HDS 801 (01) - The U.S. Healthcare System

The U.S. Healthcare System

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Health Data Science
Online Course Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Term 1 (08/28/2023 - 10/20/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 13722
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.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): ADMN 801
Cross listed with : ADMN 801.01
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Bradley Herring

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 10/20/2023 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.