Organization & Administration of Health Care Programs
Phillip L. Sims, Ph.D. Instructor
1 August through 21 September 2005
Monday and Wednesday, 1700 - 1930 hours
Fort Bliss, Texas
I. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Structure and implementation of various types of health care organization 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.
II. GOALS OF THE COURSE
The course is designated so that the student will have a better understanding of the major organization and administration of health care programs. The health care management process and managerial roles. Various types of health care organizations, their functions, financial funding, and the role they represent in the community they serve. Health care workers recruitment, maintenance, and management. Local, state, and federal regulations and their effect on the delivery of health care.
III. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To provide a better understanding of health care programs, their management, organization, and financial funding. Strategic planning in health care.
IV. COURSE ARRANGEMENTS
ü Lecture / conference ü Lecture review
ü Paper ü Paper presentation
ü Examination (mid-term) ü Final Examination
V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Class participation. Active student participation is expected and represents a percentage of the overall grade.
Paper. A paper will be required of all students. The paper will be at least seven (7) pages long not including the index (table of contents) and bibliography, typed, and double spaced. The paper will deal with a subject in relation to the course and agreed upon between the student and the instructor.
Paper presentation. Each student will prepare a 3 to 7 minute oral presentation that will provide an overview of the paper the student researched on a subject dealing with health care and the political process. These research papers will be presented during class with specific dates and times to be discussed in class.
VI. COURSE TEXT
Management Principles for Health Professionals, Joan Liebler, Charles McConnell, Jones and Bartlett Publications, 4nd Edition, 2004.
VII. SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES
The National Labor Relations Act, A Guide Book for Health Care Facility Administrators, Pointer & Metzger, Spectrum Publications, 1979.
VIII. CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
8/1 Administrative announcements, explanation/discussion of the course description/
requirements, introductory comments. Discuss Chapter 1.Organization Adaptation.
8/3 Discuss Chapter 2 of the text. Todays Concept of Organizational Management.
8/8 Discuss Chapter 3 of the text. Planning.
8/10 Discuss Chapter 4 of the text. Decision Making.
8/15 Discuss Chapter 5 of the text. Organizing.
8/17 Discuss Chapter 6 of the text. Staffing.
8/22 Discuss Chapter 7 of the text. Directing and Controlling.
8/24 Mid-term Exam
8/29 Discuss Chapter 8 of the text. Budgeting.
8/31 Discuss Chapter 9 of the text. Committees and Teams. Student presentations.
9/5 Discuss Chapter 10 of the text. Adaptation, Motivation, and Conflict. Student presentations.
9/7 Discuss Chapter 11 & 12 of the text. Training and Development. Authority, Leadership, and Supervision. Student presentations.
9/12 Discuss Chapter 13 & 14. Human Resource Management. Communication. Student presentations.
9/14 Discuss Chapter 15. Day to Day Management for the Health Professional-as-Manager. Student presentation. Review for the final examination.
9/19 Final Examination. Make-up Student presentations
9/21 Discuss Final Examination.
IX. CLASS POLICIES
Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Roll will be checked each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work. The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence either prior to or immediately ater the absence. Two unexcused absences are excessive and three unexcused absences will result in an involuntary withdrawal and a grade of “F” (attendance) for the course.
X. ACADEMIC HONESTY
Submitting someone else’s work as your own will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student(s) involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course. The second violation results in automatic expulsion from the school. The Assistant Vice President will be notified in writing of the action taken.
XI. GRADING POLICY
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Mid-term Exam 20%
Final Exam 30%
Comprehensive Cases (Paper) 40%
Class Participation 10%
Mid-term exam will cover Chapters 1 through 7, Final Exam Chapters 8 through 15.
The comprehensive case (paper) must be typewritten and submitted at the last lecture prior to the final examination unless previously coordinated with the instructor. Late papers will be marked down accordingly and a failing grade assigned if not submitted before the final examination.
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F (for three or more unexcused absences)