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HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev
Sims, Phillip L.


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Course

HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

Semester

S2B 2009 BL

Faculty

Sims, Phillip L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA
MA

Other Phone

915-204-8985

E-Mail

psims@park.edu

psims@elp.rr.com

Semester Dates

3/16/2009 thru 5/10/2009

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Health Care Delivery in the United States, A. Kovner, PhD, J. Knickman, PhD, 8th edition, Springer Publications, 2005

Additional Resources:
Futurescan, Healthcare Trends and Implications 2009-2011, Health Administration Press

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Course Description:
HC465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery: Historical and philosophical factors defining the functions and scope of current community and public health based health care delivery. Introduction to the concepts of epidemiology, ecology, community needs assessment and social and cultural influences on utilization of health care by community aggregates. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Lectures, examinations, research paper, research paper presentation, and discussion of questions at the end of each chapter.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline the philosophical and historical background of public health issues.
  2. Analyze the social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces affecting health care.
  3. Distinguish among various health financing strategies for provision of care and postulate future changes in these systems.
  4. Categorize the basic services and practices of public health care system.
  5. Assess the current and future issues in the public health care and the role of government.
  6. Interpret the relationship of specific interests in the health care industry and the effect on health policy decisions and organization and delivery of health care.
  7. Evaluate current priorities and future developments in health issues as they relate to social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces in health care delivery.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Examinations, mid-term and final, research paper, research paper presentation.

Grading:

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.

 

         Mid-term examination                                    30%

         Final examination                                           30%

         Comprehensive cases (paper)                         30%

         Class participation                                          10%
 

     The following will be used to assign course letter grades:

 

          100 - 90   =   A

            89 - 80   =   B

            79 - 70   =   C

            69 - 60   =   D

            Below 60 =  F (for three 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 Submission of Course Materials:

The research paper must be typewritten and submitted at the last lecture (4/29) prior to the final examination unless previously coordinated with the instructor. Late papers will not be accepted and will be marked down one letter grade if not submitted on time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

          Class participation is expected and will form a part of the overall grade. Students 

          are expected to come to all classes and to be on time. Roll will be checked 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 involuntary

          withdrawal and a grade of “F” (attendance) for the course.       
 

        Submitting someone else’s work as your own will not be tolerated. If determined by

        the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any 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 action taken.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

3/16  Administrative announcements, explanation/discussion of the course

         descriptions/requirements, introductory comments. Discuss Chapter 1 and 2. At the

         close  of the session the student will understand the description and requirements of 

         the course. They will understand and be able to discuss the philosophical and

         historical background of public health and how health status is measured.

 

3/18  Discuss Chapter 3. At the close of class the student will understand the various

         health financing strategies for the provision of care and postulate future changes

         in these systems

 

3/23  Discuss Chapters 4 and 5. Public health. At the end of class the student will be able

         to interpret the relationships of specific interests in the health care industry and the

         effect on health policy decisions and organization and delivery of health care. They

         will also be able to assess the current and future issues in the public health care and

         the role of government.
 

3/25  Discuss Chapters 6 and 7. A comparison of health services among other nations.

         They will also be able the current issues affecting acute care in the U.S.

 

3/30  Discuss Chapter 8. Chronic care. By the end of class the student will

         understand the cost and prevalence of chronic conditions and problems face by

         people faced with chronic conditions.

                                                                                                                         

4/1   Discuss Chapter 9. Long Term Care. At the close of this session the class will be

        able to define the components of long-term care and be able to discuss the factors

        that contribute to the need and demand for service.

 

4/6   Mid-term examination. Chapters 1 through 9.

 

4/8   Discuss Chapter 10 and Healthy People 2009-2011. Health related behaviors. By the

        end of class the student will be able to describe how strategies for changing

        individual and population health behaviors have evolved. Student presentations.

 

4/13 Discuss Chapters 11 and 12. Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. By the

        end of class the student will have a better understanding of the drug discovery and

        development processes. They will also understand and recognize the factors that

        influence the supply and demand for health care workers. Student presentations.
 

4/15 Discuss Chapters 13 and 14. At the close of this session  The student will be able to

        identify and discuss why collecting and using information is important to patients,

        clinicians, and payers. They will also be able to evaluate and discuss priorities and

        future developments in health issues as they relate to social, political cultural,

        technological ethical, and economic forces in health care delivery. Student

        presentations.

 

4/22 Discuss Chapter 15 and 16. At the end of class the student will be able to evaluate

        and discuss current priorities and future developments in health issues as they relate

        to social, political, cultural,, technological, ethical, and economic forces in health

        care delivery. Student  presentations.

 

4/27 Discuss Chapters 17. By the end of class the student will be able to describe,

        apply, and discuss the concept of complex adaptive systems to health care quality.

        They will also understand the nature of the access problem to health care and the

        distinction between economic and non-economic barriers to health care. Student

        presentations.
 

4/29 Discuss Chapter18. At the end of this session the student will better

        understand and analyze the social, political, cultural, technological, ethical, and

        economic forces affecting health care and its delivery. They will also be able to

        understand and discuss future management solutions to the delivery of health care.

        Student presentations. Research paper due. Review for final examination.

 

5/4  Final examination. Make-up student presentations.

 

5/6  Review and discussion of 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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