HSA 3113 Healthcare Trends and Issues

This course provides the student with the knowledge, skills, and tools to influence positive change as a leader in the U.S. health care system. This course promotes the analysis of key healthcare issues with an emphasis on health care policies and initiatives that shape health care delivery. Analyses of the current structure of profit versus non-profit health care organizations, financing healthcare, and the impact of financial stakeholders are 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 revision. Students are introduced to the different types of research, its focus, methods and the nature of their subsequent findings.

3 credits


A.A. or A.S. degree, HSA 2182C, HSC 1001C, HSC 1632C, HSC 2531, HSC 2802C