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- Available Lessons: 80
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
Earn transferable credit by taking this course for credit.
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Course SummaryHealth 302: Health Services Policy has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging health topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to students with an overview of the health care system; its organization and the various components that play a role in the assessment for, development of and implementation of health policy.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Three assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand the US health system, its organization and financing, and the different sectors within the system that make up the whole; and apply this information to the development of health policy
- Comprehend the general development, implementation and use of 'policies' in society
- Analyze health policy, and the variants, determinants and analysis of health policy as it relates to the health care system
- Contrast the differences between individual health and community health; outlining gap and overlap areas, while distinguishing the uses of health policies in both sectors
- Compare the various 'stakeholders' in health policy development and implementation; and evaluate the roles they play
- Identify and evaluate health policies that impact individuals and communities on local, state, national and international levels
- Interpret and summarize the role of research, analysis, and peer review in the development of solid, impact oriented health policies
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Health 302: Health Services Policy consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Health 302: Health Services Policy by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Health 302: Health Services Policy final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Introduction to Health & Public Policy||Define public policy and outline the process that's used to establish a public policy. Examine the use and scope of health service policies.|
|Overview of the U.S. Health Care System||Summarize the historical development of the U.S. health care system and identify the components and sectors of the health care system. Recognize the U.S. health care system as an entity that has singular community functions and large-scale international implications.|
|Organization of Health Services & Systems||Describe the framework, structure, functions and relationships of health care organizations and health services. Discuss the pros and cons of strategic alliances and describe future trends in health services delivery.|
|Health Care Financing||Explain how money is spent on health care in the U.S. and describe several financing methods for health services financing, including private and public insurance options.|
|Health Service Providers, Care & Delivery||Understand various service delivery options. Identify the individual and societal clients that providers address. Recognize providers and clients as stakeholders in health policy needs.|
|Public Health & U.S. Health Care||Define public health, describe the interface between public health and the U.S. health care system, differentiate between medicine and public health, identify public health laws, summarize public health infrastructure and identify methods of public health preparedness.|
|U.S. Health Services & Policy||Identify the determinants of health. Understand the roles of environment, health status, medical care and individual characteristics as they relate to the health of individuals and communities.|
|Determinants in Health Policy||Identify the four determinants of health policy and assess their importance. Draw connections between the determinants and the development/implementation of health policy.|
|Health Policy Development, Implementation & Impact||Understand the development and implementation of health policy. Analyze the roles of research and public health science. Identify the impacts of policy on community health.|
|Understanding Health Policy Analysis||Conduct a policy analysis by defining a problem, creating relevant questions and framing information. Write about policy research and describe the role of economics, politics and public opinion in health policy analysis.|
|Analyzing Health Programs & Systems||Analyze a health care system in a community; monitor/assess health programs; analyze health program costs; and apply logic, casual and conceptual models to system and program analyses.|
|Health Policy Research||Describe the importance of research in the worlds of science, health science and health policy. See connections between the importance of objective/unbiased research and peer reviews. Explain the purpose of assessing sources, examining fallibility/accountability and conducting a peer review of policy analyses.|
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|Completed all lessons in Health 302: Health Services Policy course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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