HC465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev

for S1B 2013

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HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev


S1B 2013 BLA


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



Semester Dates

January 14, 2013 to March 10, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours



Introduction to Health Services
Author: Williams, Stephen J./ Torrens, Paul R.
Edition: 7th 08
ISBN 13: 978-1-4180-1289-2
ISBN 10: 1-4180-1289-0
MBS Direct SKU #: 772223
Publisher: Delmar Publications

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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:
Mrs. Sanchez's educational philosophy is to guide, 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. 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. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical background of public health.
  2. Demonstrate and understand the various health financing strategies in a health care system.
  3. Have a thorough understanding of the effect on health policy decisions and organization and delivery of health care.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of current and future developments in health issues as related to social, political, cultural, technologica, ethical and economic forces.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Classroom discusssions, homework assignments (study questions), examinations, and 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.


Class Participation
100 pts.
Mid-Term Exam
200 pts.
Homework Assignments (2 at 75 pts each)
150 pts.
Research Paper
250 pts.      
Final Exam 300 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 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 the instructor will have a 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, homework assignments, discussion questions). Cell phones will be on vibrate.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Jan 14 and
Jan 16
Review syllabus, homework assignments, research paper
Read Chapters 1 and 3
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Week 2
Jan 21 and
Jan 23
Read Chapters 4 and 5
Homework I: Chapter 4 short essay questions 1-8 pg 106
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Week 3
Jan 28 and
Jan 30
Homework assignment I due on 1/28/13
Read Chapters 6 and 7
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Mid-Term Review on 1/30/13
Week 4
Feb 4 and
Feb 6
Read Chapters 8 and 9
Mid-Term 2/4/13
Review Mid-Term 2/6/13
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Week 5
Feb 11 and
Feb 13
Read Chapters 10 and 11
Lecture and discussion of chapters 
Week 6
Feb 18 and
Feb 20
Read Chapters 12, 13, 14
Homework II: Chapter 13 short essay questions 1-5 pg. 305
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Week 7
Feb 25 and
Feb 27
Homework II due 2/25/13
Read Chapters15 and 16
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Review for Final Exam 2/27/13
Week 8
Mar 4 and
Mar 6
Research Paper due 3/4/13
Final Exam
Review Final Exam and give out course grade

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 .

Additional Information:

Short essay questions will be in APA style. Double spaced, font 12 pt. Times New Roman with 1" margins.


Research paper will be a 8-10 pages not including title, abstract, and reference page. Font will be 12 pt.

Times New Roman with 1" margins and doubled 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.

Examples: Journal articles, abstracts, electronic-media, periodicals, books, etc. and must be from 2008 - present.

This paper will 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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