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308.678.01 CHRONIC CONDITIONS: A KEY POLICY PROBLEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Sara Bleich
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Examines the cost and prevalence of chronic diseases. Some of the examples come from the U.S. while others are drawn from high, middle and low income countries. Examines the policies and programs designed to address some of the major risk factors for chronic disease – obesity, tobacco, and alcohol. The next section focuses on secondary and tertiary prevention programs that have been demonstrated to be effective including disease management and care management. Concludes with a discussion of promising programs/policies aimed at reducing the prevalence of chronic disease, and the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. describe the burden of disease associated with chronic disease,
  2. assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address the major risk factors associated with chronic disease,
  3. assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address secondary and tertiary prevention of chronic disease,
  4. define the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease
Methods of Assessment:
Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated on two in-class quizzes and a final paper
Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
Consent Note:

students planning to audit this course must receive permission of instructor

For consent, contact:
sbleich@jhsph.edu