HI 5004 Introduction to Clinical Healthcare
The course is designed to provide an overview of the US healthcare system for a) students without any healthcare background and b) students with a healthcare background in a foreign country. It deals with the components of providing care, such as patients, different levels of healthcare providers, locations of care and special populations/circumstances. Financing, regulation and reform of healthcare are also discussed. Current topics of interest, for example translational research and the role of health information technology in healthcare reform, may be included. Students will review a webinar on a topic, participate in Q/A, complete field activities, and write reports for discussion as a class the following week.
HI 5310 Foundations I and consent of instructor. If Foundations I has not been completed, consent of instructor is required. Contact your instructor for approval or any questions you have.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- Describe the current state of the US Healthcare System
- Compare/contrast private practice and safety net healthcare
- Defend the role of health information technology for each topic area
- Gain increased understanding of the health care system and the key role of health information technology.