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
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
Week 8 - 11 May FINAL EXAMINATION
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Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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