Elective Years 1 and 2: International Comparisons in Health Systems and Health Services

Department: Family Medicine
Title: International Comparisons in Health Systems and Health Services
Location: Department of Family Medicine-Seminar Room or Zoom

12 hours


Dr David Moores david.moores@ualberta.ca


This 12-hour elective provides students with an opportunity to learn how health systems within OECD countries are organized, their differences and similarities (strengths and weaknesses) and how health systems can be rated and ranked internationally. Students will determine the lessons than can be learned for Canada and Alberta.

  1. Participants will compare ten (10) higher income countries with a universal health care system.
  2. Participants will determine what lessons could be learned for Alberta and Canada in terms of system performance
  3. Participants will enhance their appreciation of the differences between opinion and evidence informed opinion and the unintended consequences of policy and practice.
Additional Notes:

An interest in the improvement of Canada's health services; an interest in the organization and management of health systems with reference to impact and outcome; an interest in how, for what, and how much physicians are paid.

**In order for this elective to proceed, there must be a minimum of 10 students.

Minimum Group Size: 10

Maximum Group Size: 30

Last Updated: February 16, 2022