HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
S2B 2008 BL
Ward, Robert S.
BS, Health Planning and Administration, Pennsylvania State University.MA, Health Services Management, Webster University.
Before or after class or by appointment
17 March - 11 May 2008
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Health Policymaking in the United States. Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. Fourth Edition. Health Administration Press, Chicago, IL 2006.
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The facilitator's educational philosophy is to bring real world learning into the classroom. This adult learning style will encourage critical thinking, higher-level knowledge, and a fun academic environment. The learning process will be interactive by utilizing lectures, readings, examinations, exchange of views/ideas through presentations and case studies.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The class assessment will be based on examinations, case studies, student presentations, and class attendance/participation.
The grading plan will consist of the following:
Midterm Test: 40 points
Final Exam: 40 points
Presentation: 15 points
Attendance and Participation: 5 points
Total Points = 100
The following will be used to assigned course letter grades:
90 to 100 A
80 to 89 B
70 to 79 C
60 to 69 D
0 to 59 F (Includes 3 or more unexcused absences)
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 assignments will not be accepted without prior instructor approval.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attend all classes for the entire class period and be on time to all classes. Roll will be taken at each class meeting. If classes are missed for a legitimate reason such as temporary duty or illness the student is responsible to make up the missed work, obtain lecture notes and handouts. If you are going to miss a class, I expect to be communicated with prior to class, if possible.
Assignments must be turned in on time. Participate in classroom discussions. Be respectful when others are speaking and do not interrupt. Turn off cell phones and pagers during class period. Please do the online survey after the course completion.
Week 1: Administrative announcements, discussion of the course description, course requirements, student handouts, and introductory comments. Discuss chapter 1 (Health and Health Policy). Students will understand the following:
Week 2: Discuss chapter 2 (Impact of Health Policy) and chapter 3 (Context and Process of Health Policy Making). Students will understand the following:
Week 3: Discuss chapter 4 (Policy Competency) and chapter 5 (Policy Formulation: Agenda Setting). Students will understand the following:
Week 4: Mid-term examination (includes chapters 1 through 5 and lecture material). Students will understand the following:
Week 5: Review of Mid-term. Discuss chapter 6 (Policy Formulation: Development of Legislation) and case study. Students will understand the following:
Week 6: Discuss chapter 7 (Policy Implementation: Rulemaking), and chapter 8 (Policy Implementation: Operation). Presentation of case studies. Students will understand the following:
Week 8: Final examination. (Includes chapters 6 through 9 and lecture material).
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: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.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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