Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Health Policy Analysis SAY 605 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MAHMUT AKBOLAT
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MAHMUT AKBOLAT,
Course Assistants

Res. Asst. Özgün ÜNAL

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

This course is intended to review health policy analysis form its theoretical and methodological dimensions/perspectives. In other words, health policy analysis is a multi-disciplinary approach to public policy that aims to explain the interaction between institutions, interests and ideas in the policy process. 

Course Content

Within this course, health policy analysis will be addressed within the framework of four key elements of health and health care (health services, organization, financing and reforms) with regard to theoretical and methodological perspectives. 

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Understand what policy analysis is and how and why we do it Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Analyse, examine, interpret, compare and assess health policies Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Prepare and present written and oral health policy analysis in a clear and concise manner as evidence of strong communication skills Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
2 Processes and challenges in health policy analysis
3 Models and methods in health policy analysis
4 Case analysis: Health reforms
5 Case analysis: Healthcare financing
6 Case analysis: Presentation of health services
7 Case analysis: organization of health services
8 Group seminar / workshop
9 Group seminar / workshop
10 Group seminar / workshop
11 Group seminar / workshop
12 Group seminar / workshop
13 Group seminar / workshop
14 Group seminar / workshop
Course Notes
Course Resources

bel-Smith B. (1994). An Introduction to Health: Policy, Planning and Financing. Longman Group Limited, Essex.

Aktan CC ve Saran U. (ed). (2007). Sağlık Yönetimi ve Sağlık  Ekonomisi. Aura Kitapları.

Barker C. (1996). The Health Policy Process. Sage Publications, London.

Collins T. (2005). Health Policy Analysis: A Simple Tool for Policy Makers. Public Health, 119: 192-196.

Garrido MV et al. (2008). Health Technology Assessment and Health Policy Making in Europe, WHO Observatory on HealthSystems, Geneva. pp. 19-31.

Gilson L and Raphaely N. (2008). The Terrain of Health Policy Analysis in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Review of Published Literature 1994-2007. Health Policy and Planning. 23: 294-307.

Janovsky K (ed) (1996). Health Policy and Systems Development. WHO, Geneva.

Kutzin, J.(,2008). Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Health Financing Systems, In: Kutzin J et al. (Eds). Implementing Health Financing Reform, WHO Observatory on Health Systems, Geneva. pp: 3-25

Week Documents Description size
0 politika analizi Makale ve Sunum dosyaları 6.31 MB
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 has the information in manufacturing, marketing, management and accounting-finance functions at the level of expertise of health care institutions and health care system. X
2 is aware of the interdisciplinary interaction related of field of expertise X
3 makes teamwork and shares knowledge with his/her team in the field of expertise X
4 defines problems, analyzes and provides solutions to problems X
5 conducts independent research, contribute to projects and take responsibility in the field of expertise X
6 sets organization visions, missions, goals and targets in the field of study. X
7 questionizes the knowledge he/she has in the field of expertise X
8 related to area of expertise that have served as areas where the accumulation and transfer data using the tool to communicate with all kinds of suggestions, if necessary it can use at least one foreign language. X
9 open to professional sharing and cooperation in the field of his/her expertise. X
10 is able to entry data and conduct data analysis in the field of his/her expertise X
11 acts in accordance with business values and social ethics in the field of his/ her expertise. X
12 analyzes the relationships with stakeholders and national governments in the field of his/ her expertise. X
13 makes recommendations that will contribute to field of his/her expertise. X
14 -is conscious about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality, environmental and cultural values protection, occupational health and safety besides the field of his/her expertise. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 25
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 25
2. Ödev 25
2. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 25
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Assignment 2 20 40
Final examination 1 30 30
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Total Workload 154
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.16
dersAKTSKredisi 6