About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY: PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE (306.625.01), 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

Explores ethics, the moral relevance of health and the use of ethics in the assessment of health policy. Acquaints students with a number of theories of social justice. Also explores contemporary public health and health care policy issues (e.g. environmental toxin, pay for performance), using the lens of ethical analysis to supplement other approaches to policy analysis. Students develop their skills in ethical analysis and reasoning in order to critique and compare alternative strategies for to address public health and health care policy issues.

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Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and consider ethical issues relevant to health policy, including analysis of issues in public health and health care (medical care and health services)
  • Analyze the role of ethics in the assessment of policy options
  • Analyze policy options with new-found ethical skills and begin to reason through appropriate courses of action

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Course Time

Fri   9:00 AM to 11:50 AM

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Course Faculty
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Prerequisites

Completion of 300.645.01 MAKING CHANGE THROUGH POLICY, or 300.600.81 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH POLICY, or 300.651.01 INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, or equivalent.

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Intended Audience

Students interested in the ethical issues faced in the health policy arena.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Students will be asked to participate in class, present summary and interpretation of select article(s) to group during the term and have a final paper assignment.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Holly Taylor
E-mail: htaylor@jhsph.edu

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