HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
F1T 2006 DL
Grabanski, Julie Lynn
Master of Science in Health AdministrationBachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Grand Forks, ND
9-10 PM Central Standard Time Monday-Friday
Textbook: Text: Health Policymaking in the United States, 4th ed. Author: Beaufort B. Longest, Jr ISBN: 156793245-2
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, article summaries, examinations, interviews, discussions, and research on the internet
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: GRADING PLAN: Midterm Examination 100 points Final Paper 200 points Class Participation 240 points Final Examination 100 points Article Summary (2) 100 points Peer Review (2) 50 points TOTAL POINTS 790 points Total Points for the course will be converted to a percentage grade, and letter grades will be assigned as follows: Grading Scale A= 90- 100% (711 to 790 points) B = 80-89% (632 to 710 points) C = 70-79% (553 to 631 points) D = 60-69% (474 to 552 points) F = < 60% (473 or fewer points)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of Late Work: 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
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapter 1 On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Also, please post your e-mail address, along with a brief work and/or educational background to the Discussion Area. Homework: Select a topic for the individual term paper related to the effect of health policy on health care delivery. Submit selected topic in discussion thread. Topics must be approved by instructor. Week 2 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapter 2 On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Homework: List sources available to assist in writing paper on an approved topic and post in the discussion thread by the end of the week. Interact with classmates as appropriate. Week 3 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapter 3 On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Homework: Complete article summary related to term paper topic by the end of the week and post the article summary in the dropbox area. Week 4 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapters 4 and 5 On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Homework: Complete the Introduction to the topic portion of your term paper and post it in the document sharing area of the course by the end of the week. Midterm Test: The midterm test is located in Week 4. The test will need to be completed before the end of the week. Week 5 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapter 6 On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Homework: Complete the 2nd article summary on your term paper topic and submit the article along with the article summary in the dropbox area by the end of the week. Week 6 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapter 7 On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Homework: Complete an outline of your term paper and submit it in the document sharing area by the end of the week. Week 7 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapter 8 In-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Homework: Complete a rough draft of your term paper and submit it into the document sharing area by the end of the week. Week 8 Activities: On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Homework: Complete the final draft of your term paper and submit it to the dropbox area for grading by the instructor by Sunday of the eighth week. Article Summary You will be writing a paper specifically related to the issues surrounding a health policy that will be discussed in your term paper. These are basically reaction papers to articles that you will need to locate for your term paper. The summary should be about a different aspect of your approved topic for your term paper. Article Summaries and the orginal article should be submitted into the dropbox area for grading. Guidelines for completion of the article summary are as follows: 1. Locate a current article that examines a health issue topic that is relevant to the role of the political process on health care delivery in the United States. (A Website is not an acceptable resource, BUT journal articles found on the Internet are). Articles can be found at your local library, a college library, or from Internet sources. The article must show a correlation between the health issue and concepts discussed in your textbook. Textbooks are not an acceptable resource for this assignment. 2. Write a two-three page paper that includes the following components: a. A summary of the article in your own words: DO NOT COPY from the article! b. Your own personal reaction to the article: What did you learn? What did you think of the information provided? c. Your analysis of how the article demonstrates a correlation between what we have been discussing in class (and in the text and lecture materials) about an issue. In other words: What aspects of the article demonstrate how this particular policy issue impacts health practices, structure of, government role in, and financing of health care? What is the role of interest groups, organizations in the formation or modification of the health policy issue? 3. Submit the summary along with the copy of the article by the due date listed by Midnight on Sunday night of this week. Papers should be submitted to the drop box area. GRADING CRITERIA TOTAL POINTS Summary of Article 10 Points Reaction to Article 10 Points Analysis of Article: Correlation to Course 15 Points Format/Neatness 05 Points Source Material 05 Points College Level Writing Skill 05 Points TOTAL POINTS 50 POINTS Peer Reviews: You will be completing 2 peer reviews for your assigned support group member. One peer review will be assigned to complete during Week 6 and the other is assigned for Week 7. When completing a peer review you are to read the other person's paper and provide feedback and suggestions on how to improve the paper. Make sure that you point out spelling errors, formatting, and that your person is addressing all of the components as specified in the term paper assignment. You might suggest to your peer on how they could incorporate certain criteria into their term paper as well. The Peer Reviews that you complete for your group member will be graded using the following criteria: Exceeds Expectations= 25 points: Provided objective assessment of peers work. Provided constructive feedback consisting of more than "Good Job." Gave thought to feedback and offered more than three suggestions for improvement of paper. Meets Expectations= 20 points: Provided objective assessment of peers work. Provided constructive feedback consisting of more than"Good Job." Offered three suggestions for improvement of paper. Needs Improvement= 15 points: Provided objective assessment of peers work. Provided constructive feedback that consisted of "Good Job." Offered one suggestion for improvement of paper. Unacceptable=0 points: Provided assessment of peers work. Suggestions for improvement missing or perfunctory. A midterm exam and a final exam will be given over current issues presented in class, readings and the content of papers developed by students, 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, and 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 involvement of interest groups and organizations in addressing the issues to sway modifications to the policy and/or formation 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 initiatives 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 the 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 faciltiies: 20 points d) Explanation of how the various levels of government are inolved in the issue and its effect on health care delivery: 20 points e) Describe inovlement of interest groups and organizations 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 POINTS: 200 points Topics should be selected and approved by the end of Week One, but not later than the end of Week Two. The entire term paper will be submitted at the end of Week Eight, for grading. (There will be opportunity for revisions in each section, based on interaction with the professor and peer reviews until the end of Week 7.) The final exam must be completed and submitted Saturday of Week Eight by Midnight. Please check your calendar dates and arrange to complete the final accordingly.
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