Course Code: HCM 4502
Academic Year: 2020-2021
This is the second part of a full year course that 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 inequalities and social disparities, quality measures for health systems and organizations, payments, schemes, stakeholders and interest groups, and the concept of value in health care.