Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2025: Health Policy in Comparative Perspective

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Amy McKay (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

The ethical, institutional, political, and social aspects of health policy allow for important and surprisingly large differences among nations, even nations that are quite similar in other policy domains. This module uses health policy as a study in comparative politics. By examining health care systems and institutions across nations, and seeking to identify the reasons these systems and institutions differ, we will gain a fuller understanding of the causes and consequences of different policy choices in democracies.

Module created

10/06/2015

Last revised

24/08/2020