NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

330 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science clinical circumstance. This course describes the makeup and role of the HEC in addressing ethical issues. Students will then participate in mock ethics committees, be presented with ethically challenging, hypothetical cases, debate the issues, and provide consults. Following each committee meeting, students will submit papers reflecting upon their role in the HEC, as well as provide an analysis of the ethical issues present in the cases. (3 credits) MHS 5527—Neurobiology Issues in Medical Ethics This course will provide an introduction to the neurosciences and their intersection with law and morality. The course will explore a number of areas, including the relationship between various brain deficiencies and their implications for individual behavioral responsibility; legal issues surrounding various brain states, including the adolescent brain, the injured brain, and brain death; legal and ethical issues related to memory, the emotions, and lie detection; and the neuroscience of legal decision-making. Additionally, the course will glimpse the neuroethics horizon, including a look at areas such as cognitive enhancement, the brain-machine interface, and artificial intelligence. (3 credits) MHS 5528—Technological Advances in Medicine and the Impact on Ethics The advancement of science and the invention of newmedical technologies present new challenges for traditional bioethics. Scientific advances in cloning, stem cell research, genetic engineering, genetic testing, reproductive technologies, and genomics have profound impacts on the individual and society. In this course, students will explore controversies in bioethics arising from these new technologies, as well as have the opportunity to debate these issues, applying bioethical theories and principles. (3 credits) MMIS 623—Information Privacy and Ethics Building on a foundation in classical ethics, this course examines the impact of the computer and the Internet on society. Topics include ethical decision making; professional codes; whistleblowing; computer crime; copyrights, patents, and intellectual property; privacy; and risk management. Students analyze case studies and write a research paper. (3 credits) MHS 5901—Telehealth Access to health care can be a barrier for certain populations of individuals. The use of telemedicine can expand access and possibly improve the quality of health care that is provided to these individuals. This course will explore the foundational concepts of telehealth within a health care environment, including a brief history of telemedicine, ethical issues, licensure and credentialing, clinical guidelines, technological guidelines, financial aspects, and team development. (3 credits) MHS 5903—Telehealth and Technology This course is about the remote delivery of health care and health care education. Remote access in the form of online learning can be in response to a pandemic quarantine, or simply due to a lack of health care in an underserved area. This interdisciplinary course helps students understand the current technologies and tools available and how to put them to effective use in health care and health care education. (3 credits) MHS 5914—Telehealth and the Role of Interprofessional Collaboration The use of telehealth is increasing in popularity amongst all medical professions. Lack of communication between providers can cause poor patient outcomes, medical errors, and decreased patient compliance. This course will focus on the use of telehealth in multiple disciplines, as well as ways that these disciplines can collaborate to provide care for their common patients. (3 credits) Practical Components MHS 5309—U.S. Health Policy This course will explore howU.S. health policy is made and the interests and roles of various stakeholders and state, local, and federal governments. Students will analyze health policies and discern what impact proposed and executed health policies will have on health care entities, groups, individuals, and health care practice. Students will gain the skills necessary to conduct a policy analysis that examines a health care or public health issue or concern. (5 credits) MHS 5207—Practicum The practicum is a cumulating experience for M.H.Sc. students. Under supervision of an M.H.Sc. faculty adviser, students will develop community-based health education or health promotion and disease prevention interventions with underserved and/or nontraditional populations. (5 credits)

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