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HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev
Wiseberg, Jill A.


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 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

Semester

S2T 2010 DL

Faculty

Wiseberg, Jill A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA - Boston University
MPH - New York University
Post Graduate Studies - University of Miami

Office Location

Miami, Florida

Office Hours

M - F (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Daytime Phone

(561) 613-1071

E-Mail

jill.wiseberg@park.edu

jillyann7@aim.com

Semester Dates

06/07/10 - 08/01/10

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Title: Introduction to Health Services; 7th Edition
Author: Williams, SJ & Torrens, PR

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347 .
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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:
My approach to teaching is based on a philosophy that is ‘student centered.’  It is my belief that each student plays a pivotal role in a class’s success. Students are encouraged to share, ask questions, and learn from one another, while building a sense of community. I try to challenge each student to raise their own “academic bar,” and to realize their individual success within. You must see that you are all capable of achieving greatness, because you are.  Overall, the success of a class is not measured by the excellence or standards of the Instructor; rather it is measured by the success and progress of its students.

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:

Grading Scale

Class participation will constitute 30% of your course grade.  This includes homework assignments, article summaries, and discussions.  You should post your own answer to the DQs by Wed at 11:59 pm.  You must then post at least 2 substantial responses (3 is best) to other student posts.  Each response should be about 200-300 words.  Quality matters just as much as quantity does.  Here's a tip on how to post 'substantially.'

The three most important grading criteria for your work will be breadth, depth, and application of course concepts.

  • Breadth (B):  Refers to the "number" of chapter and lecture concepts that you have applied to the homework questions, discussion, and report.
  • Depth (D):  Refers to the degree you provide "detailed" analyses to the homework questions, discussion, and report.
  • Application (A):  Refers to the chapter and lecture concepts you "apply" to your homework questions, discussion, and report. You can accomplish this by referencing page numbers, concepts such as data collection methods, etc.
A midterm exam and a final exam will be given on the textbook readings. Each will constitute 20% of your course grade.

The term paper presented in prescribed format will constitute 20% of your course grade, and is expected to be approximately ten to fifteen double spaced pages in length not including the reference and title pages.


Grading:

Grading:

Participation           30%
Final Paper             20%
Midterm Exam        20%
Article Summaries   10%
Final Exam              20%
 
Park University grades are as follows:
A= 90- 100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = < 60%

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 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
There are only 3 acceptable reasons for late submission, and all require documentation to me:
 
1. Death in the immediate family
2. Illness preventing you from completing your work
3. Power failures
 
Unless there are special circumstances discussed ahead of time with the instructor, late work will NOT be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

The classroom is a professional environment and should be a safe place for everyone to interact, learn, and explore the relevant topics to be discussed.  Your contributions should be respectful and substantive.  Disagreements should center only on the ideas, and not the individuals.  Violations of basic respect and decorum will not be tolerated and will result in appropriate disciplinary actions.
 

Each students is expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the computer conferencing system. This is same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom. See "Ground Rules for On-line Participation" for additional information.

According to Park University guidelines, this course is divided into eight weeks with the first week beginning on the first day of the semester, a Monday, and ends midnight the following Sunday. Weeks Two through Eight also begin on Monday and end on the following Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by the end of the week assigned, Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and successfully emailed so that they are in by the due date.

Ground Rules for On-line Participation:

  1. Students should use the Classroom Email System for private messages to the instructor and other students. The Class Conference area/Discussin Forums are for public messages.
  2. Students are expected to complete 5 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving E-mail and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.
  3. KEEP A COPY of all course work you submit until the end of the term.
  4. All students will participate in conference discussion. Conventions of "on-line netiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.
  5. If you need assistance please contact me.
  6. Students will normally submit papers as MS Word uploaded to the computer. Please do not use any MS Works format. Overall it works well to copy your assignments from you word processing program and paste it into the e-mail.
  7. Each student is responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each online course policy. If you have any questions about any of these policies, please contact me for clarification.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

GRADING OF PAPER:

20 Points

Title Page: 1 point
Introduction 1 point
 
Body of Term Paper includes:

a) social forces: 2 points
b) political forces: 2 points
c) cultural forces: 2 points
d) technological forces: 2 points
e) ethical forces: 2 points
f) economic forces: 2 points

Strategies and Recommendations for addressing healthcare issue: 2 points
Effect of current issue on future initiatives in healthcare delivery: 2 points
Sources of information in body of paper are cited using APA style format: 2 points
Reference Page: 2 points

TOTAL POINTS: 20 points

Topics should be selected="true" and approved by the end of Week One, but not later than the end of week two.
The entire term paper will be submitted at the end of Week Eight.

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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