SS/R: THE IMPACT OF THE FINANCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CRISES ON HEALTH, QUALITY OF LIFE AND WELL-BEING OF POPULATIONS Syllabus

308.844.98 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MTW 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the nature of economic, financial and political crises and the theories that explain each
    • Analyze the crises' consequences on the health, quality and well-being of the life of populations
    • Develop possible responses by public authorities to these situations
  • Course Description

    Analyzes the causes of the current worldwide crises, both in developed and developing countries, with a special emphasis on the United States, Canada and Europe. Focuses on the consequences of those crises on health and social policies that affect the quality of life, the well-being and the health of populations. Considers these issues from the political economy, social policy and health policy perspectives.

  • Intended Audience

    part-time MPH students and Institute participants

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Class participation (20%); oral group presentation (20%); final paper (15 pages) 60%

    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: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.