HC351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs

for S2B 2013

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HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs


S2B 2013 BL


Sanchez, Cynthia


Adjunct Faculty


MPH Master Public Health
BS Management/Human Resources

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(915) 740-4118

Other Phone

(915) 577-7963 (work phone)



Semester Dates

March 18, 2013 to May 12, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours



Management Principles for Health Professionals
Author: Liebler, Joan Gratto and McConnell, Charles R.
Edition: 6th 2012
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN 13: 978-1-4496-1468-3
ISBN 10: 1-4496-1468-X
MBS Direct SKU# 1058035

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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:

Mrs. Sanchez's educational philosophy is to guide and provide access to information rather than acting as the
primary source of information. Student's will be treated as adult learners through interactiveness based on
classroom discussions, lectures, readings, homework assignments, examinations and a research paper.
She believes that personal growth and individual development will lead to "new ways to expand and
improve society." Education is a value; she learns with and from her students.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and applications of the various management techniques.
  2. Understand the problems associated with the cost of health care.
  3. Understand the current and future priorities of the administration of health care and the various issues that may be encountered.
  4. Understand the functions of a health care manager.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Classroom discussions, homework assignments (study questions/essays), examinations, research paper.
Completing a student opinion survey form located in the Distance Learning section of the Park University
website in Week 7 or 8 of this class.


Course Grading and Assessment
Class Participation
100 pts
Essay Paper (2 at 75 pts each) 150 pts
Final Exam 300 pts
Mid-Term Exam 200 pts

Research Paper

250 pts
Total 1000 pts.
Course Grading Scale
A 900-1000 points
B 800-899 points
C 700-799 points
D 600-699 points
F 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 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

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students will act in a mature and appropriate manner at all times. They are expected to treat their fellow
classmates with respect. Students are expected to arrive on time for class and prepared for the lesson
outlined (power point slides, articles, discussion questions). Cell phones will be on vibrate.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Mar 19 and
Mar 21
Review syllabus, papers required, research paper.
Read chapters 1-3
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Week 2
Mar 26 and
Mar 28
Read chapters 4-5
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Homework I: Essay on Identifying and describing the management functions
Research Topic due
Week 3
Apr 2 and
Apr 4
Read chapters 6-8
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Homework Assignment I due (4/4/13)
Review for Mid-Term Exam
Week 4
Apr 9 and
Apr 11
Read chapters 9-10
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Mid-Term exam 4/9/13
Review of mid-term exam
Week 5
Apr 16 and
Apr 18
Read chapters 11-12
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Homework II: Essay on Charting A Course for Conflict Resolution...
Week 6
Apr 23 and
Apr 25
Read chapters 13-14
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Homework II due 4/25/13
Week 7
Apr 30 and
May 2
Read chapter 15
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Research paper due 5/2/13
Review for final exam
Week 8
May 7 and
May 9
Final exam 5/7/13
Review final exam
Give out course grades

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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:

All papers will be in APA format on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, font will be 12pt. Times New Roman with 1" margins and

double spaced per APA  6th Edition. In addition, select proper levels of heading to organize material. Use scholarly

material. Students will cite at least five different types of resources. Example: Journal articles, Abstracts, Electronic-

media, Periodicals, Books, etc. and must be from 2009 - present.

Essay Papers x 2 - Students will prepare 2-3 page paper on topic assigned.


Research Paper - Students will prepare a 8-10 page paper. This paper will demonstrate mastery over the subject

from a analytical point of view. Choose a subject directly related to or having a significant impact on the subject matter presented in the text


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