Health Science (HSCI)
College of Nursing and Health Science
150 Global Issues in Health, Nutrition, and Culture (3:3:0)Examines cross-cultural values in health and nutrition, exploring health- and nutrition-related problems that afflict populations throughout the world and efforts to achieve optimal health for all. Introduces nutrition and health concerns from variety of cultures; also considers population dynamics, vital statistics, global disease patterns, and cultural variations. Includes lectures, discussion, video presentations, oral presentations, web research.
270, 271 Overview of Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3:3:0), (3:3:0) Prerequisite: permission of college. Must be taken in sequence. Fast-paced, condensed course covering basics of human anatomy and principles of physiology. Some knowledge necessary in basic biology, chemistry, and cell structure and function. Those lacking this background will be assigned reading during first class to catch up. Successful students capable of independent work, and have many hours to devote to studying anatomy and physiology outside classroom.
275 Overview of Microbiology (3:3:0) Prerequisite: permission of college. Fast-paced, condensed lecture course covering basics of microbiology. Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Successful students capable of independent work, and have many hours to devote to studying microbiology outside classroom.
295 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3:3:0) Prerequisite: one semester of science, or permission of instructor. Introduces nutrition science, emphasizing macro- and micro-nutrients in body, digestion, energy metabolism, weight loss, fitness and nutrition, prevention of chronic diseases, nutrition therapy, and nutritional assessment. Problem solving and critical thinking methodologies utilized in group presentations that address nutrition-related case studies. In-class activities, outside readings, and class discussion reinforce concepts. Students use computer-based diet analysis to evaluate personal dietary intakes.
302 Healthcare Finance (3:3:0) Introduces finance in healthcare organizations. Reviews issues in reimbursement structures, regulatory mechanisms, cost control, and related factors affecting 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 supply and demand for healthcare at community, state, regional, and national levels. Presents health planning and regulatory entities, and discusses strategic and program planning in context of current economic and market conditions.
307 Assisted Living Management and Philosophy (3:3:0) Overview of growth of assisted living industry, its role in healthcare continuum, current or proposed regulatory environments, and differences between assisted living and other forms of senior healthcare and senior living services. Specific instruction provided in philosophy and day-to-day management of assisted living communities, including resident care, operations, finance and budgeting, human resources and staffing, and successful marketing and community relations. Also examines industry future, including cutting-edge programs and technologies, and approaches to creating next generation of assisted-living services.
332 Concepts of Health Care Promotion throughout the Life Span (3:3:0) Introduces epidemiology, health promotion, and disease prevention; and impact on health status of culturally diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, small groups, and communities. Focuses on health problems and potential interventions throughout life span, and incorporates principles of teaching, learning as they apply to health professionals.
334 Role Development for Health Science Majors (3:3:0) Explores career opportunities that build on basic education in health science field. Includes historical perspectives on ethical, legal, political, social, and cultural issues related to healthcare policy and research. Explores multidisciplinary collaboration among healthcare providers.
343/NURS 343 Pharmacology (3:3:0) Studies principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmadynamics of selected drug classifications, and nursing responsibilities related to drug administration to individuals throughout life span.
350 Health Education, Promotion, and Holistic Health Perspectives (3:3:0) Enables students to survey health, wellness issues related to their personal profile, and explore options in reducing personal risk factors. Students define health in context of family, environment, culture, society, and life span. By examining, comparing, and using various methods of health risk appraisal and assessment tools, students plan health education and promotion projects for targeted populations. Stresses motivational strategies for improving and maintaining health.
378 Healthcare Delivery in the United States (3:3:0)Introduces history and current structure and function of U.S. healthcare delivery. Explores components and subsystems of healthcare, and sociopolitical (public and private) context that shapes system and impacts access to healthcare 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 state of case management programs and practice for health and human service professionals. Special emphasis on comparing nature, process, and outcomes for baccalaureate and graduate students guided by objectives.
420 Strategies for Nutrition Education (3:3:0) Prerequisite: HSCI 295, or permission of instructor. Examines methods and techniques for educating individuals about nutrition. Addresses nutrition education issues from 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. Focuses on nutrition and health problems of specific community settings, and examines practices of nutrition services in various communities.
422 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle (3:3:0)Prerequisite: HSCI 295, or permission of instructor. Focuses on nutrient needs and food habits throughout life cycle. Emphasizes nutrient needs prior, during, and after pregnancy; and nutritional requirements of infants, children, adolescents, adults, and elderly.
423/NURS 423 Nutrition and Chronic Illnesses (3:3:0)Prerequisite: HSCI 295, or permission of instructor. Examines nutrient needs related to specific chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Focuses on principles of nutritional therapy and prevention.
436/NURS 436 Leadership and Management of Healthcare (3:3:0) Prerequisite: completion of HSCI 300-level requirements. Introduces leadership and management of health-related organizations. Reviews administrative issues in health-related services, emphasizing developing organizational strategies for effective interfacing of medical, nursing, allied health, and administrative staff.
440/NURS 440 Community Health and Epidemiology (3:3:0)Prerequisite: completion of HSCI 300-level requirements. Addresses population-focused healthcare. Emphasizes primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of health problems. Examines concepts of community, public health, and health policy affecting culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.
453/NURS 453 Research in Nursing and Health Science (3:3:0)Prerequisites: completion of HSCI 300-level requirements, and course in statistics. Introduction to basic concepts and methods of research. Research process examined as foundation for scholarship. Emphasizes critique and use of current nursing and health science research in clinical practice.
465/NURS 465 Examination and Integration of Professional and Healthcare Issues (3:3:0) Meets requirement as synthesis course. Additional corequisite for nursing majors: satisfactory completion of NCL Review Testing and Study Plan for LPN and traditional and second-degree pathway, completion of all general education requirements, and English 302. Capstone course synthesizing varied dimensions of health professional’s role in global society. Examines issues in healthcare through reflection on natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and other prerequisite course work. Selected topics examined through reading, writing, and discussion. Application of literature in professional practice and related disciplines expected in formal and informal writings on issues. Writings and presentations receive written self-evaluation and formal review by peers and multiple faculty members involved in teaching the course. Writing-intensive.
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. Examines nutrition, nature of health problems, and methods of assessing physical and psychological needs.
492 Death, Dying and Decision Making (3:3:0) Interdisciplinary examination and analysis of clinical care of dying, and psychosocial issues related to death and dying. Special emphasis on applying ethical principles in resolution of complex problems for individuals with life-threatening illnesses and their families as caregivers or decision makers. Decision-maker models provide basis for clinical case discussions. Questions of futility examined with associated care issues. Current professional and lay literature discussed in context of socially changing norms and mores. Explores hospice and alternative palliative care models; and reviews policies, laws, and regulations that impact caregivers and health service providers. Includes advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, and assisted suicide. Presents bereavement as part of death, dying, and grieving process. Lecture-discussion.
496/NURS 496 Violence in Society (3:3:0) Interdisciplinary lecture, discussion course examining magnitude of problem of violence globally as well as in United States. Discussion and reflective activities.
498 Health Science Internship (9:2:14) Open to HSCI majors only. Taken in last semester of studies after completing all course requirements. Capstone course involves two-hour weekly seminar, and 14-16 hour internship in health-related organization. Provides variety of applied experiences in chosen area of concentration under direction of CNHS faculty member and preceptor in field agency. Integrates critical thinking, project planning and management, communication, and analytic skills in internship and development of 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. Surveys state of case-management programs and practice for health and human service professionals. Special emphasis on comparing nature, process, and outcomes for baccalaureate and graduate students guided by objectives.
506 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3:3:0) Prerequisites: bachelor’s degree, and 8 credits in anatomy and physiology; or permission of instructor. Examines acute and chronic alterations, adaptations associated with exercise and training. Covers role of exercise therapy in preventing and rehabilitating from disease across lifespan. Particular emphasis on role of exercise therapy in cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases.
508/NURS 508 Psychopharmacology (3:3:0) Surveys therapeutic effects and side effects of psychopharmacological drugs, including psychotropic and recreational drugs. Emphasizes 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 application to practice of today’s healthcare professional and care of specific client populations. Rehabilitation theory evaluated as new paradigm for healthcare delivery.
525 Risk Analysis in Health and Biosciences (3:3:0) Explores assessing risk at time of increased threats, and driving information security program of healthcare organization. Includes qualitative and quantitative risk analysis models, risk analysis life cycle, and methods of evaluating validity and reliability of existing indices. Covers existing tools for risk assessment, and procedures for constructing new risk indices.
530/NURS 534 Nutrition: A Global Perspective (3:3:0)For students from a variety of disciplines. Examines malnutrition and how it occurs by looking at several situations from around the world. Covers impact of how nutrition can affect society and community, and examines benefits of well-nourished population.
540/NURS540 Introduction to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery for Health Care Professionals (3:2:1) Introductory course in emergency preparedness and disaster recovery issues for health and human service professionals, using blended learning methods. Introduces policy guiding public and private sector emergency preparedness activities, and provides overview of issues in emergency preparedness infrastructure, needs assessment, and interdisciplinary roles in emergency response operations. Utilizes learning from recent state and federal responses to disasters.
542/NURS 542 Health Policy (3:2:1) Explores development of public health policy, and influence of healthcare delivery, nursing, and other health professions. Classroom and field experience.
543/NURS 543 Global Health: Trends and Policies (3:3:0) Covers today’s health challenges and their various social, economic, and epidemiological causes; role and likely success of information and technology transfer; primary preventive healthcare; social awareness; and intervention in alleviating problems. Lecture, discussion.
544/NURS 544 The Washington Internship in Health Policy (1:0:2) Prerequisite: annual Health Policy Institute. Undergraduates need permission of instructor. One-week (40 hours) exposure to organization with public policy agenda in health. Placements may be in Capitol Hill office, federal health agency, national association, or other policy organization. Interns engage in field experiences related to legislative process, including network development of policy-interested contacts, and skill development to expand ability to impact health policymaking process.
546/NURS 546 Leadership Strategies in Health Policy (3:3:0) Examines leadership process from policy, personal, and organizational perspectives to expand ability to impact health policy-making process.
547 Regulatory Requirements for Healthcare Systems (3:3:0)Helps healthcare professionals understand linkage between infrastructures of organization, and regulatory and accreditation processes for healthcare organizations. Covers major accrediting agencies; their roles, accreditation principles, and survey process. Focuses on hospitals, with reference to ambulatory care, managed care organizations, rehabilitation centers, laboratories, and home health and long-term care facilities. Emphasizes requirements of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO), and regulations mandated by Healthcare Finance Administration (HCFA)
550/NURS 585 Entrepreneurship in Healthcare (3:3:0)Overview of models of entrepreneurship in healthcare. Provides opportunities for collaborative problem-solving to support business development, entrepreneurial behavior, and leadership. Explores innovative approaches to and alternatives for nursing practice and healthcare delivery.
557/NURS 557 Introduction to Clinical Genetics in Healthcare (3:3:0) Focuses on human clinical genetics including basic Mendel genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, genetic disease, diagnosis, testing and screening. Discusses central principles of DNA, RNA, and protein, and impact of Human Genome Project on healthcare practice in terms of ethical and legal issues, including genetic testing and counseling.
571/NURS 571 HIV/AIDS: Concepts, Principles and Interventions (3:3:0) Overview of HIV disease, including retrospective and current concepts and analyses, global and societal impact, and cutting-edge research. Examines development of therapeutic tools and skills to educate, reduce risks, control infection, and affect care and healing of client, family, and community, as well as issues of increasing dilemma for healthcare professionals.
577/NURS 577 Comparative Healthcare Systems in the World (3:3:0) Comprehensive review of selected national healthcare systems in World Health Organization’s designated regions. Healthcare systems analyzed, compared, and contrasted; issues discussed in relationship to national governments and global health.
578/NURS 578 Cultural Competence and Diversity in Healthcare (3:3:0) Examines cultural competence and diversity in healthcare, and explores theories and models. Topics include culture as a system, health and illness beliefs, and practices of various cultures.
580 Alternative Healthcare Practices (3:3:0) Explores proliferation of alternative healthcare therapies in society, and role of professions in collaboration and participation. Evaluates cultural traditions and scientific study of these therapies. Lecture, discussion, seminar, observation.
583/NURS 583 Food and Culture: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition (3:3:0) Prerequisite: HSCI 295, or permission of instructor. Examines food and eating behaviors, diet, and nutrition from cross-cultural perspective. Focuses on how and why people choose what to eat, range and significance of cross-cultural variability in diet, how diets have changed, and health and social implications of those changes. Lecture, discussion, video presentations, audiovisual aids, student presentations, case study analyses.
585 Care Management of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (3:3:0)Focuses on caring for people with dementing illnesses in acute, community and long-term care settings. Discusses strategies for managing and evaluating care provided by family caregivers and allied health personnel.
586/NURS 588 Process Improvement for Health Services (3:3:0)Examines how improved work processes lead to quality improvement. Explores contribution of operations research and quality management to improve delivery and production of health services and business processes from the perspective of healthcare managers.
590 International Health Organization (3:3:0) Directed at students in international health concentration. Examines inner workings of international health organizations such as WHO, PAHO, Red Cross, Red Crescent, USAID, UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, and World Bank. Primary concern is organizations focused on health prevention and promotion, disease remediation, and epidemiology. Explores goals and mechanisms of these international health organizations; and mission, roles, procedures, funding sources, and evaluation of effectiveness in global community.
594/NURS 594 Special Topic in Healthcare (3:0:0) Selected topics analyzing specialized areas in healthcare. 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. Includes selecting, applying, and interpreting data analysis procedures.
601 Electronic Commerce and Outline Market for Health Services (3:3:0) Explores development of online health services; organization of online businesses; online marketing, financial and clinical transactions; and venture capital and IPO process. Explores creating and maintaining web pages and databases. Reviews literature on impact of computer services on patient care and healthcare organizations, and examples of successful and bankrupt technology firms in healthcare. Student groups draft business plan and develop early version of service proposal.
603 Advanced Clinical Nutrition (3:3:0) Explores advanced principles of sound nutrition, and application of principles in clinical settings. Explores nutritional assessments for adult patients with chronic conditions.
610 Maintaining Business Community for Healthcare (3:3:0)Considers potential types of catastrophes, their likely impact, and how organization could continue mission in aftermath. Explores interdependences among various components of healthcare delivery system, regional health services, disaster planning, business record protection, patient information and information systems protection, manpower planning, professional credentialing, access to supplies and drugs, and financial implication and resources.
615 Molecular and Clinical Genetics in Healthcare and Research (12:0:36) Prerequisites: graduate nursing student, advanced practice nurse, or nursing faculty. Provides foundation in molecular and clinical genetics, supporting clinical practice and laboratory research. Covers basic concepts and principles of genetics: molecular, clinical and biochemical, and cytogenetics. Uses case-based approach and published research to integrate concepts and principles. Provides understanding of genetic testing, detection of genetic disease, and how information can be used to counsel individuals and families.
621/NURS 621 Management of Health Service Organizations (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to graduate health science or nursing program, or permission of instructor. Introductory course in application of organizational and management theory, relating to management of health service organizations. Emphasizes leadership and trends in organizational structure that affect performance effectiveness, quality and inter-organizational relations, and values and principles of health management as a profession. Explores challenges of managing health professionals’ decision-making, power gradients, change, and other issues that affect function and performance of health service organizations. Introduces strategies utilized by learning organizations.
626 Healthcare Informatics and Computer Systems (3:3:0)Studies information and data management in nursing, and application of computer systems to solve problems in nursing practice, education, administration, and research. Focuses on information science and using computers to manage nursing healthcare data, incorporating computing skills for using specific software packages.
635/CONF 738 Research Seminar in Health and Conflict Analysis (3:0:0) Capstone seminar; final course in graduate certificate program in conflict resolution for health professionals. Students conduct research and analyze specific conflict situation in depth. Builds on theory, research, and practice learned in previous courses.
637 Normal Aging and Health Deviations (3:3:0) Examines biopsychosocial aspects of aging. Examines effects of age changes and health deviations on 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 effects of technological innovation on communication, and interdisciplinary collaboration of stakeholders in healthcare systems of new millennium.
650 Assisted Living Management and Operations (3:3:0) Issues, trends, and practices related to administration of assisted living and senior housing communities. Emphasizes budgeting; staffing; hospitality services; resident care and risk management indicators; and 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 in assisted living and senior housing industry. Evaluation of issues and ethics relative to senior consumer, with emphasis on lead generation, closing, and move-in coordination.
659 Healthcare of Aging Persons with Chronic Illnesses (3:3:0)Prerequisite: HSCI 637. Focuses on biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of aging and chronic illness. Examines functional capacity and capacity for self-care.
670 Quality Management in Healthcare (3:3:0) Explores issues, trends, and methodologies in healthcare quality management within systems framework, with emphasis on law, ethics, principles, tools and techniques, cost, strategic directions, and evaluation. Addresses roles and responsibilities of various levels of healthcare managers.
678 Introduction to the U.S. Health System (3:3:0)Prerequisite to all other certificate courses for students who do not have familiarity with all aspects of U.S. healthcare system and recent working experience. Explores structure, function, and financing of U.S. healthcare delivery systems. Explores development of various subsystems of care; and ways public, private, and social forces influence politics of healthcare, shape system, and impact public health. Includes analysis of systems infrastructure and sociopolitical context of U.S. healthcare system.
690 Independent Study in Health Science (1-3:0:) Prerequisite: admission to graduate program, and permission of associate dean for academic programs. In-depth studies of selected area of health science theory, research, or practice under direction of faculty. May be repeated for maximum 3 credits.
699 Practicum in International Healthcare (3:1:8)Prerequisite or corequisite: HSCI 698. Practicum in international health in selected international health agency. Healthcare programs analyzed using healthcare systems framework.
702 Managerial Accounting in Healthcare Organizations (3:3:0) Practical examination of controllership function in healthcare 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 graduate nursing degree program such as MSN or PhD, or health systems management MS degree program; and working knowledge of healthcare industry. Examines tools and methods of financial management in healthcare organizations and systems, with emphasis on allocation and use of funds. Analyzes costs and constraints of alternative source of funds, and applies financial decision instruments and effect on operational management and market value of entity.
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 healthcare systems. Applies leadership strategy to effectively manage variety of critical issues, including 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 Healthcare (3:3:0) Develops executive skills for strategic decision making through using marketing-based tools and techniques. Covers strategic planning, market research and opportunity and risk analysis, customer assessment, market segmentation, and life cycle assessment for healthcare services in managed care and nonmanaged care environments.
706 Integrated Health Systems Management (3:3:0) Explores emerging structures for financing and delivery of comprehensive health services in integrated health systems. Covers successful development and management of alliances, provider hospital organizations, and managed care systems with emphasis on strategies for vertical integration, community partnering, contract negotiation, governance, and management of antitrust situations.
709 Healthcare Databases (3:3:0) Introduces design and use of health and medical databases, providing hands-on experience. 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 healthcare or service organization. Learning teams define complex problem in assigned facility, and analyze problem with recommendations for management decision action. Analysis provides context in which theoretical concepts and management skills are applied. Uses case study analyses to explore problem-solving approaches in variety of situations and healthcare or service organizations.
712 Epidemiology and Health Service Research (3:3:0) Introduces epidemiology and health services research as body of knowledge and method for analyzing health problems. Students learn role of health services research and epidemiology in policy and 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) Prerequisite: HSCI 678 or recent work experience in U.S. health system. Overview of current and emerging telehealth applications. Focuses on uses and evaluation of telemedicine in rural and urban settings. Addresses telehealth programming; staffing; funding; reimbursement; and challenges of managing regulatory, ethical and international policy.
715 Health Economics (3:3:0) Emphasizes understanding of economic efficiency in the U.S. health system. Microeconomic methods examine markets and resources in healthcare. Healthcare examined as commodity, and explores demand for health and medical care services, provider behavior, and function and behavior of insurance markets. 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. Covers data warehousing, methods of analyzing large databases including Bayesian belief networks, and machine learning in healthcare context. Features semester-long data integration group project.
725/NURS 725 Hermeneutic Research Methodologies in Healthcare (3:3:0) Seminar, discussion for in-depth exploration of interpretive phenomenology, philosophical background for hermeneutics, and hermeneutics as method in context of conducting research in health care. Uses readings from philosophers such as Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Gadamer to situate hermeneutical methodologies in philosophy of science.
726 Advanced Seminar in Epidemiology (3:3:0) Prerequisite: HSCI 712 or equivalent, at discretion of advisor. Explores use of Causal Networks and Bayesian Probability Models in making causal inferences from nonrandomized studies in healthcare domain. Defines and measures statistical concepts such as confounding, selection bias, overall effects, direct effects, and intermediate variables in context of counterfactual causal model. Focuses on applying causal diagrams to epidemiological studies, not on mathematical derivation of models. Students reanalyze data sets using software available for causal diagrams, and apply appropriate descriptive and analytic epidemiologic methodology to data.
727 (3:3:0) Program Evaluation in Healthcare Prerequisite: HSCI 501, or introductory graduate-level course in statistics. Teaches methods of evaluating health and social programs, including anthropological case studies, decision analytic, and quasiexperimental approaches. Emphasizes methods of continuous quality improvement, and benchmarking exchanges in evaluating multisite programs. Covers assessing cost effectiveness of programs, including assessment of patient census, employee activities, and program outcomes. Discusses evaluation of healthcare interventions, rate settings, and managed care.
730 Healthcare Decision Analysis (3:3:0) Prerequisite: HSCI 701 or college-level algebra. Students analyze practice patterns and find optimal methods of improving them. Uses decision analysis and failure mode analysis in healthcare 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 managerial oversight of health and medical information systems. Explores contemporary management strategies for information systems personnel.
746 Advanced Seminar on Security (3:3:0) Describes new methods to manage and verify identity of patients and providers. Includes issues related to identity management in electronic and physical domains. Includes discussion of continuity of care, referral process, patient recruitment, and follow-up of community clinic visits. Includes emerging topics in healthcare security, and new role of compliance officers.
750/NURS750 Legal Issues Relevant to Healthcare Administration (3:3:0) Prepares health professionals to understand legal principles, statutes, regulations, and case law related to managing health care organizations and health professionals’ practice. May compare legal health care issues from domestic, international perspectives.
762 Aging and Healthcare Policy (3:3:0) Prerequisite or corequisite: HSCI 637, SOCI 599, or NURS 659; or permission of instructor. Focuses on policy perspective in relation to older adults in community and long-term care facilities. Students analyze policy issues and healthcare delivery systems as they affect older adult through lecture, discussion, field trips, projects, and policy analysis papers.
770 Gerontology Practicum I (3:2:3) Prerequisite: all core course work; corequisite for gerontology tract majors: health services research for MS in health science. Field practicum in gerontology, emphasizing applying gerontological knowledge in designated facility and developing skills to function in service organization for aging. Includes problem identification and analysis, project development, and practical experience under supervision of qualified professional. Students collaborate with preceptor to develop useful project based on organizational and client needs. Uses case study analyses to explore problem-solving approaches in variety of situations and healthcare or service organizations.
771 Gerontology Practicum II (3:2:3) Prerequisite: HSCI 770. Continuation of field practicum in gerontology. Students receive practical experience under supervision of qualified professional. Emphasizes implementation of approved project. Gerontological theoretical concepts applied in implementation and evaluation. Uses case study analyses to explore problem-solving approaches.
799/NURS 799 Advanced Quantitative Analysis for Healthcare Research I (3:3:0) Prerequisite: 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 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 equivalent multivariate statistical course. Examines canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, factor analysis, and causal analysis such as path models and structural equation modeling. Students analyze and interpret data.
802/NURS 802 Measurement Theories and Applications in Healthcare Research (3:3:0) Prerequisite: doctoral-level course in research design and statistics. Completion of HSCI 800 or 801 highly recommended. Theories, principles, and techniques presented as foundation for development and evaluation of instruments in healthcare research. Includes review of statistical techniques for understanding measurement theory, reliability, validity, item, analysis, and instrument construction. Students required to design, construct, administer, analyze, and evaluate instrument in healthcare research.
830 The Scholarship of Writing (3:3:0) Boyer’s framework for scholarship shapes 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 Healthcare Administration (3:3:0)Prerequisite: admission to PhD program; for non-PhD students, permission of instructor. Philosophical foundations of healthcare ethics. Students analyze specific ethical dilemmas faced by administrators in healthcare settings.
866/NURS 866 Healthcare Public Policy (3:2:1) Focuses on process of formulating healthcare policy and analyzing implications for nursing, administration in nursing, and education and nursing service. Examines current and impending health issues, legislative process, and program implementation evaluation. s
920/NURS 920 Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare (3:3:0) Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 955/HSCI 960 and multivariate statistics course (HSCI 800 or equivalent); familiarity with e-mail and computers. Analyzes philosophical foundations and approaches to qualitative research in nursing and healthcare administration, healthcare policy, and healthcare ethics within scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Computer analysis required.
925/NURS 925 Methodological Issues in Nursing and Healthcare Qualitative Research (3:3:0) Prerequisite: NURS 920/HSCI 920 or equivalent course, and permission of instructor. Explores, analyzes, and synthesizes conceptual, methodological, and ethical issues in qualitative research within scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Seminar.
930/NURS 930 Quantitative Methods in Nursing and Healthcare (3:3:0) Prerequisites: NURS 955/HSCI 960 and multivariate statistics course (HSCI 800 or equivalent). Examines advanced principles and special problems in quantitative research methodology. Emphasizes measurement as it relates to nursing and healthcare administration, healthcare ethics, and health policy research. Computer analysis 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 discipline and practice of health-related disciplines within scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Compares nursing and health science philosophy with relevant related discipline philosophies.