HC 451 Hlth Care & the Political Proces
F1B 2012 BL
McGee, Jacqueline Y.
Master of Arts Health Care Management, Webster University
August 20 through October 14, 2012
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is to treat students as adult learners, exchanging views, opinions, thoughts, ideas, and real world experiences relating to health care system. Readings and examinations contribute to the learning process; however, participation in this class is very important. I do not believe in doing "busy work" which does not contribute to learning. There will be total academic freedom in my classroom.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Classroom discussion, articles summaries and presentations, examinations and final paper.
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.
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Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students will act in a mature and appropriate manner at all times. Students will arrive on time for class and will be prepared for the lesson outlined. Cell phones will be turned off.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week One
08/20 Administrative announcements, course explanation and review of course objectives.
Read Chapter 1 Health and Health Policy: Week One learning Outcomes:
1. Define Health and Health Policy.
2. Describe the health determinants.
3. Describe the categories of health policies and their use.
08/22 Read Chapter 2. Discussion will impact of Health Policies and Services.
1. How do the policy formulations influence the role of Chief Executives in Agenda setting?
2. Describe the context of health policymaking and the influence of suppliers and policies.
3. Apply concepts learned about the policy making process to real world policies.
Homework: Students will submit a one to two (1-2) page APA paper based on a current health care article that relates to that night reading. Be prepared to share the article and discuss why you chose it. Due 08/25/ electronically by Midnight.
08/27 Read Chapter 3 Policy Formulation: Development of Legislation:
1. Describe the context of health policymaking and the influence of suppliers and demands of policies.
2. Describe the Agenda Setting and problems that occur in health policies
3. Discuss interest group involvement in Agenda Settings.
08/29 Read Chapter 4. Policy Formulation: Development of Legislation:
1. Describe the Choreography of Legislation Development.
2. Explain how the Committees with Health Policy Jurisdictions are outlined.
3. Discuss the House and Senate Floor Action on Proposed Legislation.
Quiz covering Chapter 1 and 2 in class.
09/3 Read Chapter 4 and 5 Policy Implementation: Rulemaking
1. Discuss the Legislation Development for the Federal Budget.
Homework: Students will submit a one- two (1-2) page paper based on a current health care article that relates to that night reading. Be prepared to share the article and discuss why you chose itDue 09/08/2012 electronically by Midnight
09/5 Read Chapter 5 Policy Implementation: Rulemaking
3. Describe the implementation phase and the responsibility for policymaking shifts.
09/10 Read Chapter 5 Policy Implementation: Rule makers
1. Discuss the beginning of Implementation.
2. Explain the key features of the rulemaking process.
3. Discuss the interactions between rulemakers and those affected by the rules.
09/12 Mid Term examination – Will cover Chapters 1-5
09/17 Read Chapter 6 Policy Implementation: Operation
1. Discuss the example of an Implementing Organization and the Administration on Aging.
2. Describe the AoA organizational structure and budget.
3. Explain the AoA strategic goals and objectives for 2007- 2012.Homework: Students will submit a one to two (1-2) page APA paper based on a current health care article that relates to that night reading. Be prepared to share the article and discuss why you chose it. Due 9/22 Electronically by Midnight
09/19 Read Chapter 6
1. Explain the effect of a policy design or construction on operation.
2. 2. Discuss the hypothesis of the policy and the degree of flexibility in operating the policy.
09/24 Read Chapter 7 Policy Modifications
1. Explain the incrementalism in policymaking and changes.
2. Describe the mechanics of the modification phase.
2. Explain the Social Security Act
3. Discuss the Medicaid Eligibility
Quiz: covering chapters 6 and 7.
10/1 Read Chapter 8 Developing Competence in the Policy Making Process:
1. Discuss the health policy and people, organizations and interest groups.
2. Explain the health policy and consequences at the individuals’ level.
3. Describe the relationships between an organization’s external environment and its performance.
10/3 Chapter 8 Developing Competence in the Policy Process:
1. Discuss the types of organizations in the Healthcare system.
2. Explain the organization designs and resources.
3. 3. The human element in analyzing and influencing public policy environments.
10/8 Overview of U.S. Federal Laws Pertaining to Health
1. Discuss the acts that the nation put in place since 1798 through 2009.
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