phe5hpi health policy issues



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to a range of policy analysis approaches to enable them critically to examine a range of policy problems relating to health from a number of countries. They will identify the nature of policy problems, the way in which such problems are defined and narrated, and the efforts of policy makers to solve or mitigate them. The subject will also explore values and ideologies underpinning policy, conflict over objectives and the means of achieving them and the nature of power in the policy process. As well as examining the actions of individual nation states, the subject will also recognise the significance of global approaches to policy.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Barraclough

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjects PHE5HPA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered online subject to sufficient enrolments numbers.

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA selection of readings from relevant policy texts, journals and primary documents will be made available onlinePreliminaryN/AN/A

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