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Course Synopses

Education Core Courses

EDHP 500 Teaching and Learning Theory (online) Credit 3

This course explores educational theories and practices foundational to classroom, simulation and clinical learning. Emphasis is placed on practical application of teaching/learning theory in classroom, simulation, and clinical learning environments promoting the transfer of theory to practice. Students will demonstrate knowledge of teaching and learning theories impacting curriculum design relevant to the health care educator.

EDHP 501 Curriculum Design (online) Credit 3

Various models of curriculum development and design based on educational philosophy and professional standards will be investigated.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of program development including scope and sequence, curriculum alignment, and mapping.  Program development through topic identification and generation of content outlines/syllabi, objectives, and outcome measures are included in this course.

EDHP 502 Assessment & Evaluation (online) Credit 3

Practical and theoretical issues involved in evaluating student performance, teacher performance and educational programs will be explored.  Students will explore various means of performance-based assessments applicable to didactic, simulated and clinical learning environments.  Students will examine a variety of assessment instruments and strategies and the role each has in the evaluation process.  The course will enable students to plan, execute and interpret educational assessments.

EDHP 503 Teaching Strategies (online) Credit 3

Best practices research on instructional pedagogy and adult learning will be examined.  The course focuses on recommended principles, concepts and theories used in practice that create effective learning environments.  Teaching strategies responsive to diverse learning styles and needs of learners will be explored as well as reflective practices and self-assessment.  A variety of practical classroom, simulation and clinical teaching strategies consistent with current evidence will be discussed emphasizing teaching methods using technology.

EDHP 504 Teaching Practicum / Credit 2

This course focuses on the integration of education role theory and practice with socialization into the role of educator. It includes a faculty and preceptor-guided practicum with experiences in the application of the health profession's role as an educator in selected academic and healthcare settings. The course also includes experiences in the classroom as well as the clinical area (academic or staff educator) in nursing, medicine, dental, public health and pharmacy as desired by the health profession.

Healthcare Professional Core Interprofessional Courses

HCPI 551 Health Care Quality Improvement & Informatics (online) Credit 3

This course provides an overview of health care from the viewpoint of quality improvement and health care informatics.  The student will use the science of quality measurement and improvement in conjunction with information science to propose a quality improvement initiative.  The legal and ethical implications of current trends in information technology and safety are discussed.

EDHP 555 Leadership and Health Policy I (online) Credit 3

This course will emphasize leadership skills while focusing on ethical decision making and effective working relationships within an organization. It will prepare the health profession leader to intervene at the system level through the policy development process.  Advocacy strategies to influence health and health care will be applied.

EDHP 506 Project or Thesis (online) Credit 3

This course will guide students throughout the process of conducting a study and writing a manuscript.  Coursework will include developing a research proposal, from topic and title selection to citing the significance of the research, reviewing related literature, explaining the methodology and results, and defending the work.

EDHP 507 Research (online) Credit 1 to 3

Student research initiative within the scope of the project/thesis.  This course is designed to provide students with additional time and support to complete the thesis or project and to maintain continuous enrollment.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of three credits.  Prerequisite:  Completion of the thesis course and approval by student's advisory committee and EDHP director.

Dental Hygiene Core Courses

EDHP 552 Research Design and Analysis (online) Credit 4

This course will focus on the design of research studies in health professions education.  Students will learn the principles of research design, become familiar with different types of designs, and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of study designs.  The general principles of research design will be investigated, implemented, and practiced.

HCPI 552 Scholarship:  Integration & Application (online) Credit 3

This course integrates theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research and inter-professional perspectives using translational processes to improve patient outcomes.  The emphasis in the course is on the application of available evidence to interdisciplinary clinical practice, the identification of gaps in knowledge and the development of a spirit of inquiry and lifelong scholarship.

HCPI 557 Contemporary Healthcare Issues (online) Credit 3

This course explores contemporary healthcare issues that affect the medical and dental needs of special care patients.  The healthcare issues are examined within historic, economic, and philosophical contexts and students will analyze those that affect individuals with special healthcare needs.

HCPI 558 Survey Research (online) Credit 3

This course will help graduate students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, conduct and evaluate survey research as well as write a survey research report.

Last edited by: phines 08/24/2015

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