300.732.01 HEALTH POLICY II: PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY FORMULATION MSPH LAB
Supplements and builds upon the course entitled Public Health Policy Formulation. Students analyze and discuss in depth the materials presented in that course.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to do the following: • Develop the skills to identify a public health issue and to consider the range of policies to address that issue. • Describe the assessment and selection of a policy from among different options. • Identify the role that various government branches and officials play in the formulation of policy. • Assess the feasibility of translating an idea into policy. • Explain the interaction of policy makers with those trying to influence policy choices. • Describe the legal principles that underlie health policy formulation. • Define the role of academic researchers in policy making. • Provide examples of how policy has effectively reduced public health problems.
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