NURS 560

The Politics of Health Policy (3)

This course is the study of the processes and strategies influencing health and social policy, and the social and political contexts in which policy is created.


  • Critically examine the different theoretical and ideological perspectives from which policy is conceptualised.
  • Analyze  the  social,  political  and  economic  contexts  in  which  policy  is  created  and enacted.
  • Interpret health and social policy processes in the context of larger social trends and political mandates.
  • Examine how policies differentially affect particular populations and shape health and social inequities.
  • Identify new directions needed in health and social policy development.
  • Critically  examine  how  nurses  and  other  health  professionals  can  influence  policy development and implementation.

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