About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MAKING CHANGE THROUGH POLICY (300.645.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Introduces students to the role that policy plays in the promotion and protection of the public’s health. Using a variety of domestic and international health issues as case studies, students learn how policy can be an effective tool for making change. Offers perspectives from both the developed and developing world.

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Course Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to be able to do the following: • Identify the role that policy plays in promoting and protecting the public’s health. • Explain the interaction of the public health sciences and public health policy. • Describe the principles that underlie public health policy development. • Define the stages of policy making. • Develop the skills to identify a public health issue, create a policy to address the issue, and advocate for the policy’s implementation. • Provide examples of how public health practitioners employ policy to approach public health problems.

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Course Time

Tue Thu   9:00 AM to 11:20 AM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

required for full-time MPH students

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Students will be required to complete a written mid-term assignment and a take-home final exam. Class attendance is required.

Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

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