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Module HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH POLICY: PERSPECTIVES AND DEBATES

Module code: SP615
Credits: 10
Semester: Year-Long
Department: APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES
International: Yes
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Health Policy
- Epidemiology and the development of health care systems with changing nature of disease
- Personal & public responsibility for health maintenance
- Development of the Irish health care system in comparative perspectives
- Health care funding systems
- Inequalities in health care causes and consequences
- Life expectancy rates and the quality of life
- Challenges to health care systems: cardiovascular Illnesses, cancer, and dementia.
- Complexities of inter-action between health care systems and other support systems, particularly personal care systems
- Role of carers & support for carers
- Professional power of medical profession
- Implementation & non-implementation of health policy proposals

Mental health policy
- Ireland in the Global Context;
- Historical background to mental health policy and service provision key themes and developments;
- Emergence of the Disability Movement, deinstitutionalisation drivers and obstacles;
- The Discovery of Recovery;
- Patients, Users and Survivors the rise of social movements in the field of mental health policy

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