International Healthcare Organisation

Credits: 10

Assessment: Pitch to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ for support for an innovation developed by the student

This module will interlock with the other two modules in the strand to provide a day a week of programmed teaching for international health. Each day will use a cross linking theme for the three modules.  Through a combination of lecture and seminar, involving more interactive activities to put the lecture in context, you will explore how healthcare is organised and financed around the world.

Whilst the course is continually being updated, examples of topics that have been covered are: models of healthcare delivery and finance, the role of the major multinational organisations such as WHO and the World Bank, healthcare delivery as an agent of social change, the feminisation of health and poverty and the role of
population movement on healthcare delivery.


In addition, as part of an initiative to embed enterprise in the curriculum, you  will be introduced to the role of commerce in health care. There will be training and support on the processes of developing an idea and making a pitch for further funding.

As competent, independent learners, you will be required to identify an area of particular interest for your assignment. In total, each module will involve 75 hours of student study time.

Entry requirements

International students:

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in the Birmingham Foundation Academy, a specially structured programme for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on the foundation academy web pages.