Health Policy and Economics (NRT177)
In this module we explore the complex organisation that is the NHS today and identify how devolution has differentiated healthcare in Wales from that in the other countries of the UK. We will look at the different attempts over the years to use funding streams, competition and private sector involvement to raise the quality of the service and will compare the UK’s efficiency record with that of other countries in the world. We will explore the role of bodies such as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and consider the difficult decisions that lie behind the lurid headlines about patients being denied life-saving drugs. The module includes four health economics sessions taught by Professor David Cohen and shared with students on the Masters in Public Health. These offer a painless and fascinating glimpse into the world of health economics – which are a prerequisite for anyone intending to hold a senior management position in the NHS.
Module Dates 2014:
This Module will run on Wednesdays.
Module code - NRT177
Credits - 30