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This course examines the ethical, legal, and culturally relevant dimensions of the U.S. health sector, including not-for-profit, for-profit, and public health systems. Topics include ethical issues, public policy, stewardship, and compliance standards impacting healthcare finance and delivery; frameworks for ethical decision making; socio-economic impacts on public policy; and strategies for influencing the policy-making process within the health sector.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Apply frameworks for ethical administrative decision making.
  2. Analyze policies and laws impacting the delivery and financial operations of services for vulnerable individuals and communities.
  3. Evaluate the effect of current policies, payment systems, and regulatory agencies on quality and system performance.
  4. Examine and evaluate policy environment and solutions, while exploring ways to influence the creation and implementation of public policy.

Find out more about the curriculum of the online Master's in Human Resource Management at Saint Mary’s University. Call us at 877-308-9954 or request more information today.