Week 4 Discussion

HSM 541 Health Services System

Week 4 Discussion


Class, welcome to week 4! How would you define the role of primary care from the perspectives of health promotion and health protection? Why are these facets of primary care important, and how do they influence the business of healthcare?


Respond to a topic related to a current medical, technological, and/or pharmaceutical breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment. Post a 1- to 2-minute multimedia piece recapping the news article and providing your opinion on how the business of healthcare is at least partially responsible for this breakthrough.

In addition to posting your individual multimedia piece, you must comment on two other students’ multimedia pieces. A multimedia technology does not need to be used in the replies, but you are always welcome to use it! Remember, they must still be quality posts. Simply stating, “Nice job, I agree” is not sufficient. Examples of quality posts include

providing additional information to the discussion;

elaborating on previous comments from others;

presenting explanations of concepts or methods to help fellow students;

presenting reasons for or against a topic in a persuasive fashion;

sharing your own personal experiences that relate to the topic; and

providing a URL and explanation for an area you researched on the Internet.