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Aaron Katz
G H 524
Seattle Campus

Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health

Explores complex array of factors affecting global health policy by studying contemporary health policy issues affecting developing countries. Examines how context (e.g. ideology, culture, and history) and international institutions affect the provision, financing, structure, and success of a nation's health and health system. Offered: Sp.

Class description

In this class, we will explore the complex array of factors that affect global health policy and approaches to advocate for policy changes by studying contemporary health policy issues that affect developing countries. We will examine how context (e.g., ideology, culture, and history) influence the structure of and changes to a nation’s health system and its ability to improve the health of its citizenry. And we will examine how international institutions – both formal and informal – affect the provision, financing, structure, and success of health and health services.

You will learn about health policy development and advocacy in this class through a combination of methods, including case studies, problem based learning (PBL), small and large group discussions, group projects, role plays, and written and oral presentations … your learning will be largely through processes of self-discovery. This course includes few traditional lectures.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Aaron Katz
Date: 03/20/2013