300.645.01 | AY 2010-2011 - Summer Term | 5 Credit(s)
TTh 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Intended Audience

    required for full-time MPH students

  • Methods of Assessment

    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

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.