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HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs
Goodwin, William


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 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

Semester

F2AA 2012 LC

Faculty

Goodwin, William

Title

Full Time Faculty-lackland/Randolph

Degrees/Certificates

BBA-Texas A&M-Kingsville
MBA-Texas A&M-CC
Doctorate In Progress

Office Location

LAckland/Randolph

Office Hours

24/7

Daytime Phone

361-442-4570

Other Phone

361-547-5155

E-Mail

william.goodwin@park.edu

bginc47@aol.com

Semester Dates

10/22/2012-12/16/2012

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

   
Author(s): Joan Gratto Liebler, MPA, RHIA, Professor Emeritus, Health Information Management, Temple University, Pennsylvania
Charles R. McConnell, Management Consultant, The VMC Group, Niagara Falls, New York, Human Resource and Editorial Consultant, Ontario, New York
Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9781449614683
  • Paperback    536 pages      © 2012
  



               

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Course Description:
HC351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs: Structure and implementation of various types of health care organizations and their internal departments, administrative theory; utilization; facilities management; accreditation; strategic planning; decision making theory; medical, nursing, and support staff supply, supervision, and evaluation; financial management; human relations; research and development; organizational culture and change theory; and other internal and external forces. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define terminology and demonstrate general knowledge of the major issues and concepts of administering various forms of health facilities and programs.
  2. Explain the concepts and applications of management techniques utilized in medical facilities.
  3. Compare and contrast the supply and distribution of health professionals and institutions.
  4. Discuss the problems associated with the cost and availability of health care.
  5. Evaluate current and future priorities in the administration of health care in relation to the economy, social issues, ethics, politics, medical science and environmental issues.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

You will be able to track your average throughout the course. The grading scale is below. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about risk management. Each student is responsible for:
    • Completing weekly quizzes consisting of true and false questions from the text             80 pts
    • Reading the weekly discussion article and posting to related discussion thread             160 pts
    • Answering the weekly homework questions and essays. (place in Drop Box)                160pts
    • Taking the  Midterm Exam                                                                                        150 pts
    • Completing a Research Paper on the Risk Management process.                                 200 pts 
    • Final proctored exam                                                                                                 250 pts
                                                                                                                                         _____________

TOTAL POINTS                                                                                                                          1000 pts


All work must contain appropriate formatting, grammar, and spelling.

Completing a student opinion survey form located in the Distance Learning section of the Park University website in Week Eight of this class.

Locating a suitable Proctor with e-mail and Completing a Proctored Final Examination.



Grading:

Course Grading and Assessment

Completing weekly quizzes    80 pts  
Reading weekly discussion article and posting to thread   120 pts  
Answering the weekly homework questions and essays   120 pts  
Taking the  Midterm Exam   180 pts  
Writing 1 summary article-risk management topic    50 pts
Completing  Research Paper - Risk Management   150 pts   
Final Proctored   300 pts  
Total Points   1000 pts  

Course Grading Scale

900-1000 points
800-899 points  
700-799   points 
600-699   points 
0-599   points  

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 will be evaluated on a case - by - case basis. It is very important that the student keep up with the weekly work. Late work not related to temporary duty, family illness, natural disasters, etc. will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and may include reductions in the related grades of late work.

Late work over 1 week old and not having prior approval by Instructor will have 20% deducted automatically.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

This course is offered on-line, over the Internet, using the ECollege computer service. Each students is expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the computer conferencing system. This is same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom. See "Ground Rules for On-line Participation" for additional information.

According to Park University guidelines, this course is divided into eight weeks with the first week beginning on the first day of the semester, a Monday, and ends midnight the following Sunday. Weeks Two through Eight also begin on Monday and end on the following Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by the end of the week assigned, Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and successfully emailed so that they are in by the due date.

Ground Rules for On-line Participation

  1. Students should use  Pirate E-Mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. The Class Conference is for public messages.
  2. Students are expected to complete 5 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving E-mail and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.
  3. KEEP A COPY of all course work you submit until the end of the term.
  4. All students will participate in conference discussion. Conventions of "on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.
  5. If you need assistance please contact me.
  6. Students will normally submit papers as MS Word uploaded to the computer and routed to the instructor or emailed. Please do not use any MS Works format. Overall it works well to copy your assignments from you word processing program and paste it into the e-mail.
  7. Each student is responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each online course policy. If you have any questions about any of these policies, please contact me for clarification.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:



Week 1                     

Read Lecture
Review Powerpoints
Read Chapters 1 and 2
Discussion & Case Study
Take Quiz
Homework

Week 2

Set Up Proctor
Read Lecture      
Review  Powerpoint
Read Chapters 3-4
Discussion & Case Study
Take Quiz
Homework
Research Topic Due

Week 3

Read Lecture
Review Powerpoint
Read Chapters 5
Discussion 
Take Quiz
Homework
Summary Article Due

Week 4

Read Lecture
Review Powerpoints
Read Chapters 6-7
Discussion
Take Quiz
Homework
Midterm

Week 5

Read Lecture
Review Powerpoints
Read Chapters 8-10
Discussion
Take Quiz
Homework
Check on Research Paper 

Week 6

Read Lecture                 
Review  Powerpoints
Read Chapter 11-12
Discussion
Take Quiz
Homework
Check on Research Paper 

Week 7

Read Lecture
Review Powerpoints
Read Chapters 13-14
Discussion
Research Report Check
Take Quiz
Homework
Research Paper Due

Week 8

Read Lecture
Review Notes & Powerpoint
Read Chapters 15
Discussion Questions
Take Quiz
Homework
Complete Final Exam

Research paper topic due by end of Week 2.
Article Summary due by Sunday of Week 3.

Proctor process needs to be completed by the end of Week 5.
The entire Research Paper will be submitted by Sunday at the end of Week Seven for grading.

(There will be opportunity for revisions in each section, based on interaction with the professor and peer reviews until the end of Week 7.)

The Final Exam must be taken under the supervision of a proctor during Week 8.
Please check your calendar dates and arrange to complete the final accordingly.

 

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 .

Additional Information:
The Instructor reserves the right to change or add to the syllabus at any time during the course.




   
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
   


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           


           

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