Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6435
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Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): New course title: PHC 6435 Comparative Health Insurance Systems Abbreviated Title: Comparative Hlth Ins Systems New course description: Overview of health insurance concepts and major systems in developed countries, using microeconomic tools relevant to management and public policy.
Comments: to GC 4/7/14 Required for MHA, MPH-HPP. Course Desc too Long. Missing required information. Emailed 5/9/14. Back to Chair 5/20/14- to GC 9/4/14. Approved. To USF Sys 11/4; to SCNS 11/12. Appd eff 2/1/15
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 4940 2014-02-12 Department College Budget Account Number Health Policy and Management PH Contact Person Phone Somer Burke 8139746606 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PHC 6435 Perspectives on Health Insurance Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? N If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Perspectives on Hlth Insurance Course Online? Percentage Online O - Online (100% online) 0
PHC 6430 or CI
Presents an overview of major health insurance systems and concepts, including demand, supply, employment based coverage, the uninsured, government sponsored programs, managed care, and various financing and organization approaches used internationally.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
The course is a requirement in the MHA track and a popular elective in the MPH tracks.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
A Ph.D. in Health Economics
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A. 5. Build analytical thinking acumen.
C. Public Policies and Community Engagement
C. 4. Analyze public policy context and choices
D. Concepts of Economic & Financial Management
D. 5. Perform differential reimbursement calculations by payers and describe the major principles of health insurance
B. Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the U.S. Health Insurance market from a structural perspective.
2. Identify economic issues relevant to the health care policy debate.
3. Discuss health policy related concepts involving efficiency and equality.
4. Evaluate policies from an economic perspective.
5. Evaluate the health care market place from a “systems” perspective.
6. Evaluate the incentive structures underlying health care plans.
7. Evaluate the government and private sector roles pertaining to health insurance.
8. Compare the U.S. health care market place to that of other westernized countries
C. Major Topics
1. Introduction to health care systems concepts
2. The demand for health insurance
3. Employment based health insurance
4. Managed care
5. Government sponsored insurance programs
6. The uninsured
7. Health care systems and managed care
7a. The U.S. System (ACA)
7d. United Kingdom
Primary: Michael Morrisey, Health Insurance, 2nd ed. Health Administration Press, 2014
Secondary: Matcha, Duane A. Health Care Systems of the Developed World, How the United States’ System Remains an Outlier Praeger 2003
For critical reading project: Potter, Wendell, Deadly Spin, Bloomsbury Press, New York, 2010 (see project description on page 4)
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Students are expected to listen to all lectures, participate in discussions, complete two exams, and complete a written project.
The following total scores guarantee the associated grades. The application of a curve will be determined at the end of the semester and will depend on the distribution of grades.
91-100 = A; 81-90 = B; 71-80 = C; 61-70 = D; 60 and below = F
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Midterm, Final, Written Project
H. Attendance Policy
Students are expected to listen to all lectures online and participate in discussions
Please see University Policy on Religious Holidays: http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-10-045.pdf
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
MHA and MPH programs in Department of Health Policy and Management
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