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College of Natural Sciences
HCA/210 Version 7
Introduction to Health Care
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Course Description

This course provides a broad overview of the U.S. health care system. The historical evolution of the business of health care is examined. The student will explore management concepts and workforce opportunities within the health care industry.

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. •Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Austin, A., & Wetle, V. (2012). The U.S. health care system: Combining business, health, and delivery. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Robbins, S., Decenzo, D., & Coulter, M. (2011) Fundamentals of management: Essential concepts and applications (7th ed.) Boston, MA: Prentice Hall.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: History and Overview of the U.S. Health Care System
DetailsDuePoints
Objectives1.1Describe the evolution of health care delivery in the United States. 1.2Identify cultural and demographic factors contributing to health care in the United States. Course PreparationRead the course description and objectives. Read the instructor’s biography and post your own.D1

ReadingsRead the Weeks One and Two Read Me First.
ReadingsRead Ch.1 of The U.S. Health Care System.
ReadingsRead Ch. 2 of The U.S. Health Care System.
ReadingsRead Ch. 12 of The U.S. Health Care System.
ReadingsRead this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
ParticipationParticipate in class discussion.10
Discussion QuestionsRespond to weekly discussion questions.D2 & D410 Assignment
Health Care Terms
Define the following terms in your own words based on your readings:

Demographic
Culture
Epidemiology
Managed care
Public health
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
Medicare
Medicaid
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 •National Institute for Health (NIH)D530

Week Two: History – Industry
DetailsDuePoints
Objectives1.1Identify the ancillary services that support the health care industry. 1.2Describe how health care industry has changed over the last 50 years. Assignment
U.S. Health Care Timeline
Resource: Appendix A: U.S. Health Care Timeline

Use Appendix A or create a timeline of your own with eight major events from the last 50 years. Include the following four events in your timeline:

Medicare and Medicaid
HIPAA of 1996
State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Prospective Payment System (PPS)D7100

Week Three: Major Health Care Providers
DetailsDuePoints
Objectives1.1Describe the scope of the medical and nursing profession. 1.2Explain key issues and challenges facing major health care providers. 1.3Identify education, licensure, and certification requirements for major health care providers. ReadingsRead the Weeks Three and Four Read Me First.

ReadingsRead Ch. 5 of The U.S. Health Care System.
ReadingsRead Ch. 6 of The U.S. Health Care System.
ReadingsRead Ch. 7 of The U.S. Health Care System.
ReadingsRead Ch. 8 of The U.S. Health Care System.
ReadingsRead Ch. 10 of The U.S. Health Care System.
ReadingsRead this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
ParticipationParticipate in class discussion.10
Discussion QuestionsRespond to...
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