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HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs
Townsend, Vernesha


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 within the global society.

Course

HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

Semester

S1T 2011 DLA

Faculty

Townsend, Vernesha

Title

Adjunct Faculty Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Business Administration
B.S. Business Management

Office Hours

8-10 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday-Thursday

Daytime Phone

919-922-5244

E-Mail

vernesha.townsend@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 Management Principles for Health Professionals
Required • Edition: 5TH 08 • Liebler
ISBN 9780763746179
 
 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Various articles to be provided during the term.

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Course Description:
HC351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs: Structure and implementation of various types of health care organizations and their internal departments, administrative theory; utilization; facilities management; accreditation; strategic planning; decision making theory; medical, nursing, and support staff supply, supervision, and evaluation; financial management; human relations; research and development; organizational culture and change theory; and other internal and external forces. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, web sites and writings.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define terminology and demonstrate general knowledge of the major issues and concepts of administering various forms of health facilities and programs.
  2. Explain the concepts and applications of management techniques utilized in medical facilities.
  3. Compare and contrast the supply and distribution of health professionals and institutions.
  4. Discuss the problems associated with the cost and availability of health care.
  5. Evaluate current and future priorities in the administration of health care in relation to the economy, social issues, ethics, politics, medical science and environmental issues.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

 You will be able to track your average throughout the course. The grading scale is below. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about risk management. Each student is responsible for:

    • Completing weekly quizzes consisting of true and false questions from the text           80 pts
    • Reading the weekly discussion article and posting to related discussion thread          160 pts
    • Answering the weekly homework questions and essays. (place in Drop Box)              160 pts
    • Taking the  Midterm Exam                                                                                      200 pts
    • Completing a Research Paper on the Risk Management process.                              100 pts 
    • Final proctored exam                                                                                              300 pts
                                                                                                                                          _____________

TOTAL POINTS                                                                                                                         1000 pts

Grading:

Grading:

Weekly Quizzes              80 pts         ( 8%)

Weekly Discussions      160 pts        (16%)

 Weekly Assignments   160 pts       (16%)

Midterm Exam               200 pts       (20%)

Research Paper             100 pts      (10%)

Comprehensive Final    300pts        (30%)

Total points          1000 pts    (100%)

The weekly assignments should be comprehensive, easy to follow and read, and grammatically and technically correct.

Your work should reflect strong evidence of effort.

Grading Scale A = 900 - 1000 B = 800 - 899 C = 700 - 799 D = 600 – 699

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:

Students will be penalized 1 point  for late submission assignments.   Assignments are considered late submissions if received 24 hours after due date with no prior communication/authorization concerning late submission. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to act in a mature and courteous manner in the online course environment.  A review of Netiquette definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette and some core rules  http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html  or posting and email communication is encouraged. Students will come to be prepared for the days lesson.


Ground Rules for On-line Participation
  1. Students should use  Pirate E-Mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. The Class Conference is for public messages.
  2. Students are expected to complete 5 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving E-mail and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.
  3. KEEP A COPY of all course work you submit until the end of the term.
  4. All students will participate in conference discussion. Conventions of "on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.
  5. If you need assistance please contact me.
  6. Students are required to submit any work in a Word 2003 format uploaded to the computer and routed to the instructor or emailed. Please do not use any MS Works format. Overall it works well to copy your assignments from you word processing program and paste it into the e-mail.
  7. Each student is responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each online course policy. If you have any questions about any of these policies, please contact me for clarification.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week 1     Chapters 1 and 2

Week 2     Chapters 3 and 4

Week 3     Chapters 5 and 6

Week 4     Chapters 7 and 8 Midterm Exam taken this week

Week 5     Chapters 9 and 10

Week 6     Chapters 11 and 12

Week 7      Chapters 13 and 14

Week 8      Chapter 15 Final Proctored Exam Taken this week

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:
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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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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