MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MSc Leadership in Health and Care options

Year 1, Component 06

HS676-7-AP or (HS856-7-SP and HS887-7-AU)
Sustainability, Stewardship and Finance

This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to embrace an interprofessional approach to the management of health & care workforce and financial resources. You will make distinctions between health system and healthcare systems, understand disparities, and consider alternative models for local delivery of services. Alongside assessing the impact on health, you will appreciate the value of managing resources in a sustainable way for the future.

Health Inequalities and Intersectionality 101

This Module examines the theories underlying unfair and avoidable differences in distribution of social determinants of health, and offers a critical understanding of the theory, research, and public policy applications of intersectionality. It helps students to move beyond mainstream research and analysis of health inequalities, which typically focuses on individual factors determinant (e.g. in the UK analysis of socio-economic position dominates, in the US a race focus predominates and for South Asia caste and indigeneity predominate) and engage with intersectionality and the importance of engaging with multiple risk factors. The module is unique in bringing together multi-sectoral and international perspectives on Intersectionality to the classroom and exploring policy interventions and civil society actions to reducing health inequalities, nationally and globally. The module will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your research and presentation skills through engaging in an innovative research assignment. You will choose between this module and HS959 - Innovating for Policy and Systems

Introduction to Global Health

The global health priorities established in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have helped bring the importance of global health governance to the fore of global health scholarship. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on global public health governance, exposing the systemic weaknesses in the global health architecture and demonstrating how power and resource imbalances impact on global health policy, global health equity and population health. The global health landscape is shaped by centuries old interactions and structures. The past few decades have brought dramatic change shaped by cross-border flows of capital, ideas, technology intermediated through the complex interaction between global, national and local actors and institutions. This module provides an introduction to the fundamentals of global public health governance by focusing on health-related issues that transcend national boundaries and the differential impacts of globalization on health. It introduces essential concepts from the social sciences, including political science, sociology and law. It includes critical scholarship on interactions between global and local actors to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for critically exploring key questions including who governs global health, which states, institutions and other entities finances global health, who sets priorities for global health and who is accountable for delivering on global health commitments. It provides an introduction to understanding the diverse social, economic and political forces which shape how and why some important health related challenges are addressed through global health policies, including the SDGs, and others are not.

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