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BHS 304 Introduction to Health Care Systems (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing a career in the health sciences. This course is designed for students who seek an understanding of the administration, organization and delivery of health care in international setting. This course studies the organizational structures, types of governance, and management issues of a health care system. Topics to be examined include introduction to health care systems; managing health services organizations and systems; health care environments, administrative responsibilities and structures; and function and roles of health care and health service professionals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the structure of health care organizations to support disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Identify changes in the health care industry and environment that impact the delivery of health services in an international setting.
  • Describe management's role in health care organizations.
  • Critically appraise an aspect of the health care system belonging to a non-G8 country, looking for opportunities for further action.
  • Critically review professional journal article in health sciences for illustration of course concepts.