Degree Plan

Master of Science in Health Sciences, Concentration in Health Professions Education & Technology 


Concentration Health Professions Education and Technology   Course  Descriptions  

HLTH 6300 - Theory  and Practice of Health Science Education 
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  
Credit Hours: 3    

HLTH 6301 - Health Science Curriculum and Design
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  
Credit Hours: 3

HLTH 6302 - Health Science Program Evaluation 
This course prepares health science  professionals  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  
Credit Hours: 3  

HLTH 6303 - Teaching Health Science Technology 
This course p repares 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  
Credit Hours: 3    

HLTH 6304 - Advanced Technology Applications in Health Professions 
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  
Credit Hours: 3    

HLTH 6305 - Health Professions Student Mentorship and Leadership Development
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  
Credit Hours: 3  

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Master of Science in Health Sciences Core Course  Descriptions  

HSCI 6300 - Introduction to the Health Care System and Quality Improvement 
An introduction to the health care 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 health care organizations, as well as quality assurance and its role in health care organizations.  
Duration: 7 weeks  
Credit Hours: 3    

HSCI 6307 - Health Care Policy, Organization and Financing 
This course examines the development of U.S. health 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  
Credit Hours: 3  

HSCI 6310 - Research in Health Sciences 
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  
Credit Hours: 3    

HSCI 6345 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 
Overview of legal and ethical issues associated with the delivery of health care  in today's society . Specific areas of   contemporary legal and ethical concern surrounding everyday practice will be emphasized.  
Duration: 7 weeks  
Credit Hours: 3    

HSCI 6346 - Compliance and Risk Management 
This course will provide an overview of areas critical to the management of risk in healthcare organizations including areas of concern related to compliance with the wide variety of legal and statutory requirements mandated by current health policy.  
Duration: 7 weeks  
Credit Hours: 3    

HSCI 7302 - Professional Proposal Writing 
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  
Credit Hours: 3

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:  

FALL MODULE 1  

HSCI 6345 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare  

HLTH 6300 Theory and Practice of Health Science Education  

FALL MODULE 2  

HSCI 6307 Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing  

HLTH 6301 Health Science Curriculum and Design  

SPRING MODULE 1  

HSCI 7302 Professional Proposal Writing  

HLTH 6305 Health Professions Student Mentorship and Leadership Development  

SPRING MODULE 2  

HSCI 6310 Research in Health Science  

HLTH 6303 Teaching Health Science Technology   

SUMMER MODULE 1  

HSCI 6300 Intro HealthCare Sys & Quality Improvement  

HLTH 6302 Health Science Program Evaluation  

SUMMER MODULE 2  

HSCI 6346 Compliance and Risk Management  

HLTH 6304 Advanced Technology Applications in Health Professions  

Module Duration: 7 weeks    
Course Credit Hours: 3  

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