HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

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HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs


F1J 2011 DN


Field, Thomas R.


Adjunct Faculty


Master in Health Services Administration
Master of Science in Education
Bachelors in Journalism and Slavic Languages

Office Location

KU Medical Center / 3901 Rainbow Blvd.

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

August 15 - October 9

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours



Management Principles for Health Professionals, Fifth Edition
Joan Gratto Liebler and Charles R. McConnell

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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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 course will establish for students a foundation for the organization of the American healthcare system and the fundamentals of managing healthcare facilities. This will be accomplished through interactive questioning and dialogues related to material covered in the book, handouts and lecture presentations.

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:

Two examinations
One final, comprehensive examination
Examinations will be made up of true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank and short answer questions.


Examination 1 is worth 50 points. (25% of total grade)
Examination 2 is worth 50 points. (25% of total grade)
Final Examination is worth 100 points. (50% of total grade)
Total points for class is 200 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:
Late submission of course material (i.e., missing class and/or missing exams) must be arranged prior to the class session and/or exam being missed. A student missing a class session and/or exam must email the instructor prior to the session being missed.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is expected all students will respect one another and one anothers' comments and questions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Aug. 16: Course introduction / Chapters 1 & 2 / Franklin's Civic Leadership handout
Aug. 23: Chapters 3 & 4
Aug. 30: Chapters 5 & 6 / Signals handout
Sep. 06: Chapters 7 & 8 / IOM Report handout / Exam 1 (Chapter 1-6)
Sep. 13: Chapters 9 & 10
Sep. 20: Chapters 11 & 12
Sep. 27: Chapters 13 & 14 / Exam 2 (Chapters 7-12)
Oct. 04: Chapter 15 / Final Exam (All Chapters)

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Ethical behavior is fundamental and, without exception, essential to those who work in healthcare. Among our customers are patients, who seek our services when they are at their most vulnerable. Working with the highest of ethical standards begins in the classroom and is carried forward to the healthcare setting. Academic dishonesty is unethical and will not be tolerated.

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 .

Franklin's Civic Leadership handout

Signals handout

IOM Report handout


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