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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY5501
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-01-19
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 11/3/11. Approved. To USF System 11/28/11. to SCNS 12/6/11. Approved effective 1/1/12. Nmbr (5330), apprd as 5501

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-08-23
  2. Department: School of Aging Studies
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 1229000
  5. Contact Person: Sandy Reynolds
  6. Phone: 8139749750
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GEY
  9. Number: 5501
  10. Full Title: Health Care Operations in Long Term Care
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Hlth Care Operations LTCare
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Addresses the health care operations of long term care facilities with a special emphasis on nursing homes and assisted living facilities Specifics include leadership management of people resources physical plant and quality improvement

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is an important elective for our MA and Graduate Certificate students typical enrollment is 8 to 10 students it is given once a year usually in the Spring
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal degree in Gerontology or a related field; expertise in long term care administration is desirable.
  29. Objectives: Familiarize students with the history of the continuum of long term care and the changing role of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Help students to understand issues of quality of care from the perspectives of both the funding agencies Medicare and Medicaid and the management of long term care facilities. Give students practical experience at managing physical economic and staffing resources. Encourage students to recognize culture change in the long term care industry and its potential impact on both management and patient residents. Ensure students are knowledgeable about the responsibilities of nursing home assisted living administrators in managing clinical social financial and residential aspects of care delivery.
  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will be able to

    1) describe the evolution of long term care along the continuum and recognize the changing role of skilled nursing facilities 2) define the major resident populations served by skilled nursing facilities and their eligibility for reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid

    3) list the three post acute and 12 long stay quality measures publicly reported for nursing facilities and understand how continuous quality improvement techniques are used to track trend and monitor interventions to change these measures

    4) define the objectives of the resident assessment instrument RAI and recognize the linkages among the assessment instruments patient risk factors resident assessment protocols care planning and quality outcomes

    5) create an excel spreadsheet and project yearly revenue for a nursing home develop a nurse staffing schedule to meet state direct care staffing requirements and one that minimizes licensed nursing costs

    6) define the pioneer network and culture change movement and list two items that would indicate a nursing home is on a culture change journey

    7) synthesize in a paper based on an interview the responsibilities of the nursing home administrator to manage clinical social and residential aspects of care delivery and be responsible for managing the revenue and expenses of the facility

  31. Major Topics: Evolution of long term care Access and Financing Policy Resident Assessment and Care Planning Medical Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Care Rules and Courts Influence Culture Change in Long Term Care Recreational Therapy and Dietary Services Administration and Information Systems Effective Management and Strategic Action Effective Human Resource Management and Staff Development Effective Budgeting and Financial Controls Quality Improvement and Productivity Management
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Recommended for students who expect to take the administrators exam Allen James 2008 Nursing Home Administration Springer Publishing Co Fifth Edition Allen James E The Licensing Exam Review Guide in Nursing home Administration Fifth Edition 2008 Springer Publishing Company
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: 2 Papers 15 ea 30 Presentation 10 Assignments Blackboard 20 Exams 30 Attendance 5 Misc 5
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Examinations There will be two exams lasting approximately ninety minutes each Exams will be on October 20 and December 8 The exams will be multiple choice matching or true false questions and short essays Each exam will count for 15 of your final grade I do not want to give makeup exams If you cannot make the exam you must call and provide a written excuse I reserve the right to have a make up exam be entirely essays based on the reading Mandatory Tour of Nursing Homes On September 15 we will tour and have a meeting with staff from Palm Garden of Tampa Nursing Home 3612 East 138th Avenue Tampa FL 33613 The home is about 1 mile from campus behind University Hospital If you need a ride you must tell me in class by September 1 I will work to arrange rides to and from campus but it is a short walk You will be representing USF at the home Please dress professionally This class is worth 2 points toward your final grade Written Assignments All assignments unless otherwise noted must be submitted via Blackboard and include your name All assignments must be typed and have at least one inch margins and use type no smaller than 12 pitch It may be single spaced You will have one short paper to write on understanding quality This paper is to be 10 12 pages long and is 15 of your grade A grading rubric for the paper is posted on blackboard Use the grading rubric to review your written assignment so you can be certain you have answered all of the questions and are providing the analysis and quality of writing that I expect to see This class requires a paper based on a tour of a nursing home and an interview of the nursing home administrator Specific issues must be addressed during the interview and are included in the assignment posted on the web I will also post the grading rubric for this interview You must submit a well written paper 10 15 pages about that interview I expect this paper to provide answers to the questions posed but the best papers must also integrate how the administrator s answers either reflected the class readings or did not agree with class readings and lectures This paper is worth 15 of your final grade You may pick your own nursing home or I will help you arrange an interview with a nursing home administrator I can arrange interviews with administrators all over the state if you want to interview an administrator outside Tampa Bay Finally you have five assignments short papers budget and staffing operations exercises and short essay questions based on the readings in the textbook Each assignment will count for 4 of your final grade for a total of 20 points You must apply the knowledge from the readings in the assignments please keep up with the readings
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students For structured courses 6000 and above the College Campus Dean will set the first day class attendance requirement Check with the College for specific information This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories Educational Outreach Open University TV FEEDS Program Community Experiential Learning CEL Cooperative Education Training and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days times such as directed reading research or study individual research thesis dissertation internship practica etc Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty See USF Regulation Registration 4 0101 http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc ogc 20web currentreg htm Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students In accordance with Sections 1006 53 and 1001 74 10 g Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C 6 0115 the University of South Florida University USF has established the following policy regarding religious observances http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc gc pp acadaf gc10 045 htm In the event of an emergency it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations During this time USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to Blackboard Elluminate Skype and email messaging and or an alternate schedule It s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication and the main USF College and department websites emails and MoBull messages for important general information
  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Exams Examinations There will be two exams lasting approximately ninety minutes each Exams will be on October 20 and December 8 The exams will be multiple choice matching or true false questions and short essays Each exam will count for 15 of your final grade I do not want to give makeup exams If you cannot make the exam you must call and provide a written excuse I reserve the right to have a make up exam be entirely essays based on the reading Assignments Late Penalty Unless you contact me and I approve late submission the following rule applies Assignments submitted within 48 hours of the assigned date will be graded and up to 50 of the grade is the penalty for tardiness ACADEMIC DISHONESTY Cheating is defined as follows a the unauthorized granting or receiving of aid during the prescribed period of a course graded exercise students may not consult written materials such as notes or books may not look at the paper of another students nor consult orally with any other student taking the same test b asking another person to take an examination in ones place c taking an examination for or in place of another student d stealing visual concepts such as drawings sketches diagrams graphs maps etc and presenting them as one s own e stealing borrowing buying downloading from the Internet or disseminating tests answer keys or other exam materials except as officially authorized research papers creative paper speeches etc f stealing or copying of computer programs and present them as one s own this includes the use of another student s program as obtained from the magnetic media or interactive terminals or form cards print out paper etc This includes the use of text messages on cell phones beepers or any other type of clever hardware Detection of Plagiarism The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service that allows instructors to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism Papers must be submitted through SafeAssign PLEASE REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE BODY OF YOUR PAPER AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR USF ID ALSO REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE FILE NAME AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR USF ID e g U12345678 Essay 1 docx BEFORE SUBMITTING IT TO SafeAssign Pursuant to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA students are requested to maintain confidentiality as a way to keep their personal contact information i e name address telephone from being disclosed to vendors or other outside agencies By your submission you are also agreeing to release your original work for review for academic purposes to SafeAssign Thank you Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an F with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted and the F shall be used to determine the final course grade It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of F or FF the latter indicating dishonesty in the course
  38. Program This Course Supports: MA in Gerontology; Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Students in Nursing and Social Work might be interested in this course. The College of Public Health has been informed as a courtesy, as they have courses with a similar thrust, but that do not address long term care facilities operations.

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