Shaping Modern Healthcare

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore some of the ways that modern healthcare has been (and is being) shaped by key events, actors, and objects. In particular, it reflects on how these have impacted on law, policy and regulation in the sector, and how this continues to evolve. This course will contextualise and deepen student's understanding of the changing healthcare landscape. It will equip students to navigate a range of primary and secondary sources in order to advance arguments and positions at this intersection of law, policy and regulation. While this course focuses on the UK as its primary jurisdiction, it also provides scope for students to reflect on the issues raised in relation to their home jurisdictions (if different).

* Please note that this course is a co-requisite with the course 'Regulating Health and Social Care Professionals' and both must be taken in the semester in which they run.  

Weeks:

  1. The changing healthcare landscape: an introduction
  2. Failures of care I: drivers of change?
  3. Failures of care II: drivers of change?
  4. The quantified self
  5. Expanding the circle of care

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of some of the ways that modern healthcare has been (and is being) shaped by key events, actors, and objects;
  • Identify, analyse and argue current and future matters of law, policy and regulation in the sector;
  • Deal with complex issues, and advance informed arguments, in the context of the changing healthcare landscape, with a focus on how these have impacted (and continue to impact) on law, policy and regulation in the sector;
  • Communicate ideas, arguments and positions, appropriately and effectively, as supported by reference to law, policy and other sources, in order to engage with a range of stakeholders in the healthcare endeavour.

Assessment

One summative assignment (2000 words) -100%

Terms and conditions

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