This course introduces students to the empirical and theoretical study of contemporary health policy and healthcare systems, exploring topics of particular relevance to populations in emerging economies.
Students will engage with key debates and issues within the social sciences and public health disciplines including: key concepts of underlying health policy and systems analysis; the contemporary global health landscape; theories and typologies for understanding healthcare systems; the dynamics of poverty and ill-health and policy responses; the consequences of rapid urbanisation for emerging economies and the challenges posed for collective health and wellbeing; the new ‘middle classes’ and health policy; trade and the global healthcare economy; emerging biotech and biomedical services; and methodologies for researching health policy and systems.
Dr Susan Fairley Murray - http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/worldwide/initiatives/global/intdev/people/Susan-Fairley-Murray/Index.aspx
10 x lectures
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