Spring 2022 - HSCI 827 G100

Analysis of Health Care Systems (3)

Class Number: 6350

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 10:30 AM – 1:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Analyze factors that determine the organization and performance of health services for individuals and populations.

COURSE DETAILS:

Analysis of contemporary problems in Canadian and global health care systems. Exploration of how historical, political, and economic factors shape health system organization and service delivery. Comparison of health system performance.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • Analyze contemporary problems in Canadian and global health care systems and policy.
  • Explain the role of the health care system in contributing to population and public health.
  • Explain how the history and development of health systems shape their organization and performance.
  • Analyze how methods of financing and delivery affect the organization and performance of health services for individuals and populations.
  • Analyze the roles played by political and economic factors in health systems.

Grading

  • Assignment 1 - Background and analysis (group) 25%
  • Assignment 2 - Comparative health systems (individual) 15%
  • Assignment 3 - Policy options (group) 25%
  • Assignment 4 - Briefing note/OpEd 10%
  • Online test 20%
  • Discussion contributions 5%

NOTES:

Instructor may make changes to the syllabus within Faculty/University regulations.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Deber, R. Treating Health Care: How the Canadian System Works and How It Could Work Better. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

https://utorontopress.com/ca/treating-health-care-2
ISBN: 1487521499

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

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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.