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SCWK 8817 Health and Mental Health Policy (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

An advanced policy course designed to provide students with a knowledge and skill base for analyzing and synthesizing the policy structures that undergird the U.S. health and mental health care system. General health indicators, prevalence of mental health conditions, health disparities, and general definitions and components of health/mental health are examined. The development and organization of health/mental health services and public and private financing of services are discussed. Finally, the contemporary and near future issues and conflicts regarding accessing care, the costs of care, and the quality of care are addressed.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: SCWK7701

Cross listed with:

Comments: Required for Health and Mental Health Field-of-Practice Concentration; elective for others.


Last Updated: 03-Feb-15