HAP301001Syllabus_Fall10-1

HAP301001Syllabus_Fall10-1 - GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY...

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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY College of Health and Human Services Department of Health Administration and Policy Course Number: HAP 301, Section 001, Fall 2010 Course Title: Healthcare Delivery in the United States Course Placement: Required for B.S in Health Science (HAP, GCH majors) Faculty: Sorina O. Vlaicu, PhD, MD, MPH svlaicu1@gmu.edu sorina.vlaicu@gmail.com Location : Science and Technology I 131 Time: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:10 pm Course Description: This course introduces students to the history of healthcare delivery in the United States from pre-colonial times to the present. Comparisons are made with healthcare delivery in other countries, especially with regards to healthcare financing. Students will learn how healthcare services are organized, accessed and delivered. The course will explore influences that impact access and healthcare public policy decisions; factors that determine the allocations of healthcare resources; the establishment of priorities within the healthcare system; and the relationship of healthcare costs to measurable benefits. Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course the successful student will be able to: 1. Describe the private, governmental, professional and economic contributions to the development and operation of the health care system; 2. Describe the types and interrelationships of health care facilities, services, and personnel; 3. Understand important challenges of public sector health policy making; 4. List the major ethical, economic, professional and legal issues confronting providers, insurers, and consumers; and 5. Describe the special problems of high-risk populations and health system responses. Required textbook: Shi, Leiyu and Singh, Douglas A. (2010). Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System (2 nd Edition). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC. 1
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Other required readings: To be determined Course Requirements: It is expected that the readings will be completed prior to each class. Assignments Grade Percentage *Quizzes: 6 in-class 30 % (6 pts each ) (Best of 5=30 pts ) *Project / Presentation 20 % (20 pts ) *Critical Thinking Paper 20 % (20 pts ) *Final Exam 20 % (20 pts ) *Class participation (including Blackboard discussion) 10 % (10 pts ) *Plagiarism definition; Acknowledgement of rule re: late assignments Extra Credit (added at end of course) TOTAL 100% = 100 pts * Quizzes : Quizzes will be based on the textbook and lectures. Attendance in class will enhance the student’s chance of doing well on quizzes and on the final exam. Course Evaluation: Instructor Grading Scale : 93-100% = A 90- 92 %= A- 88- 89 %= B+ 83- 87 %= B 80- 82 %= B- 78- 79 %= C+ 73- 77 %= C 70- 72 %= C- 68- 69 %= D+ 63- 67 %= D 60- 62 %= D- 59% . .. = F Plagiarism: Automatic F Teaching methods/strategies: 2
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Lectures, small group-work, guest speakers * Class participation is an important part of your grade. Your enthusiasm for the subject is demonstrated if you are prepared for class and have read the chapters
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