The Understanding and Improving the U.S. Healthcare System residential online course provides U-M students from a wide variety of backgrounds with an engaging, practical, and interactive way to understand the U.S. healthcare system and learn how it can be improved.
Fall 2023 Course
IHPI’s “Understanding and Improving the U.S. Healthcare System” residential online course is designed to provide U-M students from a variety of backgrounds with an engaging, practical, and interactive way to better understand the U.S. healthcare system and gain insight about how to improve it.
This 5-week course uses a mix of video-based lectures, online moderated discussion forums, and virtual interprofessional small group activities to introduce learners to the main topics related to the historically complex U.S. healthcare system, including:
- The Main Players in Healthcare
- U.S. Presidents and the History of U.S. Healthcare Reform
- Private and Public Payers in the U.S. Healthcare System
- Designing Benefits in a Health Plan - CHAT® Simulation
- Healthy Michigan Plan Evaluation: An Example of Medicaid Expansion
Course content draws on the diverse knowledge and expertise of over 20 faculty members from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI). The course is open to students from all levels and disciplines. Students can participate as either an “open learner” (not for credit) or for 1 credit. Those interested in taking the course for 1 credit must register for PUBHLTH 626 via Wolverine Access.
Those interested in taking the course as open learners will be placed in a section where they have full access to all course materials and will not be required to complete individual or group assignments. If you are interested in taking the course as an open learner, please complete this registration form.
The fall 2023 course starts on Sunday, October 8, and runs through Sunday, November 12. Students should expect approximately 2 hours of course work each week.
For questions, please contact Jason Wolfe, Course Manager
MOOC originally developed by:
Matthew Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P.
Michael Rubyan, M.P.H.