PSC 213 - Public Health Policy

Course unit(s): 1
Meets GAR: Meets general academic requirement SL.
The course is a survey of contemporary issues related to the provision of public health policies in the United States.  From disease control to the provision of health insurance, government plays a central role in the field of American health care.  This course provides attention to numerous aspects of government interaction in the area of health policy, including the funding of research, regulation of pharmaceuticals, management and prevention of epidemics, and the provision of medical insurance.  The class is designed for students interested in pursuing careers related to public health or with a general interest in the field.  Course requirements include research projects and required service experiences in local health care locations, such as Allentown's health department and local medical clinics.  The class will also include a simulation that examines the decision making process that is used by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in addressing a potential outbreak of an infectious disease.

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