HC491 Snr Seminar in Hlth Care Mgmt

for S2B 2006

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HC 491 Senior Seminar in Health Care Management


F1B 2006 BL


Sims, Phillip L.


Adjunct Faculty



Office Location


Other Phone





Semester Dates

31 July to 20 september 2006

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM


EN 306

Credit Hours


Management of Hospitals and Health Services, R. Schulz and A. Johnson, 3rd Edition, Beard Books, 2003.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Any guide for writing research papers will be most helpful.

Course Description:
Capstone course in which students study selected topics on health care administration in-depth.  It is highly recommended that all major core courses be passed before enrolling in this course.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Lectures, discussions,examinations, research outline, research paper, research presentation

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

Core Assessment:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
   Mid-term exam                          20%
   Final exam                             20%
   Comprehensive Cases (Paper)            30%            
   Research outline                       20%
   Research paper presentation            10%

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)


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late papers will be marked accordingly.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to come to all classes and to be on time. Roll will be checked at 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 after 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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

7-31 Administrative announcements explanation/discussion of the course description/ requirements, introductory comments. Discuss Chapter 1.

8-2  Discuss/lecture on Chapters 2 and 3.

8-7  Discuss/lecture on Chapters 4 and 5.

8-9  Discuss/lecture on Chapters 6 and 7.
8-14 Students, by this date, will have chosen a research topic and will discuss their chosen research topic notes individually in class with instructor. Outline of
research paper due.

8-16 Discuss/lecture on Chapters 8 and 9.
8-21 Discuss/lecture on Chapters 10 and 11. Review for mid-term examination.
8-23 Mid-term examination covering chapters 1 through 11.

8-28 Discuss/lecture on Chapters 12 and 13.

8-30 Discuss/lecture on Chapters 14 and 15.

9-4  Discuss/lecture on Chapter 16. Student presentations.

9-6  Discuss/lecture on Chapter 17. Student presentations

9-11 Discuss/lecture on Chapter 18. Student presentations.

9-13 Student presentations. Review for final examination. Research papers due.

9-18 Final examination covering chapters 12 through 18.

9-20 Review of final examination. Make-up student presentations.

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 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.

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. 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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