Sep 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSC 110 - Introduction to Health Systems & Social Determinants of Health

Units: 3
The US health care system within a paradigm emphasizing social determinants of health. An exploration, using ecological frameworks, of how this integrated system incorporates social determinants of health to impact individual, community, and population outcomes, including disparities.

Equivalent Quarter Course: HSC 3300.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand the organization of an integrated health system in the United States, and contrast it with other dominant forms found throughout the world. 
  2. Distinguish health systems based on mission/goals, financing, provider type, provision of services, and regulatory oversight.
  3. Identify major social determinants of health and their individual, interactive, and combined influences on individual and public health.
  4. Describe various strategies that health systems might utilize to incorporate social determinants of health into programs, services, mechanisms for disease prevention, and delivery of quality and culturally-sensitive care.
  5. Detail the roles played by the private, public, and community sectors in protecting and improving individual and public health.
  6. Recognize the role of climate change and other environmental injustices as key social determinants of health, and their impact on the health care system.

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