Politique de santé

wfsp2230  2022-2023  Bruxelles Woluwe

Politique de santé
5.00 credits
25.0 h + 15.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
  1. Health policy conceps.  
  2. The health policy agenda 
  3. Political determinants of health problems 
  4. The actors of a health problem 
  5. The implementation of health policies; 
  6. The Belgian health and health care policy system in a comparative perspective 
  7. Health policy, research and health decision making: the links between research and policy
Teaching methods
The course facilitates the links between theory and practice. Some sessions are based on a case study prepared by the students:watching a video or reading a paper. 
Practical exercise (PE)
Students will  conduct a group policy analysis of a health problem and its solutions in order to develop useful recommendations for policy makers. Students will be asked to analyze a topic. Each group will take up an issue (see list on moodle). They analyze the issue  with the theoretical frameworks of the course and try to compare the Belgian situation to other EU countries.  An evaluation grid for the work is available on moodle.   In 2021-22, the TP will focus on the issues of covid19 immunization. 

Evaluation methods
1.    A written exam on the course (50%), lasting 2 hours.  
2.    Participation in the course and evaluation of the practical work, and the required readings (50%). 
Online resources
  • Buse K, Mays N, Walt G. Making health policy. Maidenhead: Open University Press; 2005. https://dial.uclouvain.be/ebook/object/ebook:208886
  • Davies HTO, Nutley SM, Smith P. What works? evidence-based policy and practice in public services. Bristol: The Policy Press; 2000.
  • Dean H. Social policy. Cambridge, UK: Polity; 2006.
  • Schiffman and Smith. Generation of political priority for global health initiatives: a framework and case study of maternal mortality. The Lancet 2007 370:1370-1379.  Lecture obligatoire.
  • Gerkens S, Merkur S. Belgium: Health system review. Health systems in transition. 2010;
Teaching materials
  • Notes de cours
  • Transparents sur Moodle
  • Lectures obligatoires sur Moodle
  • Portefeuille de lectures disponibles via le secrétariat Ouvrage de Davies, chapitres 2-3 : appui à la séance 2. Ouvrage de Kent Buse, chapitres 1-7 : appui aux séances 1,2 et 5. Ouvrage de Dean, chapitre 8-9-10 : appui aux séances 1 et 4.
  • • Buse K, Mays N, Walt G. Making health policy. Maidenhead: Open University Press;
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in Public Health