Students will be required to submit an 800 – 1000 word term paper. The paper must focus on a
quality issue in health care management and include at least one intervention from the text that
the student as a health care manager would utilize to correct the quality issue. The issue must
be from one of the four categories: patient safety, medical errors, consumer satisfaction, or
team dynamics. The student is expected to explain how the intervention would be implemented
and evaluated as well as how the intervention will improve quality of the selected issue.
Students are required to submit their topics for approval (and state why they chose the topic) to
the course instructor no later than Sunday 11:59 EST/EDT of Module 3.
The paper will utilize APA format and be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and 12-point font.
The 800 word minimum requirement means at least 800-1000 words of written material of which
no less than 75% must be your own words, not quotations. Cover sheets, tables of contents,
pictures, diagrams, charts, excessive quotations, and reference pages do not count as part of
the minimum word requirement. The professor reserves the right to determine what constitutes
“excessive.” Students are required to submit the term paper to the assignment folder no later
than Sunday 11:59 EST/EDT of Module 7.
Term Paper Presentation
Additionally, students are required to create a presentation about their chosen term paper topic.
It is recommended that the student use Microsoft PowerPoint for this presentation. The
presentation must be a minimum of 10 slides in length, covering all of the relevant aspects of
the term paper. The use of the notes section to capture relevant talking points for each slide is
expected. Students are required to submit the presentation to the assignment folder no later
than Sunday 11:59 EST/EDT of Module 8.