Education Focused Courses

    • EDHP 630: Teaching and Learning Theory

      Credit: 3 hours

      Explores educational theories and practices foundational to classroom, simulation and clinical learning; emphasis on practical application of teaching/learning theory in classroom, simulation and clinical learning environments promoting the transfer of theory to practice; demonstration of knowledge of teaching and learning theories impacting curriculum design relevant to the health care educator.

      Must be taken by all students in the EDHP program.

      Offered: fall

    • EDHP/NURS 631: Curriculum Foundations for Health Care Professionals

      Credit: 3 hours

      Models of curriculum development and design based on educational philosophy and professional standards; scope and sequence, curriculum alignment, curriculum mapping; program development through generation of content outlines, objectives, and assessments.

      Must be taken by all students in the EDHP program.

      Offered: summer

    • EDHP/NURS 632: Assessment and Evaluation for Healthcare Professionals

      Credit: 3 hours

      Practical and theoretical issues involved in evaluating student performance, teacher performance and educational programs; performance-based assessments applicable to didactic, simulated and clinical learning environments; assessment instruments and strategies in summative and formative evaluation processes; develop, execute and interpret educational assessments and evaluation methods.

      Must be taken by all students in the EDHP program.

      Offered: spring

    • EDHP/NURS 633: Teaching Strategies for Health Care Professionals

      Credit: 3 hours

      Best practices research on instructional pedagogy and adult learning; principles, concepts and theories used in practice that create effective learning environments; teaching strategies responsive to diverse learning styles and needs of learners; reflective practices and self-assessment; practical classroom, simulation and clinical teaching strategies consistent with current evidence; teaching methods using technology.

      Must be taken by all students in the EDHP program.

      Offered: fall

    • EDHP 634: Teaching Practicum

      Credit: 2

      Integration of education role theory and practice with socialization into the educator role; guided practicum with experiences in the application of the health professional’s role as educator in selected academic and healthcare settings; experiences in the classroom and/or the clinical area (academic or staff educator) as desired by the health profession.

      Must be taken by all students in the EDHP program.

      Offered: fall, summer, spring/per student need

    • EDHP 620: Advanced Innovative Teaching Strategies

      Credit: 3

      Facilitates the development, implementation and assessment of instructional innovations in the health professions educational environment; encourages active learning practices as well as analyzing, critiquing and discussing teaching strategies; examines the integration of educational technology in the instructional process.

      May be taken as an elective for non-thesis or thesis students. (Please note: Students classified as Dental Hygiene & College of Dentistry D.D.S. must follow a separate approved thesis schedule.)

      Offered: spring

    • Scholarly/Research Focused Courses

    • EDHP 635: Research and Writing in Education for Healthcare Professionals

      Credit: 3

      Guided process to continue a research study; completing a draft of the thesis and/or the preparation of the oral defense.

      Must be taken by all students on the thesis track.

      Offered: fall, summer, spring/per student need

    • EDHP 636: Project

      Credit: 3

      Non-thesis, pedagogy-related research; practice effective research strategies as a collaborative, mentored experience; approved projects include written and final oral presentation.

      Must be taken by all students on the non-thesis track.

      Offered: fall, summer, spring/per student need

    • EDHP 685: Directed Studies

      Credit: 1-3

      Individual pursuit of specific problems involving application of theory and practice in the various disciplines of healthcare education.

      Must only be taken by students on the non-thesis track.

      Offered: fall, summer, spring/per student need

    • EDHP 691: Research

      Credit: 1-3

      Designed to assist students to begin their thesis work or to complete their thesis.

      Must only be taken by students on the thesis track.

      Offered: fall, summer, spring/per student need

    • EDHP 622: Research Design and Analysis

      Credit: 3

      Focus on the design of research studies in health professions education to include principles of research design and different types of designs; analyze the strengths and weaknesses of study designs while investigating, implementing and practicing the general principles of research design.

      May be taken as an elective for non-thesis or thesis students. (Please note: Students classified as Dental Hygiene & College of Dentistry D.D.S. must take this course.)

      Offered: spring

    • HCPI 658: Survey Research

      Credit: 3

      Develops knowledge and skills necessary to plan, conduct and evaluate survey research as well as write a survey research proposal.

      May be taken as an elective for non-thesis or thesis students. (Please note: Students classified as Dental Hygiene & College of Dentistry D.D.S. must follow a separate approved thesis schedule.)

      Offered: fall

    • HCPI/NURS 652: Scholarship: Integration and Application

      Credit: 3

      Integrates theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research and interprofessional perspectives using translational processes to improve patient outcomes; application of available evidence to interdisciplinary clinical practice; identification of gaps in knowledge; development of a spirit of inquiry and lifelong scholarship.

      Must be taken by all students in the master’s program.

      Offered: fall

Leadership Focused Courses

  • HCPI/NURS 651: Healthcare Quality Improvement and Informatics

    Credit: 3

    Overview of health care from the viewpoint of quality improvement and health care informatics; uses the science of quality measurement and improvement in conjunction with information science to propose a quality improvement initiative; legal and ethical implications of current trends in information technology and safety.

    Must be taken by all students in the master’s program.

    Offered: summer

  • HCPI 655: Leadership and Health Policy I

    Credit: 3

    Emphasis on leadership skills while focusing on ethical decision making and effective working relationships within an organization; preparation for the health profession leader to intervene at the system level through the policy development process; advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.

    Must be taken by all students in the master’s program.

    Offered: fall

  • HCPI/NURS 656: Leadership & Health Policy II

    Credit: 3

    Development of skills essential to leadership and policy processes, including communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation and coordination by applying systems theory and complexity science will be promoted; preparation to assume a leadership role in the management and evaluation of human, fiscal and physical health resources; develop skills in political efficacy and the ability to improve the systems and population outcomes through the development of health policy.

    May be taken as an elective for non-thesis or thesis students. (Please note: Students classified as Dental Hygiene & College of Dentistry D.D.S. must follow a separate approved thesis schedule.)

    Offered: fall