Introduction to health care delivery systems. Various health professions will be presented with emphasis on their primary role and how they interact or complement each other in delivery of health care services. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
This course includes the study of acronyms and current professional jargon used in the medical and healthcare environment. Emphasis includes examination of data used in the delivery of healthcare and the characteristics of the healthcare workforce. Chronic illness and rehabilitative care will be examined as well as primary and specialty care in light of managed care. The process of accrediting and licensure of health science programs will be explored. A case study format involving inter-disciplinary health science programs will be reviewed, emphasizing systematic clinical applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.