Health Care Delivery In The U. S. – hcs235 (3 credits)

This course provides a broad overview of the various functions of the United States health care system. The historical evolution of health care is examined. The student is introduced to the various forms of provider models and service delivery systems found in private and public health sectors, including ambulatory, acute, mental, and long-term care. The financing aspects of health care and their influence on health care delivery and quality are outlined.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Stakeholders within Health Care

  • Identify roles of various stakeholders in the health care industry
  • Examine emerging roles within the health care industry

Health Care Continuum

  • Describe the relationship between components of the health care system continuum.
  • Describe the characteristics of an integrated delivery system.

The U.S. Health Care System: Present and Future

  • Examine current issues in health care delivery.
  • Discuss future trends in health care.

The Evolution of Health Care

  • Describe how the evolution of health care delivery in the United States affects the current health care system.
  • Identify factors that influence health care utilization.

The Financial Aspects of Health Care

  • Examine health care costs in the United States.
  • Compare types of health insurance.

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