HC465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

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HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev


S2OO 2012 WO


Hutton, Angeline E.


Bachelor of Science Accounting & Business
Master of  Health Administration

Office Location

FTLW, Site # 10

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

Cell- 573-644-2602    DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE



bhutton2@embarq.com    PREFERRED

Semester Dates

March 22 through May 10, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours



Health Care Delivery in the United States - 10th Edition -  ISBN   978-082610687-2  - Springer Publishing
Anthony R. Kovner  and James R. Knickman

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  Miscellaneous current articles - and Frontline Films  furnished by instructor

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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:

Each student will be expected to obtain an understanding of the overall theory of Community Health Care and Public Health issues along with different applications of Community Based Health Care Delivery - data driven decision making and evidence based interventions. 
I consider myself and each student to be adults entering into an 8 week partnership to increase the student's knowledge of Health Care in the U.S. and together understand the information presented in the Jonas and Kovner's Text Book. 

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. Students will become familiar with a broad overview of Health Statistics and measurement, financing and funding streams.
  2. Students will be able to discuss the comparison of chronic and acute diseases and their influence on our systems.
  3. Students will obtain a broad understanding of the Health Care work place, the business of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Durable Medical Equipment, along with other areas of Health Care supply.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Class assessment will be in class participation, along with the research and presentation of one (1 ) 8 - 10 page paper in Week 7 on a topic pertaining to our field of study.
We will also employ one (1) Midterm examination in week four (4) and one (1) Final examination, in Week eight (8)   


Class participation -  100 points                             25% of grade                              A - 90 - 100 points
Research paper and presentation - 100 points         25% of grade                              B - 80 - 89 points
Midterm examination - 100 points                          25% of grade                               C - 70 - 79 points
Final examination -  100 points                               25% of grade                               D  - 60 - 69 points
                                                                                                                                 F -  Below  60 points     
Total points possible -  400     

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 (1 week late only) with a reasonable cause will be accepted, however, grade will be reduced accordingly.
Research paper and presentation CANNOT be late.  Presentation is the last night of class

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Text book chapters and any assignments will be expected  to have been read, studied and completed in required order prior to class in order to facilitate class room discussion and learning. 
Full respect for instructor and fellow students is required at all times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

March 22 -  Class I  -  READ CHAPTERS 1 -2 -  3  
 Housekeeping items - discussion of required research and paper and assignment of chapters.   
 Students will become familiar with the policy making process and how the current system affects the patients, providers and overall economy.  We will look at the "Safety Net and a "Fair Deal" as posited by Harry S. Truman .  Students will obtain a broad understanding of Health Care financing and its complexities, and be able to discuss some of the difficulties that it causes primary providers, patients and individual businesses. 
March 29 - Class II - READ CHAPTERS  4 - 5 - 6 - 7
Students will obtain a broad knowledge of the evolution of our Health Care system and in our neighboring countries.
Students will understand what Population based health - Health Promotion and Disease prevention means  in large populations.  They will obtain a broad understanding and be able to discuss the "invisible Public Health system"and its "Core Functions".  We will discuss Behavioral Health and it's contribution to the root causes of many of our population's Cronic  diseases
April 5 - Class III -  READ CHAPTERS 8 - 9 - 10 
Students will be able to discuss the nature of access problems and the difference between economic and non-economic barriers to Health Care. -  We will discuss and understand the key components and characteristics of our Medical Care Delivery System.      REVIEW FOR MIDTERM      We will view 1st half of film - "Remaking American Medicine " by PBS
April 12 - Class IV -  READ CHAPTER 11  -  We will understand exactly what quality care is and how it is defined and measured.                    MIDTERM EXAMINATION -    We will take the exam -  grade the exam and discuss each question in detail as needed. 
April 19 - Class V -  READ CHAPTERS 12 - 13 - 14  -  Students will understand reasons for growth in our health care costs and the expected future growth.  They will be able to discuss potential approaches to constraining growth in costs, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.   We will watch the 2nd half of the film "Remaking American Medicine" by PBS
April 26 - Class VI -  READ CHAPTERS 15 - 16 - 17 -  We will discuss and consider the impact of Health Reform on the Health workforce.  Students will be able to identify and discuss why collecting  and using statistical information is important to patients, clinics and payors.
May 3 -  Class VII -  We will discuss the past chapters and go over the power points to review for final examination.
Research papers and presentations due. 
May 10  - Class VIII - Final Examination - class closure 

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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