Health-​in-​all-​Policies: Approaches to Achieve a Healthier City

Course Number
5800 (Health Promotion)
Course Syllabus
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Course Instructor(s)
, , Monica Elizabeth Campbell, Loren Vanderlinden, Kate Bassil


Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon


This health-focused policy course takes a practical and experiential approach to developing in-depth skills in analyzing and creating policy options directed at real world issues. The course focuses on municipal decision-making and the opportunity for cities to leverage local policy change towards provincial and even federal uptake of policy innovation.

Learning Objectives:

· To learn how to apply a healthy public policy framework to real world health issues and decision making towards achieving a healthy city for all
· To understand the complexities of developing successful healthy public policies
· To expose students to a range of local government policy specialists and community collaborators active on topical urban issues that impact the public’s health
· To examine decision making on social and environmental determinants of health at the municipal level

Course Requirements:

There are no specific course prerequisites however students should have some background in social, environmental or economic dimensions of public health and have a basic understanding of the social determinants of health. This course is limited to 16 students.

General Requirements