6301 Multicultural Influences on Health Care and Research
Focus on the influence of various cultures (e.g. racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, age related and geographic) on health care delivery and research. Cultural patterns, beliefs and expectations related to health care and health outcomes are explored and analyzed. Research methods, recruitment of subjects, data collection procedures and instrumentation are analyzed in relationship to various cultural groups. Priority needs for health care and research in various cultural groups are compared. Prerequisite: Department approval.
6302 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Sciences
A study of legal and ethical principles and theory with emphasis on how they apply to the provision of health services and pursuit of health research in culturally diverse settings. The course examines standard and emerging [e.g. Ethics of Care] theories and principles of ethics and the laws related to health services and offer in-depth look at how these theories and principles apply in ethnically diverse practice settings and research. Prerequisite: Department approval.
6303 Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences I
Involves in-depth review of the philosophy of science, the process of scientific inquiry, key theoretical concepts in health, and expectations for doctoral-level work. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program and department approval.
6304 Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences II
Review, integration, and synthesis of key theories in the allied health sciences and related fields. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program and department approval.
6305 Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences I
This applied statistics course is designed to meet the needs of beginning doctoral-level research professionals in the health sciences. Oral and written presentation of the testing and interpretation of hypotheses and analyzed data, and synthesis of findings, are required course activities. Prerequisite: One prior statistics course with a grade of “B” or better.
6306 Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences II
This is the second in a sequence of applied statistics courses that were designed to meet the needs of beginning doctoral-level research professionals in the health sciences. Oral and written presentation of the testing and interpretation of hypotheses and analyzed data, and synthesis of findings, are required course activities. Prerequisite: CHSC 6305 with a grade of “B” or better.
6307 Interdisciplinary Research for the Health Sciences: Case Studies
This course introduces IHS PhD students to the complexities of interdisciplinary team science. Using a “case studies” approach, students will learn how to conceptualize interdisciplinary research by studying in-depth descriptions of ongoing interdisciplinary research programs provided in the textbook. Two research programs will be studied in-depth and students will work in teams as they read and develop presentations of the content studied. Prerequisite: Department approval.
6308 Psychometrics in Health Sciences
This course introduces students to the principles of measurement as they apply to the most commonly used types of measurement instruments used in health sciences research. Through lectures, application, discussion and group exercises, students will learn classical testing theory, the steps and logic of test construction; test reliability and test validity; theories and applications of factor analytic techniques; how to evaluate test items; and how to critically evaluate tests and rating scales for use in research.
6343 Seminar in Health Professions Education: Academic and Administrative Roles and Responsibilities
Issues, roles and responsibilities of faculty and administrative appointments in academic and health science centers will be discussed. Other topics may include faculty appointment models, tenure process, faculty practice, clinical and affiliation agreements, finances, personnel, legal issues and public policy, internal/external governance, curricular and accreditation issues, and external relations. Prerequisites: Admission to the doctoral program and department approval.
6345 Designing Educational Programs in Health Professions
The steps of program and curriculum development will be examined as applicable to selected health profession education. The process of accreditation will be included. Prerequisites: Admission to the doctoral program and department approval.
6347 Innovative Teaching Strategies in the Health Professions
Creative and innovative approaches to teaching to facilitate learning in didactic and clinical settings for health professions education will be explored. Application of selected learning theories will be addressed. Meaningful applications for web-enhanced and online delivery will be examined within context of optimal learning. Prerequisites: Admission to the doctoral program and department approval.
6350 Seminar in Scientific and Grant Writing
This course will address two skills associated with success in academia: productive scientific writing and successfully obtaining research funding through grant writing. Students will learn the common components of scientific manuscripts and grant application. The course also will address how to overcome common barriers to writing productivity. Prerequisites: Department approval.
6355 Communication and Team Process
This course will address two important issues in relation to successful interdisciplinary teams: communication across health care disciplines and the team process. Topics to be covered will include effective communication, team development, establishing working relationships, conflict management and resolution, as well as evaluation and assessment of team outcomes. Team-based learning will be utilized in order to facilitate the team process. Prerequisites: Admission to the program and department approval.
6380 Special Topics in the Health Professions
Course content may change. Possible topics include current topics integrating basic and clinical health science; organization and finance of health care systems; prevention and intervention research. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Department approval.
6385 Independent Study in the Health Sciences
Conduct intensive study on a health science topic with faculty supervision. Course content and requirements will be determined by the instructor but a comprehensive review paper suitable for publication is typical. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Department approval. Instructor permission required.
6388 Research Applications
Supervised research on topics in applied and clinical health sciences in designated laboratories. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Department approval. Instructor permission required.
6390 Directed Study
Conduct intensive study on a health science topic. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Admission to the doctoral program and department approval. Instructor permission required.
6398 Dissertation I
The student must register for CHSC 6398 when work on the dissertation is begun. Thereafter, the student must register for CHSC 6399 during each semester in which work on the dissertation is being conducted. Prerequisites: Completion of CHSC 6390 under the supervision of a different faculty supervisor than the faculty supervisor proposed for this course.
6399 Dissertation II
The student must register for CHSC 6399 during each semester in which work on the dissertation is being conducted. Prerequisites: CHSC 6398 and department approval.