HLTH 4320 Health Care Policy and Law (3 credits)
Introduction to the health care provided in the United States. Analyzes the complexity of the American health system and the policy issues that must be confronted to achieve meaningful health reform. Examines specific health care organization aspects, such as the medical profession, hospitals, managed care organizations, and government health care programs. Provides useful insight into future directions for health care reform. Also details the relationship of the U.S. legal system, the law, and the American Constitution to health care policy. Prerequisites: For health majors/minors: BIOL 1110, BIOL 1300, BIOL 2110, HLTH 2800, HLTH 3150, HLTH 3200, and HLTH 3500, or consent of instructor; For non-majors/minors: Consent of instructor.