Ethical Issues and Public Policy (HTCA632)


Course Memo

This course will expose students to the principles of business ethics as well as understanding ethical dilemmas. In the process of reviewing these general principles, students will consider and develop their own prioritized values that would apply to their anticipated work in healthcare organizations. Students will also learn about the legislative, regulatory, and policy issues related to the management and provision of healthcare. Students will explore in-depth issues such as cost and value in healthcare, and modes of financing within various healthcare systems, and how diversity and multicultural issues effect the administration of healthcare. Moreover, students will learn the element of corporation, agency, and administrative law that influence the healthcare industry. This course will help students gain a better understanding of the sociopolitical forces that impact the formation, adaptation, regulation, and sustainability of healthcare.