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NAM-III/IV/VI US Health care problems and potential 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in History
North American Studies
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

The students will study the US and Nordic healthcare systems and their economics and learn the politics and mechanisms that are involved.

General description

This class explores the political and economic issues involved in understanding health care policy in the United States and elsewhere. In particular, we will address the differences beteween private and public health insurance systems and examine the advantages and disadvantages in each.

The class will be taught in cooperation with Binghamton University (NY, USA). Students will interact via Moodle with American students and discuss the different aspects of healthcare systems and the politics and economics involved in them.

Enrolment for University Studies

If you miss the deadline of the enrolment send e-mail to touko.berry@uta.fi

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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible


4-Sep-2012 – 11-Dec-2012
Lectures 28 hours
US Health Care, Problems and Potentials
Tue 4-Sep-2012 - 11-Dec-2012 weekly at 10.15-11.45, Main Building Lecture room C8
Exercises 28 hours


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

In addition to exams, students will be expected to participate actively in the discussions via Moodle.

Study materials

Class material will be provided via Moodle.