In the Health Systems Science course, medical students engage with health systems science topics, such as health care policy and economics and health systems improvement, using discussions, journal-clubs, guided reflections, and interprofessional education opportunities.
Health Systems Science
PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT 1
Engage in self-directed learning by identifying individual knowledge and performance gaps and evaluating resources to improve performance.
PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT 3
Provide and accept constructive feedback and engage in reflective practices.
PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT 4
Articulate how self-awareness impacts patient care and individual well-being.
INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS 1
Demonstrate effective communication skills and respectful dialogue during group discussion.
Identify and analyze difficult choices in biomedical ethics situations.
SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE 1
Define the roles and responsibilities of the different members of the healthcare team.
SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE 2; HEALTH EQUITY, ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP 2
Identify social and structural determinants of health and describe their impact on individuals, populations, and health.
SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE 3
Describe relevant policies and finance models that inform health care decision making.
SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE 4
Describe principles of health care quality improvement.
SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE 5
Describe the principles of cost-effective care and the role of a physician in delivery of high quality health care.
MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE 5, 6 AND 7
Apply principles of evidence-based medicine (EBM), scientific method and epidemiology to critically appraise medical literature.
HEALTH EQUITY, ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP 1
Discuss how systems of inequity have impacted marginalized communities and identify strategies to eliminate barriers to health equity.
HEALTH EQUITY, ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP 3
Identify opportunities for advocacy at the individual, group and population levels to improve health systems for patients.
HEALTH EQUITY, ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP 3; SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE 1
Describe the learned leadership traits and styles conducive to working in an interprofessional team.