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HC 466 Planning and Organizing Community Health Services
Hacker, Helmut F.


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 466 Planning and Organizing Community Health Services
SemesterF2B2004
FacultyHacker, Helmut F.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA, St. John's Univ., MLA, Boston Univ., Ph.D., Knightsbridge Univ (UK).
Office LocationN/A
Office HoursAnytime with appointment, before and after class.
Daytime Phone(915) 595-2322
Other PhoneN/A
E-Mailhelmutfhacker@park.edu USE helmut_f_hacker@yahoo.com
Web PageN/A
Semester Dates10-16-04 through 12-04-04
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
PrequisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Haimann's Supervisory Management for Healthcare Organizations.  Rose T. Dunn, R.R.A., C.P.A., F.A.C.H.E. Sixth Edition.  The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2001.

Course Description:
Organization and management of community based and public health agencies.  Strategic planning for national, state, and local trends, community needs, and projected changes in society and health care.  Administration of personnel, information systems, accreditation requirements, facilities, finances, external services contracts, community relations, and technology in clinics, home health, schools, industry, and other community based agencies.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to help facilitate adult learners exhange views, opinions, and real world examples relating to the healthcare field.  Lectures, examinations, papers, readings and class participation will contribute to the learning experience.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to analyze the effects of correct management processess on health care.
Students will identify the various health care agencies.
Students will compare how health care is delivered.
Students will appreciate the effects of correct management processes on health care.
Students will evaluate how management at all levels affect health care delivery.

Course Assessment:
Students will have a mid-term examination, a final examination, a research paper, and an oral presentation.

Grading:
Mid-term Examination                   30%
Final Examination                          40%
Research paper & presentation   20%
Class Participation                        10%

Late:
Will not be accepted, unless prior approval is obtained from the instructor.

Conduct:
Must attend every class.
Must be on time.
All cell phones and beepers off.
No talking when the instructor or another student is speaking.
Total academic freedom.
Do on line survey prior to the end of the course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
First week:  Administrative matters,  Introduction to the course, and course requirements.  Part I, Stepping into Management. pp. 2 through 22.

Second week:  Part II, Connective Processess.  pp. 24-81.

Third qweek:  Part III, Planning. pp. 83-128.  Part IV, Organizing. pp. 129-234.

Fourth week:  Mid-Term Examination.  Covers Parts I through IV.

Fifth week:  Part V,  Staffing.  pp. 236-301.  Part VI, Influencing.  pp. 304-389.

Sixth week:  Student presentations.  Part VII,  Controlling.  pp. 392-427.  Part VIII,  Labor Relations.  pp. 430-454.

Seventh week:  Final Examination  Covers Part V through Part VIII.

Eighth week:  Make-up student presentations.  Mak-up examinations.  Feedback on course.

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.  
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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
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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.

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Any absence will result in a reduction in grade.

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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