HSC 380 Health Care Policy

Health care policy affects everyone personally and affects the nation in countless ways. It evolves constantly while engaging a wide variety of stakeholders and different branches and levels of government. For this course, students will approach health care policy from an historical perspective, from the perspective of policy stakeholders, examine current events in health care policy, and view health care policy through a political lens. In addition they will look at the mechanics of health care delivery so to be able to recognize its different components and interactions. This course examines the history, politics, ethics, and issues surrounding health care policy. Topics that will be covered include managed care, quality of health care, the cost of health care, paying for and accessing health care, Medicare, Medicaid, Healthcare reform, and the future of health care policy.




HSC Major Pre-Requisite-HSC 303 and 60 lower level credits