This programme focuses on health and social care policy and offers both a stimulating course of study and a route into a large and growing number of careers.
Health and social care policy attempts to address numerous challenging problems within society: Should fertility treatment be available as a right on the NHS? Should older people pay for their own care? Are services delivered fairly to all sections of the community? Which policies are most effective in reducing social inequalities in health? You have the opportunity to consider these and many other important questions.
This degree encourages you not only to explore and evaluate the issues but also to think about solutions and how to apply them in a practical context.
Over a third of the UK’s 6.5 million carers are aged 65 years and over. In this talk, Dr Alisoun Milne explores why older carers are at significant risk of poor physical and mental health, reduced quality of life and poverty, and cannot be assumed un-problematically to protect their own health and well-being. These are matters of social justice.