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.
10 weeks of two hour workshops
Module assessment - more information
One 4,000-word essay (100%)