tools and practices X
2 Developing national and international health strategies and following changes X
3 To gain the ability to use statistical information to solve economic problems. X
4 Performing complex team tasks X
5 Ability to use quantitative and qualitative research methods X
6 Using quantitative and qualitative research methods in solving problems X
7 Evaluation: Understanding the basic ideas of stakeholders and making successful suggestions for improvement strategies X
8 Data Analysis and Presentation: To be able to interpret existing data and to use the information obtained in organizational development and change in order to manage organizations successfully. X
9 Contributing to the production of values that support the competitive power and sustainability of health institutions X
10 Collaborating with patients and healthcare professionals to develop strategies that will positively affect patient treatment and care X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Ödev 40
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 30 30
Assignment 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6