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THLEAD 350 Critical Analysis and Writing (5)
Focuses on principles of critical analysis, critical reading skills, acquiring peer reviewed research, and developing skills in written and oral communication. Applies critical analysis and writing to health related issues.

THLEAD 360 Healthcare Leadership Strategies (5) I&S
Emphasizes essential healthcare leadership competencies by focusing on communication, collaboration, change mastery, and conflict resolution. Provides essential theoretical leadership foundation and review evidence for specific leadership style. Provides opportunity to discover one's own leadership abilities with respect to each of the discussed competencies.

THLEAD 380 Healthcare Budgetary Analysis and Financial Decision Making (5) I&S
Focuses on budgets commonly encountered in healthcare including operating and capital budgets. Provides methods to analyze financial status including productivity measures, variance analysis, break-even analysis, and evaluation of financial documents as well as introduction to cost effectiveness and cost/benefit analysis strategies. Examines insurance as a revenue source in healthcare budgets. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in either THLEAD 350 or T NURS 350.

THLEAD 403 Introduction to Research in Nursing and Healthcare (3) QSR
Describes the systematic steps of the research process. Introduces approaches, frameworks, and concepts used in investigating healthcare and nursing problems. Emphasizes integration of research findings related to evidence-based healthcare and nursing practice. Prerequisite: either THLEAD 350 or T NURS 350; either T HLTH 305, TMATH 110, or one 100-300 level STAT course. Offered: jointly with T NURS 403.

THLEAD 405 Health Informatics I: Fundamentals (5)
Introduces core concepts and practices of health informatics, technologies applied to healthcare, research, and public health. Includes terminologies, data standards, evidence-based medicine, and decision support systems. Considers the viewpoints of information technology from medicine, computer science, nursing, public health, patients/consumers, exploring opportunities, and emerging trends in the field.

THLEAD 407 Diversity, Health, and Inequities (3) VLPA/I&S, DIV
Examines how difference, discrimination, marginalization, power, and privilege relate to health , illness, and healthcare. Attends to historical and structural manifestations of oppression and inequity. Addresses health inequities. Offered: jointly with T NURS 407.

THLEAD 410 Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3) I&S
Identifies ethical issues relevant to healthcare and the profession of nursing. Identifies, describes, and analyzes multiple ethical perspectives, selected ethical dilemmas relevant to professional practice, the delivery of health care, and the health of individuals and populations. Offered: jointly with T NURS 410.

THLEAD 420 Healthcare Accreditation and Legal Issues (5) I&S
Examines critical accreditation and legal issues commonly occurring in healthcare organizations. Focuses on specific accreditation processes and quality issues. Examines patient privacy, access and consent requirements, security requirements, safety challenges, organizational legal issues, and personnel legal issues. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in either THLEAD 350 or T NURS 350.

THLEAD 430 Interpersonal Communication (1-3, max. 3) I&S
Addresses communication skills, patterns, and practices. Examines nonverbal and verbal modes of communication. Explores communicating in a variety of contexts' pertinent to healthcare; for example, cultural, personal, professional, group, conflict, and leadership. Applies conceptual models in interpersonal processes. Offered: jointly with T NURS 430.

THLEAD 450 Initial Connected Learning (1, max. 9)
Assists students with transition into the student role with portfolio development. Provides opportunity for students to participate in a learning community. Emphasizes problem solving for purposes of synthesizing, integrating, and deepening understanding about material students are learning in current course. Addresses mechanics of upper division academic standards. Credit/no-credit only.

THLEAD 480 Healthcare Leadership Fieldwork (4)
Provides an opportunity to apply theory to a work environment in a healthcare organization associated with future career goals. Provides experiential opportunities to demonstrate professional behaviors. Prerequisite: THLEAD 350; THLEAD 360; THLEAD 380; THLEAD 403; THLEAD 407; THLEAD 420; THLEAD 430; and T HLTH 440.

THLEAD 496 Internship (1-10, max. 10)
Engages in experiential learning through an internship. Applied academic knowledge to begin to develop competencies in healthcare leadership role.