U.s. Health Care

Topics: Health care, Health insurance, Medicine Pages: 14 (2018 words) Published: June 24, 2013
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Course Syllabus

HCA/210 Version 7
Introduction to Healthcare

Course Start Date: April 29, 2013
Course End Date: June 30, 2013

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Course Description

This course provides a broad overview of the United States 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.


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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 | |Read & Discuss Week |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Describe the evolution of health care delivery in the United States. | | | | |Identify cultural and demographic factors contributing to health care in the United States. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description, objectives and instructor’s polices. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Readings |Read the Weeks One & Two, Read Me First document. | | | | |Read Chapters 1, 2, 12, & 13 of The U.S. Health Care System. | | | | |Read the week’s electronic reserve readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |10 | | |Note: The participation requirement for University of Phoenix, Online Campus students is that you | | | | |must post two substantive notes in the Main forum for 4 out of 7 days each week during “read and | | | | |discuss weeks.” | | | |Discussion Questions |Respond to two DQs (5 points each)....
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