Course

Health Services Administration

Course Details

Course Number
5103
Section Number
5103
Semester
Fall 2014
Location
Martin Hall
Classroom Number
108
Days & Times

On line course

Professor
Dr. Roe Roberts (view Profile)

Course Objectives

Course Objectives: 

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.

Course Expectations

PARTICIPATION:

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.

STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS:

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  The textbooks are NOT peer reviewed articles.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 (roe.roberts@mwsu.edu).  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.

 

Grading Standards

Grading

Modules 1-6 Discussions                                                                24

Writing Assignments  (WA)                                                               60       

            Final Exam (FE)                                                                      16

                                                                                                              100

         

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.

Final Exam

12/05/2014 9:00AM- 9:00PM

Submission Format Policy

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.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

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.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

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.

Other Policies

Disability

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.

 

Academic Honesty

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

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.