HC451 Hlth Care & the Political Proces

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HC 451 Hlth Care & the Political Proces


S2H 2011 BU


Boe, Gerard P.


Professor of Management


BS inBiology - WVA Wesleyan College
MS in Clinical   Pathology - Ohio State University
Ph.D. in Allied Health Education and Management - Texas A&M Univ.


Gerard.Boe@Park.Edu ; ace-ce@embarqmail.com

Semester Dates

21Mar - 15 May '11

Class Days


Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM

Credit Hours



   Longest, Beaufort,B. ; Health Policymaking in the United States; 4th ed.      
    ISBN - 13:978-1-56793-245-4

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Course Description:
HC451 Health Care and the Political Process: Analysis of the process of health policy formation at the federal, state, and local levels from historical and contemporary perspectives. Specific topics will include cost controls, utilization review, methods of changing public and private health policies, and political factors in health care delivery. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructors philosophy includes the fact that adult learners appear to learn best by particpation. This course will utilize group exercises as well as individual projects to stimulate group discussion.The students will be ealuated

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the role of the political process on health delivery in the United States.
  2. Describe how the political process affects cost of health care, human resources, and various health facilities.
  3. Analyze the key roles of demanders and suppliers of health policies .
  4. Explain the current and future issues in health policy and the role of government in the formulation of health policy.
  5. Interpret the role of specific interests in the health care industry and the effect on health policy decisions and organization and delivery of health care.
  6. Evaluate the roles of local, state, and federal politics on the current and future developments of health care delivery.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
The students will be evaluated through the use of examinations, term papers and current health reportsThe     


The course grade for the students will be determined by the overall scores they earn on a given  evaluative tool
Mid-term examination = 30 points
Final examination = 40 points
Term Paper = 20 points
Current health reports = 10 points.
Total = 100 points
90 -100 points = A
80 - 89 points = B
70 - 79 points = C
60 - 69 points = D
59 - below = Fail

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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Topics/Date/Assignments:
3/21  Intro to course and instructors expectations
3/23  Health and Health Policy  Chp 1
3/28  Health and Health Policy  Chp 1
3/30  Impact of Health Policy   Chp 2
4/4   Impact of Health Policy    Chp  2
4/6 Context and Process          Chp 3
4/11  Mid-term examination
4/13  Context and Process       Chp 3
4/18   Policy Formats             Chp 4
4/20   Policy Formats
4/25    Policy Formulation       Chp 5
4/29    Policy  Implementation   Chp 6
5/2    Policy   Modification      Chp 7
5/4   Poicy Modification       Chp 7
5/9   Term papers presentatiion/ Course review
5/11   Final examination

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 "F".
  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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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