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Current Issues in Health

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

This module will examine current issues in health and healthcare identified by you as meeting your learning needs in relation to current challenges to health, the organisation of health services or in professional practice. This may include changes in the health of society, changes within the NHS, partnerships in healthcare, supporting the evidence base of practice or developments in professional practice.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of current issues confronting the health of modern society.
  • Critically reflect upon the impact of new initiatives upon health and health care practice within your own area of practice/area of interest.
  • Critically analyse the effects of new initiatives or policies in healthcare on your area of practice/area of interest.
  • Develop a theoretical exploration and critical awareness of the issues underpinning health in society or healthcare delivery through the review and evaluation of information from a wide range of policy documents and professional and academic journals.

20 credits

Module attendance required
12 hours plus 3 hours tutorial and 185 hours self-directed time.

Module dates 

Monday 27th March – Friday 31st March 2023

Assessment of this module will take place through a 3,000-word essay (100%).

Before submission you will be given an opportunity to present your work for peer review in class presentations of seminars.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Kanta Kumar

Stand alone course
This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact the programme administrator:

Tel: +(44)121 414 6014 

Fee if taken as a stand alone course
The UK fee for the module is £1,056 in 2021/22 and £1,090 in 2022/23.
The international fee is £2,720 in 2021/22 and £2,860 in 2022/23.

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
For information on requirements please contact the programme administrator.