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HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs
Jackson, Detra T.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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CourseHC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs WO
SemesterF1OO2005
FacultyJackson, Detra T.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesAA in General Studies
BS in Nursing
MA in Health Services Management
Office LocationGLWACH RM #111, FLW, MO
Office Hours0730-1630
Daytime Phone573-596-0518
Other Phone573-329-6589- Do not call past 9:30pm
E-Maildetra.jackson@pirate.park.edu
detra.jackson@amedd.army.mil
Semester Dates15 AUG 2005 to 9 OCT 2005
Class Days---W---
Class Time5:00 - 10:20 PM
PerquisitesNONE
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Ginter, Duncan, & Swayne  
Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations 4th edition (2002)
Blackwell Publishers: Malden, MA
ISBN: 0-631-22586-7

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
none


Course Description:
Structure and implementation of various types of health care organizations and their internal departments, administrative theory; utilization; facilities management; accreditation; strategic planning; decision making theory; medical, nursing, and support staff supply, supervision, and evaluation; financial management; human relations; research and development; organizational culture and change theory; and other internal and external forces.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourate the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:

1. To assist students in relating prior knowledge and experiences to specific problem solving situations
2. To encourage students to think strategically about the types of decisions made in health care organizations
3. To provide students with expereience in analyzing the health care environment, preparing a strategic plan appropriate for the environment, and developing implementaton plans for the accomplishment of the stragegic plan
4. To provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with the important strategic issues facing health care organizations.

Course Assessment:
1. Examinations
2. Class participation
3. Topic Presentations

Grading:
Class Participation    = 10%
Mid-Term Examination   = 30%
Final Examination      = 30%
Topic Presentations    = 30% (2 @ 15% each)
            Total     = 100%

90-100%   = A
80-89%    = B
70-79%    = C
60-69%    = D
Below 60% = F
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Late Submission of Course Materials:
Will be determined on a case by case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be responsible for all reading assignments from the text. All exam questions will come from reading, lecture, class presentations, instuctor notes, and discussion material.

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1
17 August 2005
Chapter 1: The Nature of strategic management
Chapter 2: Understanding and Analyzing the External Environment
Read chapters 3,4
Appendix A,B
 
Meeting - 2
24 August 2005
Chapter 3:Service Area Competitor Analysis
Chapter 4: Internal environmental
Topic presentations
Read chapters 5,6 
Meeting - 3
31 August 2005
Chapter 5: Directional Strategies
Chapter 6: Developing Strategic Alternatives
Topic Presentations
Review of Mid-term Examination
  
Meeting - 4
7 September 2005
 Read Chapters 7,8Mid-examination
Meeting - 5
14 September 2005
Chapter 7: Evaluation of Alternatives and Strategic Choice
Chapter 8: Implementing Strategy through Value Adding Service Delivery Strategies
Topic presentations
Read Chapters 9,10 
Meeting - 6
21 September 2005
Chapter 9:Implementing Strategy through Value Adding Support Strategies
Chapter 10: Implementing Strategy through Unit Action Plans
Topic Presentations
Read Chapters 11,12 
Meeting - 7
28 September 2005
Chapter 11: Control of the Strategy
Chapter 12: Inventing the future through Strategic Thinking
Topic Presentations
Review of Final Exam
  
Meeting - 8
5 October 2005
  Final Examination

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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