HC 491 Snr Seminar in Hlth Care Mgmt
S2B 2010 BL
Sims, Phillip L.
22 March through 5 May 2010
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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Educational Philosophy: Lectures/discussion, overheads, examinations, research papers.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Examinations, (mid-term and final, 30% of final grade each), research paper, (30% of final grade), paper presentation, (10% of final grade)
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Mid-term exam 30%
Final exam 30%
Research paper 30%
The comprehensive case paper must be typewritten and submitted on or prior
to 5/5 unless previously coordinated with the instructor. Late papers will be
marked down one letter grade.
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
3/22 Administrative announcements, explanation/discussion of the course description/
requirements, introductory comments. Discuss Chapter 1 and 2. Suggested topics for research will be discussed.
3/24 Discuss Chapter 3. . By this date students will be able to identify several
important contemporary health care management issues.
3/29 Discuss Chapter 4 and 5 of the text.
3/31 Discuss Chapter 6 and 7 of the text.
4/5 Students, by this date, will be able to analyze an issue, gather information,
formulate defensible conclusions, and make recommendations for action. They will
then discuss their chosen topic in class with the instructor.
4/7 Discuss Chapter 8 and 9 of the text.
4/14 Mid-term Examination. Chapters 1 through 10.
4/19 Discuss Chapter 11 and 12 of the text.
4/26 Discuss Chapter 14 of the text.
4/28 Discuss Chapter 15 and 16 of the text. By this date students will have gathered
enough information for the research paper to begin student presentations.
5/3 Discuss 17of the text. Students will be able to write a formal research paper in
acceptable format, on a contemporary health management issue. Student
5/5 Discuss Chapter 18 of the text. Student presentations. Research paper due.
5/10 Final Examination. Chapters 7 through 13.
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