NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

356 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science HPH 7700—Tests and Measurements The course provides a foundation in the basic principles of measurement error with a focus on how to assess and control for error through research designmethods and statistical analysis. Students will explore test construction and parsimonious data analysis methods to develop an understanding for designing instruments and assessment tools. Topics in the course will also include survey implementation, sampling, data collection, follow-up, and ethical issues. A focus on issues specific to measurement error in the medical sciences will also be examined throughout the course. (3 credits) HSP 9001—Behavior Theories in Health Science The purpose of this course is to understand health behavior theories to make decisions on appropriate theories that will guide dissertation research questions and methodology, data analysis, and interpretation. This course presents behavior theories commonly used in the analysis of health care sciences research data. Emphasis is on understanding and applying these concepts and techniques to dissertation and other research data through writing in APA style. (3 credits) HSP 9002—Survey Methodology This course introduces students to a set of principles of survey methodology that are the basis of standard practices in the field. The course provides guidelines for developing survey objectives, designing survey studies, sampling respondents, and administering surveys. Emphasis is on the skills and resources needed to design and conduct a survey. (3 credits) HSP 9007—Research Practicum This course requires students to conduct a research activity under faculty member supervision. (3 credits) HSP 9008—Comprehensive Exam The comprehensive examination is a written examination students will take after completion of all required coursework and before the dissertation phase of the Ph.D. program. The exam will be offered twice a year, onsite. The exam will take a holistic approach and encompass all learning objectives from the program: research, evidence-based medicine, ethics, diversity, conflict resolution, and global health. Students must pass the comprehensive exam in order to move forward to the dissertation phase. (1 credit) HSP 9011, 9012, 9013, 9014, 9015, and 9016—Dissertations Dissertation Preparation Seminar, Proposal, Dissertation, and Oral Defense. Students will conduct original research in their areas of expertise or concentration, as approved by the program chair and dissertation committee. The dissertation will culminate with an oral final defense, which will occur in person at the summer or winter institute, or on the Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus. The oral defense must be arranged at least 45 days in advance. (12 credits)