HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev
S2B 2009 BL
Sims, Phillip L.
3/16/2009 thru 5/10/2009
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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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Educational Philosophy: Lectures, examinations, research paper, research paper presentation, and discussion of questions at the end of each chapter.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Examinations, mid-term and final, research paper, research paper presentation.
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.
Mid-term examination 30%
Final examination 30%
Comprehensive cases (paper) 30%
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
100 - 90 = A
89 - 80 = B
79 - 70 = C
69 - 60 = 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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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