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HC 461 The Hospital and the Community
Conner, Rosalind G.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

HC 461 The Hospital and the Community

Semester

F2J 2007 DN

Faculty

Conner, Rosalind G.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA Psychology
Master's in Management

Office Hours

By Appointment; call, 816-309-8407

Daytime Phone

816-309-8407

E-Mail

rosalind.conner@park.edu

rosalind@rosalindconner.com

Semester Dates

January 12, 2009 - March 2, 2009

Class Days

M

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Health For All, Making Community CollaborationWork - Text Only
Author:  Howard Greenwald and William Beery
2002
ISBN:  1-56793-180-4
Publisher:  Health Administration Press

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Course Description:
Issues specific to the organization and administration of hospitals, their scope of services in relation to community need, and relationships with community health care services. Topics covered dealing with the unique aspects of administration of hospitals and internal departments include improvement of organizational performance, personnel productivity, strategic planning, cost containment, materials management, image in the community, medical staff recruitment, patient census and utilization of services and contracting for services from external suppliers. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on class discussions, quizzes, chapter review, outside research and student presentations.  The facilitator will engage each student in discussions to encourage lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will explain the governing bodies of hospitals.
  2. Students will justify the role of the hospital in and to its community.
  3. Students will compare and contrast the various departments and ancillary services of the hospital.
  4. Students will integrate concepts such as organizations, personnel and professional relationships, strategic planning, cost containment and other factors in the improvement of the organization's performance.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

 The final is a closed book, closed note and is not a take home exam.
 
 
 

Grading:

Case Study:                            100 points             10% 
 
Comprehensive Final Exam     300 points             30%
 
Quizzes                                   100 points             10%
 
Group Presentation                 200 points             20%
 
Interviews    (2)                      200 points             20%
 
Grading:
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69 = D

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:
Late submission of course material must be approved in advance.  All work is expected to be completed per syllabus.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

- Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each class
- Everyone is expected to participate in class
- Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent students or for providing items from missed classes
- Be prepared.  Computers do fail.  Bring back up copies of any presentation material.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Be prepared to discuss Chapters 1 & 2
 
Week 2 - Chapter 3 & 4 Review, Current Event Due
 
Week 3 - Chapter 4 & 5 Review, Case Study Due
 
Week 4 -  Chapter 6 Review, Current Event Due
 
Week 5 -  Conduct Interviews
 
Week 6 -  Interview Presentations, Current Event Due
 
Week 7 -   Chapter 7 & 8 Review, Current Event, Group Presentations
 
Week 8 - Group Presentations and Final Exam
 
 

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 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 .

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