HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

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HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs


F1OO 2006 WO


Kennedy, Pamela


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science
Registered Health Information Technician
Paralegal/Civil Litigation

Daytime Phone

417-533-6051 Monday-Friday

Other Phone

417-588-2540 home





Semester Dates

12 August 1006 - 15 October 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours




Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, Fifth Edition, Swayne/Duncan/Ginter

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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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on  readings, lectures, dialogues, paper, and examinations. 

Class Assessment:
Examinations, paper, presentation.


Examinations, two - midterm 50 points, final 100 points

Paper - 50 points

Presentation - 25 points


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course material will not be accepted unless the student has contacted the instructor prior to the set date of original submission and obtained permission to submit course material late.  Permission will be granted only on an emergency basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will arrive in class on time.  Students will respect each other, yet interact with each other in classroom discussions. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

What is Stretegic Management/23 August/Chapter 1

Understanding the General Health Care Environment/30 August/Chapter 2 & 3 & 4

Internal Departments in Health Care/6 September/Chapter 5

Midterm Examination/Internal Departments in Health Care/13 September/Chapter 6

Accreditation/20 September/Chapter 7

Financial Management/Human Relations/27 September/Chapter 8

Paper Presentations/Internal and External Forces on Health Care/4 October/Chapter 9

Final Examination/11 October

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 "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 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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