HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev
U1T 2012 DL
Schneider, Robert L.
BS MGT StudiesMA Organizational MGTPhD Candidate (ABD) Organization & MGT
04 Jun 12 - 29 Jul 12
Textbook: Stephen J. Williams and Paul R. Torrens (2008). Introduction to Health Services, 7th ed., Delmar Thomson Learning, Albany, NY. ISBN 1418012890
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
On-Line Discussion Assignments:
I. Due each week by Thursday night (no later than 11:59pm CST)
a. Complete discussion questions in each discussion thread and post your answers. A completed response is a response with breadth and depth (Blooms Taxonomy) and reference to where the answer was derived (from the text).
II. Due by Sunday (no later than 11:59pm CST)
a. Post two peer responses in each discussion thread. A completed peer response will have breadth and depth (Blooms Taxonomy) and will contain supporting content from a reference and will include APA citations. (At the conclusion of each week, you will have completed two peer responses and one assignment post for each discussion thread.)
Homework assignments are assignments that pertain directly to the writing of the term paper. Points for homework are given for completion of discussion questions that pertain to the term paper. In week three and five, homework points are granted for article summaries if they are completed.
You will be writing an article summary specifically related to the different health issues that will be discussed in your term paper. These are basically reaction papers to articles that you will need to locate for your term paper. The summary should be about a different aspect of your approved topic for your term paper. These are due by Sunday night (by 11:59 CST) of week due. Guidelines for completion of the article summary are as follows:
1. Locate a current article that examines a health issue topic that is relevant to the forces affecting the
delivery of health care such as political, economical, technical, cultural, social and ethical components.
(A Website is not an acceptable resource, BUT journal articles found on the Internet are acceptable.)
Articles can be found at your local library, a college library, or from Internet sources. The article must show
a correlation between the health issue and concepts discussed in your textbook. Textbooks are not an
acceptable resource for this assignment.
2. Write a one to two page paper that includes the following components:
a. A summary of the article in your own words: DO NOT COPY from the article!
b. Your own personal reaction to the article: What did you learn? What did you think of the information
c. Your analysis of how the article demonstrates a correlation between what we have been discussing in
class (and in the text and lecture materials) about an issue.
In other words: What aspects of the article demonstrate how this particular issue impacts health
practices, structure of, government role in, and financing of health care?
3. Submit the summary along with the copy of the article by the due date of the required week (by Sunday night, 11:59pm CST) of the required week). Papers should be submitted to the drop box area.
4. Use APA style formatting for article review. Only one article should be cited or reviewed - DO NOT review
multiple articles or provide multiple references. See link for additional information regarding APA style
Write a paper about a current issue in Community Based Healthcare. Include in the paper: social, political, cultural, technological, ethical and economic forces affecting this healthcare issue. Describe any strategies and recommendations made to resolve this current issue. Include any specific interests in the health care industry that would have an effect on health policy decisions. Finally, discuss how this current issue could affect future initiatives in community based health care delivery.
Topics to be submitted and approved by the Thursday of week one in the discussion thread area. Do not start paper until topic approval is noted in this area. Homework assignments build on paper completion. Paper will be graded based on grammar, APA formatting, content, depth of knowledge understanding. Final version of paper should be submitted in Term Paper Dropbox area on Thursday of week due (by 11:59pm CST).
**No assignments will be accepted outside of the course room. This means no emailed work will be accepted for credit. All work must be submitted through designated Dropbox areas within course room.
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 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: Class Week: A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday midnight, Central Standard Time (CST), 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 peer responses by specified due dates each week, so as to have time to engage in class discussions in a meaningful way. Posting course assignments and peer responses late will have a negative impact on the discussion thread (participation) grade.
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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Chapter 1
A brief look at the history and philosophy of health care delivery in the United States.
*Select a topic for the individual term paper related to community based health care delivery. Submit selected topic in discussion thread. Topics must be approved by instructor.
Week 2: Chapters 2 & 3
Patterns of illness and disease and Access to Health Care Delivery Systems in the United States. Advances in medicine and technology and their impact on access to health care.
Week 3: Chapters 4 & 5
How various health care delivery systems are structured and financed. Compare and contrast managed care and traditional private health care systems and benefits.
Week 4: Chapters 6, 7, & 8 – MIDTERM EXAM
The role of public health, and structure of health care delivery in ambulatory and hospital systems. The roles of each system in health promotion and the impact of insurance systems on the future roles of each type of provider in the delivery of health care.
Week 5: Chapters 9 & 10
Continuum of long-term care and mental health services in the United States. The impact of social, technological, ethical, cultural, political and economic forces affecting health care delivery and explore the future of health care delivery in each system of care.
Week 6: Chapters 11 & 12
Explore the role of health care professionals and other non-financial resources on the impact of health care delivery in various systems.
Week 7: Chapters 13 & 14 – Draft Paper/Peer Review:
Health care policy and the politics of health care. Various means of assessing and improving the quality of health care delivery in the United States.
Week 8: Chapters 15 & 16 – Final Paper Due & FINAL EXAM
Ethical issues related to the development, organization, and delivery of public health and Health Services. The future of healthcare and challenges healthcare will face.
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