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Health Policy And Healthcare Systems In Emerging Economies (Module)

Module description

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.

Staff information

Dr Susan Fairley Murray - http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/worldwide/initiatives/global/intdev/people/Susan-Fairley-Murray/Index.aspx

Teaching pattern

10 x lectures
10x seminars

Module assessment - more information

Not applicable

Key information

Module code 7YYD0008

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes