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BHF 401 Issues in Health Care for Health Professionals (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. This course explores current issues in health care and health care systems. Issues discussed from perspectives of an individual, family member, health care professional, lobby group, health care administrator, or politician. Analysis touches on cultural and global contexts in which health care and health care systems issues occur.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the history and social values of health care systems.
  • Describe the determinants of health and understand how they contribute to the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  • Develop an understanding of the social contexts in which issues arise.
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze issues from different personal, organizational, and political perspectives
  • Critically review professional journal article in health sciences for illustration of course concepts.