Coventry University program

Policy, Politics and Transforming Practice

Explore the relationship between the political process, development of policy and the challenges of implementing service changes.

This program is part of the MSc Global Healthcare Management degree offered by Coventry University

Consider the political nature of evidence for policymaking in healthcare.

This program aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to analyse and influence the health policy process in the 21st century. You will have the opportunity to consider the different systems of government and the evolution of policy in differing political contexts. You will have the opportunity to consider practical examples of the implementation of policy in specific contexts with a critical reading of the resulting tensions.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Critically analyse how national politics and policy making is influenced by globalisation and demographic change; and the impact these have on local decision- making about service delivery and resource allocation.
  • Critically review the leadership challenges in implementing policy changes at a local level, including marketing and communicating the changes internally and externally
  • Critically evaluate how the implementation of policy is sustained through governance and regulatory mechanisms in local organisations
  • Examine and evaluate local responses to national and international policy drivers and critically discuss the tensions which can arise when policy is translated into practice.

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