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HCS/455

Health Care Policy: the Past and the Future

Online

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$1194

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course will introduce the student to the intricate processes that public policymakers use to influence the health status of a society. The role of economic theory, interest groups, and the various levels of government involved in policymaking will be examined. A historic review of trends will be evaluated, and the challenges of future health care delivery will be examined.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Discuss the different forms and categories of health care policies and their importance.
  • Explain the impact of health care policy on health care determinants.

Week 2

  • Identify the various stakeholders, including health care professionals and organizations that influence health care policy.
  • Describe the roles of federal government in the development and execution of U.S. health care policy.
  • Describe the role of state and local governments in the development and execution of U.S. health care policy.

Week 3

  • Explain the process of health care policy making.
  • Explain policy formulation, legislation, and implementation.
  • Explain policy evaluation, analysis, and revision.

Week 4

  • Describe the major health care issues impacting the U.S. health care system.
  • Identify the impact of global health care issues on the U.S. health care system.
  • Identify the impact of environmental issues on the U.S. health care system.
  • Explain the importance and interconnectivity of societal norms and U.S. health care policy.

Week 5

  • Identify emerging issues and trends surrounding U.S. health care policy.
  • Describe the opportunities and challenges presented in health care reform.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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