Health Care Issues III
College of Arts + Science
In this third-part of this three-part series, students build upon concepts in patient care discussed in Health Care Issues I and Health Care Issues II by learning concepts as they relate to practical decision-making and problem-solving. Students will learn about surgical ethics, organ donation and procurement, genetic disease testing and its role in the healthcare setting and its limitations along with pediatric healthcare issues. This course will analyze the emotionally sensitive topics of abortion, stem cell research, cloning and assisted suicide. Students will learn Physician Assistant education and accreditation, medical malpractice, professional liability and insurance coverage. This course will analyze the state laws and regulations regarding professional practice and conduct along with different forms of reimbursement, risk management and error reduction. Students will evaluate medical research, ICD-10 codes and CPT codes. Students will enhance their knowledge and understanding of PA certification, DEA registration, credentialing and licensure along with PA burnout and impairment.