HC465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

for F2OO 2007

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HC 465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery


F2OO 2007 WO


Hutton, Angeline E.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science-Accounting & Business
Master of Health Administration

Office Location

FtLW, Site #10

Office Hours

Tuesday through Thursday - 9 AM - 5 PM

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

Cell  573-644-2602 - DO NOT LEAVE MESSAGE




Semester Dates

October 22 through December 16, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours



Health Care Delivery in the United State - 8th Edition -  ISBN - 0-8261-2088-1
Kovner and Jones, editors - Springer Publishing Company

Additional Resources:

Textbook, HEALTH POLITICS, Power, Populism and Health by Mike Magee, MD - Instructor will furnish
Articles and Public Health program descriptions - Instructor will furnish
Public Health presentation and film -  Instructor will furnish
Current articles of interest furnished by students will be encouraged

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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

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will have a broad understanding of Public Health, local, State and Federal Government and their role in the curative health care system that we know today.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Class Assessment will be accomplished by:
One (1) Midterm examination and one (1) Final examination along with one (1)10 - 12 page reseach paper on "COMMUNITY COLLABORATION" , does it work? " A community's oblication to its residents "- Is this a valaid staement or is it busy work?  Would you be willing to lead one?  Please research several examples, give the pros and cons of each and a valid defense for your opinons. 


Class participation -  25% of grade -  Attendance at 90% of each class and full participation in classroom discussion and projects. 
Midterm examination  - 25% of grade                 
Final examination  - 25% of grade
Research, paper and presentation - 25%
90  - 100  - A              80  - 89 - B                70  - 79  - C          60  -  69  - D         Below 69 -  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 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:
Late work with a reasonable cause, major illness or death in family will be accepted up to 1 week late, but grade will be reduced 1 letter grade for any other reason. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Text book chapters and homework assigned will be expected to have been read and completed prior to class to facilitate class room discussion. 
Full and complete respect for instructor and fellow students will be expected at all times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class 1 -  Oct 25 -  Chapters 1,2,3 & 4 -   We will be able to define characteristics of our Health Care System's major issues and concerns and list many major stake holder interests in Heatlh Care Delivery.  Students will be able to define in measurable terms what adequate and equal quality means, and how we can define basic health care.
Class 2 - Nov. 1 -  Chapters 5,6 & 7 -  We will study and have a basic understanding of how our system came about, what Data is, why we are interested in it and it's importunat function in determining how Health Care avenues and directions.are determined.  Each student will be able to list 5 broad categoriies and list 3 major purposes for characterizing a population's health and health care status. We will understand the difference between passive and active surveilance.    
Class 3 - Nov. 8 - Chapters 8,9 & 10 - Each student will be able to list the 3 major points of view in measuring utilization and quality of our Health Care services and discuss the importance of knowing the morbidity and mortality of a community.
We will have a general overview of costs and the differences between Medicare - Medicaid - & Private 3rd party payors
Each student will be able to discuss the 3 parts of Medicare -  A - B - D and have a broad knowledge of the current policy issues in financing.  THIS CLASS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON E-COMPANION by discussing the chapter highlights and answering the discussion questions following each of the 3 chapters. 
Class 4 - Nov. 15th -  Midterm exam -  Discuss and define in detail the infrastructure of Public Health; define Public Health and discuss the non-profit organizations that pursue Public Health goals.  Enjoy a Public Health presentation and film. 
Class 5 - Nov.22 - Chapters 11,12 & 13 -  Discuss our Government as payor - & the insurance net.  Students will have a broad view of the importance of a net for those without insurance, the uninsurable, under insured and the arbitrary policies of private insurance.  Discussion will go into private insurance - employer based insurance, & the government as regulator;  along with the abililty to list key issues of the Health Care Agenda from several perspectives. 
Class 6 - Nov. 22 - Chapters 14,15 & 16 - Students will be able to recite a brief history of acute care and list the types.  They will be able to discuss cost containment and results of such in health care, hospitals and public health.  Long Term Care and Hospice will be studied and discussed, looking at trends over time and how our population and lifestyles effect both.  We will look at the U.S. spending and the challenging issues in both. 
Class 7 - Dec. 6 - Chapters 17 & 18  -  Students will be able to discuss the issues prevailant now in health related behaviors along with some major risk factors and list some selected indicators.  Each student will be proficient in discussion of one or two chronic care models for provider change, along with one or two interventions for needed lifestyle changes.
Pharmaceuticals and medical devices will be studied with each student having a knowledge of some history and definition of popular terms in the industry.  They will be able to discuss the terms "reasonable and necessary" in medical care or prescription medicine.  We will discuss the supply and demand factors in the Medical field labor force , along with  geographical distribution and labor substitution. We will end the class with Electronic record keeping and sharing discussion with predictive modeling and patient registries.  Each student will be able to discuss patient focused disease management tools and tools for information management , focusing attention and patient specific consultation. 
Class 8 - Dec. 13 -  Final exam - papers presented and discussed - Class closure. 

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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