HC465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

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HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev


F1B 2012 BL


McGee, Jacqueline Y.


Master of Arts Health Care Management, Webster University
Master of Arts Human Resource Development, Webster University
Master of Arts Business Administration-Webster University

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Semester Dates

August 20 - October 14, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours



Introduction to Health Services
Authors William, Stephens, J. and Torres, P. R
ISBN: 1-418-1289-0
ISBN:978-1-4180-1289-2  - 7th Edition

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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:
My educational philosophy is to treat students as adult learners, exchanging views, opinions, thoughts, ideas, and real world experiences relating to health care system. Reading 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

  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  describe the conceptualize awarness for improving health insurance plans.
  2. Students will briefly describe the stages of medical technology development.
  3. Students will be able to list the different classifications of health care technology by industrial groups.
  4. Students will describe the major trends in the evoluting health care services in the United States over the past 100 years.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
 Week 1 Chapter 1 and 2

Aug 21 - Read Chapter 1 Understanding Health System: The organization of HealthCare in the United States
Aug 23- Read Chapter 2- Technology in the U.S. Health Care System
Quiz over Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2- Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

Aug 28 - Read Chapter 3 - Population and Disease Patterns & Trends

Aug 30- Read Chapter 4- Financing Health System

Homework assignment:  Chapter one answer questions 1 and 3; Chapter 2 answer questions 2 and 4 at the end of each chapter. Assignment will be due Sept 2 by midnight

Week 3- Chapter 5 and Chapter 6
Sept 4- Read Chapter 5 Private Health Insurance and Managed Care.

Sept 6 - Read Chapter 6- Public Health: Joint Public Private Responsibility in Era of New Threats

Homework assignment: Chapter three answers questions 2 and 4; Chapter 4 answer questions 1 and 3 at the end of each chapter. Assignment will be due Sept 9, by midnight.
Quiz over Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6

Review for Mid-term

Week 4- Chapter 8 and Mid-term

Sept 11 – Read Chapter 8 – Hospital and Health System

Sept 13-Midterm

Week 5- Chapter 10 and Chapter 11

Sept 18 – Read Chapter 10 - Mental and Behavioral Health Services

Sept 20- Read Chapter 11- The Pharmaceutical Industry

Homework assignment: Chapter 8 answer the odd questions Chapter 10 answer the even questions. Assignment will be due Sept 23, by midnight.
Quiz over chapter 10 and 11

Week 6 – Chapter 12 and Chapter 13

Sept 24-Read Chapter 12 – Health Care Professionals

Sept 26 – Read Chapter 13 – Understanding Health Policy
Homework assignment: Chapter 12 answer the odd questions Chapter 13 answer the even questions. Assignment will be due Sept 30, by midnight.
Quiz over Chapters 12 & 13

Week 7 – Chapter -15

Oct 2 Read Chapter 15- Ethical Issues in Public Health and Health Services

Oct 4- Continuation of Chapter 15 and Class Presentations

Final Paper is due by October 7, by midnight.

Week 8- Class Presentations

Oct 9 – Class Presentations and the review for Final Exam.

Oct 11 –Final Examination



Final Paper will be in APA format that will consist of an eight to ten page body with a cover sheet, and reference page.

Student will provide a topic for the final paper and approved by the instructor by August 30, 2012. Topic can come from the textbook.

Classroom Discussion                                        100 points
PowerPoint Presentation                                   150 points
Homework assignment (4 at 50 point each)      200 points
Quizzes (4 at 12.5)                                             50 points
Final Paper                                                         200 points
Final Examination                                               300 points
Total                                                          1000 points
Point will translate to the following letter grade:              
A = 1000-900     
B =   899-800      
C =  799-700        
D =  699-600        
F =  599 and 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students are responsible for ensuring timely submission of their coursework. If circumstances arise, it is the student's responsibility to discuss the issues ahead of time with the instructor. Assignments will be considered late if submitted 24 hours after the due date. Any work submitted late will be deducted one (1) point for each day for up to five (5) days past the due date. Assignments will not be allowed after five (5) days, resulting in zero points for the assignment.

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.

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 95-96

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 95

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 98

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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