Courses - Healthcare Policy HESA 6310   Healthcare Policy
This course introduces the student to the evolution of Canadian healthcare policy. Students are exposed to three streams of study which, when taken together, help to illuminate how our healthcare system has emerged over time. The first stream will provide a conceptual and practical examination of public policy making which delimits the art and science of crafting healthcare policy. Public policy analysis will be introduced in a way that provides an overview of techniques and issues that are applicable to an understanding of healthcare policy at the provincial and federal levels. With this approach providing the backdrop, a second stream concentrates on current developments in the Canadian healthcare system as both a direct and indirect consequence of explicit and implicit public policy decisions. Finally, to facilitate interactive learning, problem solving, and critical thinking, students are required to examine and analyze a number of contemporary healthcare policy issues.