Health Care Trends and Issues   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]

HSA 3113 - Health Care Trends and Issues

This course provides the student with the knowledge of key issues and trends of the U.S. health care system. This course promotes the analysis of key health care issues with an emphasis on health care policies and initiatives that shape health care delivery. An analysis of the current structure of profit versus non-profit health care organizations, financing health care, and the impact of financial stakeholders will be emphasized. Ethical issues that develop when government, the private sector, and consumers vie to influence health care are presented as a component of evidence-based policy revisions. Students are introduced to the different types of research, its focus, methods, and the nature of their subsequent findings.
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 with a grade of "C" or better.
Degrees Offered: B.S.

Credit Hours:3. 
Contact Hours: 3.