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HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs
Goodwin, William


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs

Semester

U1T 2012 DL

Faculty

Goodwin, William

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BBA-Accounting Texas A&M University
MBA-Management and Finance-Texas A&M University
Doctorate In Process

Office Location

Virtual Office

Office Hours

24/7

Daytime Phone

361-442-4570

Other Phone

361-547-5155

E-Mail

William.Goodwin@Park.Edu

BGINC47@AOL.COM

Semester Dates

06/03/2012-07/29/2012

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:

Management Principles for Health Professionals, Sixth Edition Joan Liebler and Charles McConnell, Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

ISBN# 9780763746179

Additional readings and selected="true" articles will be presented in the course. Internet research will also be required.

 








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.

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.
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Course Description:
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. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Each student will be challenged to achieve their maximum potential during the course process.

 

 

 

 

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
                 
                                                                                   

Other Assessment Guidelines

All work must contain appropriate formatting, grammar, and spelling.

Completing a student opinion survey form located in the Distance Learning section of the Park University website in Week Eight of this class.

Locating a suitable Proctor with e-mail and Completing a Proctored Final Examination.


Grading Scale –

In-class writing assignments and class participation will constitute approximately 40% of your course grade.  This includes homework assignments, article summaries, peer review, and discussions.

A midterm exam covering  current issues presented in class, readings and the content of papers developed by students, will constitute 20% of your course grade.

The final exam will constitute 30% of your course grade. 

Grading Criteria for Participation Points:

The weekly homework and discussion assignments and quizzes  are worth approximately 40 % of your grade.  Grading criteria for points on discussions and homework is as follows:


Your participation grade will be determined by your positive responses to the discussion postings of others and your timeliness in terms of submitting your work, etc.


Students are require to make a main post for each Week's Discussion area. You are required to respond to at least 2 postings of another student for each discussion assignment for full credit on that week's assignment. Failure to do so will result in a loss of five points for each case you post in the Discussion Area
 

A midterm exam and a final exam will be given over current issues presented in class, readings and the content of papers developed by students, and will constitute 20% of your course grade.

The research paper presented in prescribed format will constitute 10% of your course grade, and is expected to be approximately 7-9 double spaced pages in length not including the reference and title pages.

Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers, etc.

You will be able to track your average throughout the course. The grading scale is indicated  below. You will know in advance the requirements  for each assignment.My goal for this term is to give you prompt, clear,and useful feedback which will help you learn more about  about health care organizations and administration.

Each student is responsible for:

 

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 business law. Each student is responsible for:

    • Course Grading Scale

A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89% 
C = 70-79% 
D = 60-69% 
F = < 60% 

 

RESEARCH PAPER

Your research paper will be due by Sunday of week 8.

Research topics should include course related subject area and requires the approval of the instructor. You should have your topic selected by the second week of the course so you may have ample time to complete your projects.

Reports must follow the APA styleand your research must include at least 4 outside references which can include internet material (properly documented) and other reference sources. The research paper is expected to be at least 7-9 pages.

The Table of Contents of the project paper will include

 I.       Introduction (Overview, History, other needed Background)

 II.      Statement of the Problem (to include limitations, what will not be studied and Research Questions to be answered.)

III.     Significance of the Study

 IV.     Definition of Terms Used

V.      Review of Related Literature

VI.     Data Presentation and Analysis

VII.    Conclusions (To include answering each research question)

VIII.   Recommendations for Action and Recommendations for Further Study

IX.  References (and End Notes unless footnotes were cited in the text of the study).

X.  Abstract of the Study (A title page and table of contents is also expected.)

Topics should be selected and approved by the end of Week One, but not later than the end of week Two.



























 

































Grading:

Weekly Quizzes             80 pts         (  8%)

Weekly Discussion       160 pts         (16%)

Weekly Homework       160              ( 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:

Late work will be evaluated on a case - by - case basis. It is very important that the student keep up with the weekly work. Late work not related to temporary duty, family illness, natural disasters, etc. will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and may include reductions in the related grades of late work.

Late work over 1 week old and not having prior approval by Instructor will have 20% deducted automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

This course is offered on-line, over the Internet, using the ECollege computer service. Each students is expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the computer conferencing system. This is same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom. See "Ground Rules for On-line Participation" for additional information.

According to Park University guidelines, this course is divided into eight weeks with the first week beginning on the first day of the semester, a Monday, and ends midnight the following Sunday. Weeks Two through Eight also begin on Monday and end on the following Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by the end of the week assigned, Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and successfully emailed so that they are in by the due date.

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.

The Syllabus may be changed any time at the Instructor's discretion.

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 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.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

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 .

Additional Information:
The Instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus and course requirements at any time during the term.

Copyright:

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Last Updated:5/21/2012 7:13:12 PM