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Fall 2014
5297 Health Legislation & Advocacy I - GRAY/WINNIKE- 25884

Professor(s): Patricia Gray (RESEARCH PROFESSOR)
Allison Winnike (RESEARCH PROFESSOR)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  THLocation: 113  BLB

Course Outline: This course is the first part of a two-semester course offered in alternate academic years. Students desiring to enroll are required to take both semesters. The fall semester will focus on the health policy development process, including researching and drafting a policy proposal on behalf of a non-profit community partner. Students will learn the skills to determine the best method to advance the policy proposal, whether through legislation or rulemaking. Grading will be based on several practical writing assignments (including a legal memorandum outlining the policy issue and possible solutions, a draft of proposed legislation, community support proposal, a letter to community partner, and a letter to a legislator).

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 10/16/14

Course Notes:   Quota=14

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: 1. LONGEST Chapter 1 “Health and Health Policy” (pages 1-28)

2. LONGEST Chapter 2 “The Context and Process of Health Policymaking” (pages 29-58)

3. Texas Legislative Council, 2014-2015 Dates of Interest (2013), http://www.tlc.state.tx.us/dates/dates%20of%20interest.pdf.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Course Materials (3/24/2014 2:50:20 PM)

Book Required