HC 451 Hlth Care & the Political Proces
S1B 2009 BL
Sims, Phillip L.
5 January thru 28 February 2009
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Health Policymaking in the United States, 4rd Edition, B.B. Longest, Jr., Health
Health Policy Issues, An Economic Perspective, 3rd Edition, Paul J. Feldstein,
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Educational Philosophy: Lectures, overheads, examinations, research papers, end of chapter questions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Examinations (final and mid-term), research psper, and research paper presentation.
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Mid-term Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Comprehensive Cases (Paper) 30%
The following will be used to assign course letter grades.
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.
The comprehensive case paper must be typewritten and submitted on or before the
last lecture prior to the final examination. Late papers will not be accepted and a
failing grade for that part of the course assigned. Final papers will be due on or
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are
expected to come to all classes and to be on time. Roll will be taken at each class
meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty, are
excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work. The student is
responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence
either prior to or immediately after the absence. Two unexcused absences are
excessive and three unexcused absences will result in an in voluntary withdrawal
. Submitting someone else’s work as your own will not be tolerated. If determined
by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course,
the student(s) involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and
dropped from the course. The second violation results in automatic expulsion
from the school. The Assistant Vice President will be notified in writing of the
1/5 Administrative announcements, discussions of the syllabus. Chapter 1. Health and
health policy. Health and health policy defined. The role and importance of policy
competency in the pursuit of health.
1/7 Continue Chapter 1. Review questions at the end of chapter 1. The Rise in
Medical Expenditures. (supplement resource) How the political process affects
cost of health care, human resources, and various health facilities.
1/12 Chapter 2. The Impact of Health Policy. Health policy and health determinants.
The role of the political process on health delivery in the United States.
1/14 Continue Chapter 2. Health policy and individuals, organizations, and interest
groups. Analyzing the key roles of demanders and suppliers of health services.
1/19 Chapter 3. The Context and Process of Health Policymaking. In whose interest
does the physician act?
1/26 Continue Chapter 4. The human element in analyzing and influencing public
policy environments. The role of specific interests in the health care industry and
the effect on health policy decisions and organization and delivery of health care.
2/2 Chapter 5. Policy formulation. Agenda setting. Interest group involvement.
2/4 Continue Chapter 5. The shortage of nurses. The high price of prescription drugs.
2/9 Chapter 6. Policy implementation. Employer-mandated national health insurance.
2/11 Continue Chapter 6. The politics of health care reform. The current and future
issues in health policy and the of government in the formulation of health policy.
2/16 Chapter 7. Policy Modification. The role of government in health care. Evaluation
of the roles of local, state, and federal policies on the current and future
2/18 Chapter 8. Political Competence. Review for the final examination. Research
2/23 Final Examination. Make-up student presentations.
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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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