Fundamentals of the U.S. Health Care System

HLT POL X 407.1

This initial course in the Patient Advocacy Certificate provides you with an overview of the dynamic and complex U.S. health care system while helping you understand various consumer and provider perspectives.

Starting at $825.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Gain knowledge on the impacts of events and decisions on the health care system
  • Translate patient needs into high quality-care
  • Explain to patients and providers important components of insurance plans
  • Assist patients in making provider, insurance, and care decisions based on quality measures

About this course:

This initial course in the Patient Advocacy Certificate provides an overview of the health care system. Topics include health care reform; system components; how we pay for health care; how health care is delivered; consumer and provider perspectives; and emerging health care issues in the twenty-first century, including quality measurement, patient safety, and technology. Students receive a foundation for understanding health care delivery systems and health insurance policies, benefits, and costs in order to assist patients and providers in navigating the intense, dynamic, and complex U.S. health care system.

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Randy Farber
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ENROLL BY: Apr 3, 2023
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Required course in Patient Advocacy Certificate.  Restricted course; call (310) 825-7093 for permission to enroll. Web enrollments automatically generate a "Permission to Enroll" request.

Enrollment limited to 25 students. Enrollment deadline: April 7, 2023. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 07, 2023
Course Requirements

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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