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Health Policy and Healthcare Systems in Emerging Economies (Module)

Module description

This course introduces students to the theoretical and empirical study of contemporary health policy and healthcare systems, exploring topics of particular relevance to populations in emerging economies. Students will explore the complex relationships between health and economic development and engage with key relevant debates and issues within the critical social sciences and public health disciplines. The first part of the module engages with broad issues of health including the structural causes of ill-health in middle income countries, the political economy of health, and neoliberalisation trends in global health governance. The second part looks more closely at healthcare systems including aspects of commercialization and consumption, the social construction of healthcare places, social stratification and access to healthcare, gender and healthcare, mobilities and the global healthcare economy.

Please note module information is indicative and may change from year to year.  

Staff information

Benjamin Hunter

Teaching pattern

10 weeks of two hour workshops

Module assessment - more information

One 4,000-word essay (100%)

Key information

Module code 7YYD0008

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes