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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Critical Issues in Healthcare HSC 311


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

July 2022 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the critical issues in the U.S. healthcare system; justify the need for efficiency and efficacy in the delivery of health services; examine the need to reform the present healthcare system; assess the use of leadership skills to improve healthcare; evaluate the major challenges found in responding to changes in the healthcare system; evaluate the need for better communication skills among healthcare managers; analyze the challenges involved in managing physicians; assess labor market challenges and recruitment issues for healthcare jobs; apply the principles of ethics and meet regulatory requirements in healthcare; develop a case for value-based healthcare.


Major topics taught in this course include: The major issues and challenges facing the current healthcare system in the U.S., including changes, communication improvements, and value-based healthcare.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Science, Public Health, or Healthcare Administration (7/22).