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Introduction To U.S. Health Care Organization (HIN-502)

Semester: Summer 2021
Number: 0308-502-045
Instructor: Dorothy Accordino
Days: TBA
Note: Online, Asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Meets: May 26 - July 6

For majors only

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The course introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation, and future directions of the major components of the American health care delivery system. It will address the issues of access, quality, cost, and assess the contributions of medical technology, research, and societal values on our health care delivery system.

Learning Goals:   Upon completion of the course students will be able to:1. Describe the private, governmental, professional and economic contributions to the development and operation of the health care system.2. Describe the types and interrelationships of health care facilities, services, and personnel.3. Understand important challenges of public sector health policy making.4. Understand the major ethical, economic, professional and legal issues confronting providers, insurers, and consumers.5. Describe the special problems of high-risk populations and health system responses.6. Identify and describe the quality control activities of the current health care system and relate service provider7. behaviors to legal, ethical, and financial considerations.8. Describe the values and assumptions that underlie the changing priorities in health planning resource allocation.9. Understand the differences and similarities of the U.S health care system in comparison to other countries’ systems

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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