NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

340 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science DHS 8400—Global Health Issues Global health care is an emerging priority for health professional education programs and clinical practice. It is essential for all health care professionals to understand the impact of global health issues on health care and international economic stability. This course explores the many facets of global health to expose the student to the complexity of the concepts that impact health care in developing and developed countries. (4 credits) DHS 8700—Comparative International Health Systems The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the principles, structure, and function of international health systems through a comparative analysis of various countries’ health care systems. The course will explore how national systems have evolved and how countries confront the emerging issues in health care. The course will explore and develop a systematic comparative analysis of the evolution, administrative structures, societal choices, financing, and provision of health care services in underdeveloped, developing, and developed countries. (4 credits) DHS 8750—Patient Safety Medical Error Leadership plays a key role in adopting practices to promote patient safety and leaders should have the skills necessary to be effective in the implementation of these practices. This course will focus on patient safety through a study of safety-oriented leadership, organizational culture, human factors, decisionmaking science, communication, and a systems approach to health care delivery. Current best practice models and the latest professional literature emphasizing patient safety will be featured. (4 credits) DHS 8775—Survey of Health Law This course is designed to introduce D.H.Sc. students to health law or law as it affects the professionals and institutions that deliver health care in the United States. The course focuses on the traditional areas of concern for courses on health law, including access to health care, the cost of health care, the quality of health care, and protection of the person of the patient. (4 credits) DHS 8800—Health Care Informatics This course will focus on available and future methodologies and technologies for the processing, archiving, analysis, and transmission of data, information, and knowledge in the medical and health care setting. (4 credits) DHS 8810—Epidemiology and Global Health This course emphasizes the underlying concepts of the epidemiologic approach as it relates to pertinent global health issues. The student will be introduced to principles and methods of epidemiologic research. These include study designs, measures of frequency, association, impact, and sources of error. Application to global health and public health strategies for disease prevention, surveillance, and controls are discussed. (4 credits) DHS 8900—Narrative Medicine There is great value in listening to patient narratives and reflecting upon what is communicated through these stories about health, illness, suffering, and recovery. In this course, students will explore written forms of patient narratives, as well as multimedia presentations, movies, music, song, and visual arts to improve their understanding of patient experiences. Students will learn how to enhance their own listening, selfreflection, and communication skills, and, in the process, they will develop narrative competencies that emphasize empathy, compassion, and other effective components of quality care. The course will explore ways in which a study of the medical humanities contributes to a deeper understanding of personal and social features that affect the quality of patient care. (4 credits) HSP 9006—Concepts in Evidence-Based Medical Practice This course provides a working knowledge of evidence-based medicine. Cases will be used as the backbone of this course to assist the student in analyzing data to justify the treatments used in clinical practice. Students will also learn how to critically appraise the literature, evaluate diagnostic test performance, design clinical pathways and standards of care, and implement evidenced-based medicine findings in their own clinical or administrative settings. (4 credits)