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Term: Summer term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Paul Whong
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Introduces students to the role that policy plays in the promotion and protection of the public’s health. Using a variety of domestic and international health issues as case studies, students learn how policy can be an effective tool for making change. Offers perspectives from both the developed and developing world.

Learning Objective(s):

This course will prepare you to be able to do the following: • Identify the role that policy plays in promoting and protecting the public’s health. • Explain the interaction of the public health sciences and public health policy. • Describe the principles that underlie public health policy development. • Define the stages of policy making. • Develop the skills to identify a public health issue, create a policy to address the issue, and advocate for the policy’s implementation. • Provide examples of how public health practitioners employ policy to approach public health problems.

Methods of Assessment: Students will be required to complete a written mid-term assignment and a take-home final exam. Class attendance is required.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thu 07/19/2012 - Thu 08/23/2012
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 11:20
  • Thursday 9:00 - 11:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: MPH students only
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail