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Systems-Based Practice

Students demonstrate an awareness of, and responsiveness to, the larger context and system of health care, utilizing the resources in the system to provide care for patients. Students acknowledge the relationship between the patient, the community and the health care system and the impact on health of culture, economics, the environment, health literacy, health policy and advocacy to determine their role within these social and system dynamics.

Systems-Based Practice 1: Teamwork and Collaboration

Demonstrate effective teamwork through collaboration with diverse patients, their supporters, and with the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Systems-Based Practice 2: Social Determinants of Health

Describe the intersectionality of identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, culture, religion, spirituality) and evaluate how the range of these identities, health literacy and social determinants of health impact patient-physician interactions, health care decision-making and health outcomes.

Systems-Based Practice 3: Population/Public Health Systems; Epidemiology

Explain fundamental features of public health and apply knowledge of epidemiology of diseases to population-based approaches for preventing, detecting and reducing the incidence and prevalence of disease.

Systems-Based Practice 4: Health Care Safety; Guidelines/Protocols; CQI

Identify key features of patient safety and components of a process improvement plan in patient care.

Systems-Based Practice 5: Health Care Policy; Financial Policy; Cost Consciousness; Resource Utilization; Value in Health care; Systems Thinking

Identify the interrelated features of the health care system, including how policies and resources impact providers, the health care system and the delivery of high-value health care to patients and populations.