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310.868.51 SS/R: Introduction to Ethical Issues in Health Policy

Health Policy and Management
Winter Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Washington, DC
Thu 01/10/2013 - Fri 01/11/2013
Class Times:
  • Th F,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pamela Davis
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Introduces students to the moral relevance of health and the use of ethics in the assessment of health policy. Acquaints students with a number of theories of justice. Students explore contemporary health care and public health policy issues using the lens of ethical analysis to supplement other approaches to policy analysis.

Learning Objectives:

This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:

  1. Use ethics as a tool, in the assessment of policy options
  2. Identify and consider ethical issues relevant to health policy development and implementation
  3. Analyze policy options with new-found ethical skills and begin to reason through appropriate courses of action
Methods of Assessment:

Class participate 20%, Case Assignment 30%, and a Paper 50%.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required