Current Topics in Healthcare

Pharm.D. Curriculum

Course Number

PHPP 553


Healthcare is no longer defined as a patient seeking the service of a provider. Healthcare inflation is exacerbated by the cost of government programs such as Medicare, unemployment, fraud, defensive medicine and changing technology in healthcare. Pending healthcare reform promises to change some of the healthcare delivery system as we know it today.

This course will focus on the healthcare issues facing providers of healthcare with a focus on pharmacy, payers of healthcare, and users of the healthcare delivery system. Current events will be the basis of topics for discussion.