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BU5594: HEALTH SYSTEMS AND POLICY RESEARCH (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The course aims to instill knowledge but, much more importantly, stimulate students’ thinking about the major challenges within different health systems and the options for the health services management. Furthermore, it aims to take a genuinely international perspective on health care, providing knowledge of different health care systems and encouraging comparison and critique. It covers a wide variety of topics including an overview of the health systems around the world, the effects of social inequalities on health inequalities and their repercussions for social policy and issues of public health policy towards tobacco, alcohol and obesity.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ioannis Theodossiou
  • Dr Lucia D'Ambruoso

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will contain the following (indicative) content: *Leading, innovating and communicating in international healthcare; *International health policy; *Comparative key health systems and health system models; *Managing rural and peripheral health systems; *Key factors driving international health system evolution and change: redesign, quality and performance management, finance, marketing, demographics; *Managing in the healthcare pharmaceutical and technology industries and managing pharmaceuticals and technologies in health systems; *Managing in and for turbulent situations - disasters, emergencies and pandemics.

Further Information & Notes

None


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 24 - 29, 31 - 33

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 3-hour examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%) consisting of a graded presentation (10%) and an essay (30%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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