Health Care Policy

Topics: Policy, Medicine, Health economics Pages: 15 (2131 words) Published: October 30, 2012
|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Natural Sciences | | |HCS/455 Version 3 | | |Health Care Policy: The Past and the Future |

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Course Description

This course will introduce the student to the intricate processes that public policymakers use to influence the health status of a society. The role of economic theory, interest groups, and the various levels of government involved in policymaking will be examined. A historic review of trends will be evaluated, and the challenges of future health care delivery will be examined.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Morone, J. A., Litman, T. J., & Robins, L. S. (2008). Health politics and policy (4th ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Health and Health Care Policy | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Discuss the historical framework for the development of health care policy. | | | | |Identify the various health and societal issues that motivate health care policy. | | | | |Identify the various stakeholders in the health care policy process. | | | |Readings |Read the Week One Read Me First. | | | | |Read Ch. 1–3 of Health Politics and Policy. | | | | |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |ongoing |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. Read Discussion Question requirements in the Main |DQ1 due Wed. |2 | | |Forum. |DQ2 due Fri | | |Learning Team Instructions |Begin developing the Learning Team Charter due in Week 2. | | | | | |...
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