NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 349 DHS 8820—Telehealth Concepts, Applications, and Future Trends Telehealth involves any technology-medical communication that facilitates health services, such as the exchange of information in coordinating patient care. This course explores the foundational concepts that support telehealth within a health care environment, including information privacy and security standards that support health information systems and technologies. Students will examine the current applications of telehealth and propose recommendations that resolve common issues within clinical settings. The course has an emphasis on the legal and ethical considerations with implementing telehealth programs. Furthermore, students will appraise future trends by reviewing current telehealth products and anticipating upcoming innovations or practices. (4 credits) DHS 8825—Technological Infrastructures of Telehealth The health industry’s technology has been rapidly evolving— with telehealth placed as an area of value and growth potential. Telehealth, which involves the use of any technology in providing clinical services, requires health professionals to develop strong skills in information systems and technologies. This course introduces aspects of technology management relevant to telehealth practices. Students will discover ways in which data is captured, transmitted, stored, and retrieved. Students will learn how to uphold information security and privacy through contemporary approaches in technology management. The course presents technical concepts from a leadership perspective; learners will be able to determine the types of skills used by technology experts in the management of telehealth services or programs. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to apply telehealth approaches across various areas of medicine and different health care organizations. (4 credits) DHS 8830—Strategic Planning for Telehealth Programs and Services Telehealth services utilize health information technologies and systems to facilitate health care operations, clinical procedures, and the exchange of health information. Health care organizations have found it necessary to coordinate the rapid growth of telehealth/telemedicine services by building partnerships, exploring business ventures, and launching comprehensive programs. This course examines telehealth strategies and initiatives through case-study analysis and class discussions. Students will practice hands-on management of telehealth technologies, systems, and operations. Throughout the course, students will engage in a comprehensive strategic planning process—honing professional communication, teamwork, and customer service skills. (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)