318.605.01 Policy Analysis for the Real World I
- Health Policy and Management
- 1st term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
Develops student analytical thinking through real-world problem applications including social, urban, and health policy. Prepares students to master the essential steps of any policy analysis: identify the problem, assessing the available evidence, specifying goals and constraints and examining policy alternatives. Emphasizes communicating in a simple, clear and direct way.
- Learning Objectives:
- Define the nature of the policy problem based on effective and critical review of multiple sources of information;
- Assess the quality of evidence from secondary source policy analyses;
- Identify and interpret patterns and trends in data;
- Conduct surveys to assess perceptions and behaviors
- Communicate policy analyses with precision, clarity and cogency; and
- Engage in effective team work.
- Methods of Assessment:
6 written policy papers and associated oral presentations
Final grade applies to all terms
- Enrollment Restriction:
undergraduates are not permitted in this course;
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
students enrolled in programs other than the MPP must obtain permission of department prior to registering for this course.
- For consent, contact:
- Special Comments:
This course will be taught on the Homewood Campus.