Carleton University - School of Public Policy and Administration
PADM-5229: The Health of Populations
Description: Originally developed at the McMaster University medical school, the term "evidence-based medicine" has gained wide support over the last couple of decades. Indeed, "evidence-based" has come to be more broadly applied to health care in general, including the fields of health promotion and disease and injury prevention. In this seminar, we will assess aspects of the quality of the evidence, and elements of the politics, surrounding the "health of populations," a term chosen in an effort to avoid any hidden assumptions, arguments and interests associated with the more conventional term "population health."
Faculty: Hugh Armstrong (Winter 2012)
Source: Syllabus downloaded from http://carleton.ca/sppa/academics/course-information/2012-winter-course-outlines/ (accessed 6 January 2014)