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Master of Science in Health Science with a concentration in Health Professions Education and Technology Online

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This course provides the knowledge about fundamentals of health information systems (HIS) and the role of information systems in efficient operation of healthcare organizations. The course specifically focuses on: evolution of HIS, HIS components and basic HIS functions, technology infrastructure for healthcare organizations, basic concepts such as EHR, HIE, CPOE, and COSS, HIS standards such as HIPAA, HL7, and DICOM, strategic information systems planning for healthcare organizations, systems analysis and project management, information security issues, and role of HIS professionals in health organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the healthcare system beginning with a historical overview, analysis of organizational components, and an emphasis on the interaction of delivery systems, regulation, financial concerns, regulations and alternative strategies for healthcare organizations as well as quality assurance and its role in health care organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the development of U.S. helath policies and laws and how they affect health care delivery, impact health disparities, and shape population health. Special attention will be given to discussions of current national health policy debates. The course also introduces students to various international health care system models.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

An exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and experimental designs with specific application to the Health Sciences as well as an introduction to evidence based medicine.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Overview of legal and ethical issues associated with the delivery of healthcare in todays society. Specific areas of contemporary legal and ethical concern surrounding everyday practice will be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the knowledge, skills, and techniques used in the preparation of professional papers and grant proposals. Students will also be introduced to methods used in the identification of funding sources as well as the principles of successful grant management.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Health Professions Education and Technology Track

This course introduces students to the theory and practice in the development and implementation of innovative and traditional health science education strategies in healthcare, community, and instructional settings.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares students with the skills required in the planning, design, development and evaluation of curricula and instructional strategies in healthcare, community, and instructional settings.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares health science educators with the knowledge and skills to apply theory and practice in evaluation of health programs in healthcare, community, and instructional settings; evaluation of standardized health assessments and analysis of results.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Prepares health professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement technology in the learning setting to optimize student/patient participation, motivation, assessment and engagement. The course also develops proficiency in media communication protocols and time management skills in the health field.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the application of current technology (software and hardware) in health science education; commercial software selection and use; database management and computer networking for communication, research, and health promotion.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares health professionals to mentor, counsel, and advise future health science professionals, current healthcare professionals and the community in the competencies and career opportunities for emerging health careers.

Duration: 7 weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3

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