On line course
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.
Traditionally there are three levels of participation: active, moderately active and passive. An active participant is prepared and contributes to the general learning of the class, asks pertinent questions, actively listens, asks relevant questions when confused by course content, and shares relevant insights. I hope you all will strive to be active learners.
Ø Modules 1-6:
ü MWA (Module Writing Assignment)
Each module will have one MWA, the goal of the MWA is to focus on a particular aspect of the module, and the MWA will help you delve deeper into the theory surrounding the subjects covered in the module. Each MWA must have a minimum of two unique (ie don’t use the same references for each MWA), referenced peer reviewed articles. The textbooks are NOT peer reviewed articles. The professor will review each MWA, using a rubric that will be posted in Module 1. Students should respond to these comments and correct their errors in the next MWA, not correcting your errors this signifies one of two things to the professor – you are either not clear as to what the error is, or you have not reviewed the comments. It is your responsibility, if you are not clear what the issue is, to contact the professor for more details. During the MWA the student assumes the role of a mid to upper level administrator in a health care organization of their choosing. Each module will contain a variety of questions that will be explored during the MWA and the discussions.
ü Discussions - Cases and Other
Each module may be composed of either a case or a directed discussion. Whenever possible the professor will try to design cases and questions that will help you explore issues that are related to the specific module. Responses must be carefully thought out, and draw upon the readings or other appropriate outside sources.
ü Final Exam
The final exam is cumulative, online and will be timed. Exams in this class must be proctored and most proctors charge a fee for this service. Proctors can not be friends or employers. See the form for a list of potential sources of proctors. The proctor’s job is to simply observe you while you are taking the online exam. For a proctor to be considered as acceptable they must complete the form located on in the classroom and must 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 within 4 weeks from the start of the class. They may be sent via fax (904-397-6291) or the office email (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is expected that you will set up a specific time during which to take your exam with your proctor. Students who do not have a proctor form on file, or who fail to set up a specific time during which to take the exam, will be given a grade of “0” on the final.
Modules 1-6 84
Discussion - Cases and Discussions 24
Dropbox - Module Writing Assignments (MWA) 56
Final Exam (FE) 20
The MWA MUST be done in APA style. This includes third person, double-spaced, and typed in Word with Times Roman 12 Font. All MWA and Cases must be attached as a Word file in the appropriate area in D2L. All work must be turned in on time, late work will not be accepted unless permission is given asked. Permission must be requested at least 3 days prior to the due date and will only be given if very unusual circumstances arise. Work doesn’t count as an unusual circumstance, and as you have about two weeks to complete each module, don’t wait until the last minute to complete your assignments.
All MWAs MUST be done in APA style. This includes third person, double-spaced, and typed in Word with Times Roman 12 Font. All MWA and Cases must be attached as a Word file in the appropriate area in D2L. All work must be turned in on time, late work will not be accepted unless permission is given asked. Permission must be requested at least 3 days prior to the due date and will only be given if very unusual circumstances arise. Work doesn’t count as an unusual circumstance, and as you have about two weeks to complete each module, don’t wait until the last minute to complete your assignments.
Late work will only be accepted due to extreme circumstances and IF permission is asked for at least 3 days prior to the due date and given. OTHERWISE a grade of zero is given without exception.
Please sign into the class at least every other day and read whatever is posted in the discussion areas, along with anything else that is posted.
Students with disabilities are welcomed in my classes and are entitled to reasonable accommodations. To receive accommodations for this class, the student is responsibility for providing the professor with a letter from Disability Services outlining their specific needs within two weeks of the beginning of class.
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://gervaseprograms.georgetown.edu/honor/system/53377.html
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.