This course provides the student with the knowledge of key issues and trends of the U.S. healthcare system. This course promotes the analysis of key healthcare issues with an emphasis on healthcare policies and initiatives that shape healthcare delivery. An analysis of the current structure of profit versus non-profit healthcare organizations, financing healthcare and the impact of financial stakeholders will be emphasized. Ethical issues that develop when government, the private sector and consumers vie to influence healthcare are presented as a component of evidence-based policy revisions. Students are introduced to the different types of research, its focus, methods and the nature of their subsequent findings.
Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.