This course will provide skills and training in public health policy analysis and evaluation, including economic analysis. Students will be exposed to approaches to public health policy analyses and evaluations and will become familiar with the nuts and bolts of conducting analysis and evaluation. Readings and discussions will offer critical perspectives on the practice of policy analysis and evaluation through public health case studies highlighting challenges, limitations and strengths.
There will be twelve seminar style meetings in which instructors will outline approaches, techniques and critical perspectives and facilitate discussions. Public health policy case studies will be used to anchor critical discussions of the application of tools and approaches to real-life situations.