This course is the capstone course in the Health Studies concentration. The culmination of the concentration with HLT 499 will provide students with the ability to describe healthcare delivery systems and services provided, and discuss healthcase issues concerning healthcare systems. Students will engage with certain variables that influence factors affecting healthcare systems. Students will also introduce strategies to effectively manage situations within the industry.
- Students must have completed thirty credits of their concentration courses prior to enrolling in this course. Academic counselor approval is required to register.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Explain the evolution and modification of health policy in recent American history.
- Examine the policymaking process and the role of government, bureaucrats and special interest groups.
- Analyze the effects of health policies on the health of varied patient populations including the uninsured, underinsured, minorities, women, disabled, mentally ill, and elderly.
- Describe political competence as it relates to health care practitioners, and address its role in career development relating personal awareness of current issues to potential for personal growth.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze specific issues and their interaction with existing programs, cost, statistics, role of the government and special interest groups.
- Identify the strengths and opportunities in our national healthcare system.
- Understand and describe the different models of health systems utilized by four industrialized countries.
- Understand and describe how historical, political, economic and prevailing social conditions define a health system’s development.
- Identify and describe the various strategies that have been and are currently used to evaluate health systems functioning and achievements.
- Develop a reform analysis with proposed changes and strategies to improve the United States health system.
- Critically reflect about health system structures and international health issues to advance research in this area.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussion Board (Weeks 1-8)
Article Review Paper (Week 3)
Midterm Paper: SWOT Analysis (Week 4)
Final Paper: Role of Healthcare Admin (Week 8)
- None. Students will use independent materials to gain mastery of topics in Health Studies. Included in the Blackboard course are journals and resources that will generate critical thinking and thought-provoking discussions and topics.
|Week||SLOs||Readings and Exercises||Assignment(s)|
Topics: Health Care Delivery Systems & Introductions
Topics: Human Resources Management and Principles
Topic: Healthcare Administration: Student Directed Learning
Topics: Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health Care
Covers Material Discussed in Weeks 1-4
Topics: Financial Management of Healthcare Systems and Health Information
Topics: Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Topics: Health Services Regulation and Evidence Based Practices
Topic: Healthcare Leadership
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.