Health Science (HSCI)
College of Nursing and Health Science
150 Global Issues in Health, Nutrition, and Culture (3:3:0). This course examines cross-cultural values in health and nutrition. It explores the health- and nutrition- related problems that afflict populations throughout the world, and the efforts being made to achieve optimal health for all. Students are introduced to the nutrition and health concerns from a variety of cultures around the world. Population dynamics, vital statistics, global disease patterns, and cultural variations are considered. Teaching strategies include lecture/discussion, guest lecturers, video presentations, oral presentations, web research.
250 Holistic Health Perspectives (3:3:0). Allows each student to survey health and wellness issues related to his/her personal profile. Students define his/her health within the context of family, environment, culture, society, and life span. Motivational strategies for improving and maintaining health will also be stressed. The health of individuals will be considered in relation to the larger community as well as national health goals.
270, 271 Overview of Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3:3:0), (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Permission of college. Must be taken in sequence. This fast paced, condensed, lecture course covers the basics of human anatomy and principles of physiology. Some knowledge of basic biology and chemistry and cell structure and function in necessary. (Students who lack this background will be assigned reading during the first class to catch up.) The successful student will be capable of independent work and will have many hours to devote to the study of anatomy and physiology outside the classroom.
275 Overview of Microbiology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Permission of college. This is a fast paced, condensed, lecture course covering the basics of microbiology. Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. The successful student will be capable of independent work and will have many hours to devote to the study of microbiology outside the classroom.
295 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3:3:0). Prerequisite: One semester of science or permission of instructor. Introduction to nutrition science. Emphasizes roles of macro- and micro-nutrients in the body, digestion, energy metabolism, weight loss, fitness and nutrition, prevention of chronic diseases, nutrition therapy, and nutritional assessment. Problem solving and critical thinking methodologies are utilized in group presentations that address nutrition-related case studies. In-class activities, outside readings, and class discussion are designed to re-enforce concepts. Students use computer-based diet analysis to evaluate personal dietary intakes.
302 Health Care Finance (3:3:0). Introduces finance in health care organizations. Reviews issues in reimbursement structures, regulatory mechanisms, cost control, and related factors affecting the financial management of health service organizations (including financial decision support skills).
303 Strategic Health Management and Planning (3:3:0). Introduces past and present interventions that affect the supply and demand for health care at the community, state, regional, and national level. Health planning and regulatory entities are presented and strategic and program plan ning in the context of current economic and market conditions are discussed.
307 Assisted Living Philosophy and Management (3:3:0). This course provides an overview of the growth of the assisted living industry, its role in the health care continuum, current and/or proposed regulatory environments, and differences between assisted living and other forms of senior health care/senior living services. Specific instruction is provided in both the philosophy and day-to-day management of assisted living communities, including resident care, operations, finance/budgeting, human resources/staffing, and successful marketing and community relations. The course also examines the future of the industry, including cutting-edge programs/technologies and approaches to creating the next generation of assisted living services.
332/NURS 332 Concepts of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Throughout the Life Span (3:3:0). Introduces the student to the concepts of epidemiology, health promotion, disease prevention, and their impact upon the health status of culturally diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, small groups, and communities. Focus is upon health problems and potential interventions throughout the life span and incorporates the principles of teaching/learning and the process of critical thinking as they apply to the health professional.
334 Role Development for Health Science Majors (3:3:0). Gives students the opportunity to explore career opportunities that build on their basic education in a health science field. Includes historical perspectives on current ethical, legal, political, social, and cultural issues related to health care policy and research. Multidisciplinary collaboration among health care providers will be explored.
341 Practicum in Health and Wellness Coordination (3:1:5). Provides a field experience in which students design, implement, and evaluate a project with individuals, families, or small groups who are at risk or experiencing physical, psychological and/or social health problems in a variety of settings across the life span. Students receive opportunities to apply principles of health promotion and disease prevention. Risks are identified and a program is planned that will reduce risks and promote optimal function.
343/NURS 343 Pharmacology (3:3:0). This course provides the student the opportunity to study the principles of pharmacokinetics, the pharmadynamics of selected drug classifications, and nursing responsibilities related to drug administration to individuals throughout the life span.
344 Health and Risk Appraisal (3:2:2). Provides exposure to a number of models of health appraisal and risk assessment through multiple technological means. Students implement a model of their choice in their practicum site.
378 Health Care Delivery in the United States (3:3:0). Survey course that introduces the history and current structure and function of health care delivery in the U.S. Students explore the components and subsystems of health care and the socio-political (public and private) context that shapes the system and impacts access to health care and delivery of health services.
402/HSCI 505/NURS 505 Case Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of instructor. Open to seniors. Survey course on the state of case management programs and practice for health and human service professionals. Special emphasis is placed on comparing the nature, process, and outcomes for baccalaureate and graduate students guided by the objectives.
420 Strategies for Nutrition Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HSCI 295 or permission of instructor. This course examines methods and techniques for educating individuals about nutrition. It addresses nutrition education issues from a variety of populations with respect to culture, age, religion, and specific disease states.
421 Community Nutrition (3:2:1). Prerequisite: HSCI 295 or permission of instructor. This course focuses on nutrition and health problems of specific community settings, and examines the practices of nutrition services in various communities.
422 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HSCI 295 or permission of instructor. This course focuses on the nutrient needs and food habits throughout the life cycle. Emphasized are the nutrient needs prior, during and after pregnancy, and the nutritional requirements of infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
423/NURS 423 Nutrition and Chronic Illnesses (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HSCI 295 or permission of instructor. This course examines the nutrient needs related to specific chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. It focuses on the principles of nutritional therapy and prevention.
436/NURS 436 Leadership and Management of Health Care (3:3:0). Introduces the leadership and management of health-related organizations. Reviews administrative issues in health-related services with particular emphasis on developing organizational strategies for effective interfacing of medical, nursing, allied health, and administrative staff.
440/NURS 440 Community Health and Epidemiology (3:3:0). Addresses population-focused health care. Emphasis is on primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of health problems. Concepts of community, public health, and health policy affecting culturally diverse and vulnerable populations are examined.
453/NURS 453 Research in Nursing and Health Science (3:3:0). Introductory research course designed to present basic concepts and methods of research. The research process is examined as a foundation for scholarship. Emphasis is placed on critique and use of current nursing and health science research in clinical practice.
465/NURS 465 Examination and Integration of Professional and Health Care Issues (3:3:0). Meets the George Mason requirement as a synthesis course. Additional corequisite for nursing majors: satisfactory completion of NCL Review Testing and Study Plan for LPN and traditional and second-degree pathways. This capstone seminar course assists students in synthesizing the varied dimensions of their roles as health professionals in a global society. It provides students with opportunities to examine issues in health care through reflection on the natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and other prerequisite coursework. Selected topics are examined through reading, writing, and discussion. The course content builds on knowledge and skills acquired through course work and field experience in the major and general education, as well as through life experience. Application of the literature in professional practice and related disciplines is expected in both formal and informal writings on issues. Student writings and presentations receive written self-evaluation, as well as formal review by peers and multiple faculty members involved in teaching the course. (Writing-intensive course)
480 Health Maintenance and Health Aspects of Aging (3:3:0). Studies physiological and psychological factors that influence health and have implications for preventive measures in disease and health disorders in the aging. Nutrition, the nature of health problems, and methods of assessing physical and psychological needs are examined.
492 Death, Dying and Decision Making (3:3:0). Interdisciplinary examination and analysis of clinical care of dying persons provides the focus of this, course along with psychosocial issues related to the processes of death and dying. Special emphasis is on the application of ethical principles in resolution of complex problems for individuals with life threatening illnesses and their families as caregivers and/or decision makers. Decision makers models provide a basis for clinical case discussions related to dying. Questions of futility are examined with associated care issues. Current professional and lay literature is discussed in the context of socially changing norms and mores surrounding end-of-life decisions. Hospice and alternative palliative care models are explored for terminally ill patients. Policies, laws, and regulations that impact caregivers and health service providers are reviewed, including advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, and assisted suicide. Bereavement as a part of the death, dying, and grieving process for family members is presented. Lecture-discussion.
496/NURS 496 Violence in Society (3:3:0). The interdisciplinary lecture/discussion course examines the magnitude of the problem of violence globally and more specifically within the United States. Discussion and reflective activities engage students in the learning process.
498 Health Science Internship (9:2:14). Prerequisite: Open to HSCI majors only. Taken in the last semester of studies after completion of all course requirements. This capstone course involves a two-hour weekly seminar and 14-16 hour internship in a health related organization. Course provides for a variety of applied experiences in the student's chosen area of concentration under the direction of a CNHS faculty member and a preceptor in the field agency. Critical thinking, project planning and management, communication, and analytic skills are integrated in the performance of the internship and development of the project product.
501 Introduction to Biostatistics (3:3:0). Applies selected biostatistics techniques to public health and health system management issues. Includes univariate, bivariate statistics and regression analysis.
505/HSCI 402/NURS 505 Case Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of instructor. Open to seniors. Survey course on the state of case management programs and practice for health and human service professionals. Special emphasis is placed on comparing the nature, process, and outcomes for baccalaureate and graduate students guided by the objectives.
508/NURS 508 Psychopharmacology (3:3:0). Surveys therapeutic effects and side effect profiles of psychopharmacological drugs, including psychotropic and recreational drugs. Emphasis on understanding mechanisms of actions, drug interactions, and subject variables that influence drug effects.
520/NURS 520 Rehabilitation Theory and Practice (3:3:0). Explores rehabilitation theory and research and their application to the practice of today's healthcare professional and to the care of specific client populations. Rehabilitation theory will be evaluated as a new paradigm for healthcare delivery.
530/NURS 534 Nutrition: A Global Perspective (3:3:0). Directed at students from a variety of disciplines, this course examines what malnutrition is and how it occurs by looking at several situations from around the world. It looks at the impact of how nutrition can affect a society and community and examines the benefits of a well-nourished population.
542/NURS 542 Health Policy (3:2:1). Explores issues surrounding the development of public health policy and the influence of policy of health care delivery, nursing, and other health professions. Classroom and field experience.
543/NURS 543 Global Health: Trends and Policies (3:3:0). General survey course covers today's health challenges; their various social, economic, and epidemiological causes; the role and likely success of information and technology transfer, primary preventive health care, social awareness, and intervention in alleviating the problems. Lecture and discussion.
544/NURS 544 The Washington Internship in Health Policy (1:0:2). Prerequisite: Annual Health Policy Institute. Undergraduate requires permission of instructor. This course provides a one-week (40 hours) exposure to an organization with a public policy agenda in health. Placements may be in a Capitol Hill office, a federal health agency, a national association, or other policy organization. Interns will engage in a variety of field experiences related to the legislative process, including network development of policy-interested contacts, and skill development to expand a student's ability to impact the health policymaking process.
546/NURS 546 Leadership Strategies in Health Policy (3:3:0). This course examines the leadership process from a policy, personal, and organizational perspective to expand the student's ability to impact the health policy-making process.
547 Regulatory Requirements for Health Care Systems (3:3:0). This course is designed to help health care professionals understand the linkage between the infrastructures of the organization and the regulatory/accreditation processes for health care organizations. An overview covers the major accrediting agencies, their roles, the accreditation principles, and the survey process. Applications will focus on hospitals, with reference to ambulatory care, managed care organizations, rehabilitation centers, laboratories, home health and long-term care facilities. Emphasis will be placed on the requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) and the regulations mandated by the Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA).
550/NURS 585 Entrepreneurship in Health Care (3:3:0). Presents an overview of models of entrepreneurship in health care. Opportunities for collaborative problem solving to support business development, entrepreneurial be havior, and leadership are provided. Innovative approaches to and alternatives for nursing practice and health care delivery are explored.
571/NURS 571 HIV/AIDS: Concepts, Principles and Interventions (3:3:0). Provides an overview of all aspects of HIV disease to include retrospective and current concepts and analyses of the epidemic, global, and societal impact, and cutting-edge research. Examines the development of therapeutic tools and skills to educate, reduce risks, control infection, and affect the care and healing of client, family, and community, as well as issues of increasing dilemma for health care professionals.
577/NURS 577 Comparative Health Care Systems in the World (3:3:0). A comprehensive review of selected national health care systems within the World Health Organization's designated regions. Health care systems are analyzed, compared, and contrasted. Issues are discussed in relationship to national governments and global health.
578/NURS 578 Cultural Competence and Diversity in Health Care (3:3:0). Cultural competence and diversity in health care will be examined. Theories and models will be explored. Topics include culture as a system, health and illness beliefs, and practices of various cultures.
580 Alternative Health Care Practices (3:3:0). Explores the proliferation of alternative health care therapies in society and the role of the various professions in collaboration and participation. Cultural traditions and the scientific study of these therapies are evaluated. Lecture, discussion, seminar, and observation.
583/NURS 583 Food and Culture: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HSCI 295 or permission of instructor. This course examines food and eating behaviors, diet, and nutrition from a cross-cultural perspective. It focuses on how and why people choose what to eat, the range and significance of cross-cultural variability in diet, how diets have changed in the evolutionary and recent past, and the health and social implications of those changes. Teaching strategies include lecture/discussion, guest lecturers, video presentations, audio/visual aids, student presentations, case study analyses.
585 Care Management of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (3:3:0). Focuses on the care of persons with dementing illnesses in acute, community and long term care settings. Strategies for managing and evaluating care provided by family caregivers and allied health personnel also are discussed.
586/NURS 588 Process Improvement for Health Services (3:3:0). Examines how improved work processes will lead to quality improvement. Explores the contribution of operations research and quality management to improve delivery and production of health services and business processes from the perspective of health care managers.
594/NURS 594 Special Topic in Health Care (3:0:0). Presents selected topics analyzing specialized areas in health care. Content varies. Lecture, seminar, laboratory/workshops.
597/NURS 597 Approaches to Quantitative Data Analysis in Healthcare Research (3:3:0). Examine univariate and bivariate statistical procedures appropriate for analyzing quantitative healthcare research data. Emphasis is on selecting, applying, and interpreting data analysis procedures.
601 Electronic Commerce and Outline Market for Health Services (3:3:0). Students explore the development of online health services, the organization of online businesses, online marketing, online financial and clinical transactions, and venture capital and IPO process. In addition, students learn about creating and maintaining web pages and online databases. The course reviews the literature on impact of computer services on patient care and health care organizations, and examples of successful and bankrupt technology firms in health care. Students, in groups, draft a business plan and develop an early version of the service they are proposing.
603 Advanced Clinical Nutrition (3:3:0). Explores advanced principles of sound nutrition and the application of these principles in clinical settings. Nutritional assessments are explored for the adult patients with chronic conditions.
615 Molecular and Clinical Genetics in Health Care and Research (12:0:36). Prerequisites: Graduate nursing student, advanced practice nurse, or nursing faculty. This course provides a foundation in molecular and clinical genetics, supporting both clinical practice and laboratory research. Basic concepts and principles of genetics (molecular, clinical and biochemical, and cytogenetics) are covered. A case-based approach and the use of published research is used to integrate the concepts and principles of genetics, and to provide an understanding of genetic testing, detection of genetic disease, and how this information can be used for counseling individuals and families.
626 Health Care Informatics and Computer Systems (3:3:0). Studies information and data management in nursing and the application of computer systems to solve problems on nursing practice, education, administration, and research. Focuses on generic concepts of information science and the use of computers to manage nursing health care data, incorporating computing skills for using specific software packages.
635/CONF 738 Research Seminar in Health and Conflict Analysis (3:0:0). This capstone seminar is the final course in the graduate certificate program in conflict resolution for health professionals. It involves conducting research and analyzing a specific conflict situation in depth. The course builds on theory, research, and practice learned in previous courses for this certificate.
637 Normal Aging and Health Deviations (3:3:0). Examines the biopsychosocial aspects of aging. Emphasis is on examining the effects of age changes and health deviations on the functional capacity of older persons, and on interventions and promotion of the elderly's capacity for self-care.
640/NURS 640 Dimensions of Communications in a Technologically Enhanced Health System (3:3:0). Examines the effects of technological innovation on the communication and interdisciplinary collaboration of stakeholders in the health care systems of the new millennium.
650 Assisted Living Management and Operations (3:3:0). Issues, trends, and practices related to the administration of assisted living and senior housing communities. Emphasis on budgeting, staffing, hospitality services, resident care and risk management indicators. Evaluation of demographic, cultural, and regulatory environments affecting industry.
651 Assisted Living Sales and Marketing (3:3:0). Practice and application of selling and marketing techniques within the assisted living and senior housing industry. Evaluation of issues and ethics relative to the senior consumer, with an emphasis on lead generation, closing, and move-in coordination.
659 Health Care of Aging Persons with Chronic Illnesses (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HSCI 637. Focuses on the biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of aging and chronic illness. Emphasis is focused on examining the functional capacity of persons and the capacity for self-care.
670 Quality Management in Health Care (3:3:0). Explores issues, trends, and methodologies in health care quality management within a systems framework with emphasis on law, ethics, principles, tools and techniques, cost, strategic directions, and evaluation. Roles and responsibilities of the various levels of health care managers are addressed.
678 Introduction to the U.S. Health System (3:3:0). Course is required, as a prerequisite to all other certificate courses, for students who do not have familiarity with all aspects (financing, providers, care systems) of the U.S. health care system and recent working experience. Explores the structure, function, and financing of the health care delivery systems in the U.S. Designed to familiarize students with the development of the various sub-systems of care and the ways in which public, private, and social forces influence the politics of healthcare, shape the system, and impact public health. Includes analysis of systems infrastructure and the socio-political context of the U.S. health care system.
690 Independent Study in Health Science (1-3:0:). Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program and permission of associate dean for academic programs. In-depth studies of a selected area of health science theory, research, or practice under the direction of faculty. May be repeated, but total credits earned may not exceed three.
699 Practicum in International Health Care (3:1:8). Prerequisite or corequisite: HSCI 698. Practicum in international health in a selected international health agency. Health care programs are analyzed using a health care systems framework.
702 Managerial Accounting in Health Care Organizations (3:3:0). Practical examination of the controllership function in health care organizations and systems (profit and not for profit) with emphasis on policy formulation and evaluation of performance, including cost methods and systems, measurement criteria, and managerial planning, methods, and techniques.
703 Financial Management of Health Systems (3:3:0). Prerequisites: HSCI 555 or admittance to a graduate nursing degree program (MSN or PhD) or Health Systems Management MS degree program, and working knowledge of the health care industry. Examines the tools and methods of financial management in health care organizations and systems with emphasis on allocation and use of funds. Analysis of costs and constraints of alternative source of funds and the application of financial decision instruments and their effect on operational management and market value of the entity is covered.
704 Contemporary Issues in Health Systems Leadership and Management (3:3:0). Analyzes management theory and practice from recently evolving works that identify, analyze, and resolve strategic organizational problems and issues in health care systems. Applied leadership strategy to effectively manage a variety of critical issues in health care systems, such as organizational development, change management, human relations and diversity, quality management for organizational and clinical effectiveness, technology, competing priorities, conflicting constituencies, delivery system redesign, and health services research.
705 Strategic Management and Marketing in Health Care (3:3:0). Develops executive skills for strategic decision making through the use of marketing-based tools and techniques as applied in health care systems. Strategic planning, market research and opportunity/risk analysis, customer assessment, market segmentation and life cycle assessment for health care services in managed care and nonmanaged care environments are covered.
706 Integrated Health Systems Management (3:3:0). Explores emerging structures for financing and delivery of comprehensive health services in integrated health systems. Successful development and management of alliances, provider hospital organizations, and managed care systems with an emphasis on strategies for vertical integration, community partnering, contract negotiation, governance, and management of antitrust situations.
707 Health Care Management Policy, Law, and Ethics (3:3:0). Survey course that prepares health care executives to understand selected legal and ethical principles as applied to complex decision making and policy analysis in the management of health care organizations and systems. Legal relationships (torts and contracts) and ethical references are used for selective managerial application in the analysis and management of organizational and clinical dilemmas, statutory and regulatory trends, and the management of scarce resources and interdisciplinary teams in health systems.
708 Operations/Quality Management of Health Services (3:3:0). Examines the operations and quality management functions of a health care/service organization from a strategic viewpoint. Explores the contributions of operations research and quality management to improve delivery and production of health services and business processes from the perspective of the health care manager. Explores contemporary performance measures (quality and productivity) useful for improving process performance and selected decision support system methods from operations management.
709 Healthcare Databases (3:3:0). Introduces students to design and use of health and medical databases. Provides hands-on experience with design and use of databases. Explores uses of medical record systems. Includes review and analysis of databases and database management systems. Examines application of databases to clinical and managerial transaction.
710 Health Management Practicum and Capstone Seminar (3:2:6). Prerequisite: All course work. Team-based field practicum in health management, problem analysis, and project management in a health care/service organization. Learning teams define a complex problem in the assigned facility and conduct an analysis of the problem with recommendations for management decision action. Analysis of the problem provides the context in which theoretical concepts and management skills are applied to conduct the project. Practicum seminar uses case study analyses to explore problem-solving approaches in a variety of situations and health care/service organizations.
712 Epidemiology and Health Service Research (3:3:0). Presents an introduction to epidemiology and health services research as a body of knowledge and a method for analyzing health problems. Students learn the role of health services research and epidemiology in policy and in evidence-based management and clinical practice. Students design experiments, analyze secondary data, and evaluate impact of programs on health outcomes.
714 Telehealth Applications (3:3:0). Prerequisites: HSCI 678 or recent work experience in the U.S. health system. This course provides an overview of current and emerging telehealth applications. Content focuses on uses and evaluation of telemedicine in rural and urban settings. Telehealth programming, staffing, funding, and reimbursement are addressed. Challenges of managing regulatory, ethical and international policy considerations will be addressed.
715 Health Economics (3:3:0). Emphasizes health care managers an understanding of economic efficiency in the U.S. health system. Microeconomic methods are used to examine markets and resources in health care. Health care is examined as a commodity, and the demand for health and medical care services, provider behavior, and the function and behavior of insurance markets is explored. Selected topics include: government role, financing arrangements, insurance reform, rationing, price regulation, and provider competition.
720 Health Data Integration (3:3:0). Students learn to manipulate large databases, create link table queries, write SQL application programs, understand sources of data conflicts, and identify methods of integrating ODBC databases with legacy data. Students learn concepts of data warehousing, methods of analysis of large databases including Bayesian belief networks and machine learning in the health care context. Course involves a semester-long data integration group project.
730 Health Care Decision Analysis (3:3:0). Prerequisite: HSCI 701 or college level algebra. Students analyze practice patterns and find optimal methods of improving them. Decision analysis and failure mode analysis are used within health care settings. Students integrate scientific evidence, patients' preferences, and experts' opinions to identify optimal alternatives.
740 Management of Health Information Systems (3:3:0). Introduces health and medical information systems with emphasis on systems analysis and design to support managerial and clinical communications and decision making. Explores trends and innovations in information technology and systems, focusing on the managerial oversight of health and medical information systems. Explores contemporary management strategies for information systems personnel.
750/NURS 750 Legal Issues Relevant to Health Care Administration (3:3:0). Provides students with a general understanding of the United States legal system and sources of law, with a particular emphasis on laws that govern or are applicable to the health care industry and general administration. Students examine the changing health care models and delivery systems and the laws affecting such systems.
762 Aging and Health Care Policy (3:3:0). Prerequisite or corequisite: HSCI 637, SOCI 599, or NURS 659 or permission of instructor. Focuses on a policy perspective in relation to older adults in the community and in long-term care facilities. Students analyze policy issues and health care delivery systems as they affect the older adult through lecture/discussion, field trips, projects, and policy analysis papers.
799/NURS 799 Advanced Quantitative Analysis for Healthcare Research I (3:3:0). Prerequisite: A graduate level course in statistics. Examines factorial ANOVA, factorial ANCOVA, repeated measures ANOVA< ANOVA, ANCOVA via regression approach, and multiway frequency analysis. Students apply mathematical calculations and interpret SPSS outputs using healthcare research data.
800/NURS 800 Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis for Healthcare Research II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: NURS 799 or an equivalent statistics course. Examines multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA), and multiple regression (ordinary least squares) and logistic regression. Students apply mathematical calculations and utilize linear combinations for multivariate tests in healthcare research.
801/NURS 801 Advanced Multivariate Statistics and Data Analysis in Healthcare Research (3:3:0). Prerequisites: NURS 800 or an equivalent multivariate statistical course. Examines canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, factor analysis, and causal analysis (path models and structural equation modeling.). Students analyze and interpret data utilizing these statistical techniques.
830 The Scholarship of Writing (3:3:0). Boyer's framework for scholarship shapes the presentation of theory related to writing for scholarship. Students apply research in composition to inform writing for a variety of scholarly purposes, including overall conceptualization of research papers and proposals, writing for publication, and writing for scientific, creative, quantitative, and qualitative research. Seminar and intensive writing.
855 Ethics in Health Care Administration (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to PhD program or permission of instructor for other (non-PhD) students. Philosophical foundations of health care ethics. Students analyze specific ethical dilemmas faced by administrators in health care settings.
866/NURS 866 Health Care Public Policy (3:2:1). Focuses on the process of formulating health care policy and analyzing its implications for nursing, administration in nursing, and education and nursing service. Current and impending health issues, the legislative process, and program implementation evaluation are examined. s
920/NURS 920 Qualitative Research in Nursing and Health Care (3:3:0). Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 955/HSCI 960 and a multivariate statistics course (HSCI 800 or equivalent); familiarity with e-mail and computers. Analysis of the philosophical foundations and approaches to qualitative research in nursing and health care administration, health care policy, and health care ethics within the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Computer analysis is required.
925/NURS 925 Methodological Issues in Nursing and Health Care Qualitative Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: NURS 920/HSCI 920 or an equivalent course and permission of the instructor. Explores, analyzes, and synthesizes conceptual, methodological, and ethical issues in qualitative research within the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Seminar.
930/NURS 930 Quantitative Methods in Nursing and Health Care (3:3:0). Prerequisites: NURS 955/HSCI 960 and a multivariate statistics course (HSCI 800 or equivalent). Examines advanced principles and special problems in quantitative research methodology. Emphasis is on measurement as it relates to nursing and health care administration, health care ethics, and health policy research. Computer analysis is required.
960/NURS 955 Philosophical Bases of Inquiry (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to nursing doctoral program or permission of instructor. Examines philosophical bases of the discipline and practice of health-related disciplines within the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Comparison of nursing and health science philosophy with relevant related discipline philosophies is examined.