Skip Navigation

Course Catalog

300.722.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy II

Health Policy and Management
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Ellen MacKenzie
Course Instructor:



Familiarizes students with some of the foundational readings in health policy and provides an understanding of the theories and conceptual frameworks used in the development, implementation and analysis of health policies. Explores how different disciplines (political science, ethics, law, economics, sociology, behavioral sciences and history) inform thinking about the development, implementation and analysis of health policies that make a difference in the public’s health.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss and critique several of the foundational readings in health policy
  2. Demonstrate how different disciplines and theories are relevant to contemporary problems in health policy
  3. Describe how theories and disciplines are used in the development of a conceptual framework for policy development and research
  4. Demonstrate how research can test a theory and help to re-formulate the theory based on new knowledge
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation (30%) and 7 written assignments (70%)


Final grade applies to all terms

Enrollment Restriction:

restricted to HPM PhD students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required