300.732.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 1 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
    Shannon Frattaroli
    Stephen Teret
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Develop the skills to identify a public health issue and to consider the range of policies to address that issue
    • Describe the assessment and selection of a policy from among different options
    • Identify the role that various government branches and officials play in the formulation of policy
    • Assess the feasibility of translating an idea into policy
    • Explain the interaction of policy makers with those trying to influence policy choices
    • Describe the legal principles that underlie health policy formulation
    • Define the role of academic researchers in policy making
    • Provide examples of how policy has effectively reduced public health problems
  • Course Description
    Supplements and builds upon the course entitled Public Health Policy Formulation. Students analyze and discuss in depth the materials presented in that course.

    Additional Faculty Notes:



  • Intended Audience
    MSPH/Health policy in HPM
  • Methods of Assessment
    class participation and attendance
  • Prerequisites
    concurrent registration in 300.712
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

  • Welcome Message

    This course is a seminar that complements the material covered in Health Policy II: Public Health Policy Formulation. That course presents to students the considerations, activities and participants involved in the formulation of public health policy. The lab will provide departmental MSPH students with an opportunity to explore these concepts in greater detail through the process of learning about and conducting a legislative history.  Class location has been moved from what is on the syllabus.  We will now meet in HH 244.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Molly Simmons

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