Syllabus Entrance
Printer Friendly
Email Syllabus

HC 461 The Hospital and the Community
Both, Christopher G.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseHC 461 The Hospital and the Community GR
SemesterU1G2005
FacultyBoth, Christopher G.
TitleManagement/Healthcare Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMSA Human resourses
BS Management/Healthcare
Office Locationhome
Office Hours08:30-17:30
Daytime Phone218-773-5573
Other Phone218-779-7697
E-Mailchristopher.both@park.edu
christopher.both@pracs.com
Semester DatesJune 6 to July 31 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:35 - 10:05 PM
Perquisitesnone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Howard Greenwald and William Beery (2002)            Health for all: Making community Collaboration Work
Health Administration Press

Additional Resources:
none


Course Description:
Issues specific to the organization and administration of hospitals, their scope of services in relation to community need, and relationships with community health care services.   Topics covered dealing with the unique aspects of administration of hospitals and internal departments include improvement of organizational performance, personnel productivity, strategic planning, cost containment, materials management, image in the community, medical staff recruitment, patient census and utilization of services, and contracting for services from external suppliers.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Students will be required to read assignments before class so that you will be able to participate in class discussions and case studies. You will do 2 article presentation. Please supply me with a copy of the article.  You will also do a group presentation on any topic in this course. This presentation will be 10 to 15 minutes long and there will be 2-3 in a group.  Participation is important in this class.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  Understanding of multidisciplinary systems
2.  Assisting groups with disabilities and chronic illnesses
3.  Demographics and needs of the community
4.  Cost of services
5.  Integration of medical and community care systems
6.  Situation analysis
7.  Making changes in complex organizations
8.  Elder care initiatives

Course Assessment:
Lecture, discussion, video presentations, and student presentations

Grading:
Test 1                 100 points
Test 2                 100 points
                                    Presentation              100 points
Article critiques(2)      100 points
                                                                                    400 points  total  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
There will be no incomplete grades given for this class. If your work is not all turned in by the last day of class, you will be given a grade that reflects the work that you have turned in, most likely an F.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected. To participate in class, you will have to read your material before the class period. If you have to miss a class, talk to me before if possible. You SHOULD call either my home or work phone in the event that you are sick or if you have work conflicts.

If you can't make it to class, and you have an assignment or test due, you need to make it up before the next Friday unless you have talked with me and have made special arrangements. All assignments are due by the last class period.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Chapter 1

Week 2: Chapter 2/ Article Critique #1

Week 3: Chapter 3 & 4

Week 4: Test 1 / Movie

Week 5: Chapter 5

Week 6: Chapter 6/ Article Critique #2

Week 7: Chapter 7 & 8

Week 8: Test 2


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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> 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
 
.

Copyright:
This material is copyright and can not be reused without author permission.