District Syllabus
Health Care Trends And Issues

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Presents significant health care issues and developing trends. 
Content may differ each time in order to be current with changing 
events of varying importance, such as aging, cultural diversity, the 
obesity epidemia, and patient privacy issues.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Austin, A and Wetle, V.. United States Health Care System: Combining Business, Health and Delivery, 2nd ed., Pearson, 2012. ISBN: 0131391569
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program students will:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to effectively manage fiscal, human, and physical resources in a health care setting.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of current issues and trends in a changing health care environment.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of current computer technology used in a health care setting.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able 
1.  Develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary 
positions of responsibility in a variety of health care settings.
2.  Demonstrate advanced professional and educational capabilities 
using appropriate interpersonal, written communication and critical 
thinking skills required for successful performance and progress in 
the health care profession. 
3.  Apply principles of research to evaluate scientific literature 
related to health care as a foundation for lifelong learning.
4.  Exhibit leadership and act as a change agent in the ever 
aspects of health care.
5.  Integrate appropriate technology into the leadership, 
and decision-making process.       
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded syllabus 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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