Grades for this course will be based upon three grading groups: Forums, Assignments, and Quizzes/Exams.
Please join the forums each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.
- Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday.
- Initial responses should be no less than 200 words.
- Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
- Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
- Replies to classmates should be no less than 100 words.
- Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
- All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.
- Forum rubric is included in the forum section of the course
- Additional guidelines for week one forum introduction are included in the forum tab within the course
- More in-depth specific instructions for each forum can be found in the forum tab within the course.
- Late Forum posts receive a 10% per day late penalty. If your 2 peer responses are posted after the week is ended (after Day 7, Sunday) they receive a zero, in that the discussion is over and you cannot receive credit for participation in a discussion with others after the discussion week has closed.
Students will be responsible for providing a peer response posting for at least two (2) of their peers’ postings, unless there are less than 3 students in the course, where only one (1) peer posting will be required. Your peer postings should challenge or expound upon at least one of the points made by your peer, and “I agree” does not constitute as an adequate response. As graduate students, you will be expected to provide comprehensive, relevant and well supported points in your assignments.
We all bring something unique to the classroom, from our understanding, our experiences, and our value systems. We honor and respect each person’s diverse beliefs to help us see beyond the classroom to be the most effective individuals we can be. Therefore, we should all be respectful of others while expressing our viewpoints and opinions. Proper netiquette behavior is expected. Any inflammatory, demeaning or disrespectful language in a posting will be immediately removed from the discussion space.
Students will complete assignments that will assist in completing the final paper.
- Week Three Assignment, Research Topic and Outline
Students will select a research paper topic that can be assessed using health care economics principles. The research paper for this course will be argumentative. The argumentative research paper requires you to take a position on an issue and support the position with persuasive facts and statements. Students will then complete an outline based on this topic for the final paper. Check the assignment section of your course for more details.
- Week Five Assignment: Online Library Exercise and Annotated Bibliography
The assignment will help the student begin to identify research questions and the strategies to answer the question from week 3 assignment. Students will complete an online library tutorial and create a formal bibliography that includes citations of sources with summary and evaluation information for each source. Two scholarly sources should be used. The emphasis is on finding accurate, reliable sources and providing a clear summary and evaluation for each source. Check the assignment section of your course for more details.
- Week Eight Assignment: Final Paper
Select a topic from any of the chapters in the Dewar text or any topic covered this quarter and write a 7-10 page research paper using APA Format. You must include a title page, an abstract, and a reference page(s). You must use at least 7 additional resources. Check the assignment section of your course for more details.
- More in-depth specific instructions for each assignment can be found in the Assignment tab within the course.
- Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.
Quizzes will consist of multiple choice questions that highlight selected economic principles from assigned chapter readings. Quizzes will contain questions from each assigned chapter reading. Students will have a total of four (4) quizzes that must be completed as directed. Quizzes represent 20% of the total course grade.
Quizzes are untimed and have an unlimited number of submissions. The quiz can only be taken during the week it is assigned. If the quiz has not been completed by 11:55pm on the Sunday it is due, it will be retracted and there are no makeup quizzes. Make sure you complete the quiz before 11:55pm on the Sunday of the week it is due!
Research Paper Assignment
Students are required to complete one (1) seven (7) page research paper on a health care topic of their choice .Students must submit their research topic and outline in the third week of the course. Students will complete an annotated bibliography in week five (5). Papers must be a minimum of seven (7) double spaced pages, not including the cover page and reference pages (or abstract and table of contents which are not required - but if used). Charts, graphs, photos, drawings, lists and extended quotes will not count against the seven (7) pages of written text required. The paper must be typed, double-spaced with 1-inch margins in 12-point Times New Roman font with all references cited. As always, Wikipedia, Wikianswers, and Answers.com are NOT academic/scholarly sources. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 7 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 6 academic outside references including 3 peer-reviewed journal articles).