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Health Policy & Systems (CO7003)

Module Coordinator:               Dr Sarah Barry
ECTS Value:                             5
This module aims to provide students with a greater appreciation of health policy and systems at the global and local level in both humanitarian and development contexts. The module examines the range of factors that shape and determine health policy and health systems in various contexts, focusing on the similarities and differences between countries and at the global level.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
•          Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of influences on the development of health policies and systems
•          Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key actors engaged in the development and implementation of health programmes, their inter relationships and ways of working
•          Critically appraise health policies and systems
Module Content

  • Understanding health policy: analysis and frameworks
  • Health policy: Stakeholders and globalisation
  • Introduction to health systems
  • Health systems in emergencies and transition/fragile states
  • Global Health Partnerships and (GHPs)
  • Global Health Initiatives (GHIs)
  • Developing country health systems
  • Health care finance and incentives
  • Donor agencies

Indicative Resources
The module coordinator and guest lecturers will provide recommended reading lists.   Lecture notes and additional materials will be posted on Blackboard.

Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
The module will combine lectures, self-study and e‐learning classes. There is an emphasis on a participatory approach to learning, drawing as much as possible on the knowledge and experiences of the participants.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of this module will be done by assignment set by the Module Coordinator.

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