Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

A34597 Health Care Systems and Management
(Last Updated:26 August 2017)

Year  16/17

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Postgraduate taught students in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health.
  LBR Module

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  Describing Health Care Systems - International methods: the WHO approach and other modules - Individual health care systems: strengths and weaknesses - Alternative healthcare systems. - Introduction to the UK health care system (optional additional session) - What is a health care system for? Relationship between the state and a health care system. - What does a health care system do? Prioritisation and rationing. - Performance managing healthcare systems; Public health and health outcomes. Why do they matter? - Measuring outcomes and introduction to health information. - An introduction to management and management theory. - Quality and safety in healthcare. - Organisational culture. - Managing knowledge and evidence. - Leadership in healthcare. - Strategy and organisational change. - Managing work and new professional roles.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 7 weeks1 per week4 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 A written assignment of up to 3,000 words, the topic selected from several offered 

Convenor: 
Dr C Packham
Dr S Bishop

Education Aims:  To introduce students to methods by which health care systems may be described to assist in the understanding and exploration of the various functions of those systems, particularly public health functions. To explore the theoretical underpinning of management within health systems.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and understanding Students must be able to demonstrate: - An understanding of how health care systems can be described internationally - Knowledge of the conceptual frameworks, values and principles of health care embedded within the context of health care systems - Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the background to general management issues - Knowledge of the conceptual frameworks, values and principles embedded within management and their application in a health context - Critically evaluate public health problems in relation to strategy and policy development - Critically evaluate public health problems in relation to strategic leadership to improve population health and well being - Critically evaluate international public health problems Skills and other attributes Students must be able to: - Systematically identify, located and retrieve public information - Apply public health techniques to analyse public health problems - Make evidence based recommendations on public health issues - The ability to understand and apply current theories and concepts in management - Undertake a literature search on contemporary management research Professional practical skills. Students will be expected to be able to: - Communicate effectively with peers and professionals in the field - Conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to their professional role within a multidisciplinary environment

Offering School:  Medicine


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