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HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs
Goodwin, William


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs

Semester

F2T 2006 DL

Faculty

Goodwin, William

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BBA-Accounting Texas A&M University
MBA-Management and Finance-Texas A&M University

Office Location

Park Campus Center-NAS-Corpus Christi

Office Hours

24/7

Daytime Phone

361-442-4570

Other Phone

361-547-5155

E-Mail

William.Goodwin@Pirate.Park.Edu

BGINC47@AOL.COM

Semester Dates

10/23/06-12/17/06

Class Days

Online Class

Class Time

Online Class-24/7

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Management Principles for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition Joan Liebler and Charles McConnell, Jones and Bartlett Publishers,2004. ISBN# 0763733202 Additional readings and selected articles will be presented in the course. Internet research will also be required.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Various articles to be provided during the term.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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, 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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will be able to use the methods, concepts and theories taught in the course to evaluate and make knowledgeable management decisions in the future regarding health care facility operations
  2. The student will be able to describe and explain the purpose of the mission statement with regard to health care facilities operations and strategic planning.
  3. The student will be able to explain and identify the strategic planning process used in healthcare facilities and the related process therein
  4. Students will able to evaluate, analyze and implement solutions to key financial managerial problems relating to maintaining and expanding the health care organization
  5. The student will be able to describe, evaluate, and discuss the entire capital and operating budgeting processes used by hospitals and other health care institutions
  6. The student will be able to explain the short-term and long-term strategic planning processes utilized by hospitals
  7. The student will be able to identify and describe the strategic role of various management positions in hospital operations.
  8. The student will be able to explain the roles of the major patient service departments and describe the primary function of each of those department operations in health care facilities.
  9. The student will focus and learn to evaluate the significant issues facing non-profit health care organizations
  10. The student will be able to identify and describe the reimbursement role played by the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the impact they play as major payers of health care dollars.
Class Assessment:

Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers, 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.

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. 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:

    • Course Grading Scale

A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89% 
C = 70-79% 
D = 60-69% 
F = < 60% 

 

RESEARCH PAPER

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 should follow the MLA style 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. A more or less complete draft of items I, II, III and IV are due at the end of Week III.

Items V and VI will 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.)

Grading:

Weekly Assignments    400 pts         (40%)

Midterm Exam              200 pts          (20%)

Research Paper           150 pts          (15%)

Comprehensive Final   250 pts         (25%)

Total points               1000 pts         (100%)

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. Students must post a response on at least 2 other student's posting to receive full credit for each week's conference thread.

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

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.

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

  1. Students should use  Pirate E-Mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. The Class Conference is for public messages.
  2. Students are expected to complete 5 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving E-mail and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.
  3. KEEP A COPY of all course work you submit until the end of the term.
  4. All students will participate in conference discussion. Conventions of "on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.
  5. If you need assistance please contact me.
  6. Students will normally submit papers as MS Word uploaded to the computer and routed to the instructor or emailed. Please do not use any MS Works format. Overall it works well to copy your assignments from you word processing program and paste it into the e-mail.
  7. Each student is responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each online course policy. If you have any questions about any of these policies, please contact me for clarification.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 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 .

Additional Information:








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 - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.


Park University Online Bookstore - Select "Online Learning- Graduate," or "Online Learning - Undergraduate," and then click on the appropriate course code (ex. AC 201, PA 501) to see the list of required and optional texts for each course that you are enrolled in. 


Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Your Campus Center Administrator can provide advising to you, please contact them for assistance.  If you need contact information for your Campus Center, click here.


Online Tutoring Services - Park University has arranged for Online students to receive five hours of free access to Online tutoring and academic support through Smarthinking. If you would like Online tutoring, please contact me to receive their recommendation and information on how to access the Online tutoring.


Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.


Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275).  To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website:  click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.


Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your User ID or Password, or if you need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024.







Welcome to HC351. I hope you enjoy the course and have a great learning experience!


 


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Last Updated:10/14/2006 10:26:13 PM