Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:50-11:30, Bridwell Rm 305
The focus of this lecture course is to introduce the student to managing health care services. Emphasis is placed on development of skills in leadership, communication, time management, problem solving, motivation and other critical competencies. Topics include methods to achieve greater productivity, policy improvement, recruitment, selection, and training of new employees, as well as current issues facing the health care system.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION
There will be five in-depth lecture examinations. These examinations may consist of multiple choice, short answer, definitions, listing, true/false, and/or essay.
SELF-GENERATED CASE STUDY
(Use APA style)
Phase 1: In approximately 500 words, identify a management problem you have encountered in your work place and suggest a possible solution for the problem. This is due on March 21, 2011.
Phase 2: Read at least three academic journal articles, which discuss this problem and then rewrite the case study incorporating the information you have discovered. This addendum should also be approximately 500 words. Include a reference list with your case study.
You may use, but are not limited to, any of the following:
Administrative Science Quarterly
Academy of Management Journal
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of Management
Journal of Managerial Issues
CASE STUDY PRESENTATION:
Briefly identify the problem you addressed in general terms. Elaborate on your recommended actions and the data you discovered in your research. This presentation should last approximately 15 to 20 minutes and you may use any media you choose. I will be available for consultation regarding presentation methods such as overheads, slide projectors and/or Power Point. Class presentations (to include submission of Phase II) are scheduled on May 5, 2011.
As part of this course, I am asking you to read Bed Number Ten by Sue Baier. I have scheduled four discussion periods throughout the semester specifically referencing sections of the book. You are expected to read and be able to discuss during those class periods. There will be a short quiz associated with each section prior to the discussion. You will be required to complete a literature review of this book. This literature review should be two-pages, double spaced with no greater than a 12 font. Please include your thoughts in reference to the main characters experience. The literature review should be submitted no later than May 3, 2011.
Lecture examinations 50%
Quizzes & Literature Review 20%
Self-Generated Case Study 30%(Phase I – 5%, Phase – II – 25%)
MISSED EXAM POLICY
If a student is going to miss an examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the exam to arrange with the instructor to make up the missed exam. A 15% reduction will be taken for each day (weekends and holidays included) after the scheduled exam date. The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.
Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs. If a student misses a lecture, it is the student’s responsibility to work with other class members to determine what material was missed. Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.