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HC 461 The Hospital and the Community
Boe, Gerard P.


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.
CourseHC 461 The Hospital and the Community
SemesterS1H2005
FacultyBoe, Gerard P.
TitleProfessor of Management
Degrees/CertificatesBS - Biology - W.Va. Wesleyan College
MS - Clinical Pathology - Ohio State University
Ph.D.- Allied Health Education and Management -Texas A&M Univ
Daytime Phone843-322-0174
E-Mailgerard.boe @   park.edu
clancy120@earthlink.net
Semester Dates10 Jan 2005  -  6 Mar 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:35 - 10:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Health For All - Making Community Collaboration Work;Greenwald and Beery; 2002; Health Administration Press; Chicago

Additional Resources:
Handouts and case studies from other sources will also be utilized.

Course Description:
Issues specific to the organization and administration of hospitals, their scope of services in relation to community need, and relationships with community health care services.   Topics covered dealing with the unique aspects of administration of hospitals and internal departments include improvement of organizational performance, personnel productivity, strategic planning, cost containment, materials management, image in the community, medical staff recruitment, patient census and utilization of services, and contracting for services from external suppliers.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Adult learning is best accomplished through interaction. Students will be expected to participate in all class discussions and activities.

Learning Outcomes:
Following completeion of this coourse, students will be able :
to discuss the steps necesary to evaluate community health needs; to identify and discuss the important aspects of interorganizational relationships; to discuss the procedures necesary to identify health needs of the community;to discuss the structure of the typical health care formal organization.

Course Assessment:
Students wil be evaluated by  mid-term and final examinations, the presentation of a term paper, and class participation.

Grading:
The grading scheme is : mid-term exam = 30 points; final exam = 30 points; term paper =30 points and participation = 10 points; this relates to : A=100-90 ; B=89-80; C=79-70;D=69-60 an Failure= 59 or below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students will be penalized for late submission of the term paper. The penalty is 1 point for each day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student is expected to be prepared for each class; to arrive on time for each class; and to remain in the class until dismissed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Meeting       Activity        Assignment          Test

1-10-05     Introduction/Overview

1-12-05     Idenifying Community Health Needs

1-17-05     Access to health care

1-19-05     Interorganizational Relationships

1-24-05     Collaboration       Page 3 -23

1-26-05     Evaluation Procedures of existing services

1-31-05     Health systems and Community Health  Page 24-50

2-2-05      Mid-Term Examination

2-7-05      Health Providers

2-9-05      Coalitions         Page 79-115

2-14-05      Case Study        Page 115 - 145

2-16-05      Multi-Institutional Organizations

2-21-05      Long Term Care

2-23-05      Collaboration intervention   Page 213-227

2-28-05      Economics and Policy making

3-2-05       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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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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