HI6087 Healthcare in Ireland, 1750 – present

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HI6087 Healthcare in Ireland, 1750 – present

10 credits.

The module explains how modern healthcare in Ireland has evolved from a long-term historical perspective; and charts the evolving roles of state and voluntary (religious) bodies, and social attitudes towards health issues. It examines key developments in health in Ireland from 1750, charting the manner in which disease was tackled, the role of the state and the origins/growth of voluntary (religious) bodies and the function of their institutions; it delineates the contours of the public health apparatus, from its origins in the Poor Law System to its evolution into modern form; case studies on mental health; evaluates the role of institutions and the impact of key individuals on policy formation and delivery of services.

Module coordinator: Dr Andrew McCarthy.