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308.605.98 The Impact of the Financial, Economic and Political Crises On Health, Quality of Life and Well-Being of Populations

Health Policy and Management
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Barcelona, Spain
Mon 11/24/2014 - Wed 11/26/2014
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Analyzes the causes of the current worldwide crises, both in developed and developing countries, with a special emphasis on the United States, Canada and Europe. Focuses on the consequences of those crises on health and social policies that affect the quality of life, the well-being and the health of populations. Considers these issues from the political economy, social policy and health policy perspectives.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the nature of economic, financial and political crises and the theories that explain each
  2. Analyze the crises' consequences on the health, quality and well-being of the life of populations
  3. Develop possible responses by public authorities to these situations
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation (20%); oral group presentation (20%); final paper (15 pages) 60%

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduate Students are not permitted in this section

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time JHSPH students must obtain permission from Pamela Davis or Judy Holzer prior to registering.

For consent, contact: