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Canadian Health Policy – SPHA 510

Understanding the way the Canadian healthcare system has evolved and how its currently structured broadens your understanding of policy dilemmas we face.

SPHA 510 Canadian Health Policy (MHA Year One) examines Canadian health care policy and forces that shape it. By the end of this course, students will be able to describe the main features of the Canadian health care system, and able to identify key historical, political, and legal factors that influence health policies in Canada.

This course takes an historical approach by tracing the development of hospitals, the medical and allied professions, the health insurance system, and systems of medical technology.

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Instructor Profile

Dr. Steve Morgan

Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Dr. Steve Morgan’s research is focused on health care policy, with an emphasis on health care financing and expenditures, equity analysis, and pharmaceutical policies. He has published over 150 articles, book chapters, and reports, and has served as a policy consultant to governments in Canada and abroad. In March 2015, Dr. Morgan was the lead author on a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on universal pharmacare in Canada.