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HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs
Sims, Phillip L.


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

U1B 2006 BL

Faculty

Sims, Phillip L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA
MA

Other Phone

915-204-8985

E-Mail

psims@park.edu

psims@elp.rr.com

Semester Dates

May 22 - 12 July, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Management Principles for Health Professionals, Joan Liebler, Charles McConnell, Jones and Bartlett Publications, 4nd Edition, 2004.

Additional Resources:
The National Labor Relations Act, A Guide Book for Health Care Facility Administrators, Pointer & Metzger, Spectrum Publications, 1979.


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:
Lectures, examinations, paper research, and paper presentation

Class Assessment:
Examinations, research paper, paper presentation.

Grading:
Mid-term Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Comprehensive Cases (Paper) 30%
Class Participation 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The comprehensive case (paper) must be typewritten and submitted at the last lecture prior to the final examination unless previously coordinated with the instructor.  Late papers will be marked down accordingly and a failing grade assigned if not submitted before the final examination.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.  Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time.  Roll will be checked each class meeting.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work.  The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence either prior to or immediately after the absence.  Two unexcused absences are excessive and three unexcused absences will result in an involuntary withdrawal and a grade of “F” (attendance) for the course

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
5/22     Administrative announcements, explanation/discussion of the course description/
requirements, introductory comments.  Discuss Chapter 1.Organization Adaptation.

5/24 Discuss  Chapter 2 of the text. Todays Concept of Organizational Management.
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              5/29     Discuss Chapter 3 of the text. Planning.

5/31 Discuss Chapter 4 of the text. Decision Making.

6/5 Discuss Chapter 5 of the text. Organizing.

6/7 Discuss Chapter 6 of the text. Staffing.

6/12     Discuss Chapter 7 of the text. Directing and Controlling.

6/14 Mid-term Exam

6/19 Discuss Chapter 8 of the text. Budgeting.

6/21 Discuss Chapter 9 of the text.  Committees and Teams. Student presentations.

6/26 Discuss Chapter 10 of the text. Adaptation, Motivation, and Conflict. Student presentations.

6/28 Discuss Chapter 11 & 12 of the text. Training and Development. Authority, Leadership, and Supervision.  Student presentations.

7/3 Discuss Chapter 13 & 14. Human Resource Management. Communication. Student presentations.

7/5 Discuss Chapter 15. Day to Day Management for the Health Professional-as-Manager. Student presentation. Review for the final examination.

7/10 Final Examination. Make-up Student presentations

7/12     Discuss Final Examination.

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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 .

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Last Updated:4/6/2006 9:48:07 AM