HADM 310 Organizational Structure of the Canadian
Health Care System

This course provides an in-depth examination of changes, challenges, and threats to health care in Canada. Students will explore system delivery models and users at all levels of care. There will also be a discussion of how cross-functional teams can generate innovation, productivity, and effective service.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks: 15


Six university-transfer credits or permission of the instructor.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
The eight major topics covered in this course are:
- Evolution of the Canadian health care system
- Exploring federal, provincial and regional structures of the public vs. private health care systems in Canada
- Who uses the health care system--physical vs. cognitive reasons
- Exploring health care initiatives for illness prevention and health promotion
- How health care services are delivered (primary, secondary, additional/supplementary services)
- Health care controls and safeguards-how can we protect what we've built
- Health care costs and financing
- The challenges and threats to the Canadian health care system


Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate sound knowledge on how the Canadian health care system has evolved
- Identify and describe the governing structures of Canada's health care system
- Develop interdisciplinary collaboration and demonstrate an understanding of the role it plays in patient care delivery at multiple levels
- Identify the differences between public vs. private health care
- Identify strengths and weaknesses within the current health care system
- Demonstrate knowledge of health care initiatives and how they affect health promotion and illness prevention

- Positive and professional, shows consideration for peers

- Literacy skills (writing, comprehension, referencing, formatting)

- Access to email and D2L online portal


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: The standard, minimum passing grade for University Arts and Sciences students is a D (50%). See below for grade requirements related to transfer credit. 


Other Pertinent Information Relevant to Transfer: NLC's HADM 310 (3) transfers to UNBC as HHSC 103: Health Care Systems (3). UNBC requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on all 60 credits transferred into the Northern Baccalareate Nursing program. Students are encouraged to check minimum final grade requirements for transfer credit into other nursing or health programs. A minimum final course grade of "C" (2.00 GPA) or higher may be required.  


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.