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Course module: 202200063
Smart Interventions and Policy
Course info
Course module202200063
Credits (ECTS)12
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. P.J. Klok
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I. Bouzguenda
dr. C. Fischer
prof.dr. M.A. Heldeweg
dr. P.J. Klok
Contactperson for the course
dr. P.J. Klok
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • Students have a basic understanding of the concepts and approaches of policy studies.
  • Students are able to apply these approaches to simple examples aimed at behavioural change.
  • Students are able to describe the converging technologies revolution with a focus on health technologies and identify the ethical issues that come with it.
  • Students are able to design a basic policy solution to a health problem in which technologies in combination with societal factors play a role in shaping behavior.
  • Students are able to write a policy memorandum containing a policy proposal.
The module contains a component (policy, behaviour and technology) that teaches students the core concepts of and the main approaches to policy studies. These concepts and approaches stem from policy studies as a specific (inter)discipline and from the main disciplines in public administration. Teaching is organized along the line of different stages in the policy process: policy formation, policy implementation and policy evaluation. This part will focus on the relation between policy, (health) technology and (healthy) behaviour.

The module contains a project on health interventions. Students design a policy that is aimed at improving health behavior using technological and other interventions. Groups of students use a number of methods for policy analysis in designing a policy. These include methods for problem analysis, methods for generation and evaluation of policy solutions. The specific design aspects of the policy proposals are taught in a separate module component (policy design), were students individually develop a single policy intervention.The final result is a policy memorandum, containing an integrated policy advice. Specific skills needed for group work and to give (written) policy advice are part of the project.
Module 3
Participating study
Bachelor Management, Society and Technology
Required materials
Knill, C. and J. Tosun, Public Policy A New Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 ISBN 9780230278394
Volti, R. (2017) Society and Technological Change, 8th edition. New York: Worth Publishers. 978-1319058258
Kathy Turner, Lynette Ireland, Brenda Krenus and Leigh Pointon, Essential Academic Skills, Second edition, Oxford University press, ISNBN 978-0-19-557605-4, ISBN-13:978019-5576054
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

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Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance

Policy Behaviour and Technology

Policy Design

Project: Health Interventions

4 assignments and a presentation

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