NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 345 Doctor of Health Science Course Descriptions DHS 8000—Professional Competencies in the Clinical Care of Diverse Populations This course focuses on issues and information relating to the general epidemiological concerns, health care disparities, and specific health and disease issues involved in the care of both culturally based diverse populations (African American, Native American, Asian and Asian sub-populations, and LatinoHispanic populations) and other nonethnic special populations (homeless, uninsured, indigent, disabled, incarcerated, rural, inner city, GLBT, geriatric, pediatric, and others). (4 credits) DHS 8010—Statistics and Research Methods This course allows the student to develop an understanding through critical analysis of the basic research methods used in health care. Students will be taught to critically analyze medical information and perform effective literature reviews. (4 credits) DHS 8030—Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention This course develops the knowledge and skills needed to work with communities to improve health status of the community. Major topics will include health promotion and disease prevention. Special emphasis will be placed on the Healthy People 2010 initiatives. (4 credits) DHS 8040—Professionalism and Health Care Ethics This course is an in depth study of the concepts of health care ethics. The course of study analyzes the differences between ethics and law and examines the core values and beliefs of medical professionalism. Methods of ethical analysis and review of current case studies will be used in critical discussions of ethical dilemmas faced by health care personnel in areas such as cloning, organ transplantation, and the implications of the Human Genome Project. The student will explore the personal values, professional standards, and institutional guidelines that define the roles and responsibilities of the health care practitioner. (4 credits) DHS 8045—The Influence of Ethics and Culture on Global Health Technology, research, and advancement of health care interventions have produced impressive improvements in health outcomes for many. Unfortunately, these advancements have also lead to inequalities in health status within and between countries, creating growing global ethical dilemmas. The world is faced with new challenges, such as the potential for pandemics, an aging population, a diminishing health care workforce, and the stresses of determining resource allocation. With these challenges comes a need to better understand the process of ethical reasoning and resolution, as this will be paramount for the development and maintenance of global health. Another dimension that must be considered in ethical decision making is the influencing factors of culture. Culture comprises the political, social, economic, religious, and ethnic norms and values of a society. Culture is instrumental in shaping bioethical policy worldwide, which necessitates its inclusion and consideration in all global ethic discussions. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the principles and theories of ethics as applied to global health and how culture influences ethical decision making. The course will examine some of the primary theories and principles in health care ethics including virtue, deontology, utilitarian, autonomy, justice, beneficence, and nonmaleficence. The course will explore many prominent global health issues and exemplify how greater knowledge and understanding of global ethics and culture is vital to effective and sound decision making. Topics that will be discussed in the course include ethical issues related to pandemic preparedness, end of life, human organ transplantation, clinical research in developing countries, human rights, resource allocation, and the effects of globalization on world health. It is anticipated that students will bring their own ethical dilemmas arising from their own experiences, cultures, and practices. (4 credits) DHS 8090—Health Policy, Planning, and Management This course critically examines the dynamics of health care in the United States. The student is expected to analyze the health care industry and contrast nonprofit and forprofit 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 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/nutrition, infectious disease, smoking, concerns of women and children, and other major global 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)