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HC 461 The Hospital and the Community
Stallings Ray, Kaffee C.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

HC 461 The Hospital and the Community

Semester

F2H 2012 BU

Faculty

Stallings Ray, Kaffee C.

Title

Adjunct Faculty of Health Care Studies

Degrees/Certificates

MA, Health Care Management
BS, Nursing
CPHQ, Certified Professional in Health Care Quality

Office Location

Beaufort MCAS

Office Hours

By appointment before or after class

Daytime Phone

(843) 476-3158

E-Mail

Kaffee.StallingsRay@park.edu

kaffee.stallingsray@med.navy.mil

Semester Dates

22 Oct - 16 Dec 2012

Class Days

-M-W-

Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Hospitals What They Are and How They Work, 4th Edition, Donald J. Griffin; Jones & Bartlett Learning; Sudbury, MA; ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-9109

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Course Description:
HC461 The Hospital and the Community: Issues specific to the organization and administration of hospitals, their scope of services in relation to community need, and relationships with community health care services. Topics covered dealing with the unique aspects of administration of hospitals and internal departments include improvement of organizational performance, personnel productivity, strategic planning, cost containment, materials management, image in the community, medical staff recruitment, patient census and utilization of services and contracting for services from external suppliers. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will explain the governing bodies of hospitals.
  2. Students will justify the role of the hospital in and to its community.
  3. Students will compare and contrast the various departments and ancillary services of the hospital.
  4. Students will integrate concepts such as organizations, personnel and professional relationships, strategic planning, cost containment and other factors in the improvement of the organization's performance.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Class participation, presentations, projects, research papers, examinations.

Grading:
Participation = 15 points; Research Paper = 30 points; Mid-Term Exam = 25 points; Final Exam = 30 points. This relates to A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%.  Five points will be deducted from the final grade for each unexcused absence.

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:

Two points per day will be deducted from the assignment for any late assignments submitted to the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are responsible for obtaining lecture notes from a peer if they are absent from a class as well as contacting the instructor to check for any homework assignments.  Students are expected to come to class prepared by keeping up with assigned textbook readings and completing all assigned homework. All homework assignments will be typed unless specified differently by the instructor. Students are expected to cite their reference(s) for all typed assignments. Ten points will be deducted from any typed assignment in which the reference is not cited.  If there is an assignment in which the student is permitted to print the assiggnment from the website, the student will ensure they have highlighted key points they found of interest. Homework printed from a website and key points are not highlighted will result in a grade of  C (70%). Points will be deducted from the grade for assignments submitted with grammatical errors, assignments submitted without the students name, and assignments with more than one page that are not stapled, paper clipped, or bounded with a folderclip.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date Chapter
22 Oct 1
24 Oct 2, 3
29 Oct

3, 4

31 Oct 5, 6. 7
5 Nov 8, 9. 10
7 Nov 11, 12, 13, 14
12 Nov 15, 16, 17
14 Nov Mid-Term
19 Nov 18, 19, 20, Research Paper
21 Nov Research Paper Preparation Work
26 Nov 21, 22, 23, Case Studies
28 Nov 24, 25, 26, Case Studies
3 Dec 27, Case Studies
5 Dec 28, Case Studies, Review
10 Dec Presentations/Research Paper, Case Studies, Review
12 Dec Final Exam

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:
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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