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HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
Grabanski, Julie Lynn


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CourseHC 451 Health Care and the Political Process DL
SemesterF1T2005
FacultyGrabanski, Julie Lynn
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Science in Health Administration- Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy- University of North Dakota
Office LocationGrand Forks, ND  58203
Office Hours9=10 PM Central Standard Time
Other Phone(701) 775-3696
E-Mailjulie.grabanski@pirate.park.edu
julie_grabanski@hotmail.com
Web Pagehttp:// N/A
Semester Dates08/22/2005-10/16/2005
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Beaufort B. Longest, Jr (2002) Health Policymaking in the United States, 3rd ed. Health Administration Press, Chicago, Il  ISBN 1-56793-173-1

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Publication Manual of American Psychological Association, 5th Ed., American psychological Association. (2001).  Washington, DC:  Author


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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactveness based on lectures, internet, web-sites, journal article summaries, writings, and examiniations. The facilitator will engage each learner to discover information, synthesize and apply information within context, and develop critical decision making skills to use within the employment arena

Learning Outcomes:

1.  Explain the role of the political process on health delivery in the United States.

2. Describe how th epolitical process affects cost of health care, human resources, and various health facilities

3.  Describe and analyze the key roles of demanders and suppliers of health policies

4.  Discuss how politics at all levels of government affect health care delivery

5.  Explain the current and future issues in health policy and the role of government in the formulation of health policy.

6. Interpret the role of specific interests in the health care industry and the effect on health policy decisions and organization and delivery of health care.

7.  Evaluate the roles of local, state, and federal politics on the current and future developments of health care delivery.

Course Assessment:
Examinations, term paper, article summaries, peer reviews, and completion of discussion questions

Grading:
Midterm Examination:  100 points
Final Paper:  200 points
Class Participation:  240 points
Fianl Examination:  100 points
Article Summary (2):  100 points
Peer Review (2):  50 Points

TOTAL POINTS:  790 points


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Unless there are special circumstances discussed ahead of time with the instructor, grades for late work are deducted 10% each day for up to five days past the due date.  After five days the work will not receive any credit

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
E-mail Procedures and Submitting:
When sending e-mail, please identify yourself fully by name and class in all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class.  I will check my e-mail frequently.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
In class wiritng assignments and class participation will consistute 50% of your course grade.  This includes homework assignments, article summaries, peer review, and discussions.

A midterm exam and a final exam will be given over current issues presented in class, and readings and will constitute 25% of your course grade

The term paper presented in prescribed format will constitute 25% of your course grade, and is expected to be approximately ten to fifteen double spaced pages in length not including the reference and title pages.

TERM PAPER:  WRite a paper about a current issue in health care that is currently being addressed in the process of health policymaking.  Include in the paper:

1).  The role of the political process on health care delivery

2) The roles of the demanders and suppliers of health policies

3) How the political process affects cost of health care, human resources, aznd various health care facilities.

4). Explain how the various levels of government are involved in the political process and its effect on health care delivery

5) Describe invovlement of interest groups and organization in addressing the issue to sway modificaiton to the policy and/or fomration of the policy

6) Describe any strategies and recommendations made to resolve this current issue.  Include any specific interests in the health care industry that would have an effect on health policy decisions.

7) Finally, discuss how this current issue could affect future inititative in health care delivery

GRADING of PAPER:
200 Points

Approved Topic by the instructor:  5 points
Title page:  5 points
Introduction of Topic:  10 points

Body of Term Paper includes:
a) Role of political process on health care delivery: 20 points

b) Roles of demanders and suppliers of health policy:  20 points

c) Description of how the political process affects costs of health care, human resources, and various health care facilities:  20 points

d) Explanation of how the various levels of government are involved in the issue adn its effect on health care delivery: 20 points

e) Describe involvement of interest groups and organizaiton in addressing the topic: 20 points

Strategies and recommendations for addressing healthcare issue:  30 points

Effect of current issue on future initiatives in healthcare delivery:  30 points

Sources of information in body of paper are cited using APA style format:  10 points

Reference Page:  10 points

TOTAL  200 points for TERM PAPER

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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