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Robert Powers

Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Medicine, Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative & Hospital Medicine
Office location and address
1222 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
PSHP 2040: Introduction to the American Healthcare System
Credits: 2–3
Introduces the structure and financing of the U.S. healthcare system. Includes an overview of private and public health insurance, as well as growing American health problems and how they affect the quality of healthcare delivery in the United States.
PSHP 2041: Introduction to the American Healthcare System
Credits: 2
Continues with the structure and financing of the U.S. healthcare system. Includes an overview of private and public health insurance, as well as growing American health problems and how they affect the quality of healthcare delivery in the United States. Prerequisite: PSHP 2040
STS 2500: Science and Technology in Social and Global Context
Credits: 3
This course invites students to explore the implications of STS core concepts within a specific topical or disciplinary area, drawing out the implications of STS 1500 in depth. The course explores the social and global context of engineering, science and technology. Although writing and speaking skills are emphasized, more attention is given to course content and the students' analytical abilities. Prerequisites: STS 1500 or an equivalent STS course.
LPPS 3470: American Healthcare Syst: Challenges & Opportunities
Credits: 3
Course focuses on structure & function of US healthcare system. Covers history & current status of education, financing & delivery systems, including comparison with other nations. Topics include challenges that face current & future leaders, providers, patients, & policy makers. Examines issues of: workforce, financing, access, disparities & technology. Addresses problems and opportunities.