HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
F1T 2006 DLA
De La Cruz, Laura K.
Textbook: Text: Health Policymaking in the United States, 4th ed. Author: Beaufort B. Longest, Jr ISBN: 156793245-2Text Ordering:http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park.htm
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Grading Criteria –
Letter grades will be used, to include A, B, C, D and F. Pluses and minuses will be used in projects and other course components, but University policy precludes the use of pluses and minuses in final course grades.
Grading Scale –
In-class writing assignments and class participation will constitute 50% of your course grade. This includes homework assignments, article summaries, peer review, and discussions.
A midterm exam and a final exam will be given over current issues presented in class, readings and the content of papers developed by students, and will constitute 25% of your course grade.
The term paper presented in prescribed format will constitute 25% of your course grade, and is expected to be approximately ten to fifteen double spaced pages in length not including the reference and title pages.
Term paper: Write a paper about a current issue in health care that is currently being addressed in the process of health policymaking. Include in the paper:
1) The role of the political process on health care delivery
3) How the political process affects cost of health care, human resources, and various health care facilities.
4) Explain how the various levels of government are involved in the political process and its effect on health care delivery
5) Describe involvement of interest groups and organizations in addressing the issues to sway modifications to the policy and/or formation of the policy.
6) Describe any strategies and recommendations made to resolve this current issue. Include any specific interests in the health care industry that would have an effect on health policy decisions.
7)Finally, discuss how this current issue could affect future initiatives in health care delivery.
GRADING OF PAPER:
Approved Topic by the Instructor: 5 points
Title Page: 5 points
Introduction of Topic: 10 points
Body of Term Paper includes:
a) Role of political process on health care delivery: 20 points
b) Roles of the demanders and suppliers of health policy: 20 points
c) Description of how the political process affects costs of health care, human resources, and various health care faciltiies: 20 points
d) Explanation of how the various levels of government are inolved in the issue and its effect on health care delivery: 20 points
e) Describe inovlement of interest groups and organizations in addressing the topic: 20 points
Strategies and Recommendations for addressing healthcare issue: 30 points
Effect of current issue on future initiatives in healthcare delivery: 30 points
Sources of information in body of paper are cited using APA style format: 10 points
Reference Page: 10 points
TOTAL POINTS: 200 points
Topics should be selected and approved by the end of Week One, but not later than the end of Week Two.
The entire term paper will be submitted at the end of Week Eight, for grading.
(There will be opportunity for revisions in each section, based on interaction with the professor and peer reviews until the end of Week 7.)
The final exam must be completed and submitted Saturday of Week Eight by Midnight. Please check your calendar dates and arrange to complete the final accordingly.
Article Summary (2)
Peer Review (2)
90- 100% (711 to 790 points)
80-89% (632 to 710 points)
70-79% (553 to 631 points)
60-69% (474 to 552 points)
< 60% (473 or fewer points)
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Submission of Late Work: Unless there are special circumstances discussed ahead of time with the instructor, grades for late work are deducted 10% each day for up to five days past the due date. After five days the work will not receive any credit
A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th (or 16th) week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on proctored exams:
It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday midnight, Central Standard Time, the time zone of the home campus in Parkville, Missouri. Good students who anticipate receiving an “A” or a “B” in the course will have reviewed the material and posted some of the assignments by midweek, so as to have time to engage in class discussions in a meaningful way. Failure to do so is the equivalent to coming to a traditional class late. Posting course assignments late in the week will likely have a negative impact on performance and grades.
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