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HC 466 Planning and Organizing Community Health Services
Sims, Phillip L.


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.

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Course

HC 466 Planning and Organizing Community Health Services

Semester

S2B 2007 BL

Faculty

Sims, Phillip L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA
MA

Other Phone

915-204-8985

E-Mail

psims@park.edu

psims@elp.rr.com

Semester Dates

19 March thru 12 May 2007

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Supervisory Management for Healthcare Organizations,  Dunn, Rose T. RRA,

         McGraw-Hill publishing, 2001.

Additional Resources:

 

 Contracts in a Nutshell,  Sohaber & Rohwer, 2nd Edition, West publishing, 1984.

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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:

Lecture, discussion, overheads. At the end of each chapter key concepts and terms, questions for the exam, and internet sources to review for possible sources for the students required research paper. These are all text offerings that will and can be used to aid the student in understanding the objectives of the course.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 1. Be able to apply management skills to the organization of community based and public health agencies.
  2. 2. Understand and be able to design strategic planning in light of national, state, and local trends and community needs and projected changes in society and health care.
  3. 3. Coordinate the personnel, information systems, accreditation requirements, facilities, finances, external services contracts, community relations, and technology.
  4. 4. Differentiate the organization and administration of hospitals to that of clinics, home health, schools, industry and other community based agencies.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Examinations;  Mid-term (30%). Final examination (30%).  Research paper, (30%). The research paper will be at least seven (7) pages long (not including the table of contents and bibliography), typed, and double spaced. The research paper will deal with a subject in relation to the course, agreed upon between the student and the instructor, should be informative and in APA format.  Students will be required to make a 3 to 5 minute oral presentation (10%) that will provide an overview of their research paper. 

Grading:

         The following will be used to assign course letter grades:

 

                                 90     -     100            A

                                 80     -       89            B

                                 70     -       79            C

                                 60     -       69            D

                                 Below 60                  F (also for three or more unexcused absences)

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:

The research paper will be submitted on or before the night of the review for the final examination (5/2) unless previously coordinated with the instructor. Late papers will not be accepted and a failing grade assigned for the research

paper if not submitted on time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

          Students are expected to be present at all classes and be on time. Roll will be taken

          at each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness,

          temporary duty, etc. are excusable, however, the student must make up the missed

          work. The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for

          an excused absence either prior to or immediately after the absence. Two

          unexcused absences are excessive and three unexcused absences will result in an

          involuntary  withdrawal and a grade of “F” (attendance) for the course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

3/19 Administrative announcements, explanation/discussion of the course description/

requirements, introductory comments. Chapters 1 and 2. The supervisors job.

Managerial functions and authority. Applying management skills to/in various organizations.

3/21 Chapters 3 and 4. Decision making. Coordinating organizational activities. Five basic steps of decision making.
Organize assignments and activities according to community needs and changes in society and health care.

3/26 Chapters 5 and 6. Communicating. Legal aspects of the health care setting. Understanding public laws that apply to health care.

3/28 Chapters 7 and 8. Managerial planning. Supervisory Planning. Planning at all levels of the organization and how it affects the organization in preparing for the strategic (long range) plan and the organizations mission. Understanding the need for licensing, certification, and accrediation.

4/2 Chapters 9, 10, and 11. Fundamental concepts of organizing. Division of work and  

 

departmentalization. Delegation of organizational authority.

4/4 Chapters 12. 13, and 14. Line and staff authority relationships. Organizing on the
supervisory level. Committees as an organizational tool.
4/9 Chapters 15 and 16. Informal organizational structures. The staffing process.
Review for mid-term examination.
4/11 Mid-term examination. Chapters 1 through 16.
4/16 Chapters 17 and 18. The selection process and the employment interview.
Performance apprasials, promotions and transfers.
4/18 Chapters 19 and 20. Giving directives and managing change. Motivation.
Student presentations.
4/23 Chapters 21 and 22. Leadership. Morale. Student presentations.
4/25 Chapters 23 and 24. Positive discipline. Fundamentals of control. Student
presentations.
4/30 Chapters 25 and 26. The control process. Budgetary and other control techniques. Understanding the need for external services contracts. Student presentations
5/2 Chapters 27 and 28. The labor union and the supervisor. Handling grievances.
Student presentations. Review for final examination.
5/7 Final examination. Chapters 17 through 28.
5/9 Review of final examination.

 

 

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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

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