SPOL38200 Analys Health & Soc Care Pol

Academic Year 2022/2023

This course is designed for students who would like to explore and examine various themes in health and social care systems with a particular focus on policy, organisations, technology and culture. It aims to introduce the students to the workings of the health and social care systems in different societies, while providing a strong background in the analytical frameworks of comparative social policy.

The module deals with questions such as the following:
- How are our health and social care systems organised?
- How can we assess our health and social care systems?
- What are the key trends/issues that are being addressed in this and other countries?
- What are the unique nature and features of health and social care policy?
- To what extent are our care systems influeced by policy, organisations, technology and culture?

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Acquire insights into structure of health and social care systems in several industrially advanced economies;
2. Understand key trends/issues in health and social care services and policy, nationally and internationally;
3. Analyse health and social care policy and services; and
4. Foster a critical awareness of research into health and social care organisations, culture and technology.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Primarily through lectures, but tutorial sessions will provide students with the opportunity to work on individual tasks, relating to the assignments. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: End-of-semester structured poster (A4 1-page) Week 12 n/a Graded No


Assignment: Portfolio-styled essay (2500 words). Students are asked to write an essay of max. 2,500 words based on their regular bi-weekly „news“ pieces, which they will bring to synchronous sessions. Week 12 n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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