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HealthCenter21: Health Care Systems & Delivery
Online Curriculum Resources for Allied Health and Health Science Courses
Students are introduced to the structure of health care and its history, from ancient to modern times. Students then learn about systems theory and how it is implemented in the health care industry. Topics include: types of ownerships, types of facilities, types of insurance plans, characteristics of managed care, and trends such as cost containment and the growth of technology. Students discuss access to affordable quality care and practice calculating health care costs based on several types of insurance plans.
This module gives students an overview of the role and responsibilities of medical office occupations. Topics include: educational requirements, professionalism, personal appearance, teamwork, effective communication, HIPAA, and the legal issues that pertain to office personnel.
Students explore foundational concepts essential for a career in emergency medical services. Topics include: history of the EMS system, levels of national EMS providers, credentialing requirements, professionalism, infection control, body mechanics, stress management, communication skills, documentation, and legal and ethical issues.
This module gives students an overview of the role and responsibilities of health assistant occupations. Topics include: interdependence of teams, employment opportunities, educational requirements, professionalism, nursing process, scope of practice, confidentiality, informed consent, code of ethics, infection control, safety measures, and standard precautions.
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