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SOCW 5344. HEALTH INSURANCE AND ACCESS TO CARE. 3 Hours.

Explores the history and underlying philosophy of managed care in health and social services, reviews interdisciplinary approaches and principles for understanding and critiquing health care systems, and covers current trends and practice issues. Assesses the potential for conflict between social work values and managed care systems. Builds skills for advancing health equity through administrative roles in managed care settings. Co-requisite: SOCW 5311 OR SOCW 5312. Please note that if the co-requisite is dropped, this course will be dropped as well. This course is offered at the undergraduate level as SOCW 4344. Students who take this at the undergraduate level may not repeat it at the graduate level.