HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs
F2R 2011 SC
Duncan, Terrence D
Doctoral Candidate, Doctor of Business Administration – Walden UniversityMaster of Business Administration – Health Care Services/Management, 2006, Park UniversityB.S. Management, 2003 – Park University
Scott A.F.B. Campus
5:00 - 10:15 pm CST, Mon.-Fri. and Weekends from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Management Principles for Health
Required • Edition: 5TH 08 • Liebler
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Additional Resources: Various articles will be provided throughout the term. Such articles will be posted in the doc sharing link.
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Educational Philosophy: The
facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on
lectures, readings, group assignments/participation, dialogues, examinations,
internet, web sites and writings.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Each student will be expected to research an
appropriate topic (approved) of his choice and complete a 20-25 page paper for
presentation and defense. The term paper will be due on Week 7 with each
student presenting their research before the class and instructor with a
defense of their topic by means of answering questions relating to their
paper and general discussion as well.
Class participation and homework - 20% (60 pts HW, 20 pts participation)
Midterm exam - 25% (100 pts)
Research and paper presentation - 25% (100 pts)
Final exam - 30% (120 pts)
90 - 100 -
360 - 400 - A
80 - 89 -
- -359 - B
70 - 79 -
- 319 - C
60 - 69 -
240 - 279 - D
Below 60 -
Below 240 - F
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.
Material one week late with good reason will be
accepted, but with reduced points.
Past two weeks late, will not be accepted - Term
paper cannot be late
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be expected to be on time and
present for the entire class
Students will be expected to have completed each
assignment and be prepared to actively participate in each class
Students will respect their peers and the instructor
at all times.
Cell phones will be turned off/vibrate in class. Periodic
breaks will be allowed to attend to outside matters. Use of cell
phones during the course period will result in point deduction from your
Each week, students shall prepare to research and be
prepared to present a current health care related issue of the week for class
discussion. It is recommended that such issues are intertwined with the course
readings or related to their proposed term paper. As health care organizations are dynamic and generally
work in collaboration, group participation, active involvement, and research
into such dynamics will be discussed weekly. While this is a syllabus that has
a set of goals and tasks, the instructor reserves the right to make any changes
or alterations to the syllabus, assignments, deadlines, etc., as deemed fit.
*Introductions and general housekeeping items. Please
read prior to the start of class, chapters 1 – 3.
We will also discuss the term paper and probable
proposals. Submission of the proposals to be approved by the instructor will be
due on Week 2. The term paper should focus on relevant matters in health care
delivery settings, environments, current events or trends. It is further
recommended that the paper should have relevant materials from
the course materials used throughout the book and/or
Week 2 –
*Review of Chapters 4 – 6. Submit proposals for term
paper for approval.
This week, please be prepared to discuss chapters 4 –
6 as we will be discussing planning, budgeting, decision making, and
organizational structure. Proposals for
the term paper will be submitted and approved this week. Open discussion on
proposals for a group discussion will occur.
Homework Assignment 1 (20 pts): Chapter 4, pg. 125 –
Exercise: From intent to action: the planning path
*Review of Chapters 7 – 8
This week, please be prepared to review performance
and controlling the critical cycle and budgeting as we wrap up the first half
of the course. A couple of journal articles will be administered for review and
discussion as well. These articles will be relevant to the scholarly
contribution towards health care organizations and financial management.
Homework Assignment 2: Chapter 7, pg. 272, Exercise:
Choosing an adequate control mechanism: What fits best?
Week 4 – Review of Mid Term and Mid Term Exam
Term Exam – Continue to work exclusively on term paper due
week, we will have the mid-term exam over Chapters 1 – 8 and the article
handouts. The students are expected prior to taking the mid-term to develop an
understanding of all the concepts of the assigned reading materials and apply
it to the exam that will consist of multiple choice and essay questions.
of Chapter 9 and 10. Review Mid-term exam
week, we will discuss committees and teams, as well as conflict management. We
will go over the mid-term results and answer any general questions concerning
the mid-term results.
Assignment 3: Chapter 10, pg. 368, Case: Charting a Course for Conflict
Resolution: “It’s a policy.”
of Chapter 11 and 12. Review of questions about term paper and
presentation/defense due on Week 7.
week, we will discuss training and development, along with authority,
leadership, and supervision. We will discuss how this impacts health care
organizations and cultivating internal talent. We will also discuss the pending
term paper that is due the following week and answer any general questions
concerning the term paper and presentation of the term paper. No homework will
be assigned this week.
of Chapter 13 -14 Submission of Term Paper, presentation of research topic
week, we will discuss human resource management and managerial
responsibilities. We will also discuss communication and how it impacts the
organization, along with different methods of internal communication. On this
date, we will submit the term paper and each student is expected to present
their research topic and discuss its relevance to the course materials/health
care organizations. Each student will be expected to defend their research
topic and discuss their research with other classmates and the instructor.
4: Select an article concerning human resource management in health care
organizations and discuss how unique it is in managing health care
organizations compared to that of other business entities. After reviewing the
article, please submit a 2 page paper summarizing the article and how it can
impact management of health care organizations.
Week 8 –
of Chapter 15 and prepare for Final Exam. Final exam.
week we will discuss Chapter 15 and prepare for the final exam.
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