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This module provides an introduction to health care systems (local and global), including key features and principles as well as the role of policy, politics, ideologies, resources and funding in their design and operation. The module also utilizes relevant current events to generate discussion and debate around policy approaches to specific issues and the politics of health and social care.
Within semester/Formative assessment: 60%
Examination/Summative assessment: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.