53138 Health Policy & Planning

Course Description

Health Policy:Examines substance using models encompassing different perspectives on public health: philosophy, political theory and politics, law, economic, science and information, culture and religion, and organization and management. This course introduces students to a selected set of health policy issues today, and that will challenge the nation in the foreseeable future. This course is about making policy in the fields of public health and healthcare: understanding what it is, who makes it, and how and when it’s made successfully. The course will also focus on the capabilities and limits of government, important health policy issues, critical and reflective thinking and becoming an agent of change and reform.

Health PlanningThis course focuses on the understanding and application of health planning models and practices. The course encompasses a range of health planning models, methods and applications including health systems planning, strategic planning and marketing, and program planning for public health services. Recognizing the integral role of program evaluation in the planning process, the course will also explore the design of program evaluations, methods for conducting program evaluations and best practices for the integration of program evaluation as component of the overall plan.

Learning Objective

  • 1. Define policy, planning, philosophy, political theory and politics, law, economic, science and information, culture and religion, and organization and management.
  • 2. Describe health policy issues today, and that will challenge the nation in the foreseeable future.
  • 3. Describe/plan making policy in the fields of public health and healthcare: understanding what it is, who makes it, and how and when it’s made successfully.
  • 4. Describe the policy issues, critical and reflective thinking and becoming an agent of change and reform.
  • 5. Describe health planning models, methods and applications including health systems planning, strategic planning and marketing, and program planning for public health services
  • 6. Recognizing the integral role of program evaluation in the planning process,
  • 7. Explore the design of program evaluations, methods for conducting program evaluations and best practices for the integration of program evaluation as component of the overall plan.

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • lecturer notes 2015
  • Health Planning by F. Douglas Scutchfield, Alex F. Howard, Robert M. Shapiro Basic Health care by
  • Healthcare Strategic Planning (Ache Management) Third Edition
  • Basc Health Care by by Nancy J. Niles

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite

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