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1) To enable the student to obtain a basic knowledge of those legal concepts and laws which are crucial to the successful health care administrator whether the student is employed in the public, non-profit or private sector.
2) This course is not intended to teach the student how to be a lawyer; its intent is to expand the students’ knowledge about laws that might affect the health care facility. It is intended that successful completion of this course will enable students to function more effectively in the health care organization.
3) To touch upon, and give students time to reflect upon, the many ethical issues faced daily by health care administrators.
All Papers (MWP and FP) must be in APA style, double-spaced, and typed in Word with Times Roman 12 Font.
Ø MWP :
Each module will have one MWP, the goal of the MWP is to focus on a particular aspect of the module, and the MWP will help form a part of the final FP. Each MWP must have a minimum of two referenced peer reviewed articles NOT including the textbook. The professor will review each MWP, point out its strengths and offer suggestions for improvements that should be incorporated into the final FP.
During the MWP the student will adopt the role of an administrator in a health care organization of their choosing. Each module will contain a variety of questions that will be explored during the MWP and the discussions.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. The university makes SafeAssign available to the professor and the student for the purpose of verifying the originality of a student’s work.
Ø Cases :
Each case will be presented in the module, and only one case will require a case brief. Case Briefs should be 2-4 pages in length. Be sure to read the introduction section of the book on how to do a legal brief and the section on how to brief a case from an administrative focus that will be posted on the homepage of this course. As an administrator your primary focus when doing a brief should be on question 8 – see the notes on Case Briefing on the homepage and below.
50% of the grade for the brief assignment will be derived from step 8. In step 8 you will discuss what this case might mean to an administrator; for example does it pose economic problems due to increased staffing needs, more paperwork, etc; staffing problems that might result from it; public relations problems; ethical issues it may pose etc. How might an administrator deal with these problems. This discussion will require you to seek out additional information, remember to cite those sources.
Ø Discussions :
You must answer the instructor posed questions and respond to at least one of your classmate's comments. Saying “I agree” or “That’s a great point.” doesn’t count as a response. The response must be carefully thought out, and draw upon the readings or other appropriate outside sources.
The responses in the MWP and discussions may be used when writing the FP. However, not all of the information you will need to discuss in the FP will be covered in the MWP or the discussions. The FP will explore the impact of current laws, court cases, acts or regulations on your chosen organization; focus on those legal issues that your research suggests have the greatest impact the type of health care organization you wish to work in.
The FP must have a minimum of 12 references drawn from journals, court cases or statutory laws, at a minimum ½ of the references must be from within the last two years. The FP paper will be at least 10 full pages in length – remember title pages, abstract etc don’t count.
3. Final Exam
The final exam is cumulative, online and will be timed. Exams in this class must be proctor. A proctor simply observes you while you are taking the exam. For a proctor to be considered as acceptable they must complete the form located on the homepage. See the class homepage for more details.
Exam Opens at 9AM on 7/18 Exam Closes at 9PM on 7/19
The Final Exam will consist of two parts:
Briefing a short assigned court case; and questions consisting of Multiple Choice/ True False.
The case brief must be completed within two hours of opening it. Once you are ready to read the case and do the brief you may open it.
Papers must be written using APA 5th ed. or above.
Discussion Responses must be turned in by 6PM on the due date. Comments must be turned in by 6PM within 5 days after the Response due date.
All Due Dates are noted in the Class Assignment Schedule.
I assume that the written work you turn in reflects your own ideas and your own words, unless you specifically attribute them to another source. A modest amount of quotation and paraphrasing for written assignments is acceptable. However, appropriate acknowledgement of the ideas, works, writings, or opinions that you borrow must be stated. Academic dishonesty is not acceptable and is a breech of the student code of ethics. Dishonesty includes, but not limited to: 1) plagiarism*, 2) submitting work that was not prepared by you (fraud), and 3) helping another student with their work when expressly prohibited (cheating).
*Plagiarism: As noted using direct quotes or sections of writing from other author’s without the appropriate citations is unacceptable. Any written assignment may be submitted to a computer-based review to assess it for evidence of plagiarism. Please see the additional notes on the main page regarding what constitutes plagiarism.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
All ADA requests are honored if a letter specifying the needed accommodations is obtained from the Office of Disability Services. Please submit your request to the MSU ADA coordinator.Students with letters specifying needed accommodations must contact the instructor within the first two weeks of the term.