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HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev
Buttelmann, Julia A.


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 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

Semester

S2T 2012 DL

Faculty

Villarreal, Oscar

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Sociology/History; M.A. Urban Studies; Master of Science in Public Health
Doctoral Candidate Community Health
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Office Location

Virtual Office

Office Hours

Mon, Wed. Friday 7pm - 9 pm (CST) (Weekends by Appointment)

Other Phone

(210) 394-9434 (Leave message and Tel. # if necessary)

E-Mail

oscar.villarreal02@park.edu

oscarv41@yahoo.com

Web Page

http:// n/a

Semester Dates

03/19/2012 to 05/13/2012

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:
Introduction to Health Services
Required • Edition: 7TH 08 • Williams, Stephen J.
ISBN: 9781418012892

 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
 

http://www.apha.org/about/ This will give you an overview of the American Public Health Association Website.

http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/Medicare-and-Health-Reform/player.html This website introduces you to the kaiser website which provides a host of issues in public health.

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx this is an excellent website that provides students with information and how-to to do community and public health projects, disease evaluation and methodologies.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm this website enables you to get into the Center for Disease Control. Infectious diseases is a big component of CDC. This is a must for public health students. A host of research in diseases is provided and allows you to do your own research. I provides you with articles, etc.

http://www.rwjf.org This is the Robert Wood Johnson foundation that provides millions to assist public health research and services.

http://seer.cancer.gov/hdcalc/tutorials/ Includes Health Disparities Summary Measures and Health Disparities *Calculator Software Demonstration

Other relevant websites will be provided throughout the course period to include comprehensive health assessments and planning. These elements are important in assessing health services in a community, planning, and conducting grant writing, etc.

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
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.

http://www.apha.org/about/
http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/Medicare-and-Health-Reform/player.html
http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx  
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm
http://www.rwjf.org
http://seer.cancer.gov/hdcalc/tutorials/  

Course Description:
HC465 Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery: Historical and philosophical factors defining the functions and scope of current community and public health based health care delivery. Introduction to the concepts of epidemiology, ecology, community needs assessment and social and cultural influences on utilization of health care by community aggregates. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interaction based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage and challenge learners to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, understanding of concepts, and relationships in the environment, community, and health.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline the philosophical and historical background of public health issues.
  2. Analyze the social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces affecting health care.
  3. Distinguish among various health financing strategies for provision of care and postulate future changes in these systems.
  4. Categorize the basic services and practices of public health care system.
  5. Assess the current and future issues in the public health care and the role of government.
  6. Interpret the relationship of specific interests in the health care industry and the effect on health policy decisions and organization and delivery of health care.
  7. Evaluate current priorities and future developments in health issues as they relate to social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces in health care delivery.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the relationship of culture, lifestyles, environment and health issues
  2. Evaluate the impact of institutional practices in public health that impact illness, chronic diseases, and health disparities.
  3. Analyze the social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces affecting health care.
  4. Distinguish among various health financing strategies for provision of care and postulate future changes in these systems.
  5. 4. Categorize the basic services and practices of public health care system.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
 

Class assessment will be determined by the students’ weekly participation, willingness to understand community issues and basic practices of institutions affecting community and public health, the environment and the delivery of health services to different population groups including the underserved, the sick, and hard to reach populations. Institutional policies will be reviewed.

Students are expected to participate in weekly discussions and attendance; responding to class questions, obtaining passing scores in tests, examinations, quizzes, papers, article reviews are important to the student's success. The grading plan provides a grading point’s overview for the course.
 

Grading:
 

Grading:

Point values for class assessments will be as follows:

Articles (2 at 50 points each)                 100 total point value

Discussion Threads (8 at 25 points each) 200 total point value

Mid-term Exam                                     200 point value

Final Paper                                           150 point value
Peer Review (2 at 25 points each)              50 point value

Final Exam                                           300 point value

Total achievable course points= 1000

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 submissions of material or assignments will receive grades of 10% off per day to a maximum of 30 points on a 100 grade scale. Thereafter the grade is zero "0". If student is going to be late with an assignment, he/she needs to clear with the instructor at least one day prior to the date of submission. Consistent lateness will be reason for a grade of "zero". The grade of "zero" will be given if there is no notice on late submissions. These will include any research papers or article summaries require during the course. Journal and other article reviews and summaries will be directly related to public or community health issues and will be between 2-3 pages long and meet APA requirements for in-text and final references.

The above point values achieved will equal the following letter grades:

A = 1000 -     895
B = 894 -      795
C = 794 -      695
D = 694 -      595
F = 594 -      below

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:
 

The class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday midnight, Central Standard Time (CST), which is the time zone of the home campus in Parkville, Missouri. Students who anticipate receiving credit for participation will have reviewed the material and posted the assignments and the first peer review response by Thursday, midnight (CST) each week, so as to have time to engage in class discussion in a meaningful manner. Posting course assignments and peer responses late will have a negative impact on the discussion thread (participation) grade.

Email Procedures: Please identify yourself by name and class when sending general email, other than assignments, to me and members of the class. I will typically respond to class related questions within 24-28 hours (unless I have indicated or notified the class that I will be unavailable).

You are to be courteous and respectful of others at all times. I should not have to remind you of behavioral issues. You will need to participate on a weekly basis as the system will indicate when you are absent. Participations in weekly discussions is one of the many ways to stay on top of your attendance. In addition to your own participation in the discussion you are expected to respond to a colleagues posting to get your complete points.

As mentioned above, course grade for students will be based on the grading plan including homework and test taken during the course according to the weighting of the requirements as stated under grading plan.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

The class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday midnight, Central Standard Time (CST), which is the time zone of the home campus in Parkville, Missouri. Students who anticipate receiving credit for participation will have reviewed the material and posted the assignments and the first peer review response by Thursday, midnight (CST) each week, so as to have time to engage in class discussion in a meaningful manner. Posting course assignments and peer responses late will have a negative impact on the discussion thread (participation) grade.

Email Procedures: Please identify yourself by name and class when sending general email, other than assignments, to me and members of the class. I will typically respond to class related questions within 24-28 hours (unless I have indicated or notified the class that I will be unavailable).

You are to be courteous and respectful of others at all times. I should not have to remind you of behavioral issues. You will need to participate on a weekly basis as the system will indicate when you are absent. Participations in weekly discussions is one of the many ways to stay on top of your attendance. In addition to your own participation in the discussion you are expected to respond to a colleagues posting to get your complete points.

As mentioned above, course grade for students will be based on the grading plan including homework and test taken during the course according to the weighting of the requirements as stated under grading plan.

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 courserelated 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 .

Bibliography:
No bibliograpy is included at this time but will be provided according to subject matter under discussion.

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Last Updated:3/2/2012 1:11:26 PM