May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

PT 527 Health Policy Development


(2 credits)
This course explores the many ways that policy is developed, including facility and organizational policy, professional policy, payer policy, and legislative policy. The processes for developing standards, guidelines and options for clinical practice also are examined. The focus is on the sources of data used to reach policy decisions, as well as elements of decision making in adopting the policy. Examples of policy development are drawn from across international sources. In addition to some aspects of this course being taught online via the Blackboard Academic Suite, there will be a face-to-face, day-long session, and students will present a Capstone project that has been developed across the entire six courses.