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HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
Hutton, Angeline E.


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CourseHC 451 Health Care and the Political Process WO
SemesterS2OO2005
FacultyHutton, Angeline E.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBachelor of Science - Accounting/Business
Master of Health Administration
Office LocationFort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Office HoursTuesday through Thursday - 9 - 11 AM
Daytime Phone573-736-2217  -  at work
Other Phone573-736-5141  - at home
E-MailAngeline.Hutton@park.edu
huttob@lpha.health.state.mo.us
Semester DatesMarch 21, 2005 through  May 15, 2005
Class Days---Wednesday
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
U.S. Health System, Raffel, 5th edition, 2002. Delmar Publisher. ISBN: 0-7668-0714-2


Course Description:
Analysis of the process of health policy formation at the federal, state, and local levels from historical and contemporary perspectives.  Specific topics will include cost controls, utilization review, methods of changing public and private health policies, and political factors in health care delivery.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Class will consist of readings and discussions, lectures and current event research and discussions, exploration and research of ideas with dialogues and examinations.

Learning Outcomes:
At conclusion of course students will demonstrate knowledge of U.S. health care politics - research and assess health policy and structure and the effects it can have on organizational and administrative methods.  They will be able to discuss the impact of special interest groups and public opinion on the polical process.  They will be able to discuss the health care reform movement and the potential impact that it could have on the present structure and delivery of health care.

Course Assessment:
Class participation - current event presentations and discussions - examinations.

Grading:
Class participation - 100
Mid-term exam - 100
Final Exam - 100
A - 90 to 100 points
B - 80 to 89  points
C - 70 to 79  points
D - 60 to 69  points
F - below 60 or  3 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission without a valid and serious reason will be given 0 points.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be expected to be on time and remain for the entire class.  They will be expected to have homework and all required reading completed to allow for good classroom participation.
Cell phones must be turned off during class.
Respect for instructor and fellow class mates is mandatory with 0 tolerance for lack of respect.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - 23 March - Introduction            Chapter 1
                   Health Care Costs       Chapter 2
                   Paying for Health Care  Chapter 3
   I WILL NOT BE IN TOWN FOR THIS CLASS - OUR FIRST CLASS
   WILL BE ON Week 2 -  30 MARCH.  We will decide a make
   up date at that time.  Please go ahead and study 1st
   3 chapters.  

Week 2 - 30 March - Medical Education       Chapter 4
                   Professions in Health
                                   Care    Chapter 5
    Bring current events article on Health Care           education, &/or costs

Week 3 - 6 April -  Ambulatory Care         Chapter 6
                   Hospitals               Chapter 7
    Bring current event article on a Hospital issue

Week 4 - 13 April   MIDTERM EXAMINATION
                               Continued   Chapter 7

Week 5 - 20 April   Long Term Care          Chapter 8
    Bring current event article or personal story on long term care issues

Week 6 - 27 April  Mental Health           Chapter 9
                  Managing Care by
                  managing information    Chapter 10
    Bring current event article on managed care

Week 7 - 4 May     New Approaches to Health
                         Care Delivery    Chapter 11
     Bring current event article on future of
                        Health Care      

Week 8 - 11 May    FINAL EXAMINATION
 

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
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Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
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