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Introduction to Health Policy

1st Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

Introduction to Online Learning

Introduces students to the concepts and tools of health policy. Provides the opportunity to hear healthcare and health policy concerns from others and a chance to apply tools for policy analysis. Introduces skills necessary to be an effective policy analyst/policy advocate. Lecturers illustrate policy issues with examples from many fields of health services ranging from medical care, to current public health issues including the Affordable Care Act and population health, as well as health service delivery improvement efforts.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the main health policy issues facing public health leaders
  2. Use a model of rational decision making to approach to health policy making
  3. Write a literature synthesis
  4. Identify policy options and evaluate policy alternatives
  5. Write effective policy documents
  6. Differentiate options for communicating policy recommendations
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 5% Problem Statement
  • 30% Literature Synthesis
  • 10% Bardach Memo
  • 55% Final Paper