NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 329 and the beginning of the era of DNA technology including RFLP and AMPFLP analysis. Newer methods of typing such as Short Tandem Repeat (STR), Y-chromosome STR, SNP analysis, mitochondrial sequencing, and mini-STRs will be explored. Case studies and examples of these methods will be examined and investigated empirically. This course is an invaluable tool for criminal investigators, attorneys, and those students planning to work in the forensic genetics field. (3 credits) MHS 5615—Overview of Crime Laboratory Management A review of process management, work flow, and future growth will be discussed. This course will provide students with a survey of manpower, quality assurance, safety, and budgeting issues, as well as what job requirements are needed to perform various jobs from crime scene detective to DNA analyst. Accreditation, certification, and outside review of laboratory performance will be explored. The C.S.I. effect and its impact on the modern forensic laboratory will be examined. The competing interests of case analysis, prosecution, and investigation will be detailed. (3 credits) MHS 5538—Patient Safety Compliance in Health Care This course will provide the framework for developing a patient safety program. Specific topics will include the link between patient safety and legal and regulatory compliance; the role of accreditation standard-setting organizations in patient safety; evidenced-based outcomes and standards of care; the creation and preservation of reports, data, and device evidence in medical error situations; and managing patient safety compliance through accountability-based credentialing for health care professionals. The student will be expected to complete a case study on the implementation of a patient safety initiative in a health care setting of his or her choice. (3 credits) MHS 5539—Health Care and Regulatory Compliance This course will cover recent developments in compliance regulations resulting from federal and state laws governing health care in various settings including HIPPA and HITECH. Students will learn about the seven essential elements of an effective compliance program and how to implement them. Course topics include setting up and maintaining a compliance program, the role of the health care compliance officer, investigating, reporting, enforcement, and discipline. Students will have the opportunity to explore a case study on ethics in compliance and to develop sample compliance forms and policies that can be used in a variety of health care settings. (3 credits) MHS 5540—Enterprise Risk Management This course provides a framework for the implementation of enterprise risk management as a means for implementation of a comprehensive risk management process and plan that encompasses the entire enterprise, crossing departmental barriers. Course topics include enterprise risk management and its evolution, risk financing methods, contract management, claims management, environmental compliance, human research, peer review and credentialing, due diligence in business transactions, consent to treatment, advent of ediscovery rules, and the impact of the electronic health record. Students will be expected to complete case studies on the implementation of enterprise risk management in a health care setting of their choice. (3 credits) MHS 5908—Applied Statistics This course is an introduction to applied statistics and data analysis. Topics include collecting and exploring data, basic inference, simple and multiple linear regressions, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods, and statistical computing. (3 credits) MHS 5992—Qualitative Research Methods This course explores the development and application of qualitative research designs andmethods. It considers a broad array of approaches, from exploratory narratives to focused comparison case studies, for investigating plausible alternative hypotheses. The focus is on analysis, not data collection. (3 credits) MHS 5991—Quantitative Research Methods This course develops logical, empirically based arguments using statistical techniques and analytical methods. Elementary statistics, probability, and other types of quantitative reasoning useful for description, estimation, comparison, and explanation are covered. Emphasis is on the use and limitations of analytical techniques in planning practice. (3 credits) MHS 5904—Research Ethics This seminar-based course explores techniques for recognizing, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas facing health care professionals and biomedical researchers in today’s highly regulated environment. Professional conduct topics include authorship, conflict of interest, data acquisition and management, and the protection of human subjects and animals involved in research programs. (3 credits) MHS 5906—Developmental Research Project This course provides students with the opportunity to assimilate the skills required to communicate in academic settings both orally and in writing. The purpose of this course is twofold. First, the course will acquaint students with the guidelines that will assist them in creating well-crafted academic communication. Second, it will give students the opportunity to practice their communication skills and receive feedback from colleagues and instructors. The primary focus of the course is the thesis process. (3 credits) MHS 5526—Advanced Topics in Health Care Ethics A Hospital Ethics Committee (HEC) performs an important consult role in addressing the ethical issues presented in a