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HSC 100 Systems Approach to Delivering Health Care in America

How is healthcare delivered, funded and legislated within the United States? What is working and what is not in our current system? This course will address the framework and structure of contemporary healthcare delivery systems in the United States and abroad. Key issues surrounding healthcare legislation, public vs. privatized insurance and the differences with universal healthcare, disparities in access and quality of care, health outcomes in the U.S. and the role of technology in healthcare delivery will all be introduced. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexity of interacting systems that comprise health care delivery today with special attention toward the challenges and opportunities for patient-centered care. Staff/Three credits