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HC 461 The Hospital and the Community
Boe, Gerard P.


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

S1H 2009 BU

Faculty

Boe, Gerard P.

Title

Professor of Management

Degrees/Certificates

BS, Biology, West Virginia Wesleyan College
MS, Clinical Pathology, Ohio State University
Ph.D.,Allied Health Education and Management, Texas A&M University

Daytime Phone

843-322-0174

E-Mail

Gerard.Boe@park.edu

clancy120@embarqmail.com

Semester Dates

12January-8March,2009

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Health ForAll - Making Community Collaboration Work; Greenwald and Beery; 2002 Health Administration Press, Chicago, ISBN 1-56793-180-4

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Course Description:
HC461 The Hospital and the Community: 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:
Adult learning is best accomplished through interaction. Students are  expected to come to class prepared each session.

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:

Students will be evaluated by a mid-term examination= 30 points ; final examination = 30 points ;
 term paper= 30 points and finally, participation=10 points.
 
 
 This relates to  A=100-90;  B=89-80;
 
C=79-70;; D= 69-60;;below 60 = F

Grading:

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:
Unless otherwise  excused Students will be penalized for late submission of the term paper Penalty is 1 point for each day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be prepared for each class. They will arrive on time and stay until the class is dismissed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date             Topic/Activitty                                      Assignment
 
1-12-09       Introduction/ Overview
 
1-14-09        Identifying Community Health Needs
 
1-19-09       Access to Health Care
 
1-21-09       Interorganizational Relationships
 
1-26-09       Collaboration             pages 3-23
 
1-28-09         Evaluating existing Services
 
2-2-09            Health systems and community health    pages 24- 50
 
2-4-09         Midterm examnation
 
2-9-09            Health Providers
 
2-11-09         Coalitions         pages 79-115
 
2-16-09         Case Study   pages 115-145
 
2-18-09         Multi-institutional organizations
 
2-23-09            Long term care/ collaboration intervention   pages 213-227
 
2-25-09            Economics and policy making
 
3-2-09              Term papers / Review for final examination
 
3-4-09               Final Examination

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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