Course Code: HCM 2500
Academic Year: 2020-2021
This course introduces students to the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of health policy. The course will develop a structured approach for the analysis and appraisal of health policy. In assignments and class discussions, students will learn to apply the structure to discuss contemporary health policy issues from political, social, and economic perspectives. Topics covered include the Canada Health Act and the federal and provincial/territorial division of responsibilities for health care, health care institutions, financing of health services, health inequalities and social disparities, quality measures for health systems and organizations, payment schemes, stakeholders and interest groups, and the concept of value in health care.