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HC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery
Stallings Ray, Kaffee C.


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CourseHC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery
SemesterF2H2004
FacultyStallings Ray, Kaffee C.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBSN
MA
CPHQ
Office LocationBeaufort, SC, MCAS
Office HoursMon, Wed, 1930-2030, and other hours with prior coordination
Daytime Phone(843) 228-5303
Other PhoneHome: (843) 470-0704;Cell: (843) 263-5034
E-Mailkaffee.stallingsray@park.edu
kstallingsray@beaufort.med.navy.mil
Semester DatesSept. 25 - Dec 19, 2004
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Kovner,Anthony;Jonas,Steven:HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES, 7TH ED.SPRINGER PUB.2002

Additional Resources:
Current health articles, newspapers, case studies and other publications.

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 instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to do the following upon completion of this course:
(1) Define public health.
(2) Identify public health practices.
(3) Explain important components of the public health systems, including participants, inputs, and organizational practices.
(4) Discuss organization, provision, and financing of public health services and programs.
(5) Discuss assessment of the health status of populations, including the determinants of health and illness, factors influencing the use of health services.
(6) Explain the historical development, statutory basis, functions and structure of state, local, and federal public health agencies.
(7) Discuss the important and emerging public health problems and issues of the 1990s and approaches and constraints to addressing those problems and issues.

Course Assessment:
Class participation, examinations, presentations, projects, and papers.

Grading:
The final course grade will be determined using these measurements:
Class Participation 10%   Mid Term 20%  Case Study 40%  Final Exam 30%

The following will be used to assign letter grades:
100-90%=A   89-80%=B  79-70%=C  69-60=D  Below 60=F  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
One point per day will be deducted for any assignments not submitted by due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are to read the assigned material before class and be able to participate in discussions.  Reading assignments include chapters from the text along with additional articles or reports distributed in class. Students will also be assigned group projects that will require research.  

Class attendance and participation is expected and required. Students are expected to notify the instructor if they will not be able to attend a class session.  Five points will be deducted from the final grade for each unexcused absence.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date  Chapter Topic                       Assigned pp.
2004
10/25 What is CMS/What is IOM            Internet
10/27 WHO's Definition of Public Health/Abstract on Cholera;  Internet
11/1 1 Introduction: The State of Health Care Delivery; 3-9
11/3 2 Measurement    10-20
11/8 " Measurement         20-30
11/10 " Measurement     30-44
11/15 12 Government     315-327
11/17 MID TERM EXAM
11/22 12 Government     327-339
11/24 15 Access     395-413
11/29 " Access     413-422
12/1 17 Future       455-465
Clinical Preventive Services                                                                                                       286-293
12/6 17 Futures 465-473
12/8 11 Managed Care             289-314
12/13 Group Case Study Presentations
12/15 FINAL EXAM

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
Dishonesty/plagiarism will result in a grade of F and the student will be dropped from course.  

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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