Current Issues in Health Policy

  • Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Course unit code
  • IHCM1MUL1601
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 1
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Heiss Raffael
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Schlögl Stephan
  • Mag. Schnegg Elgar, MBA
  • Pletzer Sandra, MA
  • Repo Sara, MA Bakk. Komm.
  • Mag. Windbichler Renate, MIM
  • Mag. rer. nat. Überall Martina, Ph.D.
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Mevenkamp Nils
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • • Understanding purpose and instruments of EU funding
    • Knowledge of key terms and players in EU projects
    • Understand the main characterisitcs of EU projects
    • Knowledge on the secrets of writing a successful EU funded project proposal in a "cross-border health care setting"
    • Understand the logics and elements of project proposals
    • Discussing and drafting possible project ideas
    • Creation of a dissemination and commercialization plan
    • Ability to apply idea generation and brainstorming techniques
Mode of delivery
  • -
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • - Current and future health policy challenges
    - The state and the private sector in health policy
    - Introduction to EU funding and main principles of grant proposals.
    - Style and structure of proposals: tools and mechanisms, tips and lessons learnt; further discussion & brainstorming of possible project ideas and coaching in small groups

    Please be aware that this course requires high level of proficiency in English language. All local students have passed an English language test with at least 90 TOEFL points (internet based) or comparable tests.
Recommended or required reading
  • The case competition document & literature can be found on your learning platform SAKAI.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Through a case competition, expert seminars and practitioner reports the students gain insights into operational practice in the health care sector.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English