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HC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery
Kilroy, Gerard


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CourseHC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery
SemesterF2OO2004
FacultyKilroy, Gerard
TitleGerard Kilroy Adjuncty Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMBA
RRT
Office LocationPhelps County Regional Medical Center
Office Hours08:00 to 16:30
Daytime Phone(573)458-7642
Other Phone(573) 341-3320
E-Mailgkilroy@park.edu
gkilroy@pcrmc.com
kilroy@fidnet.com
Semester DatesOctober 25 to December 17, 2004
Class Days---W---
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Steven Jonas and Anthony R. Kover (2002) "Health Care Delivery in the United Sates" seventh edition Springer Publishing compant, New York, NY ISBN 0-8261-2084-9

Additional Resources:
Will be provided by instructor

Course Description:
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, dialogues, examinations, presentation and homework. The instructor will engage each student in an exploration of ideas related to their learning and life expereince's related to healthcare systems in their communties.

Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to outline the philosophical and historical background of public healthcare issues.  He will be able to identify the economic impact on the  public health system.  The student will also be able to identify the basic service and practice issues facing the public healthcare system today and into the future.  He will be able to discuss the relationship that governement playes in the delivery of healthcare.  The student will be able to express a position on healthcare issues and defend it based on historical facts, needs assessment and trends in healthcare.

Course Assessment:
Grade for the class will be distributed as follows:
Homework for 7 weeks (40 points each)........... 280 points
Midterm Exam.................................... 300 points
Final Exam ..................................... 300 points
Current event presentation......................  80 points
Class participation (5 points per night)........  40 points

Grading:
Letter Grade                  Points
   A ...................... 1,000 to 900
   B ......................   899 to 800
   C ......................   799 to 700
   D ......................   699 to 600
   F ......................   599 or less  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will only be excepted with prior approval of the instructor.  All assignments that are late without prior approval will be given "0" points.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date:          Subject/Assignment/Homework

Oct. 27      Measurements and financing of HealthCare  
            Read Chapters 1,2 & 3
            Define all the Key Words

Nov. 3       Workforce 7 Comparative health systems
            Read Chapters 4 & 5
            Define all the Key Words  

Nov. 10      Hospitals, Ambilatory Care & LTC
            Read Chapter 6,7 & 8
            Current event presentation (2)
            Define the Key Words  

Nov. 17      Mid Term Exam (chapters 1 to 8)
            Mental health, drugs & Managed Care
            Read Chapters 9, 10 & 11
            Define the Key Words

Nov. 24      Government, Governance & Management
            Read Chapters 12 & 13
            Current event presentation (2)
            Define the Key Words

Dec. 1       Quality and access
            Read Chapter 14 & 15
            Current event presentation (2)
            Define the Key Words

Dec. 8       Cost containment & the furure of healthcare
            Read chapters 16 & 17
            Current events presentation (2)
            Define the Key Words

Dec. 15      Final Exam ( chapters 9 to 17)
            Any approved make ups presentations  

       

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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