Courses

Semester course 3 credits. Examines the structure and function of the U.S. health-care delivery system, the concepts and processes of health and illness, the institutional and individual providers of health services and related theory. Focuses on interdisciplinary care. Emphasizes meeting the unique needs of ethnically and culturally diverse populations.

Semester course 3 credits. Focuses on foundational concepts of micro-economic theory and their application in analyzing health care understanding the structure and dynamics of health-care markets and on monitoring and controlling the allocation of resources within health organizations. Emphasizes each of the health-care disciplines and how finance and economics affect the practice of delivery and evaluation

Semester course 3 credits. Applies the principles of biomedical and health-care ethics to develop a more informed understanding of ethical decision making in the formulation of health-care policy as well as within the clinical environment. Focuses on utilizing and searching biomedical ethics literature, current issues in biomedical ethics, the discipline and process of ethical reflection and case consultation.

Semester course 3 credits. Examines various aspects of curriculum development, including instructional design and use of multimedia technology for teacher-learner communication and learner growth and development pertinent to doctoral education. Covers relevant learning theories in higher education and implications on curriculum design. Requires students to develop a web-based, interactive, multimedia course.

Semester course 3 credits. Examines fundamentals of allied health grant writing and proposal preparation in the health related sciences, including funding source determination, responding to an RFP, basic elements of a proposal, proposal review procedures and allocation processes. Requires development of a complete proposal and critique of existing proposals.

Semester course 3 credits. Analyzes current information and management systems from an allied health sciences perspective. Emphasizes knowledge representation in health care, information needs, storage and retrieval, clinical information systems, standards of health information management and the evaluation of information management systems. Stresses the efficient and innovative use of technology.

Semester course 3 credits. Examines basic concepts and techniques of statistical methods, including the collection and display of information, data analysis and statistical measures variation, sampling and sampling distributions point estimation, confidence intervals, and tests of hypotheses for one and two sample problems principles of one-factor experimental design,one-way analysis of variance and multiple comparisons and correlation and regression analysis.

Semester course 3 credits. Covers the design of experimental and quasi-experimental studies in the health-care field. Emphasizes issues related to measurement, validity of designs, sampling and data collection. Focuses on the logic of causal inference, including formulation of testable hypotheses, and the design, methods and measures that facilitate research.

Semester course 3 credits. Examines multivariate statistical analysis and evaluation research methods with application to health related science research. Emphasizes data reduction techniques, factor analysis, principle components, discriminant analysis and logistic regression to analyze data in the health field.

Semester course 3 credits. Prerequisites ALHP 760, 761 and 762. Prepares students to design, implementand interpret studies that evaluate the outcome and effectiveness of health services delivery. Emphasizes identification of emerging trends in health related sciences research, identification of meaningful research questions based on existing information and the use of primary and secondary data to assess outcomes.

Semester course 3 credits. Prerequisite Permission of instructor. Student's desired topic of study must be identified and approved prior to enrollment. Studies specific topics in the area of the student's specialty.

Semester course 1-6 credits. Prerequisite Permission of instructor. Offers special individual study or researchleading toward investigation in specialty track. Conducted under the guidance of a faculty adviser. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

Semester course 3 credits. Offers supervised investigation of selected problems in the area of the student's specialty track. Includes conducting and analyzing field research.

Semester course 3 credits. Deals with general purpose, content and functions of the dissertation process related to the student's specialty track. Leads to the preparation of dissertation proposal.

Semester course variable credit. Minimum of nine semester hours required for Ph.D. degree. Prerequisites Completion of required course work and comprehensive examination. Covers dissertation research under the direction of a faculty adviser.