Degrees and Certificates
Health Studies Minor,Minor
Nutrition & Food Studies Minor,Minor
This course provides students with an overview and analysis of the American health care delivery system. Cultural, political, economic and environmental factors that affect health care delivery are explored from a variety of perspectives. Specific internal and external forces influencing health care delivery are discussed. Examination of structure, organization, function and roles provide students with an introduction to the complexity of and unique characteristics of the system. Health care systems from other countries are examined from a comparative point of view.
With the advancing healthcare initiatives within the United States, the LGTBQIA+ populations have unique healthcare needs. This introductory health studies course will help students have a better understanding of some of the specific health care needs for this specialized population, common biases against them and a better awareness of providing more inclusive care. This course is open to all students.
Genomics is a rapidly growing field impacting health care delivery. This introductory on-line course will give an understanding of genetic testing, ethical and social issues with genetic testing and promote an individual or family’s ability to make an informed decision on genetic testing. In addition, students will read and discuss The Emperor of All Maladies to understand the genetic component to cancer.