May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHS 617 - Introduction to Health Care

This course provides an introduction to various health professions and the health care system overall. Individual professions will have recitations as part of the course that also explore in detail their particular discipline’s role. Students will present and discuss their profession’s role in specific situations in the larger, active learning settings. Course content centers on health delivery models, health care financing, health care insurance, health policy, the environment in which health care is rendered, and interprofessional care teams. The quality of care delivered is a particular area of interest within the course in hopes that students understand pharmacists’ role in preventing error or poor quality and contribute to the construction goal of flawless patient care. This course also includes an introduction to the importance of professionalism, a focus on health care disparities and health literacy, the medication use system, the roles and interactions that pharmacists encounter in various practice settings, and current and seminal articles. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits