Introduction to Health Policy and Management

HPAM-GP.1830, 3 points.

Semester: Spring, Fall


Required for M.P.A. (health) students.

This introductory course in the Health Policy and Management program explores core topics in the study of health and health care delivery in the United States. We will discuss the distribution of health and disease in society, the organization of the U.S. health care system
and roles and behaviors of its key actors, the historical context for developments in public health and medicine, the quality and accessibility of health care services, and current events in health care reform. We will examine major themes in health care policy and
practice using an interdisciplinary approach that employs sociological, political, economic and ethical perspectives on health and disease, characteristics of health care in the U.S., and the complexity of achieving high quality and affordability given the varied (and sometimes conflicting) motivations of policy-makers, payers, providers and patients. Students will also consider the U.S. health care system in an international context to provide a comparative lens on its nature and performance versus those of other industrialized nations. The objective of this course is to build understanding of fundamental ideas and problems in the areas of health and medical care and thereby to provide a strong foundation for future studies and careers in the health care field.

Prerequisites: none

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2016Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Fall 2016Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Spring 2016Jacob VictorySyllabus
Fall 2014Jacob VictorySyllabus
Fall 2014Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Spring 2014Jacob VictorySyllabus
Fall 2013Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Spring 2014Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Spring 2013Syllabus
Summer 2012Richard AldersladeSyllabus
Fall 2012Syllabus
Fall 2012Syllabus
Fall 2011Syllabus
Fall 2010Syllabus
Fall 2010Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Fall 2010Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Spring 2010Syllabus
Fall 2009Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Fall 2009Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Fall 2009Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Fall 2009Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Spring 2009Kieke OkmaSyllabus
Spring 2012Syllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2015Jacob VictoryEvaluation
Spring 2015Jacob VictoryEvaluation
Spring 2015Victor RodwinEvaluation
Fall 2014Jacob VictoryEvaluation
Fall 2014Victor RodwinEvaluation
Spring 2014Jacob VictoryEvaluation
Spring 2014Victor RodwinEvaluation
Fall 2013Victor G. RodwinEvaluation
Fall 2013Ashley FoxEvaluation
Spring 2013Lucy MacPhailEvaluation
Spring 2012Macphail, LucyEvaluation
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Rodwin, Victor G

Weekly Schedule:
Mon - 6:45 pm to 8:25 pm

Session Dates:
09/06/2016 to 12/16/2016

Bldg:SILV Room:411