HC 491 Snr Seminar in Hlth Care Mgmt
U1B 2009 BL
Sims, Phillip L.
25 May through 15 July 2009
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Research for the Health Professional, A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition, Diana M. Bailey, F.A. Davis Company, 1997.
Additional Resources: APA or similar format will be used.
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Educational Philosophy: Lectures, examinations, open discussions, overheads, and writings.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Mid-term and final examinations, research papers, research papers presentations.
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Mid-term exam 30%
Final exam 30%
Research 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 prior to 7/8 unless previously coordinated with the instructor. Late papers will be marked accordingly.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
5/25 Administrative announcements, explanation/discussion of the course description/
requirements, introductory comments. Discuss Chapter 1. Identifying a Topic. Suggested topics for research will be discussed.
5/27 Discuss Chapter 2. Reviewing the Literature. At this date students will be able to
identify several important contemporary health care management issues.
6/1 Discuss Chapter 3 of the text. Refining the Question and Developing the
6/3 Discuss Chapter 4 of the text. Choosing a Research Method.
6/8 Students, by this date, will have chosen a research topic and will discuss their
chosen topic in class with instructor.
6/10 Discuss Chapter 5 of the text. Quantitative Research Designs. Students will be
able to analyze an issue, gather information, formulate defensible conclusions, and
6/15 Discuss Chapter 6 of the text. Establishing Boundaries for the Quantitative
Research Study. Review for the mid-term exam.
6/17 Mid-term Examination. Chapters 1 through 6.
6/22 Discuss Chapter 7 of the text. Data Collection Techniques.
6/29 Discuss Chapter 9 of the text. Qualitative Research Designs.
7/1 Discuss Chapter 10 & 11of the text. Analyzing Qualitative Data. Final
Preparation Before Implementing the Research Plan. By this date students
will have gathered enough information for the research paper to begin student
7/6 Discuss 12 of the text. Reporting Results and Drawing Conclusions. Students will
be able to write a formal research paper in acceptable format, on a contemporary
health management issue. Student presentations.
7/8 Discuss Chapter 13 of the text. Writing and Publishing. Student presentations.
Research paper due.
7/13 Final Examination. Chapters 7 through 13.
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