Issues in Health Care
This course explores current issues in health care, and the Canadian health care system. Students review issues from a range of perspectives, such as those of an individual, family member, health care professional, lobby group, health care administrator, or politician. Critical thinking skills and knowledge of health determinants in global and Canadian contexts are developed in small groups. Issue analysis touches on legal and ethical frameworks, and students build on their understanding of the code of ethics and the scope of practice for their health care profession.
Recommended: Familiarity with health care issues in Canada and 4th year standing.
At the completion of this course students should be able to:
- Understand the history and social values of the Canadian health care system and the federal-provincial partnerships in "Medicare"
- Describe the determinants of health and understand how they contribute to the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
- Develop an understanding of the environmental contexts in which issues arise.
- Discuss the ethical and legal issues that can arise in health care.
- Apply principles of scholarship and professionalism in the academic and practice/community setting
- Use critical thinking skills to analyze issues from different personal, organizational, and political perspectives
- Develop personal and professional approaches to advancing advocacy issues for clients, their families, and interest groups.
- Communicate advocacy issues through logically prepared brief reports, professional posters, and other audience-appropriate media
Module 1: Foundations
Module 2: Health Care System
Module 3: Issue Analysis
Module 4: From Knowledge to Action
Maximum Completion14 Weeks (12 Lessons plus 2 weeks to finalize the Major Project)
Required Text and Materials
There are no materials included for HLTH 4011. Students are required to source this textbook on their own.
Paul, R. and L. Elder. The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking. 7th Edition. The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2014.
Type: Textbook ISBN: 978-0-98-575440-2
Computer with Internet and use of a printer.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course and 50% or higher on the mandatory Final Project.
|Assignment 1: Stakeholders||10%|
|Unit 1 Discussion Reflection||5%|
|Assignment 2: Canadian Health Care System||15%|
|Unit 2 Discussion Reflection||5%|
|Assignment 3: Environmental Scan and Poster||10%|
|Unit 3 Discussion Reflection||5%|
|Assignment 4: Briefing Note||15%|
|Unit 4 Discussion Reflection||5%|