HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

for S1T 2007

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HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs


S1T 2007 DL


Chris Both


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


Associate of Applied Sciences
Bachelors of Science in Management/Healthcare
Master of Science in Human Resources Administration

Office Location

Grand Forks ND

Office Hours

7am-5pm CST

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

218-779-7697  call first




Web Page

none currently

Semester Dates


Class Days

On-line Class

Class Time

Online Class 24/7



Credit Hours



Management Principles for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition
Joan Liebler and Charles McConnell, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004

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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:

Based on lectures, readings, discussions, exams and writings

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1.  Define terminology and demonstrate general knowledge of the major issues and concepts of administering various forms of health facilities and programs.
  2. 2.  Explain the concepts and applications of management techniques utilized in medical facilities.
  3. 3.  Compare and contrast the supply and distribution of health professionals and institutions.
  4. 4.  Discuss the problems associated with the cost and availability of health care.
  5. 5.  Evaluate current and future priorities in the administration of health care in relation to the economy, social issues, ethics, politics, medical science and environmental issues.
Class Assessment:
Discussion, weekly quizzes, examinations and research paper


Weekly assignments: 301 points
Weekly quizzes: 730 points
Midterm exam: 200 points
Final Exam: 250 points
Discussion: 100 points  In order to get full points for weekly discussion you must have one main post at least a paragraph in length and a minimum of 2 responses to other students postings consisting 2-3 sentences.
Research paper 150 points
Total points: 1731
Grading scale:
100% to 94% =  A
93% to 87% = B
86% to 80% = C
79% to 73% = D
72% and below = F
Research paper: The research paper will consist of 5-7 pages double spaced and 12 font.  In addition to the 5-7 pages, please create a reference page with a minimum of 6 sources.  Your topic can be on anything related to Healthcare administration.  Your choice of topic must be approved by the instructor.  Please use APA format when writing your paper.

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average.  The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course.  The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of work will only be allowed with approval by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Attendance is a must!  Please stay on top of your assignments it is too easy to fall behind
Please be considerate toward others comments.  It is too easy to misinterpret each other.  Be clear and ask questions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Participate in discussion thread, complete weekly assignment, and complete weekly quiz
Week 2: Decide on research paper topic (approved by instructor), Participate in discussion thread, complete weekly assignment, and complete weekly quiz
Week 3: Participate in discussion thread, complete weekly assignment, and complete weekly quiz
Week 4: Participate in discussion thread, complete weekly assignment, complete weekly quiz and midterm exam to be e-mailed.
Week 5: Participate in discussion thread, complete weekly assignment, send in proctor request for final exam and complete weekly quiz
Week 6: Participate in discussion thread, complete weekly assignment and complete weekly quiz
Week 7: Participate in discussion thread, complete weekly assignment and complete weekly quiz
Week 8: Participate in discussion thread, Take final exam and submit research paper via e-mail by Friday March 9th, 2007
Week 8:

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 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

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