Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2025: Health Policy in Comparative Perspective

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics: studying public policy, studying health care, origins of modern health care systems, health policy in the UK, problems in modern health systems, reforms to modern health systems, health policy in non-OECD countries, comparative public policy in other domains.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning & teaching activities16.511 x 1.5 hours seminars. These will be a mix of formal lecture, student discussion, and in-class formative tasks.
Guided independent study133.5A variety of private study tasks directed by the module leader. These may include reading assignments (70 hours), preparation for examination (19.5 hours), preparing for seminars: reading and research (22 hours) and completing assessment task (22)

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).