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HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev
Wilson, Lesly S.


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Course

HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

Semester

S1T 2010 DL

Faculty

Wilson, Lesly S.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

PhD in Organization and Management- specialization in Leadership
Master of Public Administration- concentration in Healthcare Administration
BS in Occupational Therapy

Office Location

Virtual

Office Hours

Sun-Thurs 7pm-9pm EST (weekends by appointment)

Daytime Phone

1-888-439-4334

E-Mail

lesly.wilson@park.edu

drwilson@sc.rr.com

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Stephen J. Williams and Paul R. Torrens (2008). Introduction to Health Services, 7th ed., Delmar Thomson Learning, Albany, NY.  ISBN 1418012890

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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:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, interviews, peer reviews, examinations, internet research, discussions and writings.

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:

 On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday night (no later than 11:59 MST). A completed response is an initial post of answers to discussions and a response to at least one posting by another classmate.

Homework:  Homework assignments are assignments that pertain directly to the writing of the term paper. Points for homework are given for completion of discussion questions that pertain to the term paper. In week three and five, homework points are granted for article summaries if they are completed. Additional participation points are given for participation in course discussions each week.

Article Summary:  You will be writing a paper specifically related to the different health issues that will be discussed in your term paper. These are basically reaction papers to articles that you will need to locate for your term paper. The summary should be about a different aspect of your approved topic for your term paper. These are due by Sunday night (by 11:59 MST) of week due. Guidelines for completion of the article summary are as follows:

1. Locate a current article that examines a health issue topic that is relevant to the forces affecting the delivery of health care such as political, economical, technical, cultural, social and ethical components. (A Website is not an acceptable resource, BUT journal articles found on the Internet are acceptable). Articles can be found at your local library, a college library, or from Internet sources. The article must show a correlation between the health issue and concepts discussed in your textbook. Textbooks are not an acceptable resource for this assignment.

2. Write a one to two page paper that include the following components:
a. A summary of the article in your own words: DO NOT COPY from the article!
b. Your own personal reaction to the article: What did you learn? What did you think of the information provided?
c. Your analysis of how the article demonstrates a correlation between what we have been discussing in class (and in the text and lecture materials) about an issue.

In other words: What aspects of the article demonstrate how this particular issue impacts health practices, structure of, government role in, and financing of health care?

3. Submit the summary along with the copy of the article by the due date listed by Sunday night (by 11:59pm MST) of the required week. Papers should be submitted to the drop box area.

4. Use APA style formatting for article review.  Only one article should be cited or reviewed DO NOT review multiple articles or provide multiple references.  See link for additional information regarding APA style formatting-  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Term Paper:  Topics to be submitted and approved by the Thursday of week one in the discussion thread area.  Do not start paper until topic approval is noted in this area.  Homework assignments build on paper completion.  Paper will be graded based on grammar,  APA formatting, content, depth of knowledge understanding. Final version of paper should be submitted in Term Paper Dropbox area on Thursday of week due (by 11:59pm MST).

**No assignments will be accepted outside of the course room.  This means no emailed work will be accepted for credit.  All work must be submitted through designated Dropbox areas within course room.

Grading:

Grading:

Point values for class assessments will be as follows:

Articles (2 at 100 points each) = 200 total point value

Discussion Threads (8 at 25 points each) = 200 total point value

Mid-term Exam = 200 point value

Final Paper = 150 point value

Final Exam= 250 point value 

Total achievable course points= 1000

The above point values achieved will equal the following letter grades:
A = 1000- 895 
B = 894-795
C = 794-695 
D = 694 - 595
F = 594 - below

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.

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:

Unless there are special circumstances discussed ahead of time with the instructor, grades for late work are deducted 1 point each day for up to five days past the due date.  After five days the work will not receive any credit. Assignments are considered late submissions if received 24 hours after due date with no prior communication or authorization concerning late submission

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to act in a mature and courteous manner in the online course environment.  A review of Netiquette definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette  and some core rules  http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html or posting and email communication is encouraged:   They will come to be prepared for the days lesson.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 Activities:
Readings

Text: Read Chapters 1 and 2

Week1 (01/11/10-01/17/10) Objectives & Assignments: 


1).  Describe the social, political and economic forces affecting health care delivery.

 

2).  Explain the impact of technology in the shaping of health care.

3).  Analyze the role of the government on health care services.

4).  Apply three analytical models in examining health care systems in the U.S. and    abroad.

5).  Describe a health care system in terms of its impact on the health status of the population being served.

6).  Explain how all parts of a health care system are related to each other and have a major impact on one another.


On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate. Also, please post your e-mail address, along with a brief work and/or educational background to the Discussion Area.

Homework: Select a topic for the individual term paper related to community based health care delivery. Submit selected topic in discussion thread area. Topics must be approved by instructor. 


Week 2 Activities:

Readings
Text: Read Chapters 3 and 4

Week 2 (01/18/10-01/24/10) Objectives & Assignments: 


1).  Describe a framework for understanding and assessing technology.

 

2).  Assess the impact of a selection of cutting-edge technologies on health care delivery.

3).  Explain issues related to access of health care in the U.S.

4).  Discuss lifestyle, behavior and social patterns and their influence on health.

On-Line Discussion Assignment:
Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate.

Homework:
List sources available to assist in writing paper on approved topic and post in the discussion thread by the end of the week. Interact with classmates as appropriate.

Week 3 Activities:

Readings

Text: Read Chapters 5, 6, and 7

Week 3 (01/25/10-01/31/10) Objectives & Assignments:

 

1).  Discuss the major health care financing issues in health care.

2).  Describe the principles of insurance and apply them in evaluating health insurance plans.

3).  Distinguish among various health financing themes for provision of care and postulate future changes in these systems.

4).  Describe the underlying mechanisms of managed care.

5).  Analyze the appropriate role of managed care in the nation's health care system.

6).  Identify the impact of managed care on private health insurance.

On-Line Discussion Assignment:
Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate.

Homework:
Complete article summary related to term paper topic by the end of the week and post the article summary in dropbox area.

Week 4 Activities:

Readings
Text: Read Chapters 8, 9, and 10

Week 4 (02/01/10-02/07/10) Objectives & Assignments: 


1).  Explain the roles and duties of each level of government in providing public health services.

 

2).  Outline the organizational role and control mechanisms of ambulatory care services.

3).  Assess the allocation of responsibility for coordination, integration, appropriateness, and rationalization between ambulatory care and other sectors.

4).  Describe the internal organizational structure of hospitals

5).  Explain the impact of competitive pressures and other developments on the structure and operation of hospitals and health systems.

On-Line Discussion Assignment:
Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate.

Homework:
Complete the Introduction to the topic portion of your term paper and post it in the document sharing area by the end of the week.

Midterm Exam:
The midterm exam is located in Week 4. The exam will need to be completed before the end of the week.

Week 5 Activities:

Readings

Text: Read Chapters 11 and 12

Week 5 (02/08/10-02/14/10) Objectives & Assignments:


1).  Articulate how long-term care servies are organized, operated, financed and integrated.

 

2).  Evaluate model delivery systems approaches to long-term care for the future.

3).  Describe national policy issues pertinent to long-term care.

4).  Describe the various settings and arrangements for delivery of mental health services.

5).  Assess the financing and personnel issues in mental health delivery.

6).  Evaluate the policy alternatives in mental health.

On-Line Discussion Assignment:
Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate.

Homework:
Complete the 2nd article summary on your term paper topic and submit the article along with the article summary in the dropbox area by the end of the week.

Week 6 Activities:

Readings

Text: Read Chapters 13 and 14

Week 6 (02/15/10-02/21/10) Objectives & Assignments:


1).  Describe the role of government an public policy with regards to pharmaceuticals.

 

2).  Explain the role of pharmaceuticals in promoting health.

3).  Analyze the various trends and changes in dentistry, public health, nursing, and pharmacy, and the forces affecting these health professionals.

4).  Discuss the various major transitions occurring in the health care workforce, with particular emphasis on the impact of managed care.

On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate.

Homework: Complete an outline of your term paper and submit it in the document sharing area by the end of the week.

Week 7 Activities:
Readings

Text: Read Chapters 15 and 16

Week 7 (02/22/10-02/28/10) Objectives & Assignments:

1).  Describe the impact of health policies on health care.

2).  Explain the political pressures between public and private forces in health care.

3).  Define how quality of care is assessed and assured.

4).  Discuss how measuring and monitoring quality of care can result in improved outcomes.

 

On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate.

Homework: Complete a rough draft of your term paper and submit it into the document sharing area by the end of the week.

Week 8 Activities:
Readings
Text: Read Chapter 17

Week 8 (03/01/10-03/07/10) Objectives & Assignments:
1).  Describe the central role of public health ethical concerns in health policy and management.

2).  Explain ethics issues with regard to the development and distribution of, and payment for, services, and with regard to the organization, management, assessment and delivery of services.

3).  Acquire a framework for ethical analysis of issues within health services systems.

On-Line Discussion Assignment: Complete discussion questions and post your answers in the discussion thread by Thursday evening. Respond to classmates postings as appropriate.

Homework: Complete the final draft of your term paper and submit it to the dropbox area for grading by the instructor by Sunday of the eighth week.

Final Exam: The final exam is located in Week 8. The exam will need to be completed by Saturday 11:59pm MST of the week.

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:
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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.

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