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HC 466 Planning and Organizing Community Health Services
Hall, John B.


PARK UNIVERSITY (WPAFB, OHIO)
Course Syllabus

COURSE SYMBOL & NO.: HC 466
COURSE DESCRIPTOR: MGE/GE
COURSE TITLE: Planning & Organizing Community Health Services
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Fall II 2004
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: John B. Hall
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Instructor
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Park Office, Bldg. 50, Area B, WPAFB, Ohio
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Will meet anytime with appointment
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NO: (937) 973-7116
FACULTY PARK E-MAIL ADDRESS: jbhcollinstr101@aol
OTHER FACULTY E-MAIL ADDRESS: n/a
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS: n/a
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: October 13-December 12, 2004
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Wednesday
CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
PREREQUISITE (S): n/a
CREDIT HOURS: 3

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 in the global society.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Analysis of organizational patterns, planning procedures, manpower utilization, and administrative concerns related to the management of health services.

FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: On completion of this course, student should be able to:
1. Develop an understanding of the basic principles relating to the management of health service organizations.
2. Relate the goals & objectives of a health service organization to the functions, responsibilities, and manpower planning for each service of a health service organization.
3. Understand the development and examine the various types of organizational charts for health service organizations.
4. Appreciate the technical advances and information systems relating to health care.
5. Discuss the planning process in the context of current trends and anticipated changes relating to health service organizations.

COURSE TEXTBOOK: Dunn. Supervision & Management For Health Care Organizations.
7th Edition.: McGraw-Hill, 2001

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park University will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park University.

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.

ATTENDENCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Reports of “F” grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absences for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency/

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “0” unless other wised arranged with instructor.

COURSE ASSESSMENT:
1. Completion of all reading assignments.
2. Participation in class discussions.
3. Participation in and completion & presentation of group project.
4. Completion & presentation of an individual project on an organizational chart.
5. Completion & presentation of three course related articles selected by the student to lead class discussion and submission of a 1-2 page summary of its contents and the student’s personal opinion.
6. Completion of a final examination.

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Computers make writing and revising much easier and more Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disc, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

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 and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, 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: www.park.edu

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:
Oct. 13: “Health service organizations as a system”, Chapter 1.
Oct. 20: “Management of health service organizations” and article presentations, Chapters 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Oct. 27: “Planning & resource utilization” and article presentations, Chapters 6, 7 & 8.
Nov. 3: “Control in health service organizations” and article presentations, Chapters 9, 10 & 11.
Nov. 10: “Planning ^Y resource utilization”, and article presentations, Chapters 12, 13 &14.
Nov. 17: “Managing human resources in health service organizations” and individual project presentations, Chapter 15, 16 & 17.
Nov. 24: “Managing human resources (cont’d)” and individual project presentations, Chapters 18, 19, 20 & 21
Dec. 1: “Managing human resources (cont’d),” individual project & group project presentations, Chapters 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26.
Dec. 8: FINAL EXAMINATION

GRADING PLAN: The student’s final course grade will be based on a 100 point scale distributed as follows:
Three Articles…………………………..6 Points
Individual Project …………………….24 Points
Group Project………………………....20 Points
Final Examination……………..……...50 Points

The method of evaluating the total points earned and grades awarded will be according to the following scale:
90 - 100 Points = A
80 - 89 Points = B
70 – 79 Points = C
60 - 69 Points = D
59 Points or less = F