Courses Taught by Holly Jarman

HMP615: Introduction to Public Health Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly
  • Offered every year
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: Describes the nature of public policy interventions within the various domains of public health, the theoretical motivations for undertaking them, the influence of the political, bureaucratic, and social environmental in which policy decisions are made, the consequences of such decisions, and the key dimensions of analysis of the effects of public health policies. In addition to conceptual discussion of each of the above, the course includes evaluation of several case studies of public health policy decisions and their implications.
  • Syllabus for HMP615

HMP619: Health and the Public Policy Process

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course analyzes the US policy process in relation to US healthcare and public health systems. We explore how conditions within society are framed as problems, how problems are placed on political agendas, how problems get matched with potential solutions, and pay attention to the challenges of implementation and evaluation.
  • Competencies: A6 Understand the policy-making process and the role of politics; assess a problem and identify and compare potential policy solutions; and understand and critically assess methods to evaluate policy impact. -Written assessments -Participation in class discussions -Policy analysis in-class exercises C6 Persuade and convince others, both individuals and groups, to support a point of view, position, or recommendation. -Written assessments -Participation in class discussions -Team-based presentations C7 Understand and learn from governance structures, formal and informal decision-making structures, and power relationships in an organization, industry, or community. -Reading assignments -Written assessments -Participation in class discussions -Team-based presentations Additional competencies A1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. -Written assessments -Participation in class discussions -Policy analysis in-class exercises -Team-based presentations A2 Appraise literature and data critically. -Reading assignments -Written assessments B1 Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process. -Written assessments -Participation in class discussions -Team-based presentations C2 Analyze the business, demographic, ethno-cultural, political, and regulatory implications of decisions and develop strategies that continually improve the long-term success and viability of the organization. (with a focus on political and regulatory decisions and their implications) -Reading assignments -Participation in class discussions -Written assessments -Team-based presentations
  • Learning Objectives: Upon completing the class, students will be able to understand the public policy process as it relates to US healthcare and public health systems, and apply that understanding to: -Identify a range of policy alternatives in response to a perceived problem in the healthcare or public health system; -Evaluate policy alternatives using evidence; -Recommend actions based on the evaluation of policy alternatives, and; -Create strategies to communicate and promote a given policy alternative.

HMP622: Qualitative Methods for Health Policy Research

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: During the course, students will gain experience in creating a research plan, conducting interviews, analyzing interview data, and presenting their qualitative findings to an audience.
  • Course Goals: Understand how knowledge is generated from qualitative sources in public health and health services research; Evaluate qualitative research done by others in the discipline; Identify appropriate research methods and begin to design and conduct their own qualitative research projects on a basic level; Appreciate ethical questions raised by qualitative research and address them through research design.
  • Competencies: Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. ?Appraise literature and data critically.Understand the policy-making process and the role of politics; assess a problem and identify and compare potential policy solutions; and understand and critically assess methods to evaluate policy impact.Plan, oversee, and successfully execute large-scale projects involving significant resources, scope and impact.