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Introduction to Healthcare
ASU Course Name
HCR 220: Introduction to the Health Professions and the US Healthcare System
Subject Area

Do you ever wonder why our healthcare system seems so complicated? Perhaps you are an innovative thinker wondering what healthcare might look like in the future and how healthcare technology works. Or maybe you are thinking about going into the healthcare field but are unsure just what path you want to take - and what getting there looks like. This course will set you on a path to discover the answers to all of these questions and more.

In this course you will explore the historical, social, political, and economic factors that influence healthcare. You will take a critical look at why interprofessional teams are so important, how ethics factors into healthcare, and look at some of the significant historical events that have created the healthcare system we have today.

This course will prepare you to engage in conversations about healthcare with others, understand the healthcare workforce better, and identify future challenges we may face in this ever changing world of healthcare!

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Instructor-led (8 weeks)
University Credits
3 credits
CMASAS Credits
1 credit (CTE)