HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs
S2T 2009 DL
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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Various articles to be provided during the term.
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The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Each student will be challenged to achieve their maximum potential during the course process.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Other Assessment Guidelines
All work must contain appropriate formatting, grammar, and spelling.
Completing a student opinion survey form located in the Distance Learning section of the Park University website in Week Eight of this class.
Locating a suitable Proctor with e-mail and Completing a Proctored Final Examination.
Grading Scale –
In-class writing assignments and class participation will constitute approximately 40% of your course grade. This includes homework assignments, article summaries, peer review, and discussions.
A midterm exam covering current issues presented in class, readings and the content of papers developed by students, will constitute 15% of your course grade.
The final exam will constitute 26% of your course grade.
Grading Criteria for Participation Points:
The weekly homework and discussion assignments and quizzes are worth approximately 40 % of your grade. Grading criteria for points on discussions and homework is as follows:
The three most important grading criteria for your work will be breadth, depth, and application of course concepts. For purposes of this course, the following definitions will apply to each of these terms:
During the first two weeks, I will respond to the work you submit with either a B, D, A, or combination thereof.
For example, if you need additional breadth and application as they relate to your work, I will provide the following comment:
Areas for additional focus: BA
Each time you submit work, I will respond (In the comment section) to the work you submit with either a B, D, A, or combination thereof. For example, if you need additional Depth and Application as they relate to your work, I will provide the following comment:
Areas for additional focus: D1/A2. Note: A number (1, 2, or 3) by the letter indicates the degree to which additional focus is needed. For example, D1, indicates a small amount of additional depth is needed, a D2 indicates a moderate amount is needed, while a D3 indicates a substantial amount is needed. In terms of relating the above to point deductions, the following can be used as a guideline (Actual point deductions may vary somewhat)
Homework Point Deductions
Discussion Point Deductions
Your participation grade will be determined by your positive responses to the discussion postings of others and your timeliness in terms of submitting your work, etc.
You will be able to track your average throughout the course. The grading scale is indicated below. You will know in advance the requirements for each assignment.My goal for this term is to give you prompt, clear,and useful feedback which will help you learn more about about health care organizations and administration.
Each student is responsible for:
Completing Weekly Chapter Readings- Homework Assignments consisting of key questions from the chapter readings will be completed-Submission of the the answers to the instructor on the specified dates (Weeks 1-8) via Dropbox.
Completing a Research Paper. Due by the End of week 7.
Locating a suitable Proctor with e-mail and Completing a Proctored Final Examination. This process must be finalized no later than the Friday of Week 6.
Completing the Final Exam. The Final Exam will be comprehensive and also Closed Book and Closed Notes.
You will be able to track your average throughout the course. The grading scale is below. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about business law. Each student is responsible for:
A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = < 60%
Your research paper will be due the end of week 7.
Research topics should include course related subject area and requires the approval of the instructor. You should have your topic selected by the second week of the course so you may have ample time to complete your projects.
Reports may follow the MLA style or APA and your research must include at least 4 outside references which can include internet material (properly documented) and other reference sources. The research paper is expected to be at least 7-9 pages.
The Table of Contents of the project paper will include
I. Introduction (Overview, History, other needed Background)
II. Statement of the Problem (to include limitations, what will not be studied and Research Questions to be answered.)
III. Significance of the Study
IV. Definition of Terms Used
V. Review of Related Literature
VI. Data Presentation and Analysis
VII. Conclusions (To include answering each research question)
VIII. Recommendations for Action and Recommendations for Further Study
IX. References (and End Notes unless footnotes were cited in the text of the study).
X. Abstract of the Study (A title page and table of contents is also expected.)
Topics should be selected and approved by the end of Week One, but not later than the end of week Two.
Items V and VI should be completed at the end of Week Six (added to the study components previously submitted. The entire study will be submitted at the end of Week Seven, for grading. (There will be opportunity for revisions in each section, based on interaction with the professor until the end of Week 7.)
Research Paper 150 pts (15%)
Total points 1000 pts (100%)
The weekly assignments should be comprehensive, easy to follow and read, and grammatically and technically correct.
Your work should reflect strong evidence of effort.
Grading Scale A = 900 - 1000 B = 800 - 899 C = 700 - 799 D = 600 – 699
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Late work will be evaluated on a case - by - case basis. It is very important that the student keep up with the weekly work. Late work not related to temporary duty, family illness, natural disasters, etc. will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and may include reductions in the related grades of late work.
Late work over 1 week old and not having prior approval by Instructor will have 20% deducted automatically.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This course is offered on-line, over the Internet, using the ECollege computer service. Each students is expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the computer conferencing system. This is same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom. See "Ground Rules for On-line Participation" for additional information.
According to Park University guidelines, this course is divided into eight weeks with the first week beginning on the first day of the semester, a Monday, and ends midnight the following Sunday. Weeks Two through Eight also begin on Monday and end on the following Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by the end of the week assigned, Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and successfully emailed so that they are in by the due date.
Ground Rules for On-line Participation
Week 1 Chapters 1 and 2
Week 2 Chapters 3 and 4
Week 3 Chapters 5 and 6
Week 4 Chapters 7 and 8 Midterm Exam taken this week
Week 5 Chapters 9 and 10
Week 6 Chapters 11 and 12
Week 7 Chapters 13 and 14
Week 8 Chapter 15 Final Proctored Exam Taken this week
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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. 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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