HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

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HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs


S1AA 2010 LC


Press, Paul P.


Senior Instructor


BS - Education
MA - Management/Health Care Administration

Office Hours

anytime via e-mail

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Paul Press@ pirate.park.edu


Semester Dates

January 11- March 3

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours



Management Principles for Health Professionals, Fifth Edition
Joan Gratto Liebler, MPA, RHIA,
Professor Emeritus, Health Information Management,
Temple University, Pensylvania,
Charles R. Mc Connell, MBA, CM
ISBN- 13: 9780763746179

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Course Description:
HC351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs: Structure and implementation of various types of health care organizations and their internal departments, administrative theory; utilization; facilities management; accreditation; strategic planning; decision making theory; medical, nursing, and support staff supply, supervision, and evaluation; financial management; human relations; research and development; organizational culture and change theory; and other internal and external forces. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to allow the class to interact based on formal lectures, informal discussions, readings, examinations, written assignments, current issues, and topics. I want to encourage my stydents to think independently about the latest initiatives with an emphasis on the private sector, government, and the political implications related to the topic.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define terminology and demonstrate general knowledge of the major issues and concepts of administering various forms of health facilities and programs.
  2. Explain the concepts and applications of management techniques utilized in medical facilities.
  3. Compare and contrast the supply and distribution of health professionals and institutions.
  4. Discuss the problems associated with the cost and availability of health care.
  5. Evaluate current and future priorities in the administration of health care in relation to the economy, social issues, ethics, politics, medical science and environmental issues.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
The student must: 1. Participate in class discussions. 2. Complete all assignments 3. Present a 5-10 minute presentation to the class on a topic relating to a Health Care issue/ program. The presentation will include a 5+ page type written paper ( approved by the Instructor) 4. Prepare and present several article briefs (magazine, jornal, internet). 5. Achieve passing grades on mid-term and final exams.

Examinations = 70%. The term paper = 20%. The article reviews =5%. Participation = 5%. 90-100 = A. 80-89=B. 70-79=C. 60-69=D. Below 60%=F.

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:

If, because of an emergency, the assignment cannot be submitted, a new date can be approved by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to participate in class. Phones and beepers are to be placed on "vibrate" or turned off.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 (1/ 11 & 1/13) : Administrative announcements, discussion of the course description, course requirements, student handouts, and introductory comments. Discuss Chapter 1 (The Changing Scene: Organizational Adaptation and Survival), Chapter 2 (The Challenge of Change), Chapter 3 ( Today's Concept of Organizational Management).
Week 2: Discuss Chapter 4 ( Planning), Chapter 5 ( Decision Making).
Week 3: Discuss chapter 6 ( Organizing), Chapter 7 ( Improving proformance and controlling the critical cycle.).
Week 4: Discuss chapter 8 ( Budgeting: Controlling the ultimate Resourse), Chater 9 ( Committees and Teams), review for the mid-term examination chapters 1-7.
Week 5: Hand back/ review mid-term, Discuss chapter 10 ( Adaptation, Motivation, and Conflect Management), chapter 11 ( Training and Development: The Backbone of Motivation and Retention).
Week 6: Discuss chapter 12 ( Athority, Leadership, and Supervision), chapter 13 ( Human Resource Management: A Line Managers Prospective).
Week 7: Discuss chapter 14 ( Communiction: The Glue that Binds Us Together), chapter 15 ( Day- to- Day Management for the Professional- as- Manager), review for the mid-terms chapters 8-15, and start student presentations.
Week 8: Complete student presentations, complete the review for the final exam and take the final exam on the last day of class.

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 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

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