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B HLTH 179 Interpersonal Communication (5) SSc
Provides an overview of the theoretical and practical concerns in the study and practice of communication within interpersonal encounters. Emphasizes how to analyze communicative behavior and practice applied strategies for improving communication skills in the context of interpersonal settings of work, family, friendship, and romance.
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B HLTH 196 Preparing to Work in Partnerships with Communities (5) SSc
Provides an introduction to participatory and asset-oriented approaches to forming community partnerships. Students learn concepts and skills necessary for successfully engaging in community building, including: the importance of self-reflection; personal skill assessment; cultural humility; issues regarding power and privilege; reciprocity; and core principles inherent in community-based participatory approaches.
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B HLTH 197 Selected Preparatory Topics in Health (5) SSc
Provides students with basic preparatory knowledge in a health-related topic. Covers fundamental concepts and principles to prepare students with a better understanding of human health and well-being.
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B HLTH 198 Introduction to Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Health (5) SSc
Provides an introduction to physical activity fitness, nutrition, and health. Emphasizes theoretical foundations, practical applications, and skill development to promote and sustain personal well-being and health.
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B HLTH 199 Understanding Global Health Through Film (5) SSc
Provides an introduction to the growing field of global health, using films to highlight the diverse experiences of illness and health care across the world.
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B HLTH 200 Lifespan Development (5) SSc
Focuses on quantitative and qualitative growth and developmental changes across the lifespan from conception to end of life. Emphasizes influence of changes on health and how developmental theory and research guide health promotional efforts. Uses contextual perspective to analyze how interactions between biology and environment contribute to developmental outcomes.
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B HLTH 201 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (5) SSc Nora Kenworthy
Introduction to global health for students of all backgrounds and disciplines. Focuses on how health is measured around the world, and how socioecological forces shape health experiences and outcomes. Surveys topics of global health research and practice, and invites students to independently analyze global health issues in specific geographic contexts.
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B HLTH 215 Statistics for Health Sciences (5) RSN
Provides an overview of basic concepts of statistics used in health sciences with opportunities to learn through experience with health-related data.
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B HLTH 216 Culture/Ethnicity and Religions Influence on Food Choices (5) SSc
Multiple factors contribute to the nutritional status of individuals. Among these factors are culture and religion. Understanding the meanings people place on food and the role food holds in some people's value and belief systems is necessary to provide holistic care.
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B HLTH 217 Nutrition and the Older Adult (5) NSc
Explores factors necessary to maintain and enhance the nutritional needs of independently living older adults.
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B HLTH 218 Nutritional Science (5) NSc Grace Lasker
Introduces key concepts of nutritional science: biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, diet analysis, and scientific principles of investigation. Students explore components of a healthy diet in the context of health and wellness, self-discovery, research analysis, and current issues. Offered: AW.
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B HLTH 219 Lifespan Nutrition (5) NSc Grace Lasker
Examines the fundamentals of nutrition for different life stages including pregnancy, infancy, childhood adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Covers topics applicable to needs at each stage, Students conduct a personal dietary assessment and analyze the application of nutrition at the self, family, and community levels.
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B HLTH 220 Community Nutrition (5) SSc Grace Lasker, Jody O. Early
Investigates the role of nutrition in promoting, maintain, and improving health in the community. Students study the role of various indicators of a healthy community; social determinants of health, legislation, food access, and community design. Students outreach with local nutrition and wellness partners.
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B HLTH 221 Dimensions of Personal Health and Wellness (5) SSc
Introduces students to a holistic view of health and covers the eight dimensions of wellness. Emphasizes personal health and how socio-ecological and cultural factors influence individual behavior and overall health status. Explore strategies that improve lifetime wellness.
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B HLTH 222 Latina/o Health and Culture: Issues, Beliefs, Practices, and Local Perspectives (5) SSc
Examines health issues in the Latina/o community through the lens of health research, arts and other cultural expressions, community organization stakeholders, and fieldwork. Focuses on the diverse experiences with health care and healing systems of this rapidly growing US community.
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B HLTH 223 Feminist Approaches to Women's Health (5) SSc Meghan Eagen-Torkko
Examination, analysis, and critique of aspects of women's health from a feminist/anti-oppression perspective. Topics include definitions of women's health, concepts of bodies/health, reproductive health/reproductive justice, the United States healthcare system, and disparities in women's health. Uses scholarly and popular articles/books, digital media, film, and graphic novels as source materials.
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B HLTH 224 Disease, Human History, Society, and Civilization (5) NSc Stefanie L Iverson Cabral
Examines the connections between infectious disease and human history focusing on how plagues and epidemics influence social upheavals and changes in civilization. Explores historical implication, cause, and symptoms, transmission, treatment, and future threat diseases such as smallpox, plague, cholera, influenza, tuberculosis, syphilis, malaria, yellow fever, and HIV.
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B HLTH 225 Introduction to Cancer Biology (5) NSc Stefanie L Iverson Cabral
Examines the basic biology and history of cancer with a focus on how genetics, age, infectious agents, and environmental factors contribute to the developmental of disease. The risk factors, cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancers including breast, skin, liver, thyroid, prostate, lung, and cervical are explored.
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B HLTH 226 Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health (5) SSc
Examines race and socioeconomic status, and their effect on health and health care. Attention is given to the health status of the poor and of major racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States, with respect to ways in which their health and healthcare services are embedded in social contexts.
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B HLTH 227 Migration and Population Health: A Global Representation in Films and Arts (5) SSc/A&H
Provides a link between migration and public health using the social determinants of health framework. Emphasizes how migrants/immigrants are portrayed in films, television, literature, music, and other artistic images. Explores theories of migration, migration-health relationship, and health issues of migrant populations.
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B HLTH 228 Infectious Disease Detectives: The Pathogens Inside (5) NSc Stefanie L Iverson Cabral
Explores the diagnostic process, human drama, and public health implications of infectious disease. Specific diseases such as botulism, flesh eating bacteria, tape worms, etc., will be described using case studies to highlight real vs. perceived risk and the role of government in public health.
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B HLTH 229 Quarantine and Isolation (5) SSc
Explores how the strategies of quarantine and isolation can be implemented to stop the spread of infectious disease and manage outbreaks. Quarantine policies, background, ethical considerations, potential abuses, connection to disease transmission, and historically important events will be discussed.
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B HLTH 297 Selected Introductory Topics in Health (5, max. 10) SSc
Provides students with introductory knowledge and skills in a health-related topic. Prepares students with an understanding of promoting human health and well-being by exploring individual and social determinants of health.
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B HLTH 298 Selected Introductory Topics in Health and the Natural World (5) NSc
Provides students with introductory knowledge and skills in a health-related topic that connects to the study of the physical world. Prepares students with an understanding of promoting human health and well-being by exploring individual, community, and population-level health as they connect specifically to biological determinants of health.
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B HLTH 301 Global Health Practice: Systems, Places, and People (5) SSc Nora Kenworthy
Introduction to global health practice that offers a close-up, hands-on, critically-informed, and experiential learning experience either in the form of community based learning projects (CBLR), or connected online international learning (COIL) opportunities, or both. Examines what global health systems, geographies, and professional roles look like around the world.
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B HLTH 320 Human Health and the Environment (5)
Examines the relationship between environmental factors and the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Contemporary understanding of how the natural and built environments influence risk for disease and illness illustrated through case examples. Explores multi-disciplinary approaches to address environmental problems and improve living and work spaces.
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B HLTH 397 Current Health Topics (3-5, max. 15)
Survey of current issues in human health with analysis of selected topics. The personal, social, political, and economic aspects of health are explored through professional health writing and interdisciplinary literature.
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B HLTH 400 Study Abroad: Health Studies (1-5, max. 15) SSc/NSc
Upper-division health related courses for which there are no direct University of Washington Bothell equivalents, taken through a University of Washington study abroad program.
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B HLTH 401 Research Journal Editorial Board (2-5, max. 18)
Serves as membership on the campus's research journal Editorial Board. Focuses on managing the content and production of the research journal, which is produced annually. Registration is by instructor permission only. Credit/no-credit only.
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B HLTH 402 Microbiology, Human Disease, and Global Health (5) NSc Stefanie L Iverson Cabral
Explores global health concepts related to infectious disease with an emphasis on the connection between the host, pathogen, and environment. Focuses on how microbiology and pathogenicity, in addition to human behavior, influences disease outcomes and impacts society.
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B HLTH 405 Race, Power, and Food (5) DIV
Examines the politics of nutrition in the age of globalization. Revisits, re-envisions, and re-articulates dominant understandings of history and culture as they relate to food. Explores food culture as a form of artistic expression, and uses documentary films and interactive theatre to build communication strategies rooted in students' identities. Presents powerful tools for building alliances across racial, gender, class, and cultural lines.
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B HLTH 406 Infectious Disease and Art (5) A&H Stefanie L Iverson Cabral
Explores the microbiology of pathogens while examining both historical and contemporary pieces of art influenced directly or indirectly by these contagions. Causes, risk factors, symptoms, mechanisms of pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease will be explored through a lens of the visual art pieces they have inspired.
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B HLTH 410 Genetics and Public Health (5) SSc/NSc Christopher H Wade
Explores the importance of human genome research findings for patient care and emphasizes developing skills for evaluating and communicating about genetic risks.
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B HLTH 411 Environments and Health (5) SSc/NSc
Facilitates understanding of complex relationships between human health and living and working environments. Students identify ways that professionals, private citizens, and members of community groups can take actions to preserve the environment and protect human health.
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B HLTH 412 Stories that Matter: Narratives of Illness and Healing (5) A&H
Focuses on methods for reading, analyzing, eliciting and creating narratives of illness and healing, and using production of, and reflection on, these narratives to improve care, understand cultural perspectives on illness, connect with patients, and communicate with the broader public.
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B HLTH 413 Pandemics, Plagues, and Fear (5) SSc
Focuses on the social and emotional aspects surrounding plagues and pandemics by exploring the perceived risk of infectious disease and whether that fear is based in scientific evidence. Examines the science, stigma, and misunderstanding of various infectious diseases including HIV, cholera, typhus, Ebola, Zika, and others.
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B HLTH 420 Women's Global Health and Human Rights (5) SSc
Uses a human rights framework and interdisciplinary approach to critically examine socio-ecological factors that impact women's health and gender equity around the world. Includes a variety of learning activities (e.g. film, debate, digital media; case studies) and a service learning project.
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B HLTH 421 Food and Culture (5) A&H/SSc
Through writing, video, storytelling, and creative exploration, examines the forces that shape our choices about food, and how food choices drive our economy, our health, our self-image, and our social connections.
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B HLTH 422 Walking in Beauty: Native Art and Healing (5) SSc/A&H
Explores the impact of social, economic, historic, and environmental disparities on American Indian/Alaska Native health, along with the healing effects of Native art, culture, pride, and community.
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B HLTH 423 Global Health: Critical Perspectives (5) SSc
Critical exploration into the emerging field of global health, focusing on: how historical and social forces shape health in the world; and global health practice and strategy across different contexts.
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B HLTH 424 Root Issues in American Indian Health (5) SSc
Provides an overview of biobehavior and psychosocial health issues in American Indian communities. Uses media created by Native people and expresses perspectives best understood in Native voices and images to explore how social determinants of health intersect and shape health conditions, health beliefs, healing practices, and delivery of care.
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B HLTH 425 Health in a Developing Nation: Study Abroad (5) SSc
Provides an overview of the health and health care challenges in a developing and low-income country. Addresses socio-cultural, environmental, economic, political, and ecological factors that influence health, illness, disability, and death as well as responses to health issues both within and outside the health sector. Includes study abroad.
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B HLTH 426 Selected Topics in Health Humanities (5, max. 15) A&H
Explores the intersection of the arts and humanities with health and healthcare by focusing on a particular health issue or artistic modality. Investigates how the arts illuminates and influences the human dimensions of health, illness, and care. Critically appraises competing images of health and illness in society.
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B HLTH 427 Women, Culture, and Healing (5) A&H/SSc
Interdisciplinary course explores the inter-connectedness of identity, culture, healing. Addresses how women make meaning in their lives; how they are both shaped by and influence history, culture, and the world. Integrates humanities, social and health sciences to study cultural influences on women's health and healing.
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B HLTH 428 Adolescent Health (5) SSc Jerelyn A. Resnick
Explores growth and development, challenges of adolescence, and how society, through its communities, health agencies and schools and media, identifies and responds to adolescent health care needs. Uses literature and media produced for adolescent and professional, reflective writing and interviews to examine issues related to promoting adolescent health.
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B HLTH 429 Global and Local Health Inequalities and Interventions (5) SSc
Examines the conditions (political, economic, cultural, historical) that create and sustain disparities in health globally and locally. Critically examines health issues from multiple perspectives, exploring theories and movements of people creating social justice in health within frameworks that are both globally and locally situated.
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B HLTH 430 Health Policies and Politics in a Global Context (5) SSc
Examines current and emerging global health challenges, their transnational determinants, and selected policies that address those challenges at varying national and global political contexts.
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B HLTH 431 Representations of Health Policy and Ethics in Film (5) A&H
Examines representations of ethical and policy conflicts about health and health care in contemporary films. Explores competing images of bodies, workers, policies, and institutions used to frame these debates. Films supplemented by readings in film analysis, literature, narrative ethics, and health policy.
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B HLTH 435 Foundations and Principles of Health Education and Communication (5) SSc
Introduction to the health education profession, associated competencies, theories and principles of health communication. Covers strategies and design principles for planning culturally tailored health education and communication for a variety of audiences, uses digital technology and social media for health promotion. Includes a service learning assignment. Prerequisite: BHS 201.
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B HLTH 436 Introduction to Management and Leadership for Health Professionals (5)
Introduction to management and leadership principles for health promotion specialists and other health professionals. Content develops skills and competencies for managing and leading health promotion programs and staff. Activities emphasize introspection and reflection, cultural humility, and address issues that influence the implementation of health promotion programs. Prerequisite: BHS 201.
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B HLTH 437 Program Planning & Strategies for Health Promotion (5)
Introduction to program planning for health education specialists, including: needs and capacity assessment, strategy selection, and theoretical frameworks. Covers program implementation, management, and evaluation concepts. Assignments include developing a sample program plan and experiential, community-based activities. Prerequisite: BHS 201
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B HLTH 438 Program Evaluation for Health Education & Promotion (5)
Introduces competencies, theories and principles of program evaluation to health education and promotion specialists. Emphasizes cultural humility and respectful community engagement as frameworks for successful program evaluation. Explores and employs various evaluation methodologies, quantitative and qualitative. Includes a service learning assignment. Prerequisite: BHS 201; BHS 300; B HLTH 437.
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B HLTH 439 Health Policy and Advocacy (5)
Examines how health policy and advocacy influence health outcomes of individuals and populations. Addresses policy process and the advocacy role of health education specialists in influencing local, state, and federal policy. Considers the impact of global trends on public health practice, policy, and systems. Prerequisite: BHS 201.
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B HLTH 440 Health of Military Veterans (5) SSc
Intended for students less familiar with military and veteran issues and environments. Addresses the more common mental and physical health issues that are faced by today's veterans (primarily but not exclusively United States military veterans), their families, and communities.
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B HLTH 441 Community Engagement in Health Interventions and Research: From Principles to Practice (5)
Introduces principles and approaches of engaging and collaborating with communities when planning, implementing, and evaluating population-level interventions and research. Includes fieldwork assignment with a community agency or organization so lessons of community engagement can be experienced.
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B HLTH 442 Family Caregiving Across the Life Span (5) SSc
Focuses on family caregiving across the lifespan. Examines issues, problems, and challenges family caregivers face while taking on this role across communities and illnesses. Supports health and social service providers in defining their roles within the context of family caregiving.
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B HLTH 443 Assessment of Older Adults (5)
Focuses on understanding the experience of aging and developing competence in assessing older adults and their needs. Studies and evaluates selected evidence-based functional, clinical, and psycho-social assessment instruments and approaches relevant to desired professional practice focus.
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B HLTH 444 Disaster Preparation: Promoting Community Resiliency (5)
Analyzes community and individual vulnerabilities and assets that impact disaster outcomes. Examines hazard awareness, risk reduction, resiliency, and mitigation in disaster prevention planning and response. Addresses select assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts to enhance community and individual capacities. Also applies public health principles in disaster preparation to promote community health.
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B HLTH 460 Women, Rhetoric, and Healing (5) SSc/A&H
Examines the history and theory of rhetoric, focusing on how women are represented in terms of persuasion, education, and relationship that might have not been privileged or acceptable in past centuries. Students gain confidence in their abilities to represent themselves as educated, compassionate humans.
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B HLTH 491 Special Topics in Health - Health & Life Sciences (1-10, max. 10) SSc
Investigates a selected topic in Health and Life Sciences not covered in the current core curriculum.
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B HLTH 492 Special Topics in Health - Health & Society (1-10, max. 10)
Investigates a selected topic in Health and Society not covered in the current core curriculum.
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B HLTH 493 Special Topics in Health - Health Policy, Leadership, & Ethics (1-10, max. 10) SSc
Investigates a selected topic in Health Policy, Leadership, & Ethics not covered in the current core curriculum.
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B HLTH 494 Special Topics in Health - Community Health Intervention & Practice (1-10, max. 10) SSc
Investigates a selected topic in Community Health Intervention and Practice not covered in the current core curriculum.
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B HLTH 497 Selected Topics in Health (5, max. 15)
Investigates a health-related topic to provide students with knowledge and skills to promote health and well-being. Evaluates individual, institutional, and/or social determinants of health to guide life and work practice.
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B HLTH 498 Special Project in Health (1-10, max. 10)
Provides the opportunity to pursue a specific health-related project under faculty supervision. Project activities facilitate the attainment of knowledge, skills, and practical experience that contribute to the advancement of professional career goals in a health field.
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B HLTH 499 Undergraduate Research in Health Studies (1-10, max. 10)
Provides the opportunity to engage in research-related activities under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students gain understanding of theoretical and methodological approaches, practical research skills, and importance of scientific findings with respect to a selected area of inquiry in a health science field.
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B HLTH 510 Genetics and Public Health (5) Christopher H Wade
Explores the importance of human genome research findings for patient care and emphasizes developing skills for evaluating and communicating about genetic risks.
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B HLTH 511 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (4)
Explores curriculum development and evaluation in the context of clinical and academic nursing education. Examines the contextual, philosophical and theoretical approaches to nursing that shape learning expectations. Students learn to develop curricular plans tailored to selected settings and roles to assure context-responsive educational programs.
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B HLTH 512 Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing and Healthcare (4)
Examines concepts of assessment and evaluation of learning and performance relevant to nurse educators in academic and healthcare delivery settings. Analyzes a range of assessment strategies for formative and summative evaluation. Applies program planning and evaluation principles to educational interventions in the academic and healthcare delivery settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
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B HLTH 513 Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning (4)
Addresses theories and methods of teaching and learning, tools and resources, role development, and current issues faced by those who teach in higher education and staff development. Includes practice and evaluation of strategies.
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B HLTH 515 Technology Enhanced Pedagogy (4)
Explores how technology influences the development of teaching philosophy, lesson plans, and learning activities. Digital tools, simulation approaches, and other strategies in teaching and learning will be explored and applied to the transformation of learning activities from passive to active modalities.
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B HLTH 532 Introduction to Process Management and Decision Making in Healthcare Systems (4)
Introduction to key operations management principles as applied to healthcare organizations and systems for the benefit of improved patient care quality. Includes both strategic and design decisions to facilitate cross-functional understanding and coordination.
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B HLTH 534 Introduction to Project Management in Healthcare (4)
Introduction to the concepts, methods, and tools of project management. Topics include project selection, risk, definition, stakeholder analysis, communication plans, scheduling, software, resource allocation, monitoring, controlling, and post-project assessment as it relates to healthcare.
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B HLTH 536 Managing Fiscal Performance in Healthcare (4)
Identifies the basic structure of fiscal reporting and how that process relates to resource consumption in healthcare operations. Examines the basics of fiscal reporting, cost structure and decision making in the nurse manager role. Emphasizes understanding costs and incentives in relationship to payment systems in the healthcare industry.
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B HLTH 538 Managing and Leading High Performing Teams (4)
Focuses on examining research-based frameworks to improve individual and team outcomes. Students will analyze and manage challenges in managing or leading people. Topics include managing and resolving conflict, motivating people, forming and leading teams, managing individual and group decision making, managing performance through effective feedback.
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B HLTH 540 Health Informatics (4)
Explores how technology and health care intersect. Examines health care information systems, information standards/compliance, bench-marking/evaluation techniques, usability analysis, methods for data collection/transmission/analysis, and best practices for collaboration between health care providers and technologists in designing/selecting and delivering high quality, effective systems.
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B HLTH 597 Special Topics in Health (3-5, max. 10)
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