HSA6114 – Health Services Research, Management, and Policy

This course provides an overview of the evolving structure of the US health care delivery system. You are expected to be actively engaged in the course throughout the semester. You must complete all assignments by the assigned date. This preparation gives you the knowledge or practice needed to engage in higher levels of learning during the online class sessions. Similarly, you are expected to actively participate in the collaborative assignments. Your participation fosters a rich course experience for you and your peers that facilitates overall mastery of the course objectives.


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the basic structures and operations of U.S. health care system from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, costs, and quality measures.
2. Analyze the impact of political decisions and reforms on the health care system from a consumer and provider point of view.
3. Identify challenges, features and purposes associated with the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
4. Explain from a broad, as well as a specific perspective, how the U.S. health care system relates to different components of the system (public, private, consumers, providers,) and the emerging health care trends (aging population, electronic health records, quality measurements, and technology).
5. Develop a proposal for change, which demonstrates sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, and social characteristics based on your current understanding of the U.S. health care system.


Please click here for the MPH and MHA competencies satisfied by this course.


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