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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

SPEA-S 124: Honors - Health Care Management & Policy
Professor Mark Norrell*
Section 6948 TuTh 8:00-9:15am PV 167

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This course is an introductory course designed to present an overview of the U.S. healthcare delivery system. The course will summarize and explain key aspects of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, including the various provider types, funding mechanisms and public policy challenges. This course is required for the degree Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Policy.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key components of the U.S. healthcare delivery system;

  • Describe the U.S. public and private healthcare financing mechanisms, together with their purposes and functions;

  • Identify the major types of healthcare professionals and their education and training requirements;

  • Summarize the historical, philosophical and political forces that shape current U.S. healthcare policy, in relation to other developed countries;

  • Describe special healthcare needs populations, their challenges, and the delivery systems available to them.

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