BI-150 : Organization and Delivery of Health Care

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-150 Organization and Delivery of Health Care

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2

Credits: 2

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is designed to provide a review of government and private health care adminis- tration for the general population of the United States. It introduces concepts of epidemiology and demographics, as well as issues of access and ethics, and discusses the roles, responsibilities, training/education and certification requirements, and employment trends for a wide variety of health professionals. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Degree Health Sciences

Certificate Program - Medical Office Assistant

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Explain US health care coverage and policies designed to improve health care coverage

2. Analyze the performance of the US healthcare delivery system and identify current problems

3. Describe the following components of the US health care system: facilities, professions and their educational requirements, reimbursement systems

4. Discuss current initiatives designed to solve challenges of the US health care system

5. Interpret articles and documentaries about health care

Program-specific outcomes

1. Demonstrate proficiency in factual knowledge and conceptual understanding required for transfer to the junior year in a baccalaureate program in health sciences.

2. Disciplinary learning

  1.  Use algebra and statistics to solve problems in the health sciences
  2.  Proficiently acquire, process, and analyze scientific information in all its forms
  3.  Proficiently convey information specific to the health sciences, through technical writing or oral presentation
  4. Use current technology to demonstrate concepts related to the field of health sciences
  5. Work collaboratively to acquire and analyze data, or solve problems in the health sciences
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities in the field of health sciences

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

This course requires homework assignments based on textbook readings, articles, and documentaries. The primary mode of assessment is exams. There are two writing homework assignments. For PNET sections, students are required to listen and comment on a VoiceThread lecture every week.

Grading Procedures and Criteria

Each exam: 15% (There are a total of four exams: 60%)

HW Assignments: 25%

Participation in class: 15%

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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