Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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PGZ2225  - Practical Skills Public Health Policy: General Principles Applied to Local Settings

Period 5: from 8-4-2024 to 7-6-2024
Coordinator: Houkes, I.
ECTS credits: 1
Language of instruction: English

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Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 22-3-2024

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 23-6-2024

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Course information

Description: EN:

Module PGZ2225 (1 ECTS) contains the practical Skills relevant for public health policy making and is linked with module PGZ2025 Public Health Policy. General principles applied to local settings. This module contains one practical skills trainings (Practicing policy making skills: part 5; parts 1 to 4 are part of the module itself, see module description of module PGZ2025).

Overall training coordinator is Dr. I. Houkes, department of Social Medicine, tel. 043-3882878, email inge.houkes@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Training 5 provides students with the opportunity to refine their individual (English) writing and MT&S skills. Students will write their own design paper for a public health policy evaluation. Students will be allowed to select a Public Health policy they consider relevant and interesting, and will be challenged to write a proposal for evaluating this policy (based on the knowledge they have acquired during module PGZ2025). Students will also write a press release about their proposal. Students will receive feedback on both the content of their proposal (by P&H staff members) and the use of English language (by staff member of the language Centre, most often native speakers). The (individual) paper of this training is part of the writing line.

This training consists of a plenary introductory session and individual writing, after which students will receive feedback. There is an opportunity for consulting a trainer as well. Requirements for passing this course are attendance at the introductory session and a pass (mark) for the paper.

Goals: EN:

The formal objectives of this module are listed below:

With regard to communication, students can: 

- collect stakeholder perspectives;

  - write papers and present the results of applying knowledge to policy theories and using policy tools. 

With respect to learning skills, students have skills to:

- plan and evaluate their own work and learning processes;

- take care of their own quality control and professionalization;

- develop their (English) academic writing skills.

Key words: EN:
Skills, negotiation, cooperation, policy evaluation, English writing skills.
Literature: This is the link to Keylinks, our online reference list.  
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Research
  • Skills
  • Training(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Attendance
  • Final paper
  • Participaion

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