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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HA 310 - Introduction to Health Careers

This course offers an overview of the healthcare workforce, exploring ongoing environmental, technological, political, economic, and demographic trends and issues that impact contemporary and future human resources needed for the optimal functioning of the health care system. In addition, this course provides in-depth exploration of the major health professions, examining crucial aspects of each field, including roles and responsibilities, education and credentialing requirements, work settings, and salary forecasts. The content will also include a brief review of U.S. health delivery systems, public and private financing, reimbursement models, insurance, and new technologies influencing trends in health careers. Finally, this course will provide guidance in job search strategies, preparing a professional résumé, and interviewing strategies.

Credits: 3