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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryHealth 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems 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 describe and analyze issues in health care system access, health care financing and ethics in health care systems.
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. Two 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:
- Analyze the connections between personal health and the healthcare delivery system- past, present and future.
- Evaluate the impact of systems, policies, and practices on the healthcare system, both nationally and globally.
- Identify and understand the role of healthcare professionals/leaders in the healthcare system; and the importance of ethics in both individual and system delivery.
- Evaluate the roles health care costs and health care financing play in key areas such as access to care, quality of care, and current and advancing healthcare technology.
- Create linkages from information to application through writings, interviews and research regarding the healthcare delivery system, its current impact and future trends.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Health 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems 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 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Health 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Connecting Health with Health Care Delivery||Defines health and wellness, and discusses social issues in health care, health detriments and disease and illness in the U.S. Explains the relationship between economics and health, and compares the health care delivery system in the U.S. with some in other industrialized countries.|
|Overview of the Health Care System||Discusses types of health care systems, the history of U.S. health care and the meaning of managed care. Describes the structure and divisions of the U.S. health care system and types of integrated health systems.|
|Systems for Health Care Delivery||Describes outpatient care, tertiary prevention and the role of primary care in the U.S. Lists types of hospitals and long-term care service. Discusses hospital systems, mental health treatment, public health and institutional care for older adults.|
|Health Care Delivery Professionals||Explains health care delivery concerns and the roles of staff, nurses, non-physician practitioners, medical specialists and physicians in health care systems. Discusses allied health professions, health information management and the relationship between pharmacists and patients.|
|Health Care Delivery Technology||Examines medical and information technology in health care, how technological advances impact health care, the role of government in health technology diffusion and benefits of health technology assessment.|
|Health Care System Access||Details barriers to effective health care services, health care access disparities, gender and demographics in health care, health services in minority communities and trends in modern health care.|
|Health Care Systems: Quality & Ethics||Explores health care quality systems and management, health care service excellence, medical rights and obligations, ethical issues in medicine, licensing and certification requirements in nursing homes and JCAHO.|
|Health Care System Policy & Practice||Differentiates between U.S. and international health policies, discusses the role of research in health policy development, and explains how interest groups impact public health policy. Describes U.S. health care reform and evidence-based practice.|
|Health Care Costs & Financing||Describes U.S. health care spending, pharmaceutical industry trends, the U.S. health care system and U.S. health care financing. Explains the Affordable Care Act, different types of insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and insurance reimbursement methods.|
|Health Care Delivery Systems: Future Considerations||Explains bioethics, big data in health care, electronic health records and emerging issues in health care delivery. Discusses patient care through telemedicine, health insurance incentives, patient and family centered care and the integration of medical care and behavioral health.|
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What to Expect For the Exam
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|Completed all lessons in Health 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems 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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