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HC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery


F2OO 2006 WO


Hutton, Angeline E.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science- Accounting & Business
Master of Health Administration

Office Location

FTLW, Site # 10

Office Hours

Tuesday through Thursday -  9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Daytime Phone


Other Phone





Semester Dates

October 23, 2006 through  December 17, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours



Health Care Delivery in the United States - 8th Edition - ISBN - 0-8261-2088-1

Kovner and Jones, editors - Springer Publishing Company

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Course Description:
Historical and philosophical factors defining the functions and scope of current community and public health based health care delivery. Introduction to the concepts of epidemiology, ecology, community needs assessment, and social and cultural influences on utilization of health care by community aggregates. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Each student will be expected to obtain an undertanding of the history and overall theory of Community Health Care and Public Health issues along with different applications of Community Based Health Care Delivery - funding streams, data driven decision making and evidence based interventions.

This will be done by lectures, class discussions, class participation, research and evalutions.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1.Outline the philosophical and historical background of public health issues.   2.  Discuss the social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces affecting health care.  3.  Distinguish among various health financing schemes for provision of care and postulate future changes in these sytems.  4.  Describe the basic services and practices of the public health care system.  5.  Explain the current and future issues in public health care and the role of government.  6.  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.  7.  Evaluate current priorities and future developments in health issues as they relate to social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces in heatlh care delivery.
Class Assessment:



Course assessment will be presentation of one 6 - 8 page paper, presentation of the paper, followed by discussion and defense of presentation, along with weekly class discussion and participation,  one midterm examination and 1 final examination.




   Class participation - 25% of grade                           90 - 100 = A

    (Attendance at 90% of each class and full particiption in classroom discussion and projects) 

   Paper and presentation - 25% of grade                   80 -  89  = B

   Midterm examination - 25% of grade                        70 -  79  = C

   Final examination - 25% of grade                              60 -  69 = D

                                                                                   below  69 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:


  Late work with a reasonable cause, major illness or death in family will be accepted up to 1 week late, but grade will be reduced 1 letter grade for any other reason. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:




Text book chapters and homework assigned will be expected to have been read and completed prior to class to facilitate class room discussion.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

October 24 - 1st class - chapters 1,2,3 and 4

October 31 - 2nd class - chapters 5,6 and 7

November 7 - 3rd class - chapters 8,9 and 10

November 14 - 4th class - Midterm exam

November 21 - 5th class - chapters 11,12 and 13

November 28 - 6th class - chapters 14,15 and 16

December 5 - 7th class - chapters 17 & 18 - Papers presented

December 12th - 8th and final class - final exam - class closure

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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