NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 361 DHS 8030—Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention This course develops the knowledge and skills needed to work with communities to improve the health status of that community. Major topics will include health promotion and disease prevention. Special emphasis will be placed on the Healthy People 2010 initiatives. Students will be required to complete a paper of at least 20 pages based on an intervention strategy from Healthy People 2010. The paper will include an introduction, review of the literature, discussion, and conclusion in chapter form. Discussion boards are a required part of this course. (3 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 non-profit 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. The student will be expected to write a paper on health care reform andmanaged care that is at least 10 pages in length and provides an informed opinion on future directions of health care reform. The paper should address the question of what new directions managed care may take and what is the future of health care reform. (3 credits) DHS 8071—Conflict Resolution for Health Care Leaders This course examines and analyzes the nature and dynamics of human conflict within health care leadership and management. Various methods and theories of leadership and management, both in and out of health care, and their impact on productivity, profitability, and employee satisfaction will be explored. Learners will acquire and engage practical strategies to improve leadership skills applicable in a variety of settings. Additionally, critical analysis of the different types of approaches to mitigating conflict in health care leadership will be required to research, develop, and evaluate diverse practice environments and their role in health outcomes. Through the completion of various assignments, the learner will be expected to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter via application of the theories and information presented in the assigned readings, participation in the discussion board, and other learning activities. (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. (3 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. (3 credits) HPH 7300—Biostatistics I The application of quantitative techniques has expanded rapidly in medical decision making. The emphasis on evidence-based health care means that health care workers must be able to evaluate the results from published health care research studies. This course is the first of two courses designed to provide students with the knowledge of quantitative techniques. The course will cover descriptive statistics, parametric group comparison statistics, and basic nonparametric statistics and provide an introduction to linear modeling. (3 credits) HPH 7310—Biostatistics II The aim of this course is to enable students to appreciate the richness of statistical science and to invite them to the concept of probabilistic thinking. Statistics is the science of the future. Any technique that students are going to learn will help them to understand the unknown better, and in turn, will increase their success in other courses and in future professional careers. Principles of statistical inference build upon the course Fundamentals of Biostatistics. The goals of this course are threefold: (1) introduce the basic concepts of probability as well as methods for calculating the probability of an event; (2) assist students in developing an understanding of probability theory and sampling distributions; and (3) familiarize students about inferences involving one or two populations, ANOVA, regression analysis, and chi-square tests. (3 credits) Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science Course Descriptions