HDS 801 (1ON) - The U.S. Healthcare System

The U.S. Healthcare System

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Health Data Science
Online Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2023 - E-term III (01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 54012
Focuses on the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare in the U.S. Contrasts the private and public sectors and examines the effects of market competition and government regulation. Examines the ways that medical providers are paid, and explores the major issues currently facing physicians, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry. Discusses several potential small-scale and large-scale reforms to the healthcare system and evaluates their likely effects on healthcare spending, quality of care, and access to care.
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Equivalent(s): ADMN 801
Instructors: Bradley Herring

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2023 3/10/2023 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Course Overview: This online course provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare system. Students will learn about private and public health insurance, key issues facing healthcare providers, and how public policy affects the healthcare system. The course material is presented in a series of recorded video lectures supplemented by four live Zoom sessions. Four short-answer quizzes and four short policy memos assess student understanding of the material.


Textbook: Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective (7th ed.) written by Paul Feldstein and published in 2018. This textbook is available online for free through the UNH Library; the chapters are available as PDFs.