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318 PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH CARE POLICY

PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH CARE POLICY (21:920:318:B5:05587)
Class Dates: 5/31 - 7/7
Class Times: Meeting By Arrangement
Instructor: Liss
Location: Canvas
Format: Online
Credits: 3
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The pandemic has not only uprooted “normal life,” but it has laid bare drastic disparities in health and medical care among different populations in the US and globally. The course is structured around a final project in which students will focus on a narrowly defined health care debate and develop three policy proposals to address the issue, based on three theoretical traditions in social sciences. Course content, assignments, and activities are grouped into four modules. First, we define and operationalize health and healthcare, with particular focus on the differential political power of stakeholder groups in health care politics. In modules two, three, and four, we examine the theoretical foundations and application of three main approaches to US healthcare politics: market-oriented policy, social protection policy, and social justice policy. In the final project, students apply these theories to the health care policy debate of their focus.  

 

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