NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

348 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science DHS 8200—Independent Study A This course is a self-directed, faculty-supervised experience for the student. The student will be required to develop a proposal regarding the topic of study, a learning contract with specific objectives, and a plan of action that includes methods of obtaining the information and the material produced, thus demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the subject areas. A faculty member will be assigned to the student for the supervised study and will follow the approved learning contract for successful completion of the course. The purpose of this course is to allow the student to explore an area of interest in the field of health care or health sciences. The secondary benefit of the course is to allow the student, with the assistance of the faculty member, to develop and complete a doctoral-level course of study. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to develop a proposal regarding a particular area of health sciences sufficient for doctoral level of study, develop a learning contract and self-directed course of study at the doctoral level, develop curriculum components for an educational program using self-directed study, describe information research during the completion of the objectives, and describe the methods of developing and successfully completing a self-directed course. (4 credits) DHS 8250—Independent Study B This course is a self-directed, faculty-supervised experience for the student. The student will be required to develop a proposal regarding the topic of study, a learning contract with specific objectives, and a plan of action that includes methods of obtaining the information and the material produced, thus demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the subject areas. A faculty member will be assigned to the student for the supervised course. The purpose of this course is to allow the student to explore an area of interest in the field of health care or health sciences. The secondary benefit of the course is to allow the student, with the assistance of the faculty member, to develop and complete a doctoral-level study. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to develop a proposal regarding a particular area of health sciences sufficient for doctoral level of study, develop a learning contract and self-directed course of study at the doctoral level, develop curriculum components for an educational program using self-directed study, describe information research during the completion of the objectives, and describe the methods of developing and successfully completing a self-directed course. (4 credits) 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. It 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 safetyoriented leadership, organizational culture, human factors, decision-making 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: 1) access to health care; 2) the cost of health care; 3) the quality of health care; and 4) protection 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 control are discussed. (4 credits)

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