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.
The course work consists of readings in the texts and online sources, writing assignments responding to these readings, self-generated case study and exams.
There will be six exams in this class. These will be open book, as you may use any of your assigned resources, notes from discussions online, posted content from the professor. You may NOT consult your classmates. These exams may consist of multiple choice, short answer, definitions, listing, true false, and/or essay.
There will be one self-generated case study with two phases:
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 October 4, 2010.
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 will be graded primarily on content, however, poor writing must detract from the quality of your paper. One letter grade will be deducted for more than ten corrections for spelling, grammar, and/or clarity. This is due November 15, 2010.
The point value of your assignments, exams, and participation is a combined 100 points. Do not let the fact that an assignment might count only 5 points convince you to skip it. Remember that on a 100-point scale 5 points is half a letter grade! That makes a difference if you skip an assignment and have a total of 86 points. Even a B on the 5-point assignment would have been enough to receive an A for the course. Every assignment and every posting on the discussion board for participation are important.
POINT VALUE FOR THE COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
100 points possible
Participation & Discussion 10
Self Generated Case Study 40
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Classroom availability: Fridays 9:00-9:50, Bridwell Hall 305
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For each assignment, I have given an expected completion date for grading.
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Professors have become increasingly aware of, and therefore more adamant about, plagiarism on college campuses. Remember that copying any part of someone else’s work without properly citing it constitutes plagiarism. Further, copying other’s ideas and portraying them as your own, even if not word for word, constitutes plagiarism. The professor will investigate any suspected cases of academic dishonesty. If further action is necessary, the professor will turn the incident into the proper MSU authorities for disciplinary action.
In addition to the issue of plagiarism, academic dishonesty in an online environment may include: having someone else complete any assignment or any portion of an assignment and/or discussing via any medium, even email, any exam question.
You are expected to do your own work just as you would be in a “traditional” classroom setting.
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Please contact the instructor to make any arrangements involving special accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.