HC465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

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HC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery


U1B 2006 BL


Ward, Robert S.


BS, Health Planning and Administration, Pennsylvania State Univ.
MA, Health Services Management, Webster Univ.

Office Hours

Before or after class or by appointment.

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

22 May - 16 July 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours


Health Care Delivery in the United States, Kovner and Jonas, Seventh Edition, Springer Publishing Company: New York (2002), pp 475.
Additional Resources: Will be provided by the instructor.

Course Description:
Historical and philosophical factors defining the functions and scope of current community and public health based health care delivery.  Introduction to the concepts of epidemiology, ecology, community needs assessment and social and cultural influences on utilization of health care by community aggregates.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is to bring real world learning into the classroom.  This adult learning style will encourage critical thinking, higher level knowledge, and a fun academic environment.  The learning process will be interactive by utilizing lectures, readings, examinations, research papers, and the exchange of views/ideas through presentations and case studies.

Class Assessment:
Examinations, presentations, case studies, research paper and class participation.

Midterm Test: 25%
Final Exam: 25%
Research Paper: 35%
Oral Presentation: 5%
Class Participation: 10%

The following will be used to assigned course letter grades:

90 to 100  A
80 to 89   B
70 to 79   C
60 to 69   D
Below 60   F  (Includes 3 or more unexcused absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Will not be accepted without prior instructor approval.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attend all classes for the entire class period and be on time to all classes. Roll will be taken at each class meeting.  If classes are missed for a legitimate reason such as temporary duty or illness the student will be required to make up the missed work. Assignments must be turned in on time. Participate in classroom discussions.
Be respectful when others are speaking and do not interrupt. Turn cell phones and pagers to a "non-ring status" during class period. Please do the online survey after the course completion.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Administrative announcements, discussion of the course description/requirements, student handouts, introductory comments. Research topic selection. Chapters 1 & 2.

Week 2: Chapters 3, 4, 5.

Week 3: Discuss Chapters 6, 7 & 8.

Week 4: Discuss Chapters 6, & 7. Mid-term preparation and review. Mid-term examination (Chapters 1 through 8 and lecture material).

Week 5: Review of Mid-term test. Discuss Chapters 9,10 and 11.

Week 6: Discuss Chapters 12, 13, 14.
Week 7: Discuss Chapters 15, 16, 17. Begin student presentations. Research papers due (class period 14).

Week 8: Finish student presentations. Final examination preparation and review.  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 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. 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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