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At the completion of the course, students will:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the organization and structure of healthcare organizations.
2, Have knowledge of different means of motivating professionals using the principles of various theories of motivation.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of leadership in health organizations applying alternative frameworks for leadership.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of conflict resolution and negotiation as described in the books and additional readings.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of how to manage groups and teams.
6. Have knowledge of how to design various health services organizational subsystems.
7. Be able to integrate theoretical and applied content to analyze organizational situations.
8. Have knowledge of the basic principles of strategy and finance for healthcare organizations.
MWP (Module Writing Project)
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 form a part of the final FP. Each MWP must have a minimum of two unique, referenced peer reviewed articles NOT including the textbook. The professor will review each MWP, point out its strengths and weaknesses. Students should respond to these comments and use to make improvements that should be incorporated into the final FP. During the MWP the student will take on 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.
Each module will have one case. Whenever possible the professor will try to design cases and questions that will help you explore issues the you will cover in your final paper.
MD (Module Discussion)
Each module will have instructor posed discussion questions. The response must be carefully thought out, and draw upon the readings or other appropriate outside sources.
The responses in the MWP, cases 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. It is expected that you will incorporate the comments of your professor on your MWPs, cases in your FP. If you do not, it will have a noticeable effect on your final grade.
The FP must have a minimum of 12 references drawn from peer reviewed journals, government websites or statutory laws. WIKI and websites that are not academic in nature are not acceptable references. At a minimum ½ of the references must be recent (2009-2011). To find appropriate journal articles make use of the libraries databases. If you are not sure how to use them please contact the reference librarian for assistance.
The FP paper will be at least 12 full pages in length – remember title pages, abstract, table of contents and references don't count toward the page length.
The paper should not use more than 10% direct quotes. I will run your work through Turnitin to check for plagiarism; to check your own work run it through SafeAssign. SafeAssign is located on the class homepage. SafeAssign is a free software and isn't as thorough as Turnitin but it may help you catch some unintended plagiarism.
The final exam is cumulative, online and will be timed. Exams in this class must be proctored. Proctors can not be friends or employers. See the form for a list of potential sources of proctors. A proctor's job is to simply observe you while you are taking the exam. For a proctor to be considered as acceptable they must complete the form located on the homepage and meet the requirements noted on the form. See the class homepage for the form that the proctor must complete. Proctor forms are due to the professor by January 27th. Students who do not have a proctor form on file will be given a grade of "0" on the final.
The MWP and FP must be in APA style, double-spaced, and typed in Word with Times Roman 12 Font. All MWPs, Cases and the FP must be attached as a Word file in the appropriate ASSIGNMENT area in Blackboard. All work must be turned in on time, late work will not be accepted unless permission is asked prior to the due date and unusual circumstances arise.
Papers must be written using APA 5th ed. or above.
Discussion Responses and Comments must be turned in on time. Comments must be turned in within 5 days after the Response due date.
All Due Dates are noted in the Class Assignment Schedule.
Module assignments are due on the assignment date unless the student is given prior permission to turn work in late. Approved late work will be penalized 10%, unless a documented health or family issue has arisen.
Your work should be your own unless specifically stated otherwise. Using someone else’s paper, copying directly from the internet, journal articles etc., are activities that are considered plagiarism. It can result in the student being dismissed and a recorded grade of “F.” Here are two websites the first discusses what an honor system is and the second is a tutorial that you need ot complete, both are designed to provide you with guidance to avoid plagiarism.
http://lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/plagiarismtutorial.php (this is a tutorial which you must complete and email me the results for your first discussion assignment)
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.