considering classes for a graduate health profession program, students
are encouraged to demonstrate a well rounded academic education by completing courses in the social sciences and the humanities.
addition to the recommended science classes: Cell Biology, Genetics,
Evolution, Microbiology, and Bio chemistry, students are also advised to
study such courses which improve
language arts and critical thinking.
Please see the course description below:
URBST 132 - The
American Health System/Introduction to Health Services and Policy
2012 and Spring 2013: MW 9:25 - 10:40 am (Alice
course addresses some of the major issues in the on-going national
debate about how to make health care in the U.S. more accessible,
more equitable, more cost-effective and more attuned to the health
needs of the population.
will study the history of American medical practice and examine the
development of the organization and financing of our current health
care system. We will discuss the nature of the relationship between
social class, ethnicity, gender and health status, relationships
between health providers and patients, and the way in which health
care resources are distributed, especially in the urban environment.
We will also examine the way in which other nations organize, deliver
and finance health care.
course will include movies and a short field assignment, as well as