HC465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

for S2B 2011

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HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev


S2B 2011 BLA


Sims, Phillip L.


Senior Adjunct Faculty



Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

March 21 through May 15, 2011

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 11:30 AM

Credit Hours



Introduction to Health Services, 7th Edition, Stephen J. Williams, Sc.D., Paul R.

         Torreens, M.D., M.P.H. Delmar Publications. ISBN-13: 978-1-4180-1289-2

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Course Description:
HC465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery: 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

Educational Philosophy:
Lectures, lecture reviews, examinations, overheads, and writings

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. Define and understand basic health issues in various communities and the delivery of health services.
  2. Understand the role that government must have in the delivery of health care to communities.
  3. Understand the various health care financing available to underserved communities.
  4. Logically discuss the different forces in communities and how it affects the delivery of health care.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

        The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.


        Mid-term examination                                    30%

        Final examination                                           30%

        Comprehensive cases (paper)                         30%

        Class participation                                          10%

          Total                                                               100%


         The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements. 

         Research paper and oral presentation. Mid-term and final examination. The

         following will be used to assign course grades: 90 – 100 = A, 80 – 89 = B.

         60 – 79 = C, 60 – 69 = D, Below 60 = 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 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late papers will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the professor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class participation is expected and will form a part of the overall grade. Students 

          are expected to come to all classes and to be on time. Roll will be checked at each

          class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary

          duty, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work. The

          student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused

          absence either prior to or immediately after the absence. Two unexcused absences

          are excessive and three unexcused absences will result in an involuntary

          withdrawal and a grade of “F” (attendance) for the course.       

        Submitting someone else’s work as your own will not be tolerated. If determined by

        the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any in any part of the course,

        the student(s) involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped

        from the course. The second violation results in automatic expulsion from the school.

        The Assistant Vice President will be notified in writing of the action taken.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 Administrative announcements. Review syllabus. Chapters 1 and 2.

Week 2 Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Week 3 Chapters 7 and 8.

Week 4 Futurescan 2010. review for Mid-term examination. Mid-term examination.

Week 5 Chapters 9 and 10.

Week 6 Chapters 11, 12, 13, and 14. Student presentations.

Week 7 Chapters 15 and 16. Review for Final examination. Student presentations.

Week 8 Final examination. Make-up student presentations if necessary. Review of final


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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