Class is fully online
Office Hours by appointment on Monday 8:15A-1P and Tuesday 11A-12-30P and in the evening 5:15-8:30P
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify phases and activities of policy making within the United States
2. Describe the major state national and international institutions and arrangements through which health policy is made
3. Understand the Legislative process and the dynamic tensions between federal, state and local governments
4. Describe the contemporary policy environment within which health policy making takes place
5. Identify important policy problems in the distribution of health services.
6. Demonstrate familiarity with the arguments and the politics associated with major contemporary health policy issues
7. Demonstrate competence in policy analysis, policy development and policy advocacy in relation to important public health issues.
8. Understand the term “health care costs” and identify factors contributing to cost escalation such as free-riders.
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.
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.
2. Final Paper (FP) Due on 7/22
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 policies on your chosen organization; along with utilizing the information you explored in your MWP it will discuss the impact of the policy on planning in the health care organization you wish to work in.
The FP must have a minimum of 15 peer reviewed references drawn from journals, court cases or governmental policy, at a minimum ½ of the references must be from within the last two years. The FP paper will be at least 12 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. It will contain multiple choice, true/false and short answer style questions. Once opened, it will be timed, the amount of time will depend on the number of questions and that number may vary for each student. Proctors are required. See the class homepage for more details.
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.