Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Healthcare and Intervention Delivery

Module CodeIEHC0023
Module TypeCompulsory
Module LeaderLion Shahab


This module is designed to provide students with a knowledge base in the provision and delivery of health care. It will develop understanding of the structure and operation of different health care systems, including the NHS; managing change and leadership; health economics; issues around medical decision-making; models of doctor-patient communication; the impact of hospitalisation, stressful hospital procedures and screening; and developments that will impact on delivery of health care in the future such as telehealth and genetics.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student will be able to:

An overview of qualitative research methods is provided.

  • Psychology of Public Health Crisis
  • Health Economics
  • Telehealth
  • Impact of Screening
  • Doctor-Patient Communication 1: Theory
  • Half-day observation of consultations between health care professionals & patients
  • Medical Decision-making
  • Working with Specialist Hospital Population
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Behaviour Change Interventions
  • Managing Change & Leadership
  • Doctor-Patient Communication 2: Reflection on observation of consultations

Teaching and Learning Methods

Who can study this module?

This module is compulsory for all students in MSc/Diploma Dental Public Health. The module may also be attended by other postgraduate students from the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and other UCL students.


  • Coursework: Group component (2,500 words) (50%)
  • Individual component (500 words) (40%)
  • Peer review (100-200 words) (10%)