Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AHSE 142 - Survey of Patient Navigation

Credits: 1
LEC hours per week: 1
This survey course introduces the interrelationships and intricacies of the very complex health and community services system, and identifies the role of the patient care navigator in assisting the patient to effectively maneuver within this system. This is the first of a seven-course series. Formerly: HO 142.
Course Outcomes:
  • Define the role and function of patient care navigation and how it fits into the care team.
  • Describe the need for patient advocacy and care coordination in today’s complex healthcare system.
  • Discuss current healthcare legislation policy and ethics as it applies to health care.
  • Compare and contrast Medicaid and Medicare systems.
  • Identify patient barriers and how patient navigation can reduce healthcare disparities.
Course Topics:
  1. Role and purpose of the patient navigator position
  2. Social determinants, health disparities, and barriers to care
  3. Healthcare legislation and the evolution of the patient navigation role
  4. Paying for healthcare services, health insurance, and Medicare/Medicaid
  5. Electronic Medical Records
  6. Skills needed for effective patient navigation