Second Session 2002
6:00–10:00 p.m. TESC
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Graduate/Undergraduate levels, and CDMS students
course surveys the historical, social, economic, and political context
of the U.S. health care system. It will provide students an understanding
of health politics as a key component of the environment in which the health
care administrator must function. Political processes, the legislative,
executive and judicial branches of government relations, the public and
private sector, and the political roles that selected health professionals
assume in the community will be examined.
Major health care policy participation
and development are identified within the political and institutional contextual
framework. Current and future health administrators, health policy advisors,
those wishing to advance health care reform, or those seeking personal
advocacy, will acquire broader perspicacity by exploring agencies, policies,
organization, administration and development of public and community health
programs. The course seeks to provide practical mechanisms to intervene
on behalf of programs or institutions.
we will seek to integrate theory and practice. Specifically, this course
will enhance students' abilities to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency,
and equity of health policies and programs, using rigorous analytical reasoning.
Upon successful completion
of the course the student will:
(Email and Internet Access are Required)
Understand the structure of the
political process in the health policy making process in the
United States at the State
and Federal level.
Clarify the political roles of
the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government relative
to health policy.
Be familiar with the political
role that selected health professionals assume in the community.
Be able to identify and classify
the major and minor forces and institutions that shape health care policy.
Understand the steps in the health
policy process and how they as administrators may intervene on behalf of
their program or institution
Examine the current demands for
change and the positive actions currently underway in many public agencies
to meet those demands; and
Enhance writing and presentation,
analysis, critical thinking and collaborative skills.
Sharpe, M.e., Inc., 2000
Kant; Rushefsky, Mark E.
Care Politics and Policy in America, 2ND
The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System
Resource on line
Woods Johnson Project (don't print, is 300 pages, we will use this
online) Adobe Acrobat
down in page to: "The eHealth Landscape (June 2001)" Link
Kennedy Legislation Pending
A. Writing Portfolio
B. Legislative Briefing paper
C. Final Group Presentation,
Abstract and Bibliography 30
D. Class Participation
Description of Performance
Measures and Expectations:
The course will be conducted
as a seminar with workshops and lectures. When possible,
guest participants from the
health professional community will be invited to provide
personal insight into the
topic under discussion. Student comprehension of the course
material will be demonstrated
by class and Seminar participation, written assignments
and shared intellectual journals.
A team project presentation with detailed abstract
and bibliography will be required
from selected current health policy areas.
A successful learning community
requires that students attend classes regularly, arrive
prepared to critically discuss
readings and complete timely all assignments. Please contact
faculty in advance if you
must be absent from class by e-mail or phone More than one (1)
absence may result in loss
of credit. Work submitted late will be read only under extraordinary
A. Reflective Written
The assignments will consist
of several different types of writing:
will we know if you have arrived if we do not know where
you are going?"
B. Intellectual Journey
Reflection Papers Due
2 performance self assessments.
A self assessment tool will be distributed the first evening.
The completed personal review
of where you are presently and where you seek to advance
is due at the beginning
of the second class. A final assessment for you to ascertain
traveled is to be due on
8/26. This ‘intellectual journey’ or mapping tool will assist us in
your personal goals/objective
1 personal learning goals and
objective paper: a 2 page outcome focused paper, using your assessment
tool, will describe your road map for the course. Due the beginning
Your reflective journal papers
are to be completed by the beginning of class and must be
exchanged and discussed with
a fellow co-learner prior to the next Seminar. These personal
or cognitive maps should summarize the major the message
and concepts of the readings
in a format that is useful to you and fellow co-learners. Journals
are not a book report,
but rather a representation of what is important in understanding the
context of the readings. The
intent of the journal/reflection papers is to capture your
thoughts about several particular
ideas, facts, or issues presented that warrant seminar
discussion and summarize these
concepts and theories in a form that will be useful in
your intellectual journey.
The papers should demonstrate your mastery of the course
material and its application
in your work life in a thoughtful, clear and well written
narrative. Proper citations
should be used.
Written peer comments/critique
be incorporated into your journal before the following class. Submission
of journals to faculty is required twice during the session, (8/12 and
Critical thinking and expression, reflective thinking and shared responsibility
for co-learning community success.
B. Legislative Policy
Briefing Paper and Presentation Due: 8/14
Note: The list of topics will
be explored the first week of class for this exercise. From this list teams
will select the policy areas for the group project to complete a complete
policy analysis. possibilities
Care Policy Briefing Paper: In the second
week we will begin to practice analyzing aspects of current health care
policy issues. Students will explore, critically examine fundamental
steps to analyze policy, draft a briefing paper and brief the class.
Students will function as administrative or legislative leaders. The briefing
paper will follow the discussed guidelines and should be no longer than
general knowledge, writing skills, analysis and synthesis,
Briefing Presentation: Presentations must include an executive
summary, briefing points/bullets; all of which formatted in a strong visual
format in a manner easily reviewed by busy administrators or legislators.
Each person will have a maximum of 20 minutes.
and critical thinking.
C. Group Project
Due: 8/26, 8/28
Most work in public agencies
is done in groups. This course will mirror that reality. You will self-select
groups of 2-3 members (8/7). Selection of topics must be from
the policy briefing subjects by 8/14. Groups will have an opportunity
to meet during class time. Each group will maintain a record of their process
and will conduct a peer assessment.
Teams will make an hour and
one half formal presentation to the class. Each member
Group Project Assignment: Current
Health Care Administrative Challenge
Students will research self-selected
areas from the briefing papers on current health care
grappling with key political, cultural, political, funding and trade-off
issues while exploring creative solutions. Teams will present their research
and options to the learning community during the last part of the class.
Multimedia or visual production is expected.
Handouts should include sources,
examples or copies of slides, overheads, etc.
will be evaluated based on
faculty subjective assessment of the content,
presentation and peer assessments.
(Peer assessments/feedback should be discussed with your team as well as
drafted to faculty).
Due at the time of the presentation
General knowledge, oral and written presentation
A one page assessment of each
individual team member and self; and
An executive summary, handouts
and detailed bibliography, signed by all
members of the team.
skills, collaboration and assessment skills.
Self Assessment, Self and Faculty Evaluation
Templates for evaluations
are available ON-LINE at http://www.evergreen.edu/academiccomputing/download.htm
Two Credit Individual Research Module Due: 8/28
Enhanced understanding and appreciation, writing skills, research analysis
and synthesis, critical thinking and independent study.
The two Credit individual research module requires the writing of
a major research paper based on application of course materials and additional
study. The topic for the major paper should be approved the first week,
an outline for critique and guidance is due 8/5 and a brief meeting with
faculty on 8/12 is expected. Selected subjects can duplicate the
policy briefing papers or group project but must contain additional in-depth
research. Further criteria will be provided to enrolled students.