HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

for S1B 2008

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HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs


S1B 2008 BL


Hacker, Helmut F.


Adjunct Faculty


BA,    St. John's University (MN)
MLA   Boston University (MA) HCA, Academy of Health Sciences (TX)
Ph. D. Knightsbrige University (UK)

Office Location


Office Hours

Before and after class, and anytime with appointment.

Daytime Phone

(915) 595-2322 Can leave messages

Other Phone




helmut_f_hacker@yahoo.com (USE THIS ONE!)

Web Page


Semester Dates

Jan 7 - Feb 24 2008

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM



Credit Hours


Management Principles for Health Professionals, Joan Gratto Liebler and Charles R. McConnell.  Fifth edition (previous editions are OK) Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, MA 2006.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Handouts will be provided by the instructor.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
Structure and implementation of various types of health care organizations and their internal departments, administrative theory; utilization; facilities management; accreditation; strategic planning; decision making theory; medical, nursing, and support staff supply, supervision, and evaluation; financial management; human relations; research and development; organizational culture and change theory; and other internal and external forces. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is quite simple.  I treat students as adult learners exchanging views, opinions, work experiences, and real life experiences.  Examinations assist with this, however, the experiences of students in this course contribute a great deal to learning.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define terminology and demonstrate general knowledge of the major issues and concepts of administering various forms of health facilities and programs.
  2. Explain the concepts and applications of management techniques utilized in medical facilities.
  3. Compare and contrast the supply and distribution of health professionals and institutions.
  4. Discuss the problems associated with the cost and availability of health care.
  5. Evaluate current and future priorities in the administration of health care in relation to the economy, social issues, ethics, politics, medical science and environmental issues.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Mid term examination         
Final examination    
Oral presentation
Class participation


Mid term examination             40 points
Final examination                    40 points
Oral presentation                    15 points
Class participation                    5 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Not accepted.  All work must be completed and turned in by the last evening of class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please no talking when I am speaking or when another student is speaking.  Please turn off all cell phones and beepers unless you are on call.  Do not even think of looking at your text messages during class. Wait until the breaks to check them.  Please be on time and remain for the entire class.  ANY unexcused absence (one that is not approved by me IN ADVANCE ) will result in a one grade reduction in your final grade.  I expect each and every one of you to participate in all class discussions.  There will be total academic freedom in the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week one:    Introductions.  Introduction to the course.  Administrative requirements.  Chapters 1 - 3.
Week two:    Chapters 4 - 7.  Topics for your oral presentations.
Week three:  Chapters 8 - 10.
Week four:   Mid-term examination.  Covers Chapters 1 - 10.
Week five:    Chapters 11 - 15
Week six:     Student oral presentations.  
Week seven: Final examination.  Make up oral 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .


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