Agenda Item FA 14-32

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Graduate)- (Public Health & School of Nursing)

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Change of Programs of Study (5 packages)

09/04/14: Passed

09/12/14: Approved

Log Number: 201401-51

Public Health – Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                         
Master of Health Admin. - Health Administration Major
  

 

Summary of the Changes:   

This request is for changes to the graduate Health Administration (MHA) Program which address new curriculum requirements by the Program’s accrediting body and recommendations by the Program’s internship preceptors and advisory board as to addition of two new courses. Additional program changes requested address the prerequisites and credit hours.
The changes requested include:
- Addition of a new course (HSA6xxx Organization Theory/Behavior in Health Care)
- Addition of a new course (HSA6xxx MHA Internship)
- Changes to the prerequisites and credit hours for the Pract: Exec Skill Development

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Change an existing course

Pract:Exec Skill Development

HSA

Graduate (6xxx)

815

Because we will add another required course Org Theory/Behavior in Health Care to meet the requirements of CAHME accreditation, we will change the HSA6815 from the current 6 credit hours to 3 credit hours
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: HSA6188: Capstone: HC Strategic Management. This Executive Skill Development course is designed to develop and enhance the skills necessary for success as a healthcare executive through management practice in health care administration. The course provides the students the opportunity to gain practical experience and integrate classroom knowledge and theory in an administrative setting within the health care industry.

 

Add a new course

Org Theory/Behavior in Health Care (3 crs)

HSA

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None  

Co-requisites:    
None   

Course Description:

This course focuses on reviewing theory explaining why healthcare organization exist as they do, and how individuals within organization both affect and are affected by the structure of the organization. The course’s primary purpose is to provide students with a foundation to understanding principles of organization theory and organization behavior so that they can better understand and administrate within healthcare organizations.

 

Add a new course

MHA Internship (3 crs)  

HSA

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
"HSA5177: Health Care Finance"
AND "HSA6196: Quantitative Analysis Health"
  

Co-requisites:    
None   

Course Description:

Prerequisites: HSA5177-Health Care Finance and HSA6196-Quantitative Analysis Health. The Health Administration Internship provides Masters in Health Administration (MHA) students an opportunity to gain practical work experience and improve their knowledge, skills and abilities by integrating lessons and theories gained in the classroom into a professional setting within the health care industry.

 


 

Log Number: 201401-52

Public Health – Graduate


 Change a degree-major of an existing program                        

Master of Science in Health - Health Science Major
(Aging Services Management Specialization)
  

Summary of the Changes:   

This request is to move one required course (GEY 6409 Applied Research in Aging) to a program elective and add a new course, GEY 6xxx Aging and Mental Health. This request is made due to the fact the mental health content is not addressed adequately in other courses and the program intern supervisors and community partners have identified this as an area of increasing concern for aging service providers. (Click here for the program of study

 

Change an existing course

Applied Research in Aging

GEY

Graduate (6xxx)

409

This request is to change GEY6409 Applied Research in Aging from required to elective status. This is done to allow addition of another course deemed critical to the preparation of aging services administrators while allowing students the option of taking the Applied Research in Aging class as an elective.
New Course Description:
The course includes an examination of the major theoretical and analytical frameworks from the core disciplines (biology, psychology, and sociology) which inform the field of gerontology. Emphasis is on the application of the theoretical contexts to research initiatives and gerontological practice. Students are expected to become familiar with contemporary research on aspects of aging, and they learn to identify and evaluate issues raised by the findings from the field of aging research. In addition, the course examines the connections between theory and age-related issues and problems such as economic inequality, retirement, health care, and aging in families

 

Change an existing course

Aging Capstone

HSA

Graduate (6xxx)

813

All new aging courses requested in the last three years have been assigned the GEY prefix. This change is requested in order to align the Aging Capstone course (HSA 6813) with the other graduate aging courses which have GEY designation.
New Course Description:
The Aging Capstone is designed to provide students the opportunity to gain practical experience while demonstrating the integration of classroom knowledge and theory in management of aging programs and services within the health care industry. Students will select an internship in an aging services organization or a faculty supervised community-based project. This course is a culminating experience and is taken the last semester of academic enrollment.

 

Add a new course

Aging and Mental Health (3 crs)

GEY

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None  

Co-requisites:   
None  

Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the major mental health issues found in a rapidly growing senior population. Emphasis is placed on fundamental knowledge related to identification of care, intervention and treatment strategies that address mental illness and cognitive impairment in elders in community-based and institutional settings.

 

 

Log Number: 201401-54

School of Nursing – Graduate

 

Change an existing course

Health Assessment/Diagnostics

NGR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

003 C

We are requesting to change the course from fixed to variable credits, same maximum credit hours remain. This will allow more flexibility with the graduate students.

 

Change an existing course

Hlth Prom of Child, Men, Women

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

602 C

We are requesting a change from 6 credit hours to variable 3-6 credit hours. This will allow more flexibility for our graduate students.

 

Change an existing course

Diag Manage Chr Cond

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

603 C

We are requesting a change from 6 fixed credits to variable 3-6 credits. This will allow more flexibility for our graduate students.

 



Log Number: 201401-65

School of Nursing – Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                        
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nursing Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

We would like to revise the current post master's DNP program of study to be consistent with the current AACN standards for doctoral practice. The credit hours for the post master's DNP will remain at 48 credit hours. One course NGR 6894 Culture and Health (3 credits) was added to the Core Requirements, but an elective was deleted to keep the credit hours the same.
The program objectives will be as follows:
◦Develop, implement, and evaluate new practice approaches based on scientific knowledge;
◦Ensure accountability for quality care and patient safety for populations with whom they work;
◦Demonstrate analytical methodologies for the evaluation of clinical practice and the application of scientific evidence;
◦Utilize technological information systems to evaluate outcomes of care, health care delivery, and quality improvement;
◦Develop, evaluate, and provide leadership for health care policy which shapes health care financing, regulation, and delivery;
◦Work collaboratively with intraprofessional teams to meet health care needs of individuals and populations;
◦Analyze epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, and occupational data for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs of clinical prevention and population health; and,
◦Base practice on the application of biophysical, psychosocial, behavioral, sociopolitical, cultural, economic, ethical and nursing science as appropriate to area of specialization; and
Assume responsibility and accountability for independent nursing practice and improvement of health care.

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Log Number: 201401-66

School of Nursing – Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                       
Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Major
(Clinical Nurse Spec-FT)

 

Summary of the Changes:   

We would like to change the program objectives for the MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist concentration program to reflect the deletion of the thesis option. The program objectives are as follows:
1.Synthesize theory and research to develop a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice.
2.Demonstrate competency in the advanced nursing practice role in delivering comprehensive care to clients as they adapt in health and illness.
3.Incorporate theory and research findings into advanced clinical practice.
4.Collaborate and consult with clients, family members, and professional colleagues.
5.Assume responsibility and accountability for independent nursing practice and improvement of health care.
6.Analyze nursing practice, health policy, and economic, legal, social, and ethical issues as they impact on health care.
7.Contribute to professional leadership in nursing through education, research, and collaborative practice.
8.Demonstrate a commitment for continued personal growth through self-directed learning.
 

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