PHAR 4204W: Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System

3 CreditsCivic Life and EthicsOnline AvailableWriting Intensive

Being an empowered patient is important when discussing ethics-driven issues within the U.S. healthcare system. This course will expose students to current controversial issues surrounding medications and national healthcare and help students examine their own role as a participant in this system. Students will learn to draw comparisons between medication use systems around the world and analyze other controversies related to access, choice, and quality of healthcare. During this course, students will explore how their choices, ethics, and behavior affect societal decisions surrounding the availability of medications in the U.S. and what their rights are as a citizen-participant during the healthcare debate. Students are expected to have completed the first-year writing requirement (, or equivalent, prior to registering for this class. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates and is offered each Fall and Spring term. For more information, contact or 612-624-7976.

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