HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS - 2017/8
Module code: MANM031
Surrey Business School
CHRYSANTHAKI T Dr (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||ASSIGNMENT 1 1000 words||40|
|Coursework||ASSIGNMENT 2 2000 words||60|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module explores the complex management and administrative demands of a modern health system: in particular the demands for effective and efficient management. Its role in the programme is to make application of the general management principles, learned in other prescribed modules, to health care. The module is positioned early in the course so as to allow the student to draw from their own experience in applying theory to practice. It looks at philosophy, ethics and value attached to health care systems and links this to the organisational structure and management approaches adopted in different settings.
The module aims to provide a detailed learning course focused upon the organisational concepts of complexity, values, control, distribution and purchase.
Allow concepts to be operationalised into the management of health services.
Give an overview of policy and policy analysis
Consider social-political influences on resource management
|Debate issues of fairness and value how to commission and provide health care at national and local level||C|
|Debate the complexity of the healthcare landscape||C|
|Understand control and resourcing mechanisms of health care systems||K|
|Understand the implications of a range of health care policies on the philosophy and delivery of care||K|
|Have an overview of different global health systems||K|
|Understand the importance of research and evidence in the practice of management and in particular across health care systems||T|
|Appropriately apply general management principles to the job of managing and leading services with a focus on health care services and systems||T|
|Understand a range of complex adaptive systems||T|
|Demonstrate how management can improve the quality of care to patients and clients in health care systems||P|
|Appreciate and evaluate the need for dynamic change within the contemporary health services, social service and voluntary sector provision of care||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Overview of health service functions and structures
Philosophy and values in health care
Health care policy
Central control, markets and the Third Way
Funding health care
Markets, regulation and competition
Reforming hospital provision
Modernising health service provision
Primary care and exploring primary care groups globally
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The teaching and learning strategy is designed to facilitate an understanding of aspects of health care systems. The teaching and learning methods include:
Lectures (3 x 11 weeks)
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a deep and critical understanding of aspects of current health care systems including modernisation and funding approaches.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
two written assignments that allow students to apply the areas covered within the lectures to real life situations
Assignment One (1,000 words) is due in mid-term (middle November) and Assignment Two (2,000 words) is due end of the semester (end December). The first assignment is short to enable students to test out essay writing and receive detailed feedback before embarking on the elucidation of more complex ideas.
Formative assessment and feedback
Students will be given structured formative feedback in a timely fashion to facilitate their learning. Feedback is given via a detailed written assessment, in class (overall comments to everyone) and via one to one tutorials.
Reading list for HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm031
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.