2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
NUFF3140 Health Policy and Development
20 creditsClass Size: 55
Module manager: Jennifer Parr
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsTwo years of satisfactory completion of medical undergraduate course and selection for entry by Module Leader or representative.
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module interrogates current debates around health, equity and development. It introduces critical perspectives and questions some of the ideologies and assumptions lying behind health policies and development approaches. Through an analysis of key health policy issues, the module explores the complex, messy and political world of health policy making.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of different definitions of political, social and economic development;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between development, poverty and health, with particular reference to equity issues;
- Give examples of and explain the role that different actors at local, national and international level might play in promoting health;
- Explore the role the health sector might play in improving people's health, given the inter-sectoral origins of many health problems;
- Critically analyse health policies and health policy processes, using case studies as examples.
Knowledge of models of health and development, and frameworks for policy analysis will allow students to:
a) Analyse health policies;
b) Examine the role that different stakeholders at local, national and international level, might play in promoting health.
Application of policy analysis frameworks; application of critical thinking skills
The module will include the following topics:
- Overview of health policy development
- Models of health and development
- Health policy analysis and frameworks
- Equity, gender and health
- Policy actors and policy processes
- Case studies:
-- Mental health
-- Governance and corruption
-- Climate change
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||2||3.00||6.00|
|Independent online learning hours||14.00|
|Private study hours||144.00|
|Total Contact hours||42.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyPrivate study includes:
- Preparing for, and conducting assignments: 80 hours. This represents approximately 24 hours for assignment one (worth 30%) and approximately 56 hours for assignment two (worth 70%).
- Reading prior to and following each seminar, lecture, and group learning session. In some cases, this will be linked to the involvement in the web-based discussion forum.
Independent online learning will include involvement in module specific web-based discussion forum (approximately 1 hour x 14 sessions).
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackObservation of class discussion, presentations and group work - verbal feedback given by lecturer
Monitoring of discussion in module-specific web-based forum
Assignments - written feedback given by marker
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Poster Presentation||Poster with abstract (equivalent to 2,500 words)||70.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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