Course Detail
Course Components:
This course builds on foundation policy content to provide students with understanding of political, economic, & social trends that affect health policy & the health care system, as well as the health of populations (epidemiology). The class includes special emphasis on the economic and political dimensions of the managed care environment, as well as inequities in the delivery of health care in comparative & global contexts. We will also address the historical development of the "health care industry" & the public health system from a social justice perspective. The course offers advanced training in policy practice skills (advocacy, policy analysis, policy development and evaluation) relevant to health policy & health settings. Ethical content will focus on tensions and dilemmas that arise in health care delivery systems.