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Tools to apply strategy

Tools to apply strategy

Value: 35%

Length: 2500 quality words.

 

Task

This assessment focuses on identifying a market strategy direction, examining approaches that help management determine the role that a business unit plays within the organization and what strategic tools are required to implement a sound marketing strategy. Relevant chapters from core text book – Chapters 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Using the same organisation that you selected in assignment 1 & 2, you are to undertake the following:

  • Select a strategic business unit (SBU) within the organisation. This business unit should be product/service based. Select a market strategy direction and establish why this approach is viable for this SBU. Students should consider the relative strength of the SBU and apply the theory based on industry maturity and competitive positioning (Chapter 9).
  • Apply one portfolio analysis tool and identify where the SBU sits within this framework (Chapter 10).
  • Then select two strategic development tools and discuss the benefits of such tools (Chapter 12).
  • Provide a summary on how these findings above may influence strategic marketing strategy in term of planning and implementation (Chapter 11)

Rationale

This assignment is about understanding the required strategic marketing tools to develop marketing strategy for a known organisation. It can be any organisation large to SME’s, or Not-for-Profit. You should focus on a single SBU and its brand offering. You need to justify why your particular strategic direction and strategic development tools are appropriate and how they impact upon the overall marketing strategy of the organisation.

Learning outcomes:

  • be able to identify and evaluate various theoretical approaches that have contributed to competitive strategy formation;
  • be able to systematically identify, evaluate and control for strategy implementation.

Marking criteria

 Criteria HD 100-85% DI: 84-75% CR: 74-65% PS: 64-50% FL: 49-0%
A market strategy direction establish and analysis on why this approach is viable established. A strategic business unit (SBU) within the organization identified and validated.

 

(20%)

Scholarly application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Highly proficient and evidence of rigour. Expert use of a wide range of relevant secondary sources. All key issues expertly canvassed and validated. Concise application demonstrated through the organisation and examples. Competent application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Considerable demonstration of critical analysis. Viable application of a range of relevant secondary sources applied within an organisational context. An acceptable number of key issues identified. Application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Critical analysis demonstrated generally. Used a wide range of sources, most of which were relevant and applied within an organisational context.  Most key issues identified. Adequately addressed but lacks sufficient theoretical arguments and critical thinking. More descriptive than analytical. Limited use of sources and some key issues identified. A lack of application on the organization demonstrated. Further contextualization required and framed around the organisaton. No significant theoretical arguments and critical thinking developed. Lacks theory and how it is applied. No clear understanding of key concepts. No application on the organisation. No depth of organisational implications identified and no strategy outcomes identified.
Portfolio analysis tool applied and SBU identified within the framework.

(20%)

Scholarly application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Highly proficient and evidence of rigour. Expert use of a wide range of relevant secondary sources. All key issues expertly canvassed and validated. Concise application demonstrated through the organisation and examples. Competent application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Considerable demonstration of critical analysis. Viable application of a range of relevant secondary sources applied within an organisational context. An acceptable number of key issues identified. Application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Critical analysis demonstrated generally. Used a wide range of sources, most of which were relevant and applied within an organisational context.  Most key issues identified. Adequately addressed but lacks sufficient theoretical arguments and critical thinking. More descriptive than analytical. Limited use of sources and some key issues identified. A lack of application on the organization demonstrated. Further contextualization required and framed around the organisaton. No significant theoretical arguments and critical thinking developed. Lacks theory and how it is applied. No clear understanding of key concepts. No application on the organisation. No depth of organisational implications identified and no strategy outcomes identified.
Two (2) strategic development tools identified and benefits addressed.

(25%)

Scholarly application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Highly proficient and evidence of rigour. Expert use of a wide range of relevant secondary sources. All key issues expertly canvassed and validated. Concise application demonstrated through the organisation and examples. Competent application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Considerable demonstration of critical analysis. Viable application of a range of relevant secondary sources applied within an organisational context. An acceptable number of key issues identified. Application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Critical analysis demonstrated generally. Used a wide range of sources, most of which were relevant and applied within an organisational context.  Most key issues identified. Adequately addressed but lacks sufficient theoretical arguments and critical thinking. More descriptive than analytical. Limited use of sources and some key issues identified. A lack of application on the organization demonstrated. Further contextualization required and framed around the organisaton. No significant theoretical arguments and critical thinking developed. Lacks theory and how it is applied. No clear understanding of key concepts. No application on the organisation. No depth of organisational implications identified and no strategy outcomes identified.
A summary on how findings influence marketing strategy for the organisation.

(15%)

Scholarly application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Highly proficient and evidence of rigour. Expert use of a wide range of relevant secondary sources.  All key issues expertly canvassed and validated. Concise application demonstrated through the organisation and examples and supported through the role of marketing strategy. Competent application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Considerable demonstration of critical analysis. Viable application of a range of relevant secondary sources applied within an organisational context. An acceptable number of key issues identified and implications for marketing strategy validated. Application of theoretical concepts of relevant theories. Critical analysis demonstrated generally. Used a wide range of sources, most of which were relevant and applied within an organisational context.  Most key issues identified and implications for marketing strategy validated. Adequately addressed but lacks sufficient theoretical arguments and critical thinking. More descriptive than analytical. Limited use of sources and some key issues identified. A lack of application on the organization demonstrated. Further contextualization required and framed around the organisaton and it marketing strategy. No significant theoretical arguments and critical thinking developed. Lacks theory and how it is applied. No clear understanding of key concepts. No application on the organisation. No depth of organisational implications identified and no strategy outcomes identified.
Demonstrated logic, flow, presentation, formatting, clarity of writing style, and reflection word count.

 

(10%)

 

Flawless. Depth. Extremely detailed logic, flow, rational positioning. Concise and reflects word count requirements. Extremely well formed, logic and flow to the work. Well presented. Well-formed sentence structure. No spelling errors. Solid logic, flow and structure overall. Valid positions supported grammatically. More logic, flow and structure required. Basic in language use and style. Descriptive statements. A definite lack of logic, flow and structure. Requires more work on presenting theoretical arguments in a concise and comprehensive way. Use of language is awkward and creates loss of context and meaning.
APA reference style with In-text referencing. Supported with bibliography and put through Turnitin.

(10%)

 

Over and above the referencing requirements. Concisely rigorous and exceptionally detailed. A detailed use of contemporary literature, Extremely well supported with contemporary theory and thoroughly referenced and supported. Well reference with current theory in supporting the theoretical positions. Good use of APA referencing style. Referenced but requires additional supporting in-text theory. More depth of analysis required through referencing. Some flaws with APA referencing style. Lack of in-text referencing and major flows with APA referencing style. Not enough theory to support assumptions.

 

Presentation

See the presentation section under ‘assessment information’ in this subject outline for details of the presentation requirements
 

Requirements

The report requires a concise and original business style report and must be submitted via Turnitin by midnight on the due date.
APA6 referencing is required.

 

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Academic Writing

 

Contemporary Public Health Issues II

 

 

 

Faculty of Social Sciences

 

HAS 911

Contemporary Public Health Issues II

 

Subject Outline

 

School of Health and Society

 

Autumn 2017


Subject Outline

Subject Code:           HAS 911

Subject Name:          Contemporary Issues in Public Health II

Credit Points:            8

Pre-requisites:           None

Co-requisites:            None

Mode of Delivery:    On campus & Distance

Delivery Locations:  Wollongong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Version history and subject improvements

4th edition Catherine MacPhail, School of Health and Society, UOW 2017
3rd edition Heike Schütze, School of Health and Society, UOW 2016
2nd edition Bushra Kahn & Heike Schütze, School of Health and Society, UOW 2016
1st edition Lesley Hare, School of Health and Society, UOW 2015

© University of Wollongong 2017, All rights reserved.

Copyright and Disclaimer

No part of this work may be reproduced without the prior written consent of the University of Wollongong. All requests and enquiries should be directed to the University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia. Telephone +61 2 4221 3920.

http://www.uow.edu.au/about/disclaimer/index.html

The University of Wollongong attempts to ensure that the information contained here is correct at the time of production, however, sections may be amended without notice by the University in response to changing circumstances or for any other reason.

 

 

Subject Contacts

 

Subject Coordinator

Dr Catherine MacPhail

School of Health and Society

Location: 15.132

Telephone: +61 242214112

Email: cmacphai@uow.edu.au

Consultation Times: Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30pm; Thursday 10.00-11.00

 

 

 

 

Subject Details

 

Subject Description

This subject examines contemporary issues in Public Health, particularly the challenges to health presented by globalisation, climate change, social inequality and other aspects of contemporary society. Key concepts in public health such as the measurement of health, the burden of disease, current approaches to public health practice and core principles of equity, sustainability and social justice within public health practice, will be examined and evaluated within the context of the challenges of enhancing the health of populations in contemporary society.

 

Subject Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this subject students will be able to:

Subject Learning Outcome (SLO)
1.      Critically examine current public health issues and challenges (infectious disease, globalisation; environmental, social justice)
2.      Describe and evaluate common measures of indicators for population health
3.      Effectively search relevant public health literature and review and appraise information from a variety of sources to investigate a public health issue
4.      Structure arguments and communicate complex public health knowledge in a variety of formats
5.      Understand core principles of just, ethical/legal public health practice and apply to real-life public health scenarios
6.      Investigate, evaluate and justify current approaches in public health

 

Lecture/Tutorial/Workshop Times

Current timetable information is located at http://www.uow.edu.au/student/timetables/index.html

 

Major Text

Fleming ML & Parker E, (Eds.) 2015, Introduction to Public Health, Churchill Livingstone: Sydney, 3rd Ed. The majority of your required readings will come from this textbook.

 

Recommended Readings

Additional readings will be advised through the eLearning space for this subject. This is not an exhaustive list. Students are encouraged to use the UOW Library catalogue and databases to locate additional resources.

 

References

This is not an exhaustive list. Students are encouraged to use the UOW Library catalogue and databases to locate additional resources.

 

Subject eLearning

This subject is supported by an eLearning site. To access eLearning you must have a UOW user account name and password, and be enrolled in the subject. eLearning is accessed via SOLS (student online services). Log on to SOLS and then click on the eLearning link in the menu column.

 

For information regarding the eLearning spaces please use the following links:

Moodle  –   http://uowblogs.com/moodlelab/files/2013/05/Moodle_StudentGuide-1petpo7.pdf

 

Changes to the Subject Outline

In extraordinary circumstances the provisions stipulated in this Subject Outline may require amendment after the Subject Outline has been distributed. All students enrolled in the subject must be notified and have the opportunity to provide feedback in relation to the proposed amendment, prior to the amendment being finalised.

 

Learning Analytics

Data on student performance and engagement (such as Moodle and University Library usage, task marks, use of SOLS) will be available to the Subject Coordinator to assist in analysing student engagement, and to identify and recommend support to students who may be at risk of failure. If you have questions about the kinds of data the University uses, how we collect it, and how we protect your privacy in the use of this data, please refer to http://www.uow.edu.au/dvca/bala/analytics/index.html.

 

Student Support Services

A range of services, programs and resources designed to support students can be found at http://www.uow.edu.au/student/services/

 

eLearning Guides

You can find guidelines to eLearning here http://www.uow.edu.au/student/elearning/guide/index.html and to ‘Netiquette’ here http://www.uow.edu.au/student/elearning/netiquette/index.html.

 

Student Workload

Students should note that UOW policy equates 1 credit point with 2 hours of study per week that includes lectures and tutorials/workshops/practicals. For example, in a 6 credit point subject, a total of 12 hours of study per week is expected.

 

 

 


 

ASSESSMENT 4 Report
Due Date Sunday 4 June 2017, 11.45pm
Method of Submission Submit online through turnitin on the Moodle site

 

This assessment task has been set up to be checked by Turnitin, a tool for checking if it has unreferenced content. You can submit your assessment task to Turnitin prior to the due date and Turnitin will give you an originality report. You can then make any changes that may be required and re-submit you final version by the due date.

Weighting 40%
Length 2000 words (excluding executive summary, referencing and appendices)
Subject Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Task Choose a public health issue that is of interest to you and:

·       Briefly describe what is currently known about this issue and the population group(s) most likely affected

·       Compare and contrast at least three interventions that have been implemented to produce change for your chosen issue and critically evaluate them in terms of effectiveness and ethical practice

·       Conclude which intervention was most effective and why

·       Summarise your findings in an information leaflet/brochure/infographic that could be understood by a lay person affected by the issue and include it in your Appendix.

 

Use a report format including an executive summary (maximum 200 words on a separate page); a 12-point font, and double line spacing; and show your actual word count on the front page of the assignment.

 

You are expected to read widely in the scholarly literature (i.e. peer-reviewed journals) for this assignment. Fifteen to 20 references would be considered adequate for this topic.

Assessment Criteria Search Strategy – You must include a copy of your search strategy as an Appendix. It will show:

 

·        A list of the electronic databases and internet sites you chose

(NOT search engines). Briefly justify your choice in terms of

how you thought they would contribute to the quality,

relevance, and comprehensiveness of your search results.

·        The key words and other terms you used when analysing the

question and explain how and why you combined your search

terms to widen or limit your search with connectors AND / OR.

·        The inclusion and exclusion criteria you used to select the final articles for your assignment from the list of articles that resulted from your

searches.                                                                          5 marks

 

Executive summary – as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 1

4 marks

 

Introduction – as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 2      3 marks

 

Body – as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 3, including

·         The importance of the issue to public health is clearly explained

·           Supported by up-to-date data

·           National and international literature, as appropriate, is used to

investigate the identified areas

·           Relevant, and comprehensive arguments are clearly stated

·           Strengths and weaknesses of current knowledge and practice are evaluated, including the ethical practice of interventions reviewed                                                                      10 marks                                                             

 

Conclusion – as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 4       4 marks

 

Referencing – as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 5      4 marks

 

Information leaflet/brochure/infographic content – Clearly communicates up-to-date information about your chosen issue, including effective and ethical practice, expressed in easy to understand language and is visually engaging.                 10  marks

 

 

·         You must complete and attach (1) the Report Self-assessment Checklist to your assignment – one mark will be deducted if not included

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This is an individual assessment task.

 


 

 

 
 

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ICT112 TASK 2

ICT112 TASK 2 2017 1
2017 Semester 1, Sippy Downs
Generated Web Site for Sports Club
Your task in this assignment is to write a Python
program that generates a small web site for a local
sports club. It will read some input data from a text
file (e.g., a spreadsheet in comma-separatedvalues, or CSV, format) and automatically generate
several web pages with links going between the
pages. The idea is that as the season progresses,
and more games are played, your program will be
run on the updated input data each week or each
month to automatically generate an updated web
site that shows the latest results.
Each web page should show a different aspect of
the club activities. For example, you might have
one web page for each team in the club, with that
page displaying all the games that that team has
played, with the scores shown for each game (and
possibly the schedule of future games to be played).
Or you might have a different page for each grade
or age level, showing all the teams and results for
that grade. Some of your pages must have photos
and graphs.
There must be one top-level page, called index.html,
that is the entry point for the web site. This must
describe the whole club, and should have links to all
the other pages.
Input Data
You first task is to choose a sport or club, and get some suitable input data..
If you play a sport yourself, see if you can get some data files for your sport.
Or talk to friends and relatives and see if they are involved in any clubs or
sports that would like to have a prototype web site generated for them.
If you cannot find, beg, or borrow any real data for a sports club, there are
web sites that list teams and results for many different local sports:
Fox Sports Pulse: http://sportstg.com/our-sports-network
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Super Netball: https://supernetball.com.au (but cleaner data from
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Suncorp_Super_Netball_season );
Sunshine Coast Football Club: http://au.soccerway.com/teams/australia/sunshine-coast-fc/12831/matches/
Sunshine Coast School Sport: https://sunshinesport.eq.edu.au
Some of them have results for previous years, as well as partial results for this
year. So choose a sport you are passionate about, and copy some grades,
team names, and even scores from those pages and put them into a CSV file.
You need enough data to be able to generate several interesting web pages –
ideally your CSV file should have at least 6 useful columns and a hundred or
more rows. If you cannot find a local sports club, you can use your favourite
national club.
Learning Objectives
In this assignment you will learn how to:
1. use top-down design to divide a larger data processing task into parts;
2. use Python to read and write text files (CSV data files);
3. use functions to raise the abstraction level of your program;
4. analyse data to produce graphs and summary statistics;
5. use string and list methods to generate HTML.
Marking Criteria
This assignment is due at the end of Week 13 (Friday 11:55pm). You must
submit your files in a single .zip file, via Blackboard. Your .zip file should
include your Jupyter Notebook (containing your Python program), all your
input data files, all your generated output web pages; any image files, graphs
and CSS files that are used in your web pages.
It will be marked out of 30. The marking criteria is as follows:
Jupyter Notebook Structure [6 marks]. This should use markup
cells and headings to divide your program into parts:
o Title, plus your name and student number;
o Introduction, which explains your club/sport, and describes
where you obtained the data and the format of the input data
(e.g. the meaning of each column);
o Web-site overview, to explain the structure of your web site;
o Python code, preferably broken into subsections for each part
of your program;
Web Design and Functionality [6 marks]. To achieve maximum
marks, the generated web site should contain several (5-10) web
pages, with an entry page (index.html) that links to all the other pages,
and the other pages linking back to the entry page; good use of
images; the layout and organisation of the pages should be elegant
and readable, with appropriate choices of colours; good use of HTML
tables for layout; the generated pages should conform to HTML
standards; a simple CSS file should be used to specify the look of the

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web pages (this CSS file does not have to be generated by your
program).
Data Analysis and Visualisation [6 marks]. Your program should
analyse the data and generate (and include in the web pages):
o one or more informative graphs that visualise various aspects of
the data (e.g. the weekly scores or times of each team/athlete);
o and summary statistics for each team/athlete (e.g. the number of
games that each team won and lost, or the average score, or
average and best times);
Python Functions [6 marks]. Most your Python code should be
inside functions; function parameters should be used to make your
program concise and flexible; each function should include appropriate
function docs; correct and meaningful naming conventions should be
followed for function names and variable names.
Program Design and Algorithms [6 marks]. To achieve maximum
marks, your program should be elegantly designed: be concise; use
constants for important values/strings that are likely to change; use
appropriate data structures (e.g. strings, lists, tuples, dictionaries, or
objects) to store the data; make good use of Python libraries and
methods (e.g. for strings and lists); and be reasonably efficient during
execution (e.g. reading the input files just once, rather than many
times). A key criterion is that your program should not contain blocks
of code that are duplicated or similar (such blocks of code should be
simplified into a single block of code by good use of loops or functions).
Note: the generated web pages should NOT contain any Javascript, as the
goal of this assignment is to generate simple static web pages using Python.

 
 

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Beginning Development of Global Strategies

Type: Individual Project
Unit:  Beginning Development of Global Strategies
Due Date:  Wed, 5/24/17
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible:  100
Points Earned:  0
Deliverable Length:  2–3 pages
 

Mike, one of the marketing strategists on your team, stops at your office door wanting to talk. “We use fabrics that are made domestically; however, there are issues with using these same fabrics globally. There are laws and regulations that prevent us from shipping these fabrics to other countries. This is a huge concern. One of our primary selling points is the consistency of quality of our product.”

You confirm Mike’s concern, “That’s an excellent point,” you say. “Now you’ve just given yourself and our team more work for the presentation. I’m sure that will come up. One of the board members used to run a textile plant in China.”

Mike nods his head in agreement. “I imagine textiles will not be the only resource concern,” he says.

Consider the following in your response:

  • Why should resources be a concern in a global strategy?
  • What resources may be a concern in the country you selected?
  • How will this impact the decision to move to the country that you selected?
  • How will this impact your competitive strategy in your global market?

The materials found in the M.U.S.E. may help you with this assignment, such as the audio file Global Strategies Large and Small. This file provides real-world experience that may help you with this assignment.

 
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Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

Assignment 2: Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

Among the most controversial topics in physical science, global warming has received a great deal of attention during the past decade. Given its great impact on both humans and the environment, lawmakers and scientists must heavily weigh the information that they are presented. Explore this debate in more detail by evaluating both the scientific basis of this phenomenon and the human role in global warming.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include at least two (2) specific examples of each.
  2. Take a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Provide three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.
  3. Assess two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on. Analyze the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.
  4. Speculate on the policy changes that you would propose to help stabilize global climate and determine the business sectors or nations that would be held to more strict standards if you were to implement your proposed policies.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your report must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Apply concepts in physical sciences to evaluate current trends and issues in the modern world.
  • Describe the physical processes influencing climate and weather.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in physical sciences.
  • Write clearly and concisely about physical sciences using proper writing mechanics.
 
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Assignment Exercise 17–1: Variance Analysis

Assignment Exercises 17-1, 17-2, and 17-3 on pages 498 through 500 \

Assignment Exercise 17–1: Variance Analysis

Greenview Hospital operated at 120% of normal capacity in two of its departments during the year. It operated 120% times 20,000 normal capacity direct labor nursing hours in routine services and it operated 120% times 20,000 normal capacity equipment hours in the laboratory. The lab allocates overhead by measuring minutes and hours the equipment is used; thus equipment hours.

Assumptions:

For Routine Services Nursing:

  • 20,000 hours × 120% = 24,000 direct labor nursing hours.
  • Budgeted Overhead at 24,000 hours = $42,000 fixed plus $6,000 variable = $48,000 total.
  • Actual Overhead at 24,000 hours = $42,000 fixed plus $7,000 variable = $49,000 total.
  • Applied Overhead for 24,000 hours at $2.35 = $56,400.

For Laboratory:

  • 20,000 hours × 120% = 24,000 equipment hours.
  • Budgeted Overhead at 24,000 hours = $59,600 fixed plus $11,400 variable = $71,000 total.
  • Actual Overhead at 24,000 hours = $59,600 fixed plus $11,600 variable = $71,200 total.
  • Applied Overhead for 24,000 hours at $3.455 = $82,920.

Required

  • Set up a worksheet for applied overhead costs and volume variance with a column for Routine Services Nursing and a second column for Laboratory.
  • Set up a worksheet for actual overhead costs and budget variance with a column for Routine Services Nursing and a second column for Laboratory.
  • Set up a worksheet for volume variance and budget variance totaling net variance with a column for Routine Services Nursing and a second column for Laboratory.
  • Insert input data from the Assumptions.
  • Complete computations for all three worksheets.

Assignment Exercise 17–1: Variance Analysis

Greenview Hospital operated at 120% of normal capacity in two of its departments during the year. It operated 120% times 20,000 normal capacity direct labor nursing hours in routine services and it operated 120% times 20,000 normal capacity equipment hours in the laboratory. The lab allocates overhead by measuring minutes and hours the equipment is used; thus equipment hours.

Assumptions:

For Routine Services Nursing:

  • 20,000 hours × 120% = 24,000 direct labor nursing hours.
  • Budgeted Overhead at 24,000 hours = $42,000 fixed plus $6,000 variable = $48,000 total.
  • Actual Overhead at 24,000 hours = $42,000 fixed plus $7,000 variable = $49,000 total.
  • Applied Overhead for 24,000 hours at $2.35 = $56,400.

For Laboratory:

  • 20,000 hours × 120% = 24,000 equipment hours.
  • Budgeted Overhead at 24,000 hours = $59,600 fixed plus $11,400 variable = $71,000 total.
  • Actual Overhead at 24,000 hours = $59,600 fixed plus $11,600 variable = $71,200 total.
  • Applied Overhead for 24,000 hours at $3.455 = $82,920.

Required

  • Set up a worksheet for applied overhead costs and volume variance with a column for Routine Services Nursing and a second column for Laboratory.
  • Set up a worksheet for actual overhead costs and budget variance with a column for Routine Services Nursing and a second column for Laboratory.
  • Set up a worksheet for volume variance and budget variance totaling net variance with a column for Routine Services Nursing and a second column for Laboratory.
  • Insert input data from the Assumptions.
  • Complete computations for all three worksheets.

Assignment Exercise 17–2: Three-Level Revenue Forecast

Three eye-ear-nose-and-throat physicians decide to hire an experienced audiologist in order to add a new service line to their practice.* They ask the practice manager to prepare a three-level volume forecast as a first step in their decision-making.

Assumptions: for the base level (most likely) revenue forecast, assume $200 per procedure times 4 procedures per day times 5 days equals 20 procedures per week times 50 weeks per year equals 1,000 potential procedures per year.

For the best case revenue forecast, assume an increase in volume of one procedure per day average, for an annual increase of 250 procedures (5 days per week times 50 weeks equals 250). (The best case is if the practice gains a particular managed care contract.)

For the worst case revenue forecast, assume a decrease in volume of 2 procedures per day average, for an annual decrease of 500 procedures. (The worst case is if the practice loses a major payer.)

*Audiologists were designated as “eligible for physician and other prescriber incentives” as discussed elsewhere. Thus the new service line was a logical move.

Required

Using the above assumptions, prepare a three-level forecast similar to the example in Figure 17–5 and document your calculations.

 

EXHIBIT 17.5

Assignment Exercise 17–3: Target Operating Income

Acme Medical Supply Company desires a target operating income amount of $100,000, with assumption inputs as follows:

  • Desired (target) operating income amount = $100,000
  • Unit price for sales = $80
  • Variable cost per unit = $60
  • Total fixed cost = $60,000

Compute the required revenue to achieve the target operating income and compute a contribution income statement to prove the totals.

 

Assignment Exercises 18-1, 18-2, and 18-3 on pages 500 through 501

Assignment Exercise 18–1: Estimate of Loss

You are the practice manager for a four-physician office. You arrive on Monday morning to find the entire office suite flooded from overhead sprinklers that malfunctioned over the weekend. Water stands ankle-deep everywhere. The computers are fried and the contents of all the filing cabinets are soaked. Your own office, where most of the records were stored, has the worst damage.

The practice carries valuable papers insurance coverage for an amount up to $250,000. It is your responsibility to prepare an estimate of the financial loss so that a claim can be filed with the insurance company. How would you go about it? What would your summary of the losses look like?

Assignment Exercise 18–2: Estimate of Replacement Cost

The landlord carries contents insurance that should cover the damage to the furnishings, equipment, and to the computers, and the insurance company adjuster will come tomorrow to assess the furnishings and equipment damage. However, your boss is sure that the insurance settlement will not cover replacement costs. Consequently, you have been instructed to prepare an estimate of what has been lost and/or damaged plus an estimate of what the replacement cost might be. How would you go about it? What would your summary of these losses look like?

Assignment Exercise 18–3: Benchmarking

Review the chapter text about benchmarking.

Required

  • Select an organization: either from the Case Studies in Chapters 2728 or from one of the Mini-Case Studies in Chapters 2931.
  • Prepare a list of measures that could be benchmarked for this organization. Comment on why these items are important for benchmarking purposes.
  • Find another example of benchmarking for a healthcare organization. The example can be an organization report or it can be taken from a published source such as a journal article.

 

 
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Assignment 1: LASA 2: Training and Intervention Program

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Training and Intervention Program

The value of a good assessment comes from the ability to conceptualize a situation and provide some language and a vehicle to promote change. Too many times in treatment, an assessment is completed as a task of the first few sessions and then left in the chart never to be reviewed again. This is a mistake, and good practice includes a constant review and update to the assessment as well as a plan of action.

Using the assessment that you completed for the LASA 1 in M3: Assignment 2, you will be able to practice making a difference in a child’s life by creating a training and intervention program for the adults in that child’s life.

  • Write a summary assessment of the case study to be handed out in the school meeting with the family and professionals. This summary should include the following:
    • Background information about the child, explaining his or her behavior and the current situation
    • Possible determinates of the stated behaviors focusing on the family
    • Possible determinates of the stated behaviors focusing on the school
  • Create a presentation, with detailed speaker notes, to train the parents and school personnel to better understand the socialization of this particular child and to create a training and intervention program for both parents and school personnel. The presentation should provide research support from at least two peer-reviewed articles and include the following:
    • Separate title and reference slides.
    • Provide a review of the role this child plays in his or her family, how that correlates with the expressed behavior, and specific interventions recommended to change problematic behaviors.
    • Provide a review of the role this child plays in his or her school and peer group, how that correlates with the expressed behavior, and interventions recommended to change problematic behaviors.
    • Create a guide for parents to find the resources needed in the community or methods to gain the services needed for their child. Be sure to also identify four or five resources in your own community, and provide a description of the services they provide that would be useful.
    • Provide information on resiliency and the research literature that best applies to this particular case study. Present the strength areas of the child, family, and school integrated with this resiliency literature to provide positive intervention strategies.

Write a 2-page summary assessment in Word format and develop a 15–20-slide presentation (with detailed speaker notes) in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources, including use of in-text citations and full references. Academic sources could include your textbook, required readings for this module, or academic journal articles found in the Argosy University online library.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc and LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.ppt. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M5_A1.ppt.

By Monday, May 29, 2017, deliver your assignment to the M5: LASA 2 Dropbox.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Assignment Components
Max Points
Presented a 2-page review of the previous assessment of the child (mostly a summary from LASA 1), which included background information about the child, explaining his or her behavior, and the current situation and possible determinates of the stated behaviors focusing on the family, as well as on the school.
28
Reviewed the role this child plays in his or her family, and how that correlates with the expressed behavior (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).
28
Recommended specific interventions in the family environment to change problematic behaviors (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).
40
Reviewed the role this child plays in his or her school and peer group, and how that correlates with the expressed behavior (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).
28
Recommended specific interventions in the school environment to change problematic behaviors (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).
32
Developed a resource-guide strategy for parents to find the resources needed in the community or methods to gain the services needed for their child (in both the slide/s and speaker notes); and provide actual local resources (4–5).
44
Integrated information from resiliency research with the case study to present strength areas of the child, family, and school and recommend positive intervention strategies (in both the slide/s and speaker notes).
36
Presentation Components
Organization (16)

Usage and Mechanics (16)

APA Elements (24)

Style (8)

64
Total:
300
 
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