HC 260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery
S2Z 2011 ML
Small, Steven W.
Master of Public Administration (Government Contracting)Master of Science, Management (Health Care)Bachelor of Science, Management (Marketing)
Flexible (with appointment)
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Textbook: Pozgar, George. Legal Aspects of Healthcare Delivery, 10th edition, 2007. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2004.) ISBN 10: 0-7637-3927-8 / ISBN 13: 978-0-7637-3927-0
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of student inter-activeness based on lectures, readings, research, dialogue, examinations, internet, and writings. I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: The student's final course grade will be based on a 1000 POINT SCALE. Point distribution is as follows:
Class Participation / Weekly Activities (24% / 4% X 6 weeks – 240 points)
Students are expected to actively participate in classroom activities. This may include completion of the relevant readings prior to class, assigned chapter review questions, interactive discussion, weekly quizzes and review of case studies, as indicated.
Mid-Term Examination (20% - 200 points)
The Mid-Term exam is a closed-book assessment that will cover the first four weeks of class.
Final Examination (30% - 300 points)
The Final exam is a closed-book comprehensive assessment that will cover all material learned during the course of this class.
Research Paper (26% - 260 points)
Grading: Grading will be based on student classroom participation, article analysis, research paper, mid-term, and final examination. The mid-term and final examination will cover assigned readings, lectures, classroom discussions, and hand-outs. Students who do not attend class regularly or do not participate regularly should not expect to perform as well as those who do. The method of evaluating the total points earned and grades awarded will be based on the following scale:
900 - 1000 = A
800 - 899 = B
700 - 799 = C
600 - 699 = D
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the learning environment will be immediately dismissed from the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and disrespect to fellow students or staff. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Students are expected to be prepared prior to attending the respective class session. This includes ensuring that the appropriate readings are accomplished ahead of the class date.
Week # 1 (14 March – 20 March)
Chapter 2: Introduction to Law
Chapter 3: Tort Law
Week # 2 (21 March – 27 March)
Chapter 5: Contracts and Antitrust
Chapter 7: Corporate Liability
Week # 3 (28 March – 3 April)
Chapter 9: Nursing and the Law
Chapter 10: Liability by Departments and Health Care Professionals
Week # 4 (4 April – 10 April)
Week # 5 (11 April – 17 April)
Chapter 12: Patient Consent
Chapter 13: Legal Reporting Requirements
Chapter 14: Issues of Procreation
Week # 6 (18 April – 24 April)
Chapter 17: Health Care Ethics
Chapter 18: Professional Liability Insurance
Chapter 20: Employment, Discipline, and Discharge
Chapter 21: Managed Care and Organizational Restructuring
Week # 8 (2 May – 8 May)
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.
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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