HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
S1B 2007 BL
Hacker, Helmut F.
BA, St. John's University (MN)MLA, Boston University (MA) HCA, Academy of Health Scioences, San Antonio, TexasPh.D. Knightsbridge University (UK)
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Jan 8 - Mar 4, 2007
8:00 - 1:00 PM
Textbook: Health Policymaking in the United States. Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. Fourth Edition. Health Administration Press, Chicago, IL 2006. Third Edition is also acceptable.
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Additional Resources: Will be provided by the instructor.
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is to treat students as adult learners,. Readings, examinations, and the like contribute to the educational process, however, classroom participation and discussion of real world experiences is very important. There will be total academic freedom in this class. We will not engage in any type of academic busy work.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Mid term examination
Mid term examination 40 points
Final examination 40 points
Oral presentation 15 points
Class participation 5 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: All material must be turned in prior to the last day of class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: No talking when I am speaking or when another student is talking. Please turn off all cell phones and beepers. Do not even think of looking at your text messages during class. You must attend every class and remain for the entire class. If you have an unexcused absence (any absence which I have not approved IN ADVANCE) your grade will be reduced by one grade. Total academic freedom in the classroom.
First week: Introduction to the course. Administrative requirements. Chapters 1 & 2.
Second week: Chapters 3 & 4.
Third week: Chapters 5 & 6.
Fourth week: Mid-term examination.
Fifth week: Chapters 7 & 8.
Sixth week: Chapter 9 and Medicare/medicaid.
Seventh week: Student presentations.
Eighth week: Final examination. Feedback on the course. Please complete the on line survey.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no requirement for a research paper for this course. The examinations are very challenging. However, there is a requirement for an oral presentation of 10-15 minutes on a topic dealing with health care and the political process, either at the federal, state, or local level. You may use any resources you so desire. DO NOT READ YOUR REPORT. You may glance at your notes which do not have to be turned in. You will be graded on the content of your presentation, oral style, correct use of English, and the like. Topics for the oral preentation will be presented to me by the second week of class for approval. This will constitute 15% of your final grade.
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.
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 .
Additional Information:See assignments above for requirements for the oral presentation for week 7.
Last Updated:10/27/2006 10:28:16 AM