HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

for F1J 2006

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HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs


F1J 2006 DN


Field, Thomas R.


MHSA, University of Kansas Medical Center
MSEd, University of Kansas
BA & BS, University of Kansas

Office Location

1040 Wescoe Hall; 3901 Rainbow Blvd.; Kansas City, KS 66160

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

Aug. 22-Oct. 10, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours



The Well Managed Healthcare Organization, Fifth Edition

John R. Griffith and Kenneth R. White

Additional Resources:
Additional readings to be assigned

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.
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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:
Education must involve learning and application. This course will provide learning opportunities for students through readings and lectures. Through exams and especially through class discussions and case studies, students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned - to demonstrate that the information is useful in the real-world, day-to-day management of a healthcare organization.

Class Assessment:



Class Participation


Two 100-point exams

One 100-point presentation

Ten points of class participation

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If a student cannot make it to an exam or presentation, he/she must contact the instructor prior to that class period to make alternative arrangements, unless it is an emergent situation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please feel free to ask questions that you may have. Chances are good that someone else also has the same questions. Additionally, your question may spark a discussion, which often is where the really great learning takes place. The primary, hard-and-fast rule is to be respectful of one another.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

August 22, 2006

Introduction and Overview

Chapters 1 and 2

Franklin Handout

Project Handout

August 29, 2006

Structure of the Healthcare Organization

Chapters 3, 4 and 5

Tripartite Handout

September 5, 2006

Performance, Measurement and Quality

Chapters 6 and 7

Dashboards Handout

Part One Exam (Chapters 1-5, Franklin Handout and Tripartite Handout)

September 12, 2006

Clinical Services

Chapters 8, 9, 10 and 11

September 19, 2006

Planning and Marketing

Chapters 12 and 13

Part Two Exam (Chapters 6-11 and Dashboards Handout)

September 26, 2006

Finance and Information Services

Chapters 14 and 15

Project Preparation

October 3, 2006

Human Resources, Plant and Guest Services

Chapters 16 and 17

Cruise Handout

Project Preparation

October 10, 2006

Project 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Integrity is essential to a successful professional, especially in healthcare, an industry in which our customers seek our services at times in which they are most vulnerable. The practice of principled behavior must begin in one's academic training. Therefore, please be familiar with the academic honesty guidelines in the Park University Undergraduate Catalog. Academic misconduct will be taken seriously and will be addressed appropriately and fully. Ignorance of academic misconduct guidelines is not an excuse

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 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Because of the nature of the course structure, multiple topics will be discussed during each class session. Also, issues that are discussed in class but not necessarily in the assigned readings may be covered on exams.

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:

THE SYLLABUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Good discussion can sometimes cause a lecture to be pushed back or rearranged, so it is important to be a little flexible. All of the course material will be covered; however, a chapter may be covered on a day that is different from the syllabus schedule. I will let you know when this occurs and how it could impact what is or is not covered on a particular exam.

REGARDING OFFICE HOURS: Although I have a full-time job at KUMC, I am happy to schedule office hours by appointment. Feel free to contact me to schedule office hours as needed.

Franklin Handout

Tripartite Handout


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