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BU5594: HEALTH SYSTEMS AND POLICY RESEARCH (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Mar 2021 15:15


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 Aberdeen 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 contains the following (indicative) content: * core concepts and knowledge paradigms informing approaches to analysing health systems and policy; * ‘doing’ HPSR: study designs, rigour and ethical issues; * community participation in health systems; * evidence and advocacy in public health policy identifying the key actors and relationships that build support for and recognition of certain health priorities over others, with case studies in tobacco regulation and alcohol policy; * health systems around the world; * the main models of the health care financing; * determinants of health inequalities and the related social and health policy with a focus on the social gradient in health; * unemployment effects and austerity policies on mortality; * the effects of pay and employment conditions on health.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25, 27 - 32, 34

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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Essay

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Oral Presentation: Individual

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