London, United Kingdom

Healthcare Management: a London Perspective

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

The recent policy reforms in the NHS, and the challenges faced by health systems globally emphasise the need for future doctors and healthcare managers to understand how systems function, how they are financed, and how strategic policies are developed to ensure the provision of care to the highest quality standards. This module will allow students to get an insight into these topics through the vision and eye health subsector as an example of a speciality area that is experiencing many of the same pressures that are witnessed in the broader health sector. With people living longer and diseases such as diabetes contributing to vision loss, this part of the health sector is under tremendous pressure to serve a larger segment of patient care. With Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology staff as facilitators of various sessions, students will engage in informed discussions about how various policies, different strategic approaches and types of financing can affect health systems and how Moorfields is addressing these challenges. It will also foster innovative and critical thinking around these crucial areas. The module is relevant for students with several backgrounds, as the various stakeholders in a health system will also be discussed.

Course leader

Professor Nora Ann Colton

Target group

This is a Level 2 module - students should have completed at least one undergraduate module in economics or healthcare prior to enrolling.

Course aim

The main aim is for students to be able to apply their leanings to a real-world case study where they will engage with clinicians, practitioners and managers at various levels currently working in the industry. This exposure to a broad range of the most pressing topics in vision and eye healthcare from thought leaderships’ perspectives will be invaluable for creating an experiential environment that will stretch students beyond the classroom. This will provide an opportunity for in-depth learning and the creation of an insightful piece of work. Assessment will be based on an individual coursework project, and final presentation.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: The tuition fee for this module is £2100.
GBP 1100: There is an option to stay at the UCL Summer School residence for the duration of the three-week course. Accommodation is within walking distance to the UCL campus and features private, en suite rooms with shared kitchens. The cost is approx. £1100 per three-week session.


Students who enroll on both Sessions of the UCL Summer School will benefit from a built-in tuition fee discount.