NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

338 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science profit health care delivery systems. A critical exploration of the ramifications of health care reform and the impact on institutions and individuals will be undertaken. The concepts of cost containment, and long-term care will be analyzed. (4 credits) DHS 8095—Global Health Policy Globalization affects all sectors, including health care, and understanding the key policy issues is essential in the study of global health. This course, taught from a clinical perspective, examines the health policy issues confronting international health organizations, governments, and specific populations. It reviews the processes that influence the development and implementation of policies and examines specific topics related to HIV/AIDS, poverty and nutrition, infectious disease, smoking, concerns of women and children, and other global major health concerns. (4 credits) DHS 8100—Alternative and Complementary Medicine This course examines and analyzes alternative and complementary medicine and their impact on the health care industry. The approach to the subject is to present selected alternative and complementary medicine fields in an informative, nonjudgmental format. (4 credits) DHS 8110—Community, Environmental, and Occupational Health Issues such as air and water quality and waste management will be examined. OSHA will be examined and analyzed for its impact on health and health care. Trends in environmental and occupational health legislation will be examined for their impact potential. (4 credits) DHS 8121—Scientific Writing This course is designed to familiarize students with the writing competencies for writing papers in the Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) program. This course will cover the genre of scientific writing. Scientific writing is used in research and report writing. It is more precise and succinct, which is different from the way we speak to each other and other types of writing. Scientific writing is based upon scientific theory and evidence from the literature. Upon completion of the course, students will be given a foundation for all DHS courses. (2 credits) DHS 8125—Preparation Forum Students should enroll in this course within one to two semesters of matriculation into the D.H.Sc. program. This is a 1-credit course in which students work closely in a oneon-one fashion with the course instructor/mentor to develop appropriate learning objectives and experiential plans for the internship (DHS 8130) and a substantial developmental project for the practicum (DHS 8140). Together, the internship and practicum form the capstone of the program. Attention is also paid to appropriate preparation for the form and style of the written deliverables of the internship and practicum and appropriate timelines for completion. Successful completion of DHS 8125 will include the following: completion of APA-style quizzes, approval of topic for DHS 8130 at least one semester prior to enrollment, approval of topic for DHS 8140 one to two semesters prior to enrollment, and completion of an error-free proposal for DHS 8140 at least one to two semesters prior to enrollment. Students will be continuously enrolled in DHS 8125 until all three tasks are accomplished. (1 credit) DHS 8130—Internship This course is the capstone of the program. The student will perform an internship at a community health care institution, clinic, educational facility, etc., which is approved in the DHS 8125 course at least one semester prior to enrolling in DHS 8130. The student should spend a minimum of 80 clock hours learning skills from a mentor. Examples of acceptable internship experiences include teaching assistantships to learn on-site or online teaching skills, volunteering at nonprofit organizations to learn about particular topics in health promotion and disease prevention, or shadowing an executive to learn leadership and executive skills, among other experiences. Students on the global track must have an internship experience that has an international basis. The student will write a report that describes the institution, defines the population served, and details the health promotion activities observed. A critical evaluation should be made that details strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the institution in order to analyze if the skills delineated are able to be learned. Prerequisite: DHS 8125 (4 credits) DHS 8140—Practicum The practicum is a written project that is developmental in nature. The practicum project must be approved in the DHS 8125 course one to two semesters prior to enrolling in DHS 8140. Enrollment in the practicum course must be preceded by a proposal that contains the project idea and a preliminary literature review, which will be written in the DHS 8125 course at least one to two semesters prior to enrolling in DHS 8140. The student will be required to choose a health promotion topic and create a health promotion program or educational resource that can be used for a community education program. An implementation and evaluation planmust be included in the final product. Examples of appropriate educational resources include developing a presentation for a national conference, developing a presentation for an in-service, or developing a course curriculum. Students on the global track must have an international basis for the project. Prerequisite: DHS 8125 (4 credits) DHS 8150—Continuing Internship Services This course is a continuation of DHS 8130. It is used when the student is given an incomplete grade and needs to finish his or her internship. (0 credit)

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