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Course : HSAD 5293: Managerial Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Fall 2023
Robin Moreno
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Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course, the student will have completed the following course learning objectives:

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.

Academic Honesty:

The written work you turn in reflects your own ideas and your own words unless you specifically attribute them to another source. A very limited amount of quotation and paraphrasing for written assignments is acceptable. However, appropriate acknowledgment of the ideas, works, writings, or opinions that you borrow must be stated. Since no assignments for this course require group work, any students who are found to be working together may lose some or all of the points for the assignments.

Academic dishonesty is not acceptable and is a breach of the student code of ethics. 

Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:

1) Plagiarism

2) Submitting work that was not prepared by you (fraud)

3) Helping another student with their work when expressly prohibited (cheating).

If you need more information on student honor code, please visit Student Conduct


AI Statement

Since writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills are part of the learning outcomes of this course, all writing assignments should be prepared by the student. Developing strong competencies in this area will prepare you for a competitive workplace. Therefore, AI-generated submissions are not permitted and will be treated as plagiarism.

Since this is an online, asynchronous learning course, your discussion posts will be counted as your participation in the class. So, communicating through discussion posts is critical. 

Although you may complete your work early, no discussion posts, assignments, or exams will be accepted later than the due date. All assignments submitted after the due date will receive an automatic zero unless permission was given prior to the due date. Requests to turn work late must be submitted in writing at least ONE week prior to the submission due date. These requests will only be granted under extreme circumstances.

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.

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.

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