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PAA 652 Health Policy Studies

Prerequisite: PAA 650 and PAA 661 or permission of the Department Chairperson.

Course Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with current health policy issues and to provide them with an understanding of the basic concepts of health policy, the process of health policy, and the politics of health policy development and implementation. Special attention will be given to the review and analysis of health policy issues, particularly in regard to the reform process in the United States health care system. The course explores health policy within historical, political, social and economic contexts; examines both the public and private sector initiative for health care delivery; and probes more deeply lingering health policy issues such as cost, access, quality and appropriateness of care.

Credits

3 credits