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HC 461 The Hospital and the Community
Hacker, Helmut F.


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 461 The Hospital and the Community
SemesterS1B2005
FacultyHacker, Helmut F.
TitleAdjujnct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA,    St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
MLA,  Boston University, Boston, MA
Ph.D. Knightsbridge University, UK
Office HoursBefore and after class or by appointment
Daytime Phone(915) 595-2322
E-Mailhelmutfhacker@park.edu
helmut_f_hacker@yahoo.com   USE THIS ONE
Semester Dates3 Jan - 27 Feb 2005
Class Days-----F-
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
Perquisitesnone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Hospitals: What The Are and How They Work.  I. Donald Snook, Jr.  Second Edition.  Aspens Publishers, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland.  1992.

Additional Resources:
Will be provided by the instructor.

Course Description:
Issues specific to the organization and administration of hospitals, their scope of services in relation to community need, and relationships with community health care services.   Topics covered dealing with the unique aspects of administration of hospitals and internal departments include improvement of organizational performance, personnel productivity, strategic planning, cost containment, materials management, image in the community, medical staff recruitment, patient census and utilization of services, and contracting for services from external suppliers.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to treat all students as adult learners, and exchange views, opinions, ideas, and real world experiences relations to health care.  Certainly examinations, quizzes, readings, and research papers contribute to the learning process.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will appreciate the historical background of hospitals.
Students will analyze today's hospitals.
Students will explain the organizations of hospitals and how they relate to communities.
Students will define the governing bodies of hospitals.
Students will explain the various departments of hospitals, such as the outpatient areas, emergency rooms, and  admitting.
Students will analyze the medical staff and nursing services.
Students will appreciate the ancillary services of hospitals.
Students will analyze the behind the scenes functions of hospitals.
Students will define the hospital finances, including revenue, budgeting, and business functions.
Students will evaluate the care to include medical records, quality assurance, risk management, and accreditation and licensing.
Students will appreciate themarketing and planning aspects of hospitals and how they relate to the community.
Students will discuss the future of the health care system.

Course Assessment:
Examinations.
Presentations.
Research paper.
Class participation.

Grading:
Mid-term paper              25 points
Research paper              20 points
Oral presentation           20 points
Final examination           30 points
Class participation          5 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Will only be accepted with prior approval of the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
You must attend every class, and be on time.
You must complete all assignments when due.
Please turn off all phones and beepers.
No talking when the instructor is speaking, or when another student is speaking.
I expect everyone to participate in the class.
Please do the on line survey after completion of the course.
Total academic freedom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
First week:  Administrative matters.  Introductions.  Introduction to the course.  Course requirements.  Chapters 1, 2 & 3.

Second week:  Chapters 4, 5, 6, & 7.

Third week:  Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12.

Fourth week:  Chapters 13, 14, & 15.  Mid-term examination.

Fifth week:  Chapters 16, 17, 18, & 19.

Sixth week:  Student oral presentations. Research papers due.  Chapters 20 through 25.

Seventh week:  Make-up student presentations.  Final examination.

Eighth week:  Make-up examinations. Make-up student presentations.  Feeback on the course.Seventh week

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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