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Human Resources and Health (CO7054)

Module Coordinator:               Dr Ogenna Uduma
ECTS Value:                             5

The module will deal with the importance of human resources in health care delivery, planning and management of human resources, challenges facing the Health sector workforce and major human resource for health issues.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
•          Explain the importance of human resources for health and its key components
•          Understand how the health sector workforce, the skill mix, working environment and available funds influences the effectiveness of the health system and health outcomes
•          Analyse the health sector workforce issues and challenges

Module Content

  • Human resources and health an overview
  • Role of research in Human Resources and Health Motivation
  • Mid-level providers

Indicative Resources
A reading list to facilitate learning will be made available at the beginning of the module. Other additional materials will be posted on Blackboard including the Centre for Global Health research on Human Resources and Health.

Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
This one‐week intensive module will use a participatory approach, consisting of lectures, group work for students and case studies. Lecture notes and reading materials will be posted on Blackboard.

Methods of Assessment
The module will have both group (30%) and individual assessment (70%). A human resource for health case study will be made available to groups. Each group will analyse the case and make a presentations on how they will address issues and challenges raised by the case. Each student will submit a word essay on the given case.

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