HC451 Hlth Care & the Political Proces

for F2G 2006

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HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process


F2G 2006 GR


Both, Christopher G.


Adjunct Faculty Management/Healthcare


MSA in Human Resources Administration
BS Management/Healthcare

Office Location

Grand Forks North Dakota

Office Hours

8am to 5pm

Daytime Phone


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Semester Dates

Octber 23rd to December 17th 2006

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 10:15 PM



Credit Hours



Health Policymaking in the United States

4th Edition, 2006

By Longest


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Course Description:
Analysis of the process of health policy formation at the federal, state, and local levels from historical and contemporary perspectives. Specific topics will include cost controls, utilization review, methods of changing public and private health policies, and political factors in health care delivery. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

A combination of lecture and discussion is used to engage the students in critical thinking about the topic.  Tests and presentations about the topic will be used to assess their learning about the topic.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the role of the political process on health delivery in the United States.
  2. Describe how the political process affects cost of health care, human resources, and various health facilities.
  3. Analyze the key roles of demanders and suppliers of health policies
  4. Explain the current and future issues in health policy and the role of government in the formulation of health policy.
  5. Interpret the role of specific interests in the health care industry and the effect on health policy decisions and organization and delivery of health care
  6. Evaluate the roles of local, state, and federal politics on the current and future developments of health care delivery
Class Assessment:

Lecture, discussion, video presentations, student presentations and exams.



          Test 1                                    100 points

     Test 2                                    100 points

     Discussion Questions              150 points

     Oral Presentation                    100 points                                                        

     Total points                            450 points    


The following will be used to assign course letter grades:


A ------------------------ 90-100%

B ------------------------ 80-89%

C ------------------------ 70-79%

D ------------------------ 60-69%

F ------------------------ below 60%


Late Submission of Course Materials:

There will be no incomplete grades given for this class. If your work is not all turned in by the last day of class, you will be given a grade that reflects the work that you have turned in, most likely an F.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class participation is expected. To participate in class, you will have to read your material before the class period. If you have to miss a class, talk to me before if possible. You SHOULD call either my home or work phone in the event that you are sick or if you have work conflicts.


If you can't make it to class, and you have an assignment or test due, you need to make it up before the next Friday unless you have talked with me and have made special arrangements. All assignments are due by the last class period.


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Chapter 1 and 2

Week 2: Chapter 3

Week 3: Chapter 4

Week 4: Test 1, Chapters 1-4 discussion questions due

Week 5: Chapter 5 and 6

Week 6:Chapter 7 and 8

Week 7: Chapter 9, oral presentations

Week 8: Test 2, Chapters 5-9 discussion questions due

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 2006-2007 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:
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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