Postgraduate Course: Shaping Modern Healthcare (LAWS11408)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides students with an opportunity to explore some of the ways that modern healthcare has been (and is being) shaped by key events, actors, and objects. In particular, it reflects on how these have impacted on law, policy and regulation in the sector, and how this continues to evolve. This course will contextualise and deepen student's understanding of the changing healthcare landscape. It will equip students to navigate a range of primary and secondary sources in order to advance arguments and positions at this intersection of law, policy and regulation. While this course focuses on the UK as its primary jurisdiction, it also provides scope for students to reflect on the issues raised in relation to their home jurisdictions (if different).
Week 1: The changing healthcare landscape: an introduction
Week 2: Failures of care I: drivers of change?
Week 3: Failures of care II: drivers of change?
Week 4: The quantified self
Week 5: Expanding the circle of care
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 x summative assignment (2000 words) -100%«br /»
Requirements for all course assessments will be outlined to students within the individual courses at the start of each semester.
||Students will have the opportunity to obtain formative feedback over the course of the semester. The feedback provided will assist students in their preparation for the summative assessment.
Details of the School's feedback policy will be available at the start of the course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical understanding of some of the ways that modern healthcare has been (and is being) shaped by key events, actors, and objects.
- Identify, analyse and argue current and future matters of law, policy and regulation in the sector.
- Deal with complex issues, and advance informed arguments, in the context of the changing healthcare landscape, with a focus on how these have impacted (and continue to impact) on law, policy and regulation in the sector.
- Communicate ideas, arguments and positions, appropriately and effectively, as supported by reference to law, policy and other sources, in order to engage with a range of stakeholders in the healthcare endeavour.
|There will be no set text for this course.|
Core texts will include:
- Policy documents
- Legislation and case law
- Journal articles
- Some book chapters
A detailed list of key resources will be available at the start of the course.
|Course organiser||Ms Annie Sorbie
Tel: (0131 6)50 3633
|Course secretary||Ms Clare Polson
Tel: (0131 6)51 9704