HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
U1T 2008 DL
Wilson, Lesly S.
PhD in Organization and ManagementMaster of Public AdministrationBachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
9-10 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday-Friday
Textbook: Text: Health Policymaking in the United States, 4th ed.
Author: Beaufort B. Longest, Jr
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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, article summaries, examinations, interviews, discussions, and research on the internet
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
Grading Criteria for Participation Points:
Each week homework and discussion assignments are worth 15 points each for a total of 240 points for the course. Grading criteria for points on discussions and homework is as follows:
The three most important grading criteria for your work will be breadth, depth, and application of course concepts. For purposes of this course, the following definitions will apply to each of these terms:
During the first two weeks, I will respond to the work you submit with either a B, D, A, or combination thereof.
For example, if you need additional breadth and application as they relate to your work, I will provide the following comment:
Areas for additional focus: BA
Each time you submit work, I will respond (In the comment section) to the work you submit with either a B, D, A, or combination thereof. For example, if you need additional Depth and Application as they relate to your work, I will provide the following comment:
Areas for additional focus: D1/A2. Note: A number (1, 2, or 3) by the letter indicates the degree to which additional focus is needed. For example, D1, indicates a small amount of additional depth is needed, a D2 indicates a moderate amount is needed, while a D3 indicates a substantial amount is needed. In terms of relating the above to point deductions, the following can be used as a guideline (Actual point deductions may vary somewhat)
Homework Point Deductions
Discussion Point Deductions
Your participation grade will be determined by your positive responses to the discussion postings of others and your timeliness in terms of submitting your work, etc.
IMPORTANT!! Your grade for each discussion posting will be determined not only by the "B-D-A" of your postings, but also by your positive responses to the postings of your team members. Please respond to at least one posting of another student for each discussion assignment. Failure to do so will result in a loss of five points for each case you post in the Discussion Area.
Late work will be deducted 10% each day for up to 5 days, unless there are special circumstances that are discussed ahead of time. No credit will be given after 5 days past the due date.
Grading: GRADING PLAN:
Article Summary (2)
Peer Review (2)
Total Points for the course will be converted to a percentage grade, and letter grades will be assigned as follows:
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)
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:6/2/2008 8:38:40 AM