HC491 Snr Seminar in Hlth Care Mgmt

for S1HH 2007

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HC 491 - Senior Seminar In Health Care Management


S1HH 2007 PA


Hall, John B.


Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


M. A. -  Health Care Administration
B. S. - Human Resources Management
A. S. - Management

Office Location

Park Office,  Bldg. 50, Area B, WPAFB, Ohio

Office Hours

Will meet anytime with appointment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

January 8, - March 11, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Credit Hours


Bailey, Diana M.; "Research for the Health Professional: A Practical Guide"; F. A. Davis Co.; Philadelphia, PA; 2nd Edition; 1997.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Course Description:
Capstone course in which students study selected topics on health care administration in depth. It is highly recommended that all major courses be passed before enrolling in this course.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogue, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to identify several important contemporary health care management issues.
  2. Students will be able to analyze an issue, gather information, formulate defensible conclusions, and make reccommendations for action.
  3. Students will be able to write a formal research paper in acceptable format, on a contemporary health care management issue.
Class Assessment:
1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS.  2. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED RESEARCH QUESTION to instructor and presented to class for input and opportunity to critique & make suggestions.  3. SUBMISSION OF AN OUTLINE ON RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC and presented to class for input and opportunity to critique & make suggestion  4. SUBMISSION & PRESENTATION TO CLASS OF TWO ARTICLES to be used as resources for the student's research paper.  5. TOURS OF HEALTH SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS.  6. TIMELY SUBMISSION OF A 25-30 PAGE RESEARCH PAPER by the 8th session of the course.  7. PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH PAPER TO CLASS.


The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE distributed as follows:

TWO ARTICLES.......................10 % (10 pts.{5 pts. ea.})

RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTATION..............10 % (10 pts.)

RESEARCH PAPER.......................................................80% (80 pts.)

The method of evaluating the TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADES AWARDED will be according to the following scale:

92 - 100 pts. = A

82 - 91 pts. = B

72 - 81 pts. = C

62 - 71 pts. = D

61 pts. or less = F


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will recieve a grade of "0" unless otherwiseed arranged with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to the good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
1ST SESSION (Jan. 8th)- Overview of course and "Identifying A Topic & Reviewing The Literature". (Chs.1&2) 2ND SESSION (NO CLASS ON JAN. 15th, MAKE-UP DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED) - "Refining the Question & Choosing A Research Method" and class critiques. (Chs.3&4) 3RD SESSION (Jan. 22nd)- Article Reports and "Analyzing Data". (Chs.10&12) 4TH SESSION (Jan. 29th) - Submission, Presentation, and critiques of Outlines. 5TH SESSION (Feb. 5th) - Tour and Review Of Research Paper Progress. 6TH SESSION (Feb. 12th) - Tour and Review Of Research Paper Progress. 7TH SESSION ( NO CLASS ON Feb. 19th, MAKE-UP DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED) - Tour and Review Of Research Paper Progress. 8TH SESSION (Feb. 26th) - Submission and Presentation Of Research Papers. 9TH SESSION ( MARCH 5th) - Presentation Of Research Papers (Cont'd) and Return Of Research Papers.

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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