HC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery
S2T 2007 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: Stephen J. Williams and Paul R. Torrens (2002). Introduction to Health Services, 6th ed., Delmar Thomson Learning, Albany, NY. ISBN 0-7668-3611-8
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Additional Resources: Publiciation Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed., American Psychological Association. (2001). Washington, DC: Author.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, interviews, peer reviews, examinations, internet research, discussions and writings
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
During the first two weeks, I will respond to the work you submit with either a B, D, A, or combination thereof. For example, if you need additional breadth and application as they relate to your work, I will provide the following comment:
Areas for additional focus: BA
Each time you submit work, I will respond (In the comment section) to the work you submit with either a B, D, A, or combination thereof. For example, if you need additional Depth and Application as they relate to your work, I will provide the following comment:
Areas for additional focus: D1/A2. Note: A number (1, 2, or 3) by the letter indicates the degree to which additional focus is needed. For example, D1, indicates a small amount of additional depth is needed, a D2 indicates a moderate amount is needed, while a D3 indicates a substantial amount is needed. In terms of relating the above to point deductions, the following can be used as a guideline (Actual point deductions may vary somewhat)
Homework Point Deductions
Discussion Point Deductions
Your participation grade will be determined by your positive responses to the discussion postings of others and your timeliness in terms of submitting your work, etc.
IMPORTANT!! Your grade for each discussion posting will be determined not only by the "B-D-A" of your postings, but also by your positive responses to the postings of your team members. Please respond to at least one posting of another student for each discussion assignment. Failure to do so will result in a loss of five points for each case you post in the Discussion Area.
Late work will be deducted 10% each day for up to 5 days, unless there are special circumstances that are discussed ahead of time. No credit will be given after 5 days past the due date.
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 552points) F = < 60% (473 or fewer points)
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.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapters 1 and 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. 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 community based health care delivery. Submit selected topic in discussion thread. Topics must be approved by instructor. Week 2 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapters 3 and 4 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 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 Chapters 5, 6, and 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 article summary related to term paper topic by the end of the week and post the article summary in dropbox area. Week 4 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapters 8, 9, and 10 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 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 Chapters 11 and 12 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 Chapters 13 and 14 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 Chapters 15 and 16 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 a rough draft of your term paper and submit it into the document sharing area by the end of the week. Week 8 Activities: Readings Text: Read Chapter 17 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. Homework assignments are assignments that pertain directly to the writing of the term paper. Points for homework are given for completion of discussion questions that pertain to the term paper. In week three and five, homework points are granted for article summaries if they are completed. Additional participation points are given for participation in course discussions each week. Article Summary:You will be writing a paper specifically related to the different health issues 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. 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 forces affecting the delivery of health care such as political, economical, technical, cutlural, social and ethical components. (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 include 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 issue impacts health practices, structure of, government role in, and financing of health care? 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 There are two article summaries in the course worth 50 points each. One is during Week 3 and the other is during Week 5 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 Community Based Healthcare. Include in the paper: social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces affecting this healthcare issue. 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. Finally, discuss how this current issue could affect future initiatives in community based 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) social forces: 15 points b) political forces: 15 points c) cultural forces: 15 points d) technological forces: 15 points e) ethical forces: 15 points f) economic forces: 15 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: 15 points Reference Page: 15 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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