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Master of Health Science (MHLTHSCI) Courses

MHLTHSCI 504 (NURS 504) HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS, FINANCING AND DELIVERY (3-0-3)(F/S). Differentiates health care economics, financing and payment systems as context for fiscal management and budgeting; examines health care delivery from organizational and operational perspectives, all of which are applied in writing proposals. May be taken for MHLTHSCI or NURS credit, but not both. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Program in Master of Health Science or Nursing.

MHLTHSCI 505 HEALTH SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS (3-0-3)(F/S). Inquiry into the history of health science research and the scientific method. Research strategies and methodologies will be discussed. Students will each develop a prospectus of study. The course is to be completed before a project or thesis is undertaken. PREREQ: Completion of an undergraduate statistics course and admission to MHS program or PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 520 POPULATION HEALTH AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(F). Explores the social determinants of health and the question of why the richest and most powerful country in world history is not the healthiest. Examines the history, organization, and comparative effectiveness of United States health care and public health systems. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or PERM/PROG DIR.

MHLTHSCI 522 MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(F/SU). In-depth discussion of management strategies as they apply to healthcare, with emphasis on communication, program planning, organization, staff development, program coordination, and evaluation of results.

MHLTHSCI 525 LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(S/SU). An overview of various approaches to leadership, authority, motivation, adaptation, and organizational conflict as they relate to the health care supervisor’s role in accomplishing organizational goals and objectives.

MHLTHSCI 529 MARKETING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(F/S). Examination of marketing models used in health and health care including identification of consumer needs, market segmentation, and designing a balanced marketing program. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or HSL Graduate Certificate program or PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 535 ETHICS AND HEALTH POLICY (2-0-2)(S). Systematic examination of ethics as it relates to decision making in health policy. Discussion includes the moral issues of health care quality, right to life and right to death. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 550 CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY (3-0-3)(F/S). Examines current issues in health care policy in the United States health care system. The structure, administration and financing of the health care system are reviewed and recent changes and their effects on cost, quality, and access to health care are discussed. Some attention is given to health policy issues in other countries as they influence and impact policy in the United States. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 552 (KINES 552) APPLIED STATISTICAL METHODS (3-0-3)(F,S). An introduction to statistical techniques utilized in the treatment of data. The techniques to be covered include measures of central tendency and variability, correlation measures, probability, analysis of variance, and regression analysis. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: Completion of an undergraduate statistics course and graduate standing in MHS or Kinesiology, or PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 555 PROGRAM EVALUATION IN HEALTH DELIVERY SETTINGS (3-0-3)(S). Topics include evaluation overview, models, and evaluative study objectives, methodological design, interpretation of data, and final report preparation. The course includes a thorough review of statistics and sampling as they apply to program evaluation methodologies. PREREQ: Undergraduate statistics, MHLTHSCI 505 and admission to MHS program, or PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 560 PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANNING – RISK MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). Risk assessment or risk management methods in public health disaster preparedness planning will be presented in context of natural and human-caused disasters. The environmental, economic, and social consequences for communities will be studied. PREREQ: Graduate standing or PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 566 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES (2-0-2)(F/S). An exploration of the ethical, legal and policy issues surrounding non-conventional medical practices. Discussion on current research of efficacy and consumer acceptance will accompany clinical demonstrations of selected modalities, such as acupuncture and massage therapy.

MHLTHSCI 570 (KINES 570) HEALTH PROMOTION (3-0-3)(F/S). Coverage of individual, interpersonal, and group/community theories of health behavior change, with emphasis on designing, implementing, and evaluating theory-based interventions. Other topics include studying the impact of diversity and social and economic factors on health, and improving the effectiveness of health behavior change programs for underserved groups. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both.

MHLTHSCI 571 (COUN 571)(SOCWRK 571) FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTHY AGING (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Overview of gerontology presented by examining major issues related to aging. Content includes theories of aging; the impact of an aging population; and future implications at local, national, and international levels. May be taken for COUN, MHLTHSCI or SOCWRK credit, but no more than once.

MHLTHSCI 572 (KINES 572) GRANT WRITING (3-0-3)(SU). Examination of the process of securing resources from external entities. Students will learn and apply a variety of techniques employed in proposal development and grant authorship. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both.

MHLTHSCI 574 (KINES 574) HEALTH PROMOTION AND OPTIMAL AGING (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). Focus on promoting healthful behavior and quality of life among older adults. Application of theory, research, and practice to gerontological health promotion and wellness. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both.

MHLTHSCI 579 MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (3-0-3)(F/S). Use of epidemiologic research to manage and enhance the delivery of health services and manage health care organizations. Practical applications of epidemiology to health services management including identification of different sources of epidemiologic data, management of population health, financial implications of poor health, health services planning, quality monitoring, policy development and clinical practice improvement. PREREQ: HLTHST 480-480G and MHLTHSCI 552, or PERM/INST.

MHLTHSCI 580 SELECTED TOPICS IN RESEARCH (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Exploration of research in topical areas of the health sciences and related disciplines.

Refer to the University-wide Graduate Courses section in this catalog for additional course offerings.

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