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308.602.01
Role of Government in Health Policy

Discontinued

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
4th term
Department:
Health Policy and Management
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
In-person
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Colleen Barry
Contact:
Colleen Barry
Resources:
Description:

Explores the key political dimensions of the health policymaking process in the United States. Examines the roles of government institutions and political actors both inside and outside government in developing and implementing health policy. Uses past and present health care debates to illustrate concepts, theories and frameworks discussed in class. Students acquire an understanding of the political processes in which health policies are considered, and gain practical experience executing political strategies in the context of health policy campaigns.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the key political dimensions of the health policymaking process in the U.S.
  2. Discuss the role of politics in health policy formulation, implementation and analysis
  3. Demonstrate practical experience with issue advocacy, policy framing and political strategy in an applied context
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Assignments
  • 50% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required