HC491 Snr Seminar in Hlth Care Mgmt

for U1B 2011

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HC 491 Snr Seminar in Hlth Care Mgmt


U1B 2011 BL


McGee, Jacqueline Y


Adjunct Faculty


Masters of Arts Health Care Management

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

June 06 through July 31, 2011

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours


No textbook is required for this course. All reading material is accessible through Park University online library, the internet, and other sources as applicable to the course.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (6th edition) by American Psychological Association.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
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Course Description:
HC491 Senior Seminar in Health Care Management: Capstone course in which students study selected topics on health care administration in depth. It is highly recommended that all major core courses be passed before enrolling in this course. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to treat students as adult learners, exchanging views, opinions, thoughts, ideas, and real world experiences relating to the health care system. Reading and examinations contribute to the learning process; however, participation in this class is very important. I do not believe in doing "busy work" which does not contribute to learning. There will total academic freedom in my classroom 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to identify several important contemporary health care management issues.
  2. Students will be able to analyze an issue, gather information, formulate defensible conclusions, and make recommendations for action.
  3. Students will be able to write a formal research paper in acceptable format, on a contemporary health management issue.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the growth or demise of health  care that is subject to competing national, regional and local interests, as well as the historical journey unique to each state
  2. Describe the challenges in today's economic crisis of Health Care and the impact it has on the communities.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Classroom discussion                            10 pts
Article (4 at 10 points each)                  40 pts
End of Course Project                           20 pts
Examination over leraning objectives      30  pts
Total points possible                            100 points


A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 0-59

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:
Any work submitted late will be considered on a case by case basis. Students are responsible for ensuring timely submission of their course work. If circumstances arise, it is the student's responsibility to discuss the issues ahead of time with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will act in a mature and appropriate manner at all times. Students will arrive on time for class and will be prepared for the lesson outline. Cell phones will be turned off.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

June 6 and 9
Week 1: Course Introduction, Class discussion, & Introduction of the research paper.
              Homework will be sumbitted 6/9/2011. Students will submit a one (2) pages paper with references  based on current health care that relates this course.
June 14 and 16
Week 2: Class Discussion on article  and  APA format for research paper.
June 21 and 23
Week 3: Class Discussion on Research Paper
         Homework will be sumbitted 6/23/2011. Students will submit a one (2) pages paper with references  based on current health care that relates this course.
June 28 and 30
Week 4: Class Discussion on article
        Homework will be sumbitted 6/30/2011. Students will submit a one (2) pages papger with references  based on current health care that relates this course.
July 5 and 7
 Week 5: Class Discussion on Research Paper
      Homework will be sumbitted July 7, 2011. Students will submit a one (2) pages paper with references  based on current health care that relates this course.
July 12 and 14
Week 6: Class discussion on article.
July 19 and 21
Week 7: Final Research Paper will be turned in on July 21, 2011 by midnight.
July 25 and 28
Week 8 Final Examination & End of Course Discussion

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

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. 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 .



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