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PMK 150 FY1 Smart Healthcare Consumer (3 credits)

Becoming a smart healthcare consumer enables understanding of what having healthcare benefits means from the patient’s perspective as well as from the way healthcare delivery works in the U.S. It will also provide insights about healthcare delivery from the perspectives of all stakeholders, who either directly provide care to patients, such as doctors, nurses or hospitals, or indirectly participate in healthcare delivery, such as those who influence, regulate, adjudicate and/or pay for it. Class time will be dedicated to enhancing knowledge using research techniques from the business reference librarian to learn about medical innovation and the influence for-profit medicine has on it as well as time-tested basics of effectively treating patients.

Open to all students.