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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

F1B 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

10 August through 30 October 2009

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Introduction to Health Services, 7th Edition, Stephen J. Williams, Sc.D., Paul R. Torreens, M.D., M.P.H. Delmar Publications, 2008

Additional Resources:

Futurescan 2009, Healthcare Trends and Implications, 20092014, Health Administration Press, 2009                    

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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:
Discussions, lectures, examinations, overheads, research paper, research paper presentation.

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 mid-term examination will cover chapters 1 through 8. The final examination
will cover chapters 9 through 16. The research paper must be typewritten and submitted at the last lecture (9/23) 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:

8/10  Administrative announcements, explanation/discussion of the course

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

         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 issues.

 

8/12  Discuss Chapter 2. At the close of the class the student will understand and be

         able to analyze and discuss the social, political, cultural, technological,

         ethical, and economic concerns affecting health care.

 

8/17  Discuss Chapters 3 and 4. By the end of this session the student will

         understand the various health financing strategies for the provision of

         care and postulate future changes in these systems.  They will also understand

         the categorization of the basic services and practices of  the public health care

         system.
 

8/19  Discuss Chapters 5 and 6. At the end of this session the student will be able to

         describe the roles of the federal, state, and local government in the U.S. health care

         system. They will be able to discuss the assessment of  the current and future issues

         in the public health care and the role government should possibly play.

 

8/24  Discuss Chapter 7. By the end of class the student will understand and be able to

         categorize the basic services and practices of the public health care system.

                                                                                                                         

8/26 Discuss Chapter 8. Hospitals and health systems. By the close of this session the

        student will be able to interpret and discuss the relationship of specific interests in

        the health care industry and the effect on health policy decisions and organization

        and delivery of health care.

 

8/31 Futurescan 2009. Future trends in health care delivery and how it will affect health

        care institutions in their delivery of care. Review for the Mid-term examination. 

 

9/2   Mid-term Examination. Chapters 1 through 8.

 

9/7   Discuss Chapters 9. The Continuum of Long Term Care. Student presentations.

 

9/9   Discuss Chapters 10. Mental and Behavioral Health Services. Student presentations.
 

9/14 Discuss Chapters 11and 12. 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.

 

9/16 Discuss Chapters 13 and 14. Understanding Health Policy. The Quality of Health

        Care. Student  presentations.

 

9/21 Discuss Chapter 15. Ethical Issues in Public Health and Health Services. Student

        presentations.

 

9/23 Discuss Chapter 16. The Future of Health Services. Student presentations. Research

        paper due. Review for final examination.

 

9/28 Final examination. Make-up student presentations if necessary.

 

9/30 Review 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 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.

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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