You will produce a health policy briefing paper of between 3,000 and 4,000 words (80%). Briefing papers are documents that quickly and effectively inform decision-makers about an issue, distilling often complex information into a brief, clear, well-structured document, including conclusions and recommendations.
There will also be an assessed group presentation (20%).
Teaching and learning will take place via a mix of lectures, group activities and discussions which allow you to examine the issues in more detail, providing both teacher and peer-led input, promoting discussion and developing communication and group working skills.
Teaching sessions will take place over 10 days (typically 10am to 1pm) and are supplemented by self-directed study which allows you both to gain a deeper understanding of the subject generally, and to pursue topics which are of particular interest to you in greater detail.
Teaching and learning are facilitated by Moodle, the university’s online Virtual Learning Environment.
The course is worth 15 credits and can be taken as either a standalone course or as part of a range of PG Diploma and MSc programmes.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.