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Health Policy and Administration (H P A)

H P A 401 (IL) Comparative Health Systems (3) Comparative analysis of health services in selected developed and developing countries.

H P A 401 Comparative Health Systems (3)

In HPA 401 students will examine health and health services delivery systems as complex and variable entities that reflect individual country’s values and beliefs. Health systems influence and are influenced by the various cultures, demographics, geographies, economies, technologies, and political infrastructures of the country. This class will provide students with a tool kit to begin the difficult task of understanding health care outside the U.S. The class will be focusing on the challenges of attempting comparisons before drawing comparative conclusions.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: H P A 301W

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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