This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the social, political, economic and historical factors influencing health policy in the 21st century, both in the UK and internationally.
It focuses particularly on the policy process, its main actors, and on the central roles of politics and power. The course will equip you with the concepts, frameworks and tools you need to make sense of the policy process, to critically analyse health policies and to influence the health policy process by presenting your analyses effectively and persuasively.
Who is it for?
The course is suitable for professionals from a wide range of backgrounds (public, private and third sector) who wish to expand their understanding of health policy and policymaking to support their current or future employment.
Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September 2022
Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October 2022
Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October 2022
Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November 2022
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November 2022
Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November 2022
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November 2022
Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December 2022
Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December 2022
The key takeaways from this course are the concepts, frameworks and tools you need to make sense of the policy process, the ability to critically analyse health policies and the ability to influence the health policy process by presenting your analyses effectively and persuasively
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: