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HC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery
Hacker, Helmut F.


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CourseHC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery
SemesterF1B2004
FacultyHacker, Helmut F.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA, St. John's Univ., MLA, Boston Univ., Ph.D., Knightsbridge Univ (UK).
Office LocationN/A
Office HoursAnytime with appointment and before and after class.
Daytime Phone(915) 595-2322
Other PhoneN/A
E-Mailhelmutfhacker@park.edu USE helmut_f_hacker@yahoo.com
Web Pagen/a
Semester Dates8-7-04 through 9-25-04
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
PrequisitesNone.
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Health Care Delivery in the United States.  (7th edition). Kovner and Jonas, Spring Publishing Company.  New York. 2002.

Course Description:
Historical and philosophical factors defining the functions and scope of current community and public health based health care delivery.  Introduction to the concepts of epidemiology, ecology, community needs assessment, and social and cultural influences on utilization of health care by community aggregates.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to treat all students as adult learners, and exchange vies, ideas, opinions, and real world experiences relating to the health care field.  Certainly examinations, papers, readings, videos, and presentations add to the learning process.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will analyze the delivery of health care to various types of communities.
Students will compute the goals and objectives, and planning and needs assessments for community health care needs.
Students will identify the day-to-day activities and long range planning activities for the delivery of health care.
Students will appreciate the cultural and social factors that afftect the utilization of health care delivery.

Course Assessment:
Examinations.  Presentations.  Research papers. Class participation.

Grading:
Mid-Term examination                20%
Research paper                           20%
Oral presentation                         20%
Final Examination                        30%
Class participation                      10%

Late:
Only accepted with the approval of the instructor.  All material must be turned in by the end of the course.

Conduct:
You must attend every class and be on time.
You must complete assignments by the due date.
Turn off all phones and beepers.
No talking when the instructor or another student is speaking.  
I expect everyone to participate in the class.
Do the on line survey prior to the end of the course.
Total academic freedom environment.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
First week:  Admistrative matters. Explanation of the course, and course requirements.  Chapter 1.

Second week:  Chapters 3, 4, and 5.

Third week:  Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Fourth week:  Mid-Term Examination.  Covers Chapters 1 through 9.

Fifth week:  Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Sixth week:  Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.

Seventh week  Student presentations.  Final Examination.  Covers Chapters 9 through 17.

Eighth week:  Make-up Examinations.  Make-up Presentations. Feedback on the course.

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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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