National and International Perspectives on Healthcare

Module summary

Module code: NURS1426
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Health Sciences
Module Coordinator(s): Diane Norton / Deborah Dorsett



This course will provide students with the opportunity to;

Explore the dynamics of current healthcare organisation and delivery in the UK
Develop an understanding of global perspectives of healthcare and how these differ to the UK

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:
1 Discuss how healthcare provision in the UK is organised and delivered

2 Consider healthcare issues in relation to; race, socio economic group, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexuality

3 Critically evaluate systems of healthcare across the world and determine how this differs to the UK

Indicative content

Globalisation and health
WHO & UN agenda for Health
Systems and funding of healthcare
Role of NGO’s and third sector
Cultural differences in health beliefs
Power and health
Gender inequalities
Health promotion and education
Reflections on students own beliefs and values
Tolerance and enquiry based learning towards different beliefs and values to own
Researching local healthcare provision
The law as applied to healthcare in UK

Exploration of the impact different views & beliefs have for negotiation in groups
Team working
Presentation skills

Developing an empathetic response towards difference
Articulation of own views and emotional response to material

Teaching and learning activity

Student led seminar groups
Guided and independent reading
Moodle resources including web links and video
Practice based learning – applying knowledge & skills in the placement setting


Presentation - 100%
LO - 1, 2 & 3
Pass mark - 40%
A 20 minute group presentation
In a small allocated group, students will be required to select a healthcare issue relevant to their practice and compare / contrast healthcare provision in the UK with provision in another country.

All elements of summative assessment must be passed to pass the course.

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:
Group discussion
Working in small groups to plan / develop the presentation
A log detailing meetings, roles, responsibilities and progression of the group work for presentation