|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce students to an analysis of health care and policy, with a particular focus on the UK, and a comparative analysis of health care organisation in different countries/settings.
This module covers both health care and policy and a comparative analysis of health care organisation in different countries/settings. The health policy component covers the theory and practice of policy development, implementation and review, including key features relevant to the NHS such as the development and reforms of the NHS, Government Health Policy, and the role of the NHS and non-NHS agencies. The comparative health care component uses a structured framework to compare and contrast different models of health care organisation.
The contents of the module are:
• History and structure of the NHS
• Health policy theory
• National health care strategies
• Recent developments in Public Health policy
• Quality in the NHS
• Patient and public involvement in the development and monitoring of health policy
• The commissioning role in health care policy
• Performance review and health policy
• Organisation theory as applied to organisations’ responses to policy change
• Ethics of distribution and resource allocation
• Framework for, the comparative analysis of health care organisation and delivery in different countries
• Examples of health care organisation in other countries: North America, Europe and developing countries
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||11||1:00||11:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||2:00||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||11||1:00||11:00||0:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||11||1:00||11:00||0:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||11||1:00||11:00||0:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||11||1:00||11:00||0:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||12||1:00||12:00||0:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||13||1:00||13:00||0:00||N/A|
Most of the learning outcomes relate to critiquing and/or analysing the subject. Incorporating students’ own experience into their learning also enhances the benefits from the module. The teaching and learning methods used are designed to maximise opportunities for students to reflect on and incorporate their own experience into their learning. In each session students are encouraged to discuss these in relation to their own areas of study/employment and to reflect on colleagues’ work likewise. Most sessions include exercises and discussion in small groups to facilitate critique and analysis of the subject.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
The essay assignment enables the student to demonstrate a deep understanding of the subject; to analyse the advantages and disadvantages of policy; to critique policy developments; and to demonstrate the application of wider reading.
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