NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 395 emerging practice areas, advanced skills, and/or professional development. The four learning tracks are 1) skills, 2) mental health, 3) children and youth, and 4) physical disabilities. Each track will contain no more than four modules, including, but not limited to, 1) skills: physical agent modalities, anatomy, neuroanatomy, and kinesiology; 2) mental health: addictions, trauma-induced care, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, violence, and abuse; 3) children and youth: NDT, NICU, school system, and behavioral interventions; and 4) physical disabilities: oncology, work programs/ergonomics, splinting, and hands specialty. (3 credits) HPH 7200—Research Ethics Health care professionals are required to act morally and ethically. This course is designed to expand the student’s basic understanding of ethics to promote ethical awareness and enable students to derive better health care decisions that reduce risk of potential ethical consequence. By exposing students to bioethics and controversial ethical issues typically encountered in current health care practice, students practice making difficult decisions. Students will synthesize and implement strategies for applying morals, values, and ethics systematically in the various settings in which health care is delivered. Considering the perspectives of all stakeholders and the role of the health care provider, patient advocate, professional, and consumer of medical care, students will gain workable knowledge of contemporary ethical issues and appreciate that ethics permeate the majority of decisions made in health care. (3 credits) HPH 7300—Fundamentals of Biostatistics 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, as well as provide an introduction to linear modeling. (3 credits) HPH 7310—Principles of Statistical Inference The focus of this course is on advanced and multivariate statistical methods. Topics include multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, factor analysis, discriminate analysis, cluster and canonical analysis, and related statistical procedures. Emphasis is on understanding and applying statistical concepts and techniques to research data as well as developing the ability to critically analyze research methods used in the scientific literature. Emphasis is on understanding and applying statistical concepts and techniques to research data within the health sciences. (3 credits) HPH 7400—Quantitative Research Design This course will provide students with an understanding of the methods and approaches used in quantitative, health-related research. It will prepare students to be both consumers and producers of quantitative research. A major emphasis of the course will be on the conceptualization and design of research studies. Moreover, the course will cover ethics, formulation of research questions, research designs, reliability, validity, sampling, and measurement. It will also prepare students to critically evaluate published research articles. (3 credits) HPH 7500—Philosophy of Science This course will address classical issues in the philosophy of science, including demarcation, the distinction between what science is and is not, hypothesis development, confirmation and falsification, causation, and explanation. The course will also explore the ontological, epistemological, methodological, and axiological foundations of the major paradigms within which inquiry in the human services professions are located. Issues of congruence between research question selection and paradigm selection will also be addressed. (3 credits) HPH 7600—Grants and Publications This course is designed to provide writing experiences which prepare the learner for manuscript and grant proposal submissions. This introductory experience into the grant process from proposal to funding to management will include project management, funding sources, and funding challenges. Other course requirements include a research proposal (manuscript) that is ready for submission for publication and development of a dissertation proposal. (3 credits)