In the Health Systems Sciences, I course, students will identify and define process improvement opportunities for health care delivery. Students will use active learning (such as case studies, focused discussion, problem-solving, and role-playing class exercises) to analyze how health professionals deliver health care solutions and identify opportunities for improvement. They will then select and analyze improvement opportunities using various tools with an unrelenting focus on selecting healthcare process opportunities that have the potential to improve the patient experience of care, reduce per capita cost of health care, and finally strengthen community health. Students are expected to formulate at least two identified opportunities and convert those into project ideas, present their analysis on project selection and communicate a plan for building consensus for effective organizational change.
Course Learning Outcomes – After completing the course, students should be able to: