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Postgraduate Course: Shaping Modern Healthcare (LAWS11408)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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).
Course description 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
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Regulating Health and Social Care Professionals (LAWS11409)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical understanding of some of the ways that modern healthcare has been (and is being) shaped by key events, actors, and objects.
  2. Identify, analyse and argue current and future matters of law, policy and regulation in the sector.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Reading List
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.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course is taught by online learning.
Additional Class Delivery Information This course is taught by online learning.
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Course organiserMr Gerard Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 2023
Course secretaryMs Clare Polson
Tel: (0131 6)51 9704
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