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HC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery
Hacker, Helmut F.


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CourseHC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery BL
SemesterF1B2005
FacultyHacker, Helmut F.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA, St. John's University (MN)
MLA, Boston University (MA)
Ph.D., Knightsbridge University (UK)
Office HoursBefore and after class, and anytime with appointment.
Daytime Phone(915) 595-2322
Other PhoneNone
E-Mailhelmutfhacker@park.edu
helmut_f_hacker@yahoo.com (USE THIS!)
Web PageNone
Semester DatesAug 1 - Sept 25, 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Health Care Delivery in the United States. (7th Edition).  Kovner and Jones.  Spring Publishing Company.  New York, 2002.

Additional Resources:
Will be provided by the instructor.


Course Description:
Historical and philosophical factors defining the functions and scope of current community and public health based health care delivery.  Introduction to the concepts of epidemiology, ecology, community needs assessment, and social and cultural influences on utilization of health care by community aggregates.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to teat students as adult learners, and exchange views, opinions, ideas, and real world experiences relating to the health care field.  Certainly, examinations, papers, readings, videos, and presentations add to the learning process.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will analyze the delivery of health care to various types of communities.
Students will compute the goals and objectives, and planning and needs assessments for community health care needs.
Students will identify the day-to-day activities and long range planning activities for the delivery of health care.
Students will appreciate the cultural and social factors that affect the utlizations of health care delivery.

Course Assessment:
Examinations
Presentations
Reseach papers
Class participation

Grading:
Mid-term Examination             20 points
Research paper                   20 points
Oral presentation                20 points
Final Examination                30 points
Class participation              10 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Will not be acception without prior instructor approval.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please be on time, and try to attend every class, and remain for the entire class.
All assignments must be turned in on time.
Please turn off all phones and beepers.
No talking when I am speaking or when another student is speaking.
I expect everyone to participate in the class discussions.
Please do the on line survey after the course.  
Total academic freedom in the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
First week;  Administrative matters.  Introductions.  Explaantion of the course requirements.  Chapter 1.

Second week:  Chapters 3, 4, & 5.

Third week:  Chapters 5, 6, & 7.

Fourth week:  Mid-term Examination  Covers Chapters 1 through 9.

Fifth week:  Chapters 10, 11, & 12.

Sixth week:  Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, & 17,

Seventh week:  Student presentations.  Final Examination.  Covers Chapters 10 through 17.

Eighth week:  Make-up Examinations.  Make-up student presentations.  Feedback on the course.

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

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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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