Social, Cultural and Policy Issues in Health Care

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Course No: NURS.5520-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13532; SIS Term: 2910
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course links health and illness to other central domains of life: gender, kinship, and culture within the context of the family, community and the current health care system. It draws on concepts from the social, health, and policy sciences to critically examine factors relating to health and health-seeking behaviors across the life course. Ethical dimensions of health policy formation and implementation are analyzed.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Graduate Certificate or MS in Nursing; or Instructor permission
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes:
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Margaret Knight
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2019: Sep 04 to Dec 08
  • Chat Hours: Wed 7-8pm*
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1725
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

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