Module title: Health Policy and Public Involvement

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS11762
Module leader: Jackie Johnston
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module outlines the major aspects of health policy, public health issues and public involvement. In relation to health policy, it will explore the definition, translation of political vision into action and the formulation and implementation of policy that is for the benefits of staff, patients and the public and that is responsive, flexible and patient-centred. The economics of healthcare will be explored and workforce policies will be examined, as they impact on the overall delivery of healthcare policy and strategy. Aspects of public health will focus on how the public is encouraged to stay healthy and to make lifestyle choices that contribute to improving the health of the nation. All of this will be underpinned by the need for public involvement at all levels of the care process and will emphasise the impact of strong public involvement at strategic level.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically examine the process of converting political vision into health policy
LO2: Examine how policy is implemented in practice.
LO3: Explore utilitarian approaches to health improvement and the impact on populations.
LO4: Explore the impact of rights on improving lifestyle choices.
LO5: Critically appraise how the current policy of patient-centred care is implemented in practice.
LO6: Critically analyse the impact of strategies for public involvement.

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