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502syll_Fall 2011; Page 1 of 8 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT Course Syllabus: HCA 502 - The Health Care System – Fall 2011 Instructor: James Lott, MBA E-Mail: [email protected] Cell: 213.324.3262 Fax: 213.947.1602 Office Hours: 3:00 p.m. before our class meeting and by appointment only Office Location: ET-101 Course Number: 10560 Class Meets: TUE 4-6:45p Room: ET-105 HCA Department Administrative Coordinator: Deby McGill, [email protected] Tel. 562.985.5694; fax 562.985.5886 Course Description: Overview, developmental summary of the American health care system and its driving forces. Major elements of the healthcare system; today’s major health policy issues in a historical, economic and political context. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture) Course Outcomes, Competencies and Assessments: The Health Care Administration Department has adopted a competency-based curriculum, based on the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) Competencies Assessment Tool and the Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA) Competency Directory. As HCA 502 is one of the first courses that students majoring in Health Care Administration take, the emphasis is on acquiring competencies in HLA Domain 4, knowledge of the healthcare environment. Alignment of the expected outcomes and the ACHE and HLA competencies provides clear expectations and standards for students and instructors alike. Students will demonstrate a level of proficiency in each of the expected outcomes through the course assignments as indicated in the following table. Learning Objective Domain Competency Activity (A1), Assignment (A2) or Assessment (A3) Describe the organization, administration and financing of the U.S. health care delivery system and the principal California health care programs and administering agencies 4- Knowledge of the healthcare system - Role of non-clinical professionals in the healthcare system - Organization and delivery of healthcare - Funding and payment mechanisms of the hc system - The interrelationships among access, quality, cost, resource allocation, accountability and community - Governmental, regulatory, professional and accreditation agencies - Educational funding for healthcare personnel - Nursing, physicians, and allied health professionals’ roles and practice - Managed care models, structures and environment - Socioeconomic environment in which the organization functions A1-Class discussions A3-Midterm, final exams Name the major historical events that shaped the U.S. 4- Knowledge of the - Interaction and integration among healthcare sectors A1-Class discussions502syll_Fall 2011; Page 2 of 8 Learning Objective Domain Competency Activity (A1), Assignment (A2) or Assessment (A3) health care system healthcare system - Workforce issues - Healthcare technological research and advancements A3-Midterm, final exams Articulate the key elements of health policy formation and the policy making process 4- Knowledge of the healthcare system - Legislative issues and advocacy - The patient perspective - Workforce issues - Interaction and integration among healthcare sectors A2-Health policy issue report and presentation Analyze major contemporary U.S. health care policy issues. 4- Knowledge of the healthcare system - Legislative issues and advocacy - The interrelationships among access, quality, cost, resource allocation, accountability and community - Funding and payment mechanisms of the hc system A2-Health policy issue report and presentation; A2-Student-led discussions Required texts (available for purchase and on reserve in Library) Barton, P.L.. (2010). Understanding the U.S. Health Services System (4th ed.). Chicago: Health Administration Press. Longest, B. B., Jr. (2010). Health policymaking in the United States (5th ed.). Chicago: Health Administration Press. Other required reading: Kaiser Family Foundation (2010). Summary of new health reform law. Retrieved from: http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8061.pdf Highly recommended reference/reading: American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author. California HealthCare Foundation, California HealthLine. Free daily electronic newsletter. Available at: www.californiahealthline.org/. Recommended reading: Williams, S. J., & Torrens, P.R. (Eds). (2008). Introduction to health services (7th ed.). Clifton Park, New York: Delmar Cengage Learning. Course lecture notes will be available on BeachBoard. Lectures will include extemporaneous information in addition to that in notes. Other Requirements: You must have an E-mail address and Internet access to participate in this course and access materials through the BeachBoard online courseware system. For BeachBoard, MyCSULB, or other computer problems, contact the CSULB Help Desk by phone at 562-985-4959, Email to [email protected] or visit the web site at www.helpdesk.csulb.edu. You may seek in-person help at the Horne Center.502syll_Fall 2011; Page 3 of 8 Student Assignments and Grading 1. Class Preparation and Participation, Discussion Leadership: The class format will be a limited lecture and interactive discussion of the assigned readings and web sites. You are expected to have read the assigned readings and visited the web sites before the class session, and to both answer questions and volunteer comments. Attendance alone will not secure the best participation grade, but absences will negatively affect your grade because you cannot participate if you do not attend class meetings. Seven percent (28 points) of your course grade will be determined by the quality and degree of your participation and contribution to our class discussions. 2. Healthcare Reform Policy Issue Report and Presentation: The March 2010 federal healthcare reform legislation, Public Law 111-148 and companion Public Law 11-152, will have significant and far-reaching effects on the nation’s health care system. Your major assignment for this course is to select and study one aspect of the 2010 reform legislation and share your findings with your classmates. You will find articles in recent issues of many of the health care journals listed in the bibliography, major urban/national newspapers (LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal), the Internet (see policy web sites) and


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