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Public Policy for Health

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This module will introduce students to policy-making in contemporary society, with a particular focus on public policy for health.

The course will lay the foundations for an understanding of the policy-making process and how this can be theorised and conceptualised. Key health and health-related social and public policy areas, for example, health, education and environmental policy, will be used to illustrate how policy is made in practice.

This course can be taken as a core module on the pathway to a degree in healthcare.

Learning and teaching

Tutor-led classroom sessions, student-led seminars. There will be two Saturday schools for Study Skills. Your learning and teaching for this module is underpinned by self-directed study.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

The assessment for this course will be a seen class test and an essay.

On the Pathway Programme you will have formal assessments. These will take the form of class tests, written assignments, a course journal or a portfolio. Your assessments are designed to prepare you for further study in a degree setting.

Reading suggestions

Provided by the tutor on the university Virtual Learning Environment.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.

Accessibility

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.

Location

21-23 Senghennydd Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4AG