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Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Gerard Anderson
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Introduces the material covered in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Focuses on four substantive areas that form the analytic basis for many of the issues in Health Policy and Management. The areas are: (1) economics and financing, (2) need and demand, (3) politics/ethics/law, and (4) quality/effectiveness. Illustrates these issues using three specific policy issues: (1) injury, (2) medical care, and (3) public health preparedness.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Use a model of rational decision making to conduct analysis of alternatives in a policy environment.
Identify the skills necessary to be an effective policy analyst/policy advocate
Apply skills to examine a variety of health policy issues in greater depth

Methods of Assessment: mid-term and final
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail