PUB HLTH 4076 - Health Policy and Public Health Interventions

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2015

This course is designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of health policies and their development, implementation and analysis, and of public health interventions at population, community and individual levels. Health policies will be studied in health care system, national and international contexts. Health policy development, implementation and analysis are discussed with a focus on using them in disease prevention and health promotion. The lectures and discussions consider how a health policy is formulated, implemented and analysed, including the roles of public interest, vested interests, ideology and politics. Various frameworks for analysis are considered. The course takes the Ottawa Charter Health Promotion Action Areas as a framework for public health interventions. Facilitating factors and barriers to disease prevention and health promotion are highlighted.

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