Fall 2016  |  PA 8461 Section 001: Global and U.S. Perspectives on Health and Mortality (35526)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 8390 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-122
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
The health of populations in developing and developed countries is very different. Within countries, great health disparities exist between more advantaged and more disadvantaged populations. When crafting policies that aim to improve population health, it is crucial to know how to measure health and how to think about the health needs of the specific population in question. This course will provide an overview to the factors driving health, mortality, and aging across different populations. In addition, students will learn the best sources of data and measures to use to describe the health status of a population. They will also be able to assess policy options that address the health of their population.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA8461+Fall2016
Class Description:
The health of populations in developing and developed countries is very different. When crafting policies that aim to improve population health, it is crucial to know how to measure health and how to think about the health needs of the specific population in question. This course will provide an overview to the factors driving health, mortality, and aging across different populations. In addition, students will learn the best sources of data and measures to use to describe the health status of a population. Furthermore, students will be able to assess policy options that address the health of their population. At the end of the course, students will know answers to questions such as: What are the major causes of death in developed vs. developing nations? Why is life expectancy at birth often used to describe the health of a population? Will we continue to live longer or is there a limit to increases in life expectancy? And what are the implications of longer and healthier lives for the viability of social security and other public policies? Will women always live longer than men? Is socio-economic status positively correlated with health, worldwide?
Grading:

· Problem sets/ short responses (30%)

· Leading class discussion (20%)

· Final Paper Outline (5%), Final Paper Presentation (10%), Final Paper (35%)
Exam Format:
No final exam but there will be a final paper and presentation.
Class Format:
Monday and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 3:45pm am.
No Wednesday class the week of Thanksgiving.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/35526/1169
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA8461_Fall2016.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA8461_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 August 2016

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