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HC 466 Planning and Organizing Community Health Services
Hall, John B.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

HC 466 Planning and Organizing Community Health Services

Semester

S2HH 2007 PA

Faculty

Hall, John B.

Title

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

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

Office Location

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

Office Hours

Will meet anytime with appoinment

Daytime Phone

937-973-7116

E-Mail

john.hall@park.edu

jbhcollinstr101@aol.com

Semester Dates

March 19 - May 20, 2007

Class Days

--Wednesday---

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Zuckerman, Alan M.; "Healthcare Strategic Planning" Second Edition; Health Administration Press, Chicago; 2005.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
Organization and management of community based and public health agencies.  Strategic planning for national, state, and local trends, community needs, and projected changes in society and health care.  Administration of personnel, information systems, accreditation requirements, facilities, finances, external services contracts, community relations, and technology in clinics, home health, schools, industry, and other community based agencies.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply management skills to the organization of community based and public health agencies.
  2. Design strategic planning in light of national, state and local trends and community needs and projected changes in society and health care.
  3. Coordinate the personnel, information systems, accreditation requirements, facilities, finances, external services contracts, community relations, and technology.
  4. Differentiate the organization and administration of hospitals to that of clinics, home health, schools, industry and other community based agencies.
  5. Differentiate the organization and administration of hospitals to that of clinics, home health, schools, industry and other community based agencies.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS. 2. Participation in CLASS DISCUSSIONS. 3. Participation in and completion & presentation of A GROUP PROJECT. 4. Completion & presentation of an INDIVIDUAL PROJECT ON AN ORGANIZATIONAL CHART. 5. Completion & presentation of THREE COURSE RELATED ARTICLES selected by the student to lead class discussion and SUBMISSION OF A 1-2 PAGE SUMMARY of its contents and the student's personal opinion. 6. Completion of a comprehensive FINAL EXAM.
 
 
 

Grading:
The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE distributed as follows:            THREE ARTICLES........6 pts.            INDIVIDUAL PROJECT...24 pts.            GROUP PROJECT........20 pts.            FINAL EXAM...........50 pts. The method of evaluating the TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADE 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   

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

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

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to 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:
SESSION 1 (March 21st) - "Health service organizations as a system" (OBJECTIVE: Gain an understanding of why we need strategic planning in the U. S.  healthcare delivery system.) - (Chapter 1)   SESSION 2 (March 28th) - "Management of health service organizations" and Article Presentations (OBJECTIVE: Learn how to identify and communicate strategic planning objectives.) - (Chapter 2)    SESSION 3 (April 4th) - "Planning & resource utilization" and Article Presentations (OBJECTIVE: Gain an understanding of how to assess and analyze the environment of a health service organization and determine it's future direction.) - (Chapter 3 & 4)   SESSION 4 (April 11th) - "Control in health service organizations" and Article Presentations (OBJECTIVE: Learn how to formulate goals & objectives and develop plans for transitioning to implementation.) - (Chapters 5 & 6)    SESSION 5 (April 18th) - "Major planning process considerations", Article Presentations, & Ind. Project presentations (OBJECTIVE: Gain an understanding of the major planning process considerations.) - (Chapter 7)    SESSION 6 (April 25th) - "Managing human resources in health service organizations" and Ind. Project Presentations (OBJECTIVE: Learn how to identify and communicate the benefits of strategic planning utilizing sound human resource practices.) - (Chapter 8)   SESSION 7 (May 2nd) - "Managing human resources cont'd" and Ind. Project Presentations (OBJECTIVE: Learn how to ensure success in the implementation of strategic plans through strategic management, manpower planning, periodical evaluations and updates.) - (Chapters 9 &  10)    SESSION 8 (May 9th) - "Future challenges for strategic planning", Ind. Project Presentations, & Group Project Presentations (OBJECTIVE: Gain an understanding of the strategic cycling model and how to encourage strategic thinking.) - (Chapters 11 & 12)    SESSION 9 (May 16th) - FINAL EXAM

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:
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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Last Updated:2/26/2007 2:28:03 PM