About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for HEALTH POLICY I: SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH (300.711.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Provides students with the theoretical and practical background to understand the complex web of social, economic, and political, determinants of health. Introduces students to key theories from sociology, economics and political science; students learn to applied these theories as analytic tools enabling them to develop and evaluate policy solutions to public health problems. Students also learn various conceptual models that integrate social, economic and political factors as determents of health related outcomes and health policy formation.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss and identify primary theories from sociology, economics and political science as they apply to population health and health policy formation
  • Identify conceptual models linking social, economic and political context to population health and health policy formation
  • Evaluate research linking determinants of health with population health and health policy
  • Analyze and interpret how social, economic and political forces have affected health inequalities in the US and internationally

Course Time

Tue Thu   9:00 AM to 10:20 AM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

PhD students in HPM along with MSPH in health policy students and MHS in health economics students: MPH students and others from the school interested in health policy development.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated based on a mid-term and final.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Mary Sewell
E-mail: msewell@jhsph.edu