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2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Oct 02, 2023
2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 2
Maximum Credits: 2
This course introduces the student to how the health care system works. The focus is on basic principles of health policy, system failures. Topics include reimbursement, access to health care, workforce, quality assurance, long-term health care. In addition, topics will include public policy, funding issues, healthcare disparities, managed care and the medically underserved. The course will conclude with an opportunity to review and discuss moral and ethical issues in healthcare from the perspective of a physician assistant.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PLAN: Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

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