This course explores the development of health policy and identifies the influences that have shaped health policy in Britain. It explores where decision making power lies, and evaluates attempts to improve quality and performance in the NHS. The course also considers the future prospects for the NHS and what health care in Britain might look like in the decades to come.
This course answers questions such as:
Why was the NHS created, and how has it evolved? How are decisions about health care in Britain made, by whom and in whose interests? What are the main challenges facing the NHS? Can it survive?
Who is it for?
This course is designed for those who are looking to develop a more in-depth and critical understanding of health policymaking in Britain.
(Attendance: on campus)
JAN: Friday 20 and 27 January 2023
FEB: Friday 3, 10 and 24 February 2023
MAR: Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March 2023
JAN: Monday 13, 23 and 30 January 2023
FEB: Monday 6, 20 and 27 February 2023
MAR: Monday 6, 13, 20 and 27 March 2023
APR: Monday 4 April 2022
The key takeaway from this course is an in-depth understanding of the history and possible future of the NHS.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
MSc Health Policy - Master's degree