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300.714.01 Policy Analysis in Practice


Health Policy and Management
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  9:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Mary Wisniewski
Course Instructor :
  • Phil Garboden



Lectures, lab exercises, and case studies of policy issues develop expertise in analyzing and synthesizing policy issues and in preparing policy documents.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the key elements of policy research
  2. Articulate differences between policy research process and the policy research outcomes
  3. Outline the characteristics of effective policy research
  4. Describe the process of policy research
  5. Apply strategies and techniques of the policy research process to various policy areas
  6. Frame policy questions using evidence from the literature, data, and stakeholder input
  7. Design policy recommendations using a systematic review of the evidence gathered
  8. Reflect on the policy research process in order to gain further insight and lessons to be applied to future policy questions and improve as a policy researcher
Methods of Assessment:

written literature synthesis (30%) in-class quiz (10%) written policy memo (30%) group presentation (30%)

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Due to enrollment cap, all students must obtain permission prior to registering.

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