308.680.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
ThF 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • explain the process involved in creating health care law
  • Course Description

    Introduces the roles and functions of the entire legislative process -- from bill introduction, to committee markup, to the enactment of legislation. Throughout this process, students also examine the essential role of congressional lobbyists in shaping health care policy stemming from coalition building, knowing your opponents, organizing grassroots and campaign contribution efforts, identifying key Members of Congress and staff, working with the Administration, testifying on Capitol Hill, and knowing what and what not to tell your constituency. Using a case-study approach, students walk through the process of how an idea goes from an organization into federal or state law.

  • Intended Audience

    iMPH Students, and students interested in understanding the legislative process involved in creating health care law.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Students are evaluated on class participation and a final paper.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • 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.