HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

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HC 351 - Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs




Hall, John B.


Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


M. A. Health Care Administration
B. S. Human Resources Management
A. S. Office Management

Office Location

Park Office, Bldg. 50, Area B, WPAFB, Ohio

Office Hours

Will meet anytime with appoinment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

May 29 - July 30, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Credit Hours


Raffel, M. W. & Barsukiewicz, C. K.;"The U. S. Health System: Orogins and Functions"; Delmar; 5th ed.; 2002.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Course Description:
Analysis of current arrangements for the provision and financing of medical care services; the evaluation of changing patterns of need, utilization, and the costs of medical care; factors affecting supply and distribution of professional and health facilities; medical care processes as it affects quantity and quality of services provided; governmental support.

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.

Class Assessment:
1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS.
2. Participation in CLASS DISCUSSIONS.
3. Participation in and completion & presentation of A GROUP PROJECT.                                             4. Completion & presentation of FOUR COURSE RELATED ARTICLES selected by the student to lead class discussion and SUBMISSION OF A 1-2 PAGE SUMMARY of its contents and the student's personal opinion.
5. Successful completion of a MIDTERM EXAM and a FINAL EXAM.

The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE distributed as follows:
          FOUR ARTICLES........12 pts.(3 pts.ea.)
          GROUP PROJECT........20 pts.
          MIDTERM EXAM.........34 pts.
          FINAL EXAM...........34 pts.
The method of evaluating the TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADE AWARDED will be according to the following scale:
          92 - 100 pts. = A
          82 -  91 pts. = B
          72 -  81 pts. = C
          62 -  71 pts. = D
          61 pts.or less= F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "0" unless otherwised arranged with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
SESSION 1 (June 5th) - "Overview of Health Care Delivery  system" - (Chapter 1)(NOTE: NO CLASS MONDAY, MAY 29th, MEMORIAL DAY; SEE MAKE-UP DATE TO BE DETERMINED WEEK OF JULY 10th, 7th SESSION)

SESSION 2 (June 12th) - "Types of Health Service Organizations & Their Structure" and Article Presentations - (Chapters 2 & 3)

SESSION 3 (June 19th) - "Management of HSO's & Associated Responsibilities" and Article Presentations - (Chapters 4 & 5)

SESSION 4 (June 26th) - "Composition of Hospital Board of Directors & Medical Staff", Article Presentations and Review For Midterm Exam - (Chapters 6 & 7)

SESSION 5 (July 3) - MIDTERM EXAM & Article Presentations.

SESSION 6 (July 10th) - "Management of quality & Costs" and Article Presentations - (Chapters 8 & 9)

SESSION 7* (WEEK OF JULY 10th, DATE TO BE DETERMINED LATER) - "Providers & Nonfinancial Resources For Health Care" and Article Presentations - (Chapter 10)

SESSION 8 (July 17th) - "Challenges & Strategies In The Management Of Hospitals" , Article Presentations and Review For Final Exam  - (Chapter 11)

SESSION 9 (July 24th) - FINAL EXAM and Group Project Presentations.

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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