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HC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
Both, Christopher G.


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CourseHC 451 Health Care and the Political Process
SemesterF2G2004
FacultyBoth, Christopher G.
TitleAdjunct Faculty/Management/Healthcare
Degrees/CertificatesMSA Human Resources Administration
BS Management/Healthcare
AAS Allied Health Sciences
Office LocationHome
Office Hours8:30-5:30
Daytime Phone218-773-5573
Other PhoneCell 218-779-7697 Home 772-3680
E-Mailchristopher.both@pracs.com
Semester DatesOct 24 to Dec 18
Class Days-----F-
Class Time5:00 - 6:30 PM
Perquisitesnone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. (2002). Health Policymaking in the United States. Third Edition.

Course Description:
Analysis of the process of health policy formation at the federal, state, and local levels from historical and contemporary perspectives.  Specific topics will include cost controls, utilization review, methods of changing public and private health policies, and political factors in health care delivery.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Lecture, discussion, video presentations and student presentations.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand the connection between health policies and health
2. The objectives of health policy
3. The importance of political competence in the pursuit of health
4. Health policy and health determinants
5. Understand the political marketplace
6. Understanding of the public policymaking process
7. Formulating health policy
8. Implementation of policy
9. Understand managerial challenges with policy implementation
10. Distinguish between policy modification and policy initiation
11. Understanding of political competence

Course Assessment:
examinations, quizzes, presentations, and papers.

Grading:
Two Tests 100 points each, 7-10 paper 200 points
A: 100 to 93%
B: 92 to 85%
C: 84 to 77 %
D: 76 to 69%
F: below 69 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Oct 29 Chapter 1

Nov 5 Chapter 2

Nov 12 Chapter 3

Nov 19 Chapter 4

Nov 26 Test 1 and Chapter 5

Dec 3 Chapter 6

Dec 10 Chapter 7 and 8

Dec 17 Test 2

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
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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 "W".
  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.

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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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