Syllabus for health policy and public policy 2007_1_

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Health Policy and Public Policy Fall 2007 10:832:338 NOTE: This syllabus is subject to change. You should expect to add to the syllabus at least one guest lecturer as well as viewing the movie “Sicko” in class. Instructor:  Marci Berger MA, MPH, PhD Candidate E-mail:   mberger@usrealestateacq.com Phone:  732-603-9375 Office Hours:  By Appointment TA:  Michele Sloan – mlsloan@eden.rutgers.edu Overview: This class focuses on how healthcare policies are created in the public realm.  We will study the policy process and the players who impact the decisionmaking  process.  Then we will look at selected health issues and analyze how and why  these policies were created. This course includes lectures, class discussions and group projects.  Discussion  and class participation are key components to this class   Required Texts: There are 3 books required for this class.  These books will be supplemented by  other readings which may include journal, newspaper or magazine articles and  will vary from week to week. * Danis,M; Clancy,C; and Churchill,L, eds. “Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy” 2002 (get the ISBN for the softcover) * McDonough, John E. “Experiencing Politics: A Legislator’s Stories of Government and Health Care” 2000. ISBN 0520224116
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Rosenthal, A. “Heavy Lifting: The Job of the American Legislature” 2004. ISBN 1568027346 Grading Grading is based on performance on 1 exam, 1 quiz, a short policy paper, a final  presentation and class participation.  Attendance is considered to be a  component of class participation and in-class assignments are to be expected  and will be factored into the final grade.  All materials covered by the texts, class  discussions, videos, special readings, lectures and guest lecturers are to be  expected on the exams.  Breakdown of grading:                                        Exam:                                          25%                                        Policy Paper:                                15%                                        Class Participation:                        35%                                                   Includes Attendance, In-Class Assignments and                                                                                Class Participation                                                Final Presentation:                        25% Any questions regarding the grading of exams must be brought to Ms. Berger’s  attention within  10 DAYS after receipt back of graded exam . Absences:
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