Spring 2022 - HSCI 210 D100

Special Topics in Health Sciences (3)

Health Policy Strategies

Class Number: 5761

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Will vary according to topic.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Selected topics in areas not currently offered within the undergraduate course offerings.

COURSE DETAILS:

The world is full of potential actions that could be taken to protect and promote public health goals. Developing and implementing effective policies, to advance such actions, is a critically important challenge. This course is an introduction to public health policy making focused on strategic approaches to advancing policy analysis. The course is structured around the key stages of policy making - problem identification, formulation, implementation and evaluation. Throughout the semester, students will work on a series of short assignments that, taken together, will form a policy strategy to address a public health issue.

PRE-REQUISITES: HSCI 130

Notes: This course can count toward lower level requirements for all HSCI majors. It can be substituted for one of the following courses: HSCI 211, HSCI 212, HSCI 214, HSCI 216.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

After completing the requirements of this course, students (at a foundational level) will be able to:

  1. Develop policy strategies to address population health issues.
  2. Explain purposes that policies serve in addressing population health issues.
  3. Identify population health issues that can be addressed through policy action.
  4. Find, select and summarize diverse scientific evidence related to population health issues.
  5. Assess how stakeholders are positioned regarding policies (allies/opponents).
  6. Develop strategies to communicate planned policy actions to target audiences.

Grading

NOTES:

Student spend their semester writing one policy brief. Assessments consist of grading parts of the brief and reflection on learning.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Students will need a computer with an Internet connection.

REQUIRED READING:

All resources necessary for this class are available on the internet for SFU students.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.