NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

336 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science Master of Health Science MHS 5003—Current Trends and Cultural Issues in Health Care This course serves to familiarize the student with current trends and cultural issues in health care that may impact the patient, the health care system, or the ability to deliver high-quality health care. Discussion and analysis of current and cultural topics facing those who work in health care will be explored. (3 credits) MHS 5026—Human Trafficking for Health Care Professionals Human trafficking involves sexual or labor exploitation of a person through force, fraud, and coercion for any type of gain. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that human trafficking victims endure chronic physical, sexual, and emotional violence from their exploiters and experience communicable diseases from their living conditions, sexually transmitted diseases from their work conditions, and mental health issues from their exploitation. (WHO, 2014) In 2015, the American Public Health Association identified human trafficking as a public health problem in the United States. This course will raise awareness of human trafficking in the United States and internationally; increase the knowledge of the signs and symptoms of trafficked individuals; and provide action steps health care professionals can utilize when trafficked individuals are identified in hospitals, urgent care centers, community health centers, andmental health settings. (3 credits) MHS 5203—Writing for Allied Health Professionals This course entails the study and practice of the writing style used in allied health—scientific writing. Scientific writing is a different format than other kinds of writing used as an undergraduate. It is more precise and succinct, which is different from the way we speak to each other. Scientific writing is written for an audience, with the purpose of informing, or possibly persuading, the audience. American Psychological Association (APA) style and standard English formatting will be reviewed. The papers written in this course will give the student a foundation for all MHS courses. (3 credits) MHS 5211—Contemporary Issues in Nutrition The course covers a variety of general concepts and contemporary discussions in the area of nutrition as it applies to personal health. Many of the concepts learned in this course can be applied to the patient counseling and advisement health care providers are asked to perform. (3 credits) MHS 5400—Directed Studies in Medical Science This course provides the opportunity for students to explore a special topic of interest under the direction of a faculty member. Arrangements are made directly with the appropriate faculty member and the program director. Topic exploration is governed by the needs of the program and the educational goals of the student. Possible topics involve clinical and nonclinical aspects of the practice of medicine in the United States. (3 credits) MHS 5501—Epidemiology and Biostatistics The ability to understand the conceptual and practical aspects of biostatistics and epidemiology in health care is critical to understanding research and analyzing population data about disease. This survey course will improve the ability of the student to understand and apply these concepts. (3 credits) MHS 5530—Principles of Management in Health Care This course will discuss the various principles of management and its associated issues as they relate to the modern health care professional. The coursewill explore topics such as concepts of organizational management, decision making, strategic planning, resource management and allocation, conflict, and the concept of power. (3 credits) MHS 5541—Health Care Systems and Conflicts This introductory course will assist learners to blend conflict resolution theories, models, and skills into realistic strategies that can be utilized in a health care setting. The attitudes, knowledge, and skills gained from this course can be applied to those who deliver, receive, and manage health care. The strategies will be applicable to working with diverse populations, including people of different cultural backgrounds, personalities, sex, positions of power, and agendas. Types of negotiation strategies to help move toward a collaborative situation will also be addressed. (3 credits) MHS 5543—Educational Theories and Psychology This course explores the history and evolution of educational theories and their role in the development of curriculum and instruction related to health care education. (3 credits) MHS 5544—Curriculum and Instruction in Health Care Education Using the principles of curriculum development and related research, students will develop a plan for a unit of instruction for a health care course that includes a needs assessment, use of resources, implementation specification, material development, and assessment of instructional effectiveness. (3 credits) Course Descriptions