Course Description: This course outlines the principles of organization and management with special reference to health agencies and health programs with the explanation of the historical, legal, and philosophical backgrounds which define the current content and scope of public health. The scientific, political, economic, social, and cultural determinants of program development with emphasis upon the planning process underlying organizational efforts to cope with community health problems will be discussed.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings.
Learning Outcomes:1. Analyze a specific area within health care and synthesize a problem statement.
2. Construct a reference list used for the review of literature and a outline of proposed term paper content.
3. Participate in class by presenting the selected research topic and how it relates to the health care environment or health care management.
Course Assessment: 1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS.
2. Selection and submission of a TERM PAPER TOPIC & OUTLINE approved by instructor.
3. Completion, presentation, and TIMELY SUBMISSION OF TERM PAPER ( Minimum of 20 pages )
4. Completion and presentation of TWO SubmissionTERM PAPER RELATED ARTICLES selected by the student to lead class discussion & SUBMISSION OF A 1-2 PAGE SUMMARY of its contents including the student's personal opinion.
Grading: The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE based entirely upon the term paper submitted after giving consideration to the oral presentation and timely submission of paper. IF YOUR TERM PAPER IS NOT SUBMITTED BY THE 8TH CLASS SESSION, 15 POINTS WILL BE SUBTRACTED FROM YOUR FINAL GRADE TOTAL.
The method of evaluating the TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADES AWARDED will be according to the following scale:
90 - 100 pts. = A
80 - 89 pts. = B
70 - 79 pts. = C
60 - 69 pts. = D
59 pts.or less= F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "0" unless otherwised arranged with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park university. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: WEEK OF MAY 30TH - "Writing Research Papers & Review of Term Paper Format"
WEEK OF JUNE 6TH - "Submission Of Term Paper Topic & Discussion On Your Expected Approach & Content"
WEEK OF JUNE 13TH - "Submission Of Term Paper Topic In Problem Statement Format"
WEEK OF JUNE 20TH - "Submission Of Term Paper Outline & Classroom Critique"
WEEK OF JUNE 27TH - "Submission & Discussion Of 1st Term Paper Related Article"
WEEK OF JULY 4TH - "Submission & Discussion Of 2nd Term Paper Related Article"
WEEK OF JULY 11TH - "Oral Presentation Of Term Paper Progress"
WEEK OF 18TH - "SUBMISSION AND ORAL PRESENTATION OF TERM PAPER"
WEEK OF JULY 25TH - "Return Of Term Paper To Student & Instructor's Oral Critique To Class"
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">
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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