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Module Code: DPH211
Module Title: Organising the Health of the Public III: Policy Making for Health
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module will introduce the student to both the domains of policy making in general and health policy making in particular. We will examine the predominant state and international, public-private and multilateral stakeholders of health policy and the ways in which health and well-being policies are implemented.
Learning outcomes 
A Discuss and evaluate the rational policy model.

B Show how policy making is a political process.

C Examine how power is embedded in policy making.

D Investigate the value of stakeholder agendas in policy making

E Manage the challenges in appropriate health care policy making and implementation

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, discussion, debates and videos
Part I Deconstructing Policy Making

Week 1 The Rational Policy Model

Critical introduction to the normative model of policy­making.

Week 2 Policy processes/Political processes

Introduction to the politics of health policy­making and challenges to the rational policy model.

Week 3 Influencing Policy: Power

Examination of the many ways in which power is embedded in health policy and how these

processes can be identified through discourse analysis.

Week 4 Policy Making/Implementation

Overview of the differences between policy assemblage and the actual implementation of
policy across different geopolitical levels.

Week 5 Stakeholders and stakeholder agendas

Critical examination of the importance of identifying stakeholder agendas. Students will
practice conducting a stakeholder analysis.

Week 6 Public­Private Health Agendas

Examination of how public, private and philanthropic agendas affect health policy.

Part II Constructing Health Policy

Week 7 Risk and Public Protection

Examination of how policy is affected by the social construction of risk.

Week 8 Risk Relative to Stakeholder agendas

Analysis of case example of the World Trade Organization and the relativity of risk.

Week 9 Health Policy or Law

Examination of the use of health policy combined with state, international and global legal

Week 10 Case Example I: Pharmaceutical Policy

Overview of the policies that dictate the manufacturing, pricing, and access to pharmaceuticals
with the case example of Anti­retrovirals for HIV/AIDS.

Week 11 The Regulation and Enforcement of Pharmaceutical Policy

Analysis of issues of enforcement of policies, such as Good Manufacturing Practices and the
WTO policies, such as TRIPS, that affects access to essential and generic medicines.

Week 12 Case Example II: DOTS and TB

Critical assessment of the DOTS policies for the management of tuberculosis.

Week 13 Appropriate Health Policies

Examination of how to design health policies to be appropriate for implementation in a given

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26  3*1HOUR      95  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Debates (X 2) 10.00
2 Essays (Three 1,000+ Word Essays, One Of Which Is A Stakeholder Analysis) 30.00
3 Presentation (Oral) 10.00
4 Final Essay (4,000 Words With Revisions Of Three Essays Plus Introduction And Conclusion) 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/8/2019 3:21:59 AM