Health Care Systems

Pharm.D. Curriculum

Optional Certificates

Course Number

PHPP 519


This course is designed to give students a history and overview of the American health care system. Roles of the major drivers in health care including government, employer groups, HMO's, hospitals, providers, and payers will be examined. Market components of prescription drug utilization will be discussed in detail. Additionally, the European health care model will be compared to the American system.