Arthur Garson, Jr., MD, MPH, Director, TMC Health Policy Institute
Stephen H. Linder, PhD, Co-Director, TMC Health Policy Institute
Course Goal: The TMC Health Policy Institute Health Policy course will train teach students (participants) about fundamental key concepts related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of (U.S.) health policy in an innovative format.
Course Objectives: By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
- Describe the complex roles of the many participants in policymaking,
- Summarize and discuss key components of healthcare policy, and
- Assess competing positions on selected health policy controversies.
Course Overview: The TMC Health Policy Institute Health Policy course is an inter-institutional, inter-professional introductory health policy course for graduate students or advanced undergraduate students.
The Health Policy Institute will produce 13 seminar sessions (see topics below.) Each session will be led by an individual from a TMC member institution, and will select 3-4 others from TMC member institutions to participate in the seminar, to include diverse, inter-professional perspectives from local experts in the form of panel discussions, debates, and other interactive teaching modalities. Recommended pre-session readings will be provided ahead of time to course participants. The course is organized in three parts: (1) Policy Institutions and Processes (2) Policy Topics in US Health Systems issues (3) Emerging Topics & Controversies in Health Policy.
Course Leadership and Evaluation: Each participating institution will have a local course director who will be responsible for planning the course in terms of which TMC sessions to include (i.e. one institution may decide to include 10 TMC HPI course sessions and have 3 additional sessions of their own), and which additional readings, meetings, and other course work will be required. Assessment, evaluation, grading, and feedback will be entirely under the purview of the institution-specific course director and the institution’s curriculum committee.
Target Audience/Participants: This course is designed for students in all areas served by the TMC (such as nursing, pharmacy, medicine, PhD in research and advanced undergraduates); however, the TMC course will also be open to the public.
Time: Sessions meet once weekly (Tuesdays) for 13 weeks January 2019 – April 2019. Sessions run 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Texas Medical Center headquarters at 6550 Bertner Ave., 6th Floor, Houston. Additional live broadcasts and recording will be posted on this website. Audience participation will be encouraged; for students taking the course for credit who are watching streaming video will be permitted to ask questions using distance technology.
Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: Free for participants
Steering Committee: Chuck Begley, Trevor Burt, Joslyn (Joey) Fisher, Tanweer Kaleemullah, Peggy Landrum, Jessica Mantel, Aisha Morris, Binata Mukherjee, Ben Raimer, Frances (Lee) Revere, Rocaille Roberts, Umair Shah, Abida Solomon, Sujit Sansgiry
Teaching Assistant: Adele Semaan
Communications Director: Ryan Holeywell