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Innovative new online short course in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health to launch on UCL eXtend

Publication date: Jan 08, 2014 03:12 PM

Start: Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM

Health is one of the most important goods in human life and it is no longer a personal issue. Most modern states provide healthcare and now struggle to keep the healthcare budget under control.

Yet it appears ever clearer that the task of keeping the population healthy and able requires an extremely broad range of governmental initiatives. This implies though choices on what can be afforded, which interventions are permissible and which deserve priority. How can such difficult choices be made and justified?

The course will equip learners with the information and critical skills for active participation in current debates and it will guide you through relevant literature and key concepts.

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is addressed to everyone interested in health policy, in applied ethics and in the principles that should inspire public services and the welfare state. We expect healthcare professionals and administrators to be especially interested, as well as students of philosophy, political sciences and welfare economics.

This 15 week course will run from 27th January 2014 and will be delivered via online learning. Whilst there are weekly deadlines there are no fixed hours of tutoring allowing you to manage the schedule around your other commitments.

For more information, please visit the course webpage