2022 NSU Fact Book

84 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY applies to medical informatics fundamentals, principles, and practice. These certificates consist of 18 credits of graduate-level courses presented using online technology. NSU-KPCOM’s Graduate Certificate in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy is designed for practicing health professionals to embrace the tenets of functional nutrition in a systems-based approach to whole-person wellness. Innovative courses, delivered through synchronous meetings online, will highlight the functionality of body systems, etiology of diseases, toxic reactions of herbs, interactions with medications, herbal therapy, dietary approaches to imbalances in the body, and the roles of health care professionals in educating patients. This graduate certificate provides 15 credits designed to complement a base of professional competencies, and it can be completed in as little as one year. NSU-KPCOM’s Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine applies principles and teaching processes and measures the competency of physicians. It is designed to address these needs and enhance the learning experiences for residents to achieve program competencies. Medical residents and program directors will collaborate with their knowledge and skills in this program. This certificate consists of 15 credits of graduate-level courses presented using online learning technology. NSU-KPCOM’s Graduate Certificate in Family Studies trains individuals who want additional family systems knowledge for their work with families in a variety of contexts, such as health care professionals, educators, community organizers, legal professionals, child-care workers, or EAP counselors. Human relations professionals, business managers, or supervisors, among many others, would also benefit from the application of systemic family principles to their efforts. The curriculum includes coursework on systemic thinking in family studies and topics in human and family systems development. Students may enroll full or part time, taking 3 to 9 credits per term. Students can expect to complete the graduate certificate program in 10–15 months, depending on the pace of study. NSU-KPCOM’s Graduate Certificate in SolutionFocused Coaching in the college’s family therapy program is nationally and internationally known for expertise in solution-focused therapy, which is an excellent fit with the brief, goal-oriented nature of personal coaching. The college offers this certificate to those seeking a career as professional personal coaches. The program may be completed within a year’s time, depending on the pace of study, and all courses are offered with an online option. COMMUNITY OUTREACH In conjunction with its Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program and its Rural and Underserved Training Program, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine enhances health care services throughout South and Central Florida by bringing educational programs to medically needy areas, training students for service in inner-city and rural areas, and supporting providers based in the field. The college also serves the allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physician communities by providing continuing medical education programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Associ- ation and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIA NSU’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences is committed to preparing highly qualified anesthesia providers for roles within the anesthesia care team. The Master of Science in Anesthesia program is available in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville , Florida, as well as in Denver, Colorado. Upon graduation, students will be capable of delivering anesthesia within an anesthesia care team model and are eligible for certification as an anesthesiologist assistant. The innovative, 27-month curriculum focuses on using state-of-the-art instructional technologies and methods that will prepare anesthesiologist assistants for advanced practice in the care of all degrees of illness. Colleges and Academic Centers

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