Your initial thesis and outline for your course project paper are due this module. Your outline will be the skeleton from which you will write your project. Your outline should contain an idea for your introduction, thesis, and topic areas that make up the body of the paper. An idea for a recommendation for improvements to the country’s health system should come at the end. For a summary of requirements, see original assignment in Module 02 Course Project – Introduction .

For further background on thesis statements and outlines, click the following linked document. Project Overview

This course project requires you to select a country and develop a paper about that country’s health delivery system. Your paper will include the following information:Demographic information and vital health statistics about the countryCurrent health status and brief history of the current healthcare systemCultural, religious, social, and political factors that affect the health systemChallenges of the current healthcare system and issues being facedFuture health projection based on resources needed to address the country’s healthcare issuesComparison of the selected country and the U.S. health system.Recommendations on how this country’s health system can be improved

You are required to identify relevant issues that affect the country you’ve selected in such areas as cost, aging of the population, quality of care, access to care, and inequality in the way the healthcare is delivered (e.g., the rich vs. the poor). You should include information on how the country is addressing these issues and challenges. This paper will give you an opportunity to compare the U.S. health system with your selected country and discuss how the international community can come together in addressing healthcare issues using best practices from all over the world.Due Date

Your final project is due in Module 10. There will be individual assignments along the way. The module they are due is noted in the time line below.Time Line

Module

Assignment

02

Introduction
Country Selection

04

Annotated Bibliography

05

Thesis and Outline

07

Rough Draft

10

Final Paper

 Requirements

Your final paper must 8 – 10 pages long. It should demonstrate a strong thesis statement supported by research from at least 5 different sources. Include both in text citations and a References page in APA format. The paper should also have a cover page.

For APA guidelines, go to your college’s online library which you can access through the Resources  tab.Evaluation

Each assignment leading up to the final assignment is evaluated and graded independently. Your instructor will provide specific grading criteria for each step of the project prior to its due date.For Further Questions

If you have further questions throughout this project, please ask your Instructor. Post ideas and questions for your classmates in the General Course Questions  forum in the Getting Started  folder of this course.