HC491 Snr Seminar in Hlth Care Mgmt

for S1L 2012

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HC 491 Snr Seminar in Hlth Care Mgmt


S1L 2012 WT


Fisher, Scott R.


Adjunct Instructor


MSA Health Services Administration
BS Social Psychology

Office Location

Whiteman Campus Center

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(660) 262-7453

Other Phone

(660) 233-9211




Semester Dates

January 14 - March 10, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours



No textbook assigned.  Teacher will assign weekly reading assignments.

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Course Description:
HC491 Senior Seminar in Health Care Management: Capstone course in which students study selected topics on health care administration in depth. It is highly recommended that all major core courses be passed before enrolling in this course. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Lectures, examinations, term paper, book reviews, chapter assessments/discussions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to identify several important contemporary health care management issues.
  2. Students will be able to analyze an issue, gather information, formulate defensible conclusions, and make recommendations for action.
  3. Students will be able to write a formal research paper in acceptable format, on a contemporary health management issue.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 4. Students will be able to identify key principles of Six Sigma and propose an organizational implementation model
  2. 5. Students will be able to identify and key principles and components of "the experience economy" as it relates to health care
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Lectures, examinations, term paper, chapter assessments/discussions


Mid-term worth               30% (300 points)
Final Exam worth             30% (300 points)
Term Paper worth            20% (200 points)
Chapter Reviews worth    20% (200 points)
Total Possible =               100% (1000 points)
Students overall grade will be determined by the number of accumulated points by the end of the semester as follows:
A = 900-1000 points
B = 800-899 points
C = 700-799 points
D = 600-699 points
F = less than 600 points

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:
No late work will be accepted without a valid excuse. If student is sick or otherwise unable to attend class, he/she may email the assignment. The term paper will be presented and submitted at the beginning of the eighth (final) class session.
Exam makeups will require valid excuse for absence or zero points will be given for a grade. Instructor coordination will be required for any makeup work.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

To be discussed on the first day of class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Administrative announcements and discussion of syllabus. Lecture and discussion of Chapter 1 (Disney) and Chapters 1-3 (Six Sigma); Questions assigned.
Week 2: Lecture and discussion of Chapters 2-3 (Disney) and Chapters 4-6 (Six Sigma); Questions from previous week assigned; questions from Week 1 discussed and handed in to instructor.
Week 3: Lecture and discussion of Chapter 4 (Disney) and Chapters 7-9 (Six Sigma); Questions from previous week assigned; questions from Week 2 discussed and handed in to instructor.
Week 4: Lecture and discussion of Chapter 5 (Disney) and Chapters 10-13 (Six Sigma); Questions from previous week assigned; questions from Week 3 discussed and handed in to instructor.
Week 5 Mid-term exam. Discussion of Chapter 6 (Disney) and Chapters 14-17 (Six Sigma); Questions from previous week assigned; Questions form Week 4 discussed and handed in to instructor.
Week 6: Lecture and discussion of Chapter 7-8 (Disney) and Chapters 18-21 (Six Sigma); Questions from previous week assigned; questions from Week 5 discussed and handed in to instructor.
Week 7: Lecture and discussion of Chapter 9-10 (Disney) and Chapters 22-25 (Six Sigma); Questions from previous week assigned; questions from Week 6 discussed and handed in to instructor.
Week 8 Questions from previous week assigned; questions from Week 7 discussed and handed in to instructor.Final exam. Term papers presented.

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 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.

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 .


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