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HC 491 Senior Seminar in Health Care Management
Press, Paul P.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseHC 491 Senior Seminar in Health Care Management
SemesterF2AA2004
FacultyPress, Paul P.
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesBS - Education
MA-Management/Health Care Administration
Office HoursAnytime via email
Daytime Phone210-494-6371
E-MailPaul Press@pirate.park.edu
Ppress4@aol.com
Semester Dates26 October -- 16 December 2004
Class DaysU------
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Ross, Austin.  Cornerstone of Leadership for Health Services Executives, Health Administration Press.

Course Description:
Capstone course in which students study selected topics on health care administration in-depth.  It is highly recommended that all major core courses be passed before enrolling in this course.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My education philosophy is to allow the class to interact based on formal lectures, informal discussions, readings, examinations, written assignments, current issues, and topics.  I want to encourage my students to think independently about the latest initiatives with an emphasis on the private sector, government, and the political implications related to the topic.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  Recognize the concepts of leadership as it relates to health care facilities, providers, and patients.
2.  Understand the interaction of personal values, organizational values, and leadership priorities as we move forward into the next century.

Course Assessment:
The student must
1.  Participate in class discussions
2.  Coomplete all assignments by assigned dates.
3.  Prepare and present two health care article briefs (magazine, newspaper, or journal).
4.  Achieve passing grades on student presentations, midterm, and final.

Grading:
Examinations, two 50%
Term Paper 50%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If because of an emergency the assignment cannot be submitted, a new date can be approved by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Studetns are expected to participate in class.  Phones and beepers ar to be placed on vibrate or turned off.

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests and term paper
Meeting - 1
30 October 2004
Introduction
Chapters 1 and 2
  
Meeting - 2
6 November 2004
Chapters 3 and 4Term Paper topic due 
Meeting - 3
13 November 2004
Chapters 5 - 6 
Meeting - 4
20 November 2004
Chapters 7 - 8 Mid term review 
Meeting - 5
27 November 2004
Chapter 9 -10 Mid term
Meeting - 6
4 December 2004
Chapters 11 -13  
Meeting - 7
11 December 2004
Chapters 14 -15Final review 
Meeting - 8 Term Paper discussion/ dueFinal

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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