Oct 24, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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AAS 4693 - Legal Policy and Disparities in the American Health Care System

Intended to examine the disparities in health care experienced by women, children, the elderly, Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, Appalachians, and the poor in the American health care system, in the spirit of open, scholarly inquiry. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most inhumane. He worked to raise awareness about public health concerns, particularly relating to issues that disproportionately affect minorities, people of color, and low-income communities.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss intelligently the present-day issues surrounding access to health care by diverse groups in the United States.
  • Engage in rigorous thinking, research, analysis, and synthesis of matters relating to the laws, regulations, and health care policies and practices as they pertain to diverse groups in the United States.
  • Understand that racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities are national problems that affect health care at all points in the process, at all sites of care, and for all medical conditions in fact, disparities are pervasive.

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