This introductory course focuses on the organization, financing and delivery of healthcare in the United States. Students will learn about the public and private sectors of the healthcare system and examine the effects of market competition and government regulation. Students will be exposed to healthcare systems of other countries. Students will also explore major issues currently facing providers, hospitals as well as the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries in the United States.
PUBH.1021 Introduction to Public Health, and ENGL.1020 College Writing II, or Public Health minors.