Current Issues in Health

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

The module aims to examine current issues in health and health care identified by you as meeting your learning needs with regard to current challenges to health, the organisation of health services or in professional practice including, for example: Changes in the health of society; Changes within the NHS; Partnerships in health care; Supporting the evidence base of practice; 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 the student’s own area of practice / area of interest
  • Critically analyse the effects of new initiatives or policies in health care on the student's area of practice / area of interest
  • Develop a theoretical exploration and critical awareness of the issues underpinning health in society or health care 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 + 3 hours tutorial and 185 hours self-directed time

Module Dates 

  • Wednesday 22 May 2019
  • Wednesday 29 May 2019
  • Wednesday 5 June 2019
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019
  • Wednesday 31 July 2019 - Submission date
  • Wednesday 21 August 2019 - Results due


Assessment of this module will take place through a 3000 word essay (100%)
Students will be given opportunity to present their work for peer review before submission in classroom presentation of seminars

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Professor Debbie Carrick-Sen

Contact details:

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) 0121 414 6014 

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

The Home/EU fee for the module is £675, the overseas fee is £1,467 (TBC).

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

For information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator.

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