May 24, 2018  
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MS 3010 - Introduction to Health Care Industry

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
This course provides an overview of the health care industry in the USA. Health care is one of the largest and most complex industries and does not operate like other businesses. The goal of any health care system is to provide essential health care services to the entire population. Covered topics include the conceptual basis for our health care system, its history, the stakeholders (public, private, people and organizations), the role of technology, the issues of cost, access and quality (patient safety), health policy and the future of the system. This course is appropriate for students expecting to work in the health care sector (provider, administration, payer, technology, etc.) and especially for those hoping for career advancement. (prereq: sophomore standing)



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