Health Sciences (HSCI )

Health Sciences (HSCI )

HSCI 705  Ethical Issues in Health Science  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course has been designed to study the ethical underpinnings for the proper conduct of research involving human participants including a brief historical review of ethics in science, laws, and regulations that address human subjects’ research.

Offered: Online

HSCI 710  Healthcare Delivery Systems  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a study of the healthcare delivery systems and their components including programs, providers, policies, and payment systems. Students will examine the healthcare delivery system in terms of cost, quality, and access as they explore various healthcare organizations and the people they serve. The course emphasizes the U.S. healthcare delivery system, while exploring health systems across the globe.

Offered: Online

HSCI 715  Cultural Competency in Health Sciences  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to critically analyze cultural perception of health and illness as a component of the holistic delivery of health care. The student is expected to develop knowledge and respect for cultural differences among patient populations and to foster culturally sensitive and appropriate methods of health care delivery.

Offered: Online

HSCI 720  Principles and theories of Teaching in the Health Professions  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course introduces health science professionals to the fundamentals of education. Student will learn the principles of teaching and learning, while balancing theoretical perspectives with practical application. It will emphasize the learning process, the needs and characteristics of learners, and strategies for instruction and evaluation. This course includes instruction of strategic, assessment principles, and evidence-based practice.

Offered: Online

HSCI 725  Leadership in Professional Practice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HSCI 705 and HSCI 710 and HSCI 715

This course is designed to prepare health science professionals to positively influence the attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors of others in professional practice. The course will achieve this goal by equipping students with an intimate knowledge of leadership theories and models, while providing students with opportunities to implement these models into their daily lives and reflect on the outcomes.

Offered: Online

HSCI 730  Risk Management in Health Sciences  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HSCI 705 and HSCI 710 and HSCI 715

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to proactively and reactively address incidents that may occur in the setting of the healthcare organization. The curriculum focuses on the need for healthcare managers to identify and minimize risk as a means to reduce injury to patients, staff, and visitors within a healthcare system. Students will use the knowledge and skills gained from this course to create and develop risk management plans.

Offered: Online

HSCI 735  Evidence Based Practices in Health Sciences  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) skills that will enable the review of existing literature to improve client care. The course provides a comprehensive overview of EBP, and the components for implementation. It is designed to focus on skills needed to critically evaluate information available from research findings and conduct systematic reviews.

Offered: Online

HSCI 810  Review and Critique of Health Science Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The course will describe the anatomy of clearly defined and searchable clinical/research questions. The course will cover the use of Medical Subject Headings (MESH) and Boolean operators used to convert a clinical question into a search strategy that will work on any bibliographic database. This course will examine and apply current techniques for reviewing and critiquing the quality of literature found for a focused clinical question. The course will discuss common appraisal tools and scheme used to grade the body of available literature.

Offered: Online

HSCI 815  Qualitative Research Methods and Statistics in Health Sciences  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HSCI 705 and HSCI 810

This doctoral level course examines the qualitative method used in health sciences research, with a focus on five qualitative designs: narrative phenomenological, grounded theory, ethnographic, and case study. Underpinning philosophical assumptions are presented in context with the selected qualitative designs. The course also covers data collection, analysis, and validation measures appropriate for qualitative research.

Offered: Online

HSCI 820  Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics in Health Sciences  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HSCI 705 and HSCI 810

This course focuses on developing an understanding of advanced inferential statistics as it relates to the health sciences. Students will learn to identify when to use specific statistics, how to conduct those statistical analyses in statistical software, and how to interpret the results of those analyses from both statistical and practical application standpoints.

Offered: Online

HSCI 987  Dissertation I  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HSCI 705 and HSCI 710 and HSCI 715 and HSCI 720 and HSCI 725 and HSCI 730 and HSCI 810 and HSCI 815 and HSCI 820

This course focuses on structure and design of Ph.D. dissertation research that includes chairperson review and scholarly discourse leading to proposal development and a draft of chapter one. Any student who is not ready for enrollment in HSCI 988 after completing HLTH 987 may be required, as determined by the student’s dissertation chair, to repeat HSCI 987 until deemed ready for enrollment in HSCI 988.

Offered: Online

HSCI 988  Dissertation II  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HSCI 987

This course is the second step for Ph.D. candidates to develop and complete their dissertation. Doctoral candidates will develop chapters 2 and 3 which includes their methodology for conducting the study and combine it with chapter 1 into a single document. Candidates will also complete and submit their IRB package and complete their proposal defense. Any student who is not ready for enrollment in HSCI 989 after completing HSCI 988 may be required, as determined by the student’s dissertation chair, to repeat HSCI 988 until deemed ready for enrollment in HSCI 989.

Offered: Online

HSCI 989  Dissertation III  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HSCI 988

This course is the final step in developing the dissertation manuscript. Doctoral candidates will conduct their field study, analyze their data, and present their findings and develop chapter 4 and 5 of their dissertation. Candidates will combine all sections into their completed dissertation manuscript in preparation for their dissertation defense. Students who do not successfully defend their dissertation must re-enroll in HSCI 989.

Offered: Online

HSCI 990  Dissertation IV  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HSCI 989

This course is the last step in the Ph.D. program. Doctoral candidates will defend their dissertation and finalize their dissertation manuscript for publication.

Offered: Online

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