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Andrea L Stone
BIS 491
Bothell Campus

Topics in Policy Studies

Explores in depth a specific topic in policy analysis and implementation. Topics include environmental policy, educational policy, cultural and arts practices, labor policy, and health care policy.

Class description

This course will provide a introduction to health policy and will examine the organization and structure of healthcare systems within the United States. Several key topics will include the history of the U.S. healthcare system, subcomponents of the U.S. healthcare system (private insurance, HMOs, Medicare, Medicaid), and ethical dimensions of medical research and practice. This course will also compare and contrast the U.S. healthcare system with national/ universal based systems in Canada, Europe, and Taiwan.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Andrea L Stone
Date: 06/21/2011