UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

EPPS4301 - Public Health

EPPS 4301 Public Health (3 semester credit hours) An overview of American health care policy and the political, economic, demographic, and cultural contexts within which it operates. Specific topics to be covered include the rise of scientific medicine and the evolving role of the American medical profession, health care finance and the implications of third party reimbursement systems; access to health care and the persistence of, and responses to, health disparities; the causes and consequences of health care cost trends; factors that shape the quality of health care services; the role of public health programs and of health prevention and promotion; and the nature and impact of recent health care policy reforms. (3-0) Y