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Course module: 202200063
202200063
Smart Interventions and Policy
Course info
Course module202200063
Credits (ECTS)12
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. P.J. Klok
E-mailp.j.klok@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
I. Bouzguenda
Lecturer
dr. C. Fischer
Lecturer
prof.dr. M.A. Heldeweg
Examiner
dr. P.J. Klok
Contactperson for the course
dr. P.J. Klok
Academic year2022
Starting block
2A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
  • 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.
Content
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
Module 3
Participating study
Bachelor Management, Society and Technology
Required materials
Book
Knill, C. and J. Tosun, Public Policy A New Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 ISBN 9780230278394
Book
Volti, R. (2017) Society and Technological Change, 8th edition. New York: Worth Publishers. 978-1319058258
Book
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
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Instructional modes
Assessment
Presence dutyYes

Assignment
Presence dutyYes

Design
Presence dutyYes

Lecture
Presence dutyYes

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance

Tests
Policy Behaviour and Technology

Policy Design

Project: Health Interventions

Remark
4 assignments and a presentation

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