HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs
S2T 2006 DL
BBA-Accounting Texas A&M UniversityMBA-Management and Finance-Texas A&M University
Park Campus Center-NAS-Corpus Christi
Textbook: Management Principles for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition
Joan Liebler and Charles McConnell, Jones and Bartlett Publishers,2004.
Additional readings and selected articles will be presented in the course.
Internet research will also be required.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Various articles to be provided during the term.
Course Description: Structure and implementation of various types of health care organizations 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. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, 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
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Weekly Assignments 400 pts
Midterm Exam 200 pts
Research Paper 150 pts
Comprehensive Final 250 pts
Total points 1000 pts
Weekly assignments shall include those assignments emailed to the professor and shall comprise 200 of the total 400 points in this area. Participation in conference threads will be graded by the professor and shall comprise the remaining 200 points of the weekly assignments.
The weekly assignments should be comprehensive, easy to follow and read, and grammatically and technically correct. Your work should reflect strong evidence of effort.
A = 900 - 1000
B = 800 - 899
C = 700 - 799
D = 600 – 699
Late Submission of Course Materials: 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Course Policies
Online Course Policies
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A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight the following Sunday.
Ground Rules for Online Participation
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Policy #3: Communicate: If you are experiencing any confusion over course material, technical difficulties that are not being resolved and are preventing you from completing your assignments, or general questions about the course, let me know and refer to Course Policy #1.
Policy #4: Please check the Announcements area in the Course Home before you ask general course questions. If you don't see your question there, then please post your question. Posting them in the threaded discussion area will allow your fellow students to benefit from your questions. And remember, there are no stupid/silly questions. We are all here to learn!
Policy #5: E-Mail Procedures and Submitting
General e-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class.
My Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently. I will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable).
Policy #6 Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week. No credit for work turned in after the week, unless you have contacted me beforehand and explained any "special" circumstance. Deadlines not met during the week will mean your grade will be lowered a half grade for each day late.
Policy #7 Online Etiquette: All your online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Your online writings will be graded. Here are a couple of online references that discuss writing online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. If I deem any of your online communications to be inappropriate or offensive, I will forward the message to the appropriate Park University official and the online administrators and appropriate action will be taken.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1-Chapters 1&2
Week 2-Chapters 3&4
Week 3-Chapters 5&6
Week 4-Chapters 7&8
Week 5-Chapters 9&10
Week 6-Chapter 11&12
Week 7-Chapters 13&14
Week 8-Chapter 15
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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1. Park University Library and associated data bases. Access it through Park's Home Page www.park.edu
2. Journals and periodicals unique to your profession.
3. Reports, books, articles, or conference presentations on trends, issues, problems, etc.
4. The websites of professional organizations associated with your profession such as the American Hospital Association, www.aha.org The American Public Health Association, www.apha.org the American Nurses Association, www.ana.org The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org The American Heart Association, www.americanheart.org The American Lung Association, www.lungusa.org etc. Trade journals and inhouse newsletters are good sources of issue information and may be available in your organization, perhaps in the office of the CEO.
5. Healthforum www.healthforum.com
6. Milbank Memorial Fund www.milbankmemorialfund.org
7. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation http://www.rwjf.org
8. Health news and editorial pages of many major news papers.
McAfee Memorial Library
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Welcome to HC351. I hope you enjoy the course and have a great learning experience!
Last Updated:5/12/2006 4:08:38 PM