HC465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

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Healthcare 465: Basic Issues in Community Based Healthcare Delivery


F2R 2012 SC


Rebbe, Charla R.


Adjunct Faculty Instructor


Masters in Gerontology
Masters of Business Administration in General Business
Bachelors of Business Adminstration in Marketing

Office Location

Classroom before and after class

Office Hours

Available by appointment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

October 22-December 16

Class Days


Class Time

8:00am to 1:00pm

Credit Hours



Text:  Introduction to Health Services, 7th Edition
Authors:  Stephen J. Williams and Paul R. Torrens (2008)
Publisher:  Delmar Thomson Learning, Albany, NY
ISBN (13): 978-1-4180-1289-2
ISBN (10): 1-4180-1289-0

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Course Description:
HC 465 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 and assessement and social and cultural influences on utilization of health care by community aggregates. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I feel a teacher is obligated to enter the classroom with the highest of expectations for each and every student. With dedication, perseverance, and hard work, each student will rise to the occasion. I aim to bring an open mind and a positive attitude to the classroom every day with the solitary goal of excellence in education. This I owe to each student. The student must do their part by participating in lectures, readings, assignments, and examinations which will result in active and lifelong learning.

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.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Mid-term and final exams, research paper, comprehensive cases, and class participation


Mid-Term Exam (25%)


Final Exam (25%)


Research Paper (30%)


Comprehensive cases (10%)


Class Participation (10%)





Letter Grade Range: 900 - 1000 points: 90 - 100%: A
800 - 899 points: 80 – 89.9%: B
700 - 799 points: 70 – 79.9%: C
600 699 points: 60 – 69.9%: D
599 points and below: 59.9 and below: F

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 homework will be accepted as deemed appropriate by the instructor.  If a student has to be absent, prior arrangements must be made.  The student will need to e-mail the assignment to the instructor.  Any student who fails to complete and submit a major assignment will receive a lower overall grade and might even fail the course.  Incompletes and make-up exams are rarely given except in the case of a legitimate, verifiable emergency.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class participation is expected and will form a part of the overall grade.  Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time.  Roll will be checked at each class meeting.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must make up missed work.  The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absense either prior to or immediately after the absense.
Submitting someone else's work as your own will not be tolerated.  If determined by the instructor that academic dishonestly has occurred in any part of the course, the student(s) involved will normally be given immediate grade of F and dropped from the course.  The second violation results in the automatic expulsion from the school.  The Assistant Vice President will be notified in writing of the action taken.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
  Instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus at anytime throughout the course.

 Week 1 (10/27/12): Administrative announcements and discussion of syllabus. Lecture and discussion of chapters 1 and 2. Class review and discussion of questions at the end of chapters 1 and 2.

Week 2 (11/3/12): Lecture and discussion of chapters 3 and 4. Class review and discussion of questions at the end of chapters 3 and 4. 1st case assignment.

Week 3 (11/10/12): Lecture and discussion of chapters 5 and 6. Class review and discussion of questions at the end of chapters 5 and 6. 1st case discussion.

Week 4 (11/17/12): Mid-Term Examination. Lecture and discussion of chapters 7 and 8. Class review and discussion of questions at the end of chapters 7 and 8. 2nd case assignment.

Week 5 (11/24/12): Lecture and discussion of chapters 9 and 10. Class review and discussion of questions at the end of chapters 9 and 10. 2nd case discussion.

Week 6 (12/1/12): Lecture and discussion of chapters 11 and 12. Class review and discussion of questions at the end of chapters 11 and 12. 3rd case assignment.

Week 7 (12/8/12):
Lecture and discussion of chapters 13 and 14. Class review and discussion of questions at the end of chapters 13 and 14. 3rd case discussion.
Week 8 (12/15/12): Final examination; Term Paper presentations.          

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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