PIA3207 - Health Care Policy and Ethics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public and International Affairs
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2024/25

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to help students investigate the ethical basis of health care policy and guides them to draw on both the Western and Chinese moral resources to address ethical issues involved in health care systems, resource distribution, decision making, and other important ethical and policy issues. Students will be stimulated to reflect critically on their own values and to formulate justifiable judgements of contemporary health care policy and bioethical issues. Specifically, the course will

(a) Explore and evaluate the basic values underpinning the organization and financing of health care allocation;

(b) Examine ethical and policy issues in relation to elderly care, universal health coverage, prevention and control of non-communicable and infectious diseases and addressing social determinants of health. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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