Course Number 0150-4401-01
Course Name Public Policy
Academic Unit Faculty of Medicine -
Disaster Management
Lecturer Dr. Linder Zarankin MichalContact
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Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2023/1
Day Wed
Hours 17:15-18:45
Building Faculty of Medicine
Room 326
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

Course Overview

This course is one of the mandatory electives for the International Master's Degree in Disaster Management, at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Tel Aviv university. The primary aim of this course is to familiarize students with the various traditions, assumptions, and diverse perspectives within the field of public policy process. The policy process refers to the development of public policy over time and the official and unofficial actors, interest groups, and contexts surrounding this development. The course attempts to capture a global overview; it examines the challenges and processes involved in shaping policies at the global level. It explores key policy areas such as Climate Change, Natural Disasters or Humanitarian Crises considering the interplay between national interests, international organizations, and civil society. Through case studies, discussions, and policy simulations, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of global policy and develop critical analytical skills to assess and propose solutions to global challenges.

Course Objectives:
- Comprehend the notion of public policy and its role in tackling global challenges effectively
- Acquire insights into the key actors, institutions, and procedures driving the policy process
- Cultivate critical thinking and analytical abilities to evaluate policy effectiveness and outcomes
- Promote cross-cultural dialogue among students to foster a global perspective on vital policy issues.

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Final Exam

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