NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 479 SLPD 7075—Counseling The emphasis of this course is on counseling approaches for use with clients with communication disorders and/or their families. Doctoral candidates will explore theories of counseling with an emphasis on management of individuals with communication disorders and their families. Doctoral candidates will experiment with different approaches to interacting with clients and their families individually and in groups. The cultural impact on the counseling process will be addressed. Doctoral candidates will participate in roleplay situations for use with clients demonstrating a variety of audiologic and/or speech-language problems. (2 credits) Winter Semester (5 credit hours) SLPD 7080—Business Management and Leadership Doctoral candidates will learn business management principles as they relate to the conduct of speech-language or related professional practice in a variety of settings. Legal and ethical issues in practice management will be covered. Doctoral candidates preparing for personal and professional development will assess the skills and behaviors of the leader of change agent in terms of their own potential for growth and future leadership positions. (2 credits) SLPD 7220—Advanced Seminar in Voice and Swallowing This course is a doctoral-level course exploring best practices in voice and swallowing disorders. It is not designed to develop voice and swallowing clinicians, nor is it designed to impart the full breadth of information available in the areas of voice and swallowing disorders. Rather, this course is designed to enhance the students’ comprehension of the specialty areas of voice and swallowing disorders that were taught to them at the master’s degree level, expand their knowledge base of best practices in voice and swallowing disorders, and develop a working sense of the scope of practice in voice and swallowing. (3 credits) Summer Semester (8 credit hours) HPH 7400—Quantitative Research Design This course will provide students with a simple understanding of basic methods and approaches used in health care research. Amajor emphasis of the course will be on the conceptualization and design of research studies. The course will cover ethics, formulation of research questions, study design, reliability, validity, sampling, measurement, and interpretation of research findings. It will prepare students to critically evaluate published literature, and to design sound research studies. The course will be both theoretical and applied. Students will be challenged to apply the theoretical concepts presented in the classroom and in the readings to design a study to address a health-related issue of their choice. (3 credits) HPH 7410—Qualitative Research Design This course will focus primarily on the knowledge and skill competencies needed to conduct qualitative research successfully. In this pursuit, students will immerse themselves in the epistemological, theoretical, ethical, methodological, and procedural understanding of qualitative research. They will apply this knowledge to the conceptualization and conduct of qualitative research, report the findings of the research in the form of a research article, and appraise the quality of such qualitative research products. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate that they have mastered the competencies needed to create, plan, and complete a qualitative research dissertation. (3 credits) SLPD 8966—Applied Dissertation I—Concept Paper The content of Applied Dissertation Service I—Concept Paper focuses on developing a preliminary literature review and formulating research questions. The committee chair and committee member roles are discussed. This service will culminate in the completion of the first corresponding benchmark: the concept paper. Credit for this seminar will be assigned following approval of the concept paper. (2 credits) Year Two Fall Semester (8 credit hours) SLPD 7060—Genetics This course will provide students with an overview of genetics. Doctoral candidates will be exposed to a general overview of genetics and investigate the spectrum of genetic syndromes common to clients with communication disorders. Doctoral candidates will study the embryologic development with an emphasis on normal and abnormal or interrupted development at various stages and outcomes. (2 credits) SLPD 7200—Neuroscience/Neuropsychology and Communication Sciences Neurological foundations of speech-language and cognitive disorders will be presented. The emphasis will be a study of neuropathological conditions and the speech-language disorders that result from these conditions. (3 credits) HPH 7300—Biostatistics I The application of quantitative techniques has expanded rapidly inmedical decision-making. The emphasis on evidencebased 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 knowledge of quantitative techniques. The course will cover descriptive statistics; parametric, groupcomparison statistics; and basic, nonparametric statistics. It will also provide an introduction to linear modeling. (3 credits)

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