HLTH06044 2020 Healthcare Systems

General Details

Full Title
Healthcare Systems
Transcript Title
Healthcare Systems
Code
HLTH06044
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Thomas Smyth, Richeal Burns
Programme Membership
SG_SINFO_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SINFO_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SPRAC_E06 202000 Certificate in Practices in Health Informatics
Description

The aim of this module is to provide the student with an introduction to various healthcare system characteristics, functionality, performance and associated societal outcomes. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

To identify the basic components of the health care delivery system and how these vary across countries

2.

To become familiar with common methods of payment for healthcare services and how these relate to performance

3.

To become familiar with emerging issues including technology, epidemiology, bioethics and socioeconomics
on healthcare delivery systems

4.

To understand components and associated outcomes from healthcare delivery systems 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning for this module will be carried out through a combination of online lectures, computer based critical appraisal and online practical's. Blended learning approaches will be adapted consistent with digital learning paradigms. 

Online delivery of 1 lecture per week with self directed learning. Guidance provided on relevant areas for self directed learning.

Online delivery of 2 hour workshop weekly, where students will be directed to complete interactive type activities to enhance their study skills and knowledge.

Question and answer sessions provided in the live classroom.

A variety of methods of instruction such as discussion, group work, interactive exercises, use of online resources and/or use of audio/visual material will be provided. Core skills will be embedded into all modules to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to succeed. This may include academic writing, oral presentations, reading techniques or research abilities. Accessible materials will be provided to students, including slides, documents, audio/visual material and textbooks enabling students slow down speed up recordings etc in accordance with universal distance learning.

All module content will be based on the principles of UDL to ensure equitable access to content and learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by both a final exam (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).

Repeat Assessments

Repeat examination will follow a similar format as applicable.

Indicative Syllabus

This module provides an introduction to how healthcare systems are organised and how health services are delivered across different countries. Topics include public policy and health reform initiatives; organisation of healthcare systems; components and operation of healthcare organisations, including e-health delivery; outcomes analysis and equity concerns; and legal and regulatory issues, including licensure requirements and reimbursement/ funding models.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 CA1: Critical evaluation of two competing healthcare systems- both written and PPT presentation Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % Week 7 1,2,4
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End of Term Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Online Problem-based Learning Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-03-02 Comparative Health Systems Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN 9781284111736 ISBN-13 1284111733

The Second Edition of Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective offers new perspectives in health administration, public health, and public policy that address evidence-based approaches to health system improvement; systems thinking at the policy level; integrated information management; macro and micro innovation, and systems sustainability. Part I offers introduces foundational concepts including health and disease; and policy and economics. Two new chapters explore innovation and sustainability; and the role and contributions of non-governmental organizations. In Part II, the health systems of 19 countries are each examined in their own chapter, that carefully explores the countrys geography and culture, the history of its health system, followed by a detailed evaluation of cost, quality, access and innovation.

Required Reading
2011-01-15 Comparative Health Systems Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN 1449625614 ISBN-13 9781449625610

Explores the health systems of 17 countries through comparative study. Using a consistent framework, the chapters offer an overview of each country's history, geography, government, and economy, as well as a detailed analysis of the country s healthcare system facilities, workforce, technology, cost, quality, and access. Current and emerging issues are also explored. The book concludes with a look at the changing U.S. healthcare system and the global challenges and opportunities for health. Ideal for courses in global health, international affairs, health administration, and public health, this innovative text challenges its readers to reflect deeply about how health care is organized and delivered.

Module Resources

Other Resources

A range of online resources and applications will be used.