Ethics and Health Policy

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for POLITICS 741.


Considers the intersection between theory, policy, and problems in health. Topics include: defining health and its value; the role of government and markets in providing health care; allocating resources in a government health system; justice, inequalities, and health; coercion to control the spread of disease, whether caused by pathogens (e.g., pandemic influenza) or lifestyle.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for POLITICS 741.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Professor Martin Wilkinson


POLITICS 741: 15 points