8/21 9A-6P and 11/20 9A-6P Face to Face
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.
Note: Unless otherwise specified ALL assignments must be submitted through WebCT. Do not use the university email. Assignments emailed via the University email (email@example.com) will not be read, if you have difficulties attaching files contact the Tech folks immediately via the link on the class homepage.
1. Class discussions and Chapter Questions 32points
Class discussion is the ongoing interaction of students and the professor in the WebCT discussion area throughout the course. Discussion questions may also be presented and will be drawn from the course materials or relevant current events. In addition, students should also initiate discussions by bringing questions and/or other comments to the discussion area. Student participation is expected throughout the course. Points will be assigned to each student based on the frequency, extent, and quality of contribution to the discussion section. Question Responses MUST be turned in on time, if they are not submitted on time, points will be automatically deducted from the final grade. The discussion will be left open an additional week so that students can comment on at least one other student’s response.
Question Responses count for 3 points. You may not work in groups – responses must be individually thought out and written.
Comments count for 1 point. Comments must be substantive, comments such as “I agree” or ones which lack depth shall not be given credit.
2. Short Paper 10 points
Students will be expected to write a short paper based on one of the topics covered in the first 3 discussions. The paper will be at least 5 full pages with 5 references (not including the course books). It must be written using the APA style. If it’s not written in the APA style it will be returned and you will be given 3 days to ‘fix’ the problem; 10% will be taken off the final grade.
3.Research Paper 20 points
4. Plagiarism Test ETC 3 points. Students will complete the Plagiarism test (check for link), and have the results sent to my office email (firstname.lastname@example.org) They will also run through the following resources in the “STUDENT RESOURCE” area: BROWSER Tune-Up and the BLACKBOARD TUTORIAL. (http://distance.mwsu.edu/webct.asp)
5.Class Presentation 10 Points
Students will present their research papers on the final in class day. See notes posted on WebCT homepage.
6.Final Exam 25 Points
The exam may include multiple choice, true/false, and/or short answer questions. The exam is comprehensive will closed book and will be conducted in the classroom.
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.
Any long and short papers that are turned in after the due date will receive an automatic deduction of 10 %. Papers will not be accepted five days after the due date without prior the permission of the instructor and the student will receive a zero for the assignment.
Late discussion responses or commentary will not be accepted.
Students must attend the two face to face meetings unless a major illness occurs. If this happens they must immediately notify the instructor and will be given additional work to compensate for the missing time and information.
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.