Healthcare systems in developed countries develop through a process of interest group contestation, histrocial conventions and arrangements, and are often characterised by mutually incompatible regulations and legislation. At the current time modern states face diffculties arising from these local contexts and histories, and also challenges which cut across national boundaries. This module will shed light on these challenges and explore the responses of a range of healthcare systems. In discussing these themes the module will take a mutli-disciplinary approach drawing on frameworks from economics, political science and sociology.
Module Attendance Required
5 days of teaching
Please note this module will not be running in 2011/12.
One written assignment
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Mr Iestyn Williams, Director of Academic Teaching - Health Services Management Centre (Jonathan Shapiro - HSMC)