305.605.51 Public Health Policy: the Intersection of Science and Politics
- Health Policy and Management
- Winter Inst. term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- Washington, DC
- Wed 01/10/2018 - Fri 01/12/2018
- Class Times:
- W Th F, 8:30am - 5:00pm
If you are interested in learning about how the policy development process works in real life, join us for Public Health Policy: The Intersection of Science and Politics. The course, held in Washington, DC, blends lectures, discussions, and interactions with those engaged directly in the policy development process to provide students with an “insiders” perspective on the policy development process. Students will gain a perspective as to how public health policy is a reflection of knowledge, political will and social strategy.
Employs both lecture and interactive formats to explore the nature of the public health policy process, including how policy is a reflection of knowledge, political will and social strategy. Through presentations by instructors and guest speakers, offers examples of public health policy development highlighting the intersection of science and politics. Deepens and enriches the learning process through field trip(s) that actively engage students with Washington, D.C. public health advocates and policy makers with varying policy roles and perspectives.
- Learning Objectives:
- Distinguish the roles of scientific knowledge, political will, and social strategy in the public health policy development process;
- Express the importance of stakeholder outreach and engagement in the public health policymaking process;
- Identify opportunities and challenges to evidence-based public health policy development
- Methods of Assessment:
Students are evaluated based on class participation (20%), seminar presentation (35%), and a written assignment (45%).
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Students are expected to participate in class discussions, seminar presentations, and field trip(s)and complete all assigned readings prior to the course. The final written policy analysis assignment will be due no later than February 2, 2018.