HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

for F1G 2006

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HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs


F1G 2006 GR


Both, Christopher G.


Adjunct Faculty Instructor/ Management/Management healthcare


MSA Human Resources Administration Central Michigan University
BS Management/Healthcare Park University

Office Location

Grand Forks ND

Office Hours


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Semester Dates

August 21 to October 15th 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM



Credit Hours


Management Principles for Healthcare Professionals, Fourth Edition
Joan Liebler and Charles Mc Connell, Jones and BArtlett Publishers 2004

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Course Description:
Structure and implementation of various types of health care organizations and their internal departments, administrative theory; utilization; facilities management; accreditation; strategic planning; decision making theory; medical, nursing, and support staff supply, supervision, and evaluation; financial management; human relations; research and development; organizational culture and change theory; and other internal and external forces. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The educational philosophy for this class will be based on lectures, readings, discussions, examinations and writings.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will be able to use the methods, concepts and theories taught in the course to evaluate and make knowledgeable management decisions in the future regarding health care facility operations.
  2. The student will be able to describe and explain the purpose of the mission statement with regard to health care facilities operations and strategic planning.
  3. The student will be able to explain and identify the strategic planning process used in healthcare facilities and the related process therein.
  4. The student will also be capable to engage in the problem solving process for many of the issues that will arise during the strategic planning process.
  5. Students will able to evaluate, analyze and implement solutions to key financial managerial problems relating to maintaining and expanding the health care organization's assets.
  6. The student as a manager will be able to evaluate, analyze, and implement major changes in staffing, department policies, and in other major processes to improve efficiencies in their department operations.
  7. The student will focus and learn to evaluate the significant issues facing non-profit health care organizations.
  8. The student will be able to identify and describe the strategic role of various management positions in hospital operations.
  9. The student will be able to describe and explain the major functions of of hospital finance department.
  10. The student will be able to evaluate ,analyze. and provide viable responses to the various human resource issues that commonly occur in the human resources  process in health care facilities.
  11. The student will be able to explain the short-term and long-term strategic planning processes utilized by hospitals.
  12. The student will be able to describe the major role played by the hospital finance department in the strategic planning process and budgeting processes for the hospital.
  13. The student will be able to identify and describe the reimbursement role played by the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the impact they play as major payers of health care dollars.
  14. The student will be able to describe, evaluate, and discuss the entire capital and operating budgeting processes used by hospitals and other health care institutions.
  15. The student will be able to explain the roles of the major patient service departments and describe the primary function of each of those department operations in health care facilities.
Class Assessment:
Mid Term Examination, Final Examination, 4 article critiques


Mid Term Exam: 100 points

Final Exam:     100 points

Article Critiques: 50 points each x 4= 200 points

Total points possible 400

A = 400 to 360 points

B = 359 to 320 points

C = 319 to 280 points

D = 279 to 240 points

F= 239 and below

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of work will be not be accepted unless it have been cleared with the instructor prior to assignment being due.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Participate in Class

If you are not going to make class please contact the instructor at the earliest convenience.

Listen to all points of view from everyone in the class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:Chap 1 and 2

Week 2: Chap 3 and 4, Article Critique # 1

Week 3: Chap 5 and 6

Week 4: Mid Term Exam: Chap 7 and 8

Week 5: Chapter 9 and 10 Article Critique #2

Week 6: Chapter 11, 12 and 13 Article Critique #3

Week 7: Chapter 14 and 15

Week 8: Final Exam and Article Critique # 4

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
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