Division of Academic Affairs
Graduate Catalog 2012-13
Active Learning & Leadership
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Admission & Readmission
Leadership & Intl Programs
Degrees, Minors and Certificates
Graduate Degree Programs
COHE: Community Health
6000. Health Care Systems and Problems (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Advanced study of contemporary health care problems. Evolution, philosophy, and present and future trends of our health care system. Emphasis on health policy and practices of community health service institutions and agencies.
6100. Community Health Administration (3)
P: COHE 6000 or MPH 6000; MPH 6200 or consent of instructor. Role and application of basic administrative theory and practice in health service institutions and agencies. Emphasis on public aspects of health service.
6300. Health Law (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Process and substance of law related to organization and delivery of health services in the US. Recognition of legal issues arising in the practice of health administration, understanding of how legal system thinks, and effective communicate with lawyers practicing in health care field.
6310. Health Care Accounting and Financial Administration (3)
Application of the theories, principles and concepts of financial management and accounting to decision-making and accountability in health care organizations.
6410. Electronic Health Records (3)
P/C: HIMA 5060 or consent of instructor. Principles and approaches to EHR technology.
6420. Evaluation Methods in Health Informatics (3)
P/C: HIMA 5060 or consent of instructor. Design, data collection, analysis and reporting of health informatics applications.
6430. Database Systems in Health Care (3)
P/C: HIMA 5060 or consent of instructor. Relational database theory and applications in health care.
6440. E-Health Care Information System (3)
P/C: HIMA 5060 or consent of instructor. Systematic analysis of electronic technologies in health care.
6450. Decision Support in Health Care (3)
P/C: HIMA 5060 or consent of instructor. Theories and applications of decision science in health care.
6460. Classification Systems (3)
P: BIOL 2130, 2131 or equivalent; HIMA 3000 or equivalent; HIMA 3113 or equivalent; COHE 6000, HIMA 6060 or consent of instructor. Coding of diseases and procedures by “International Classification of Diseases” and services and procedures according to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System for reimbursement.
6470. Health Information Privacy and Security (3)
P: COHE 6000; HIMA 6060; or consent of instructor. Security and privacy issues, legislation, regulations, and accreditation standards unique to the health care domain.
6480. Health Data Structures (3)
P: COHE 6000; HIMA 6060; or consent of instructor. Examination of the concept of a data set and use of a standard set of terminologies, vocabularies and classification systems for information management.
6490. Foundations of Health Information Technologies (3)
P: COHE 6000; HIMA 6060; or consent of instructor. Broad coverage of technology underlying modern medical computing and health information management.
6500, 6502. Independent Study (2,3)
P: Approval of outline of study by student’s committee or advisor. Tutorial study or supervised research in contemporary health problems, programs, and educational methods.
6510. Social and Organizational Issues of Health Information Technologies (3)
P: COHE 6000; HIMA 6060; or consent of instructor. Impact of information systems on the health care organization and application of theory through case study analysis.
6600. Management of Health Care Operations (3)
P: COHE 6000 or consent of instructor. Focus on day-to-day operational aspects of managing health care organizations. Operational needs of various health care providers. Emphasis on legal, marketing, service, quality, and personnel issues.
6610. Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3)
P: COHE 6000; FINA 6144. Focus on acquisition, allocation, and management of financial resources within health care organizations. Emphasis on application of financial tools to unique problems of these organizations.
6620. Health Care Strategic Planning and Management (3)
P: COHE 6600, 6610. Focus on methods for strategic planning and management health services organizations. Emphasis on techniques for determining strategies for unique services. Integrates strategy, structure, and administrative systems.
6630. Quality Management in Health Care (3)
P: COHE 6000; HIMA 6060; or consent of instructor. Health care quality management tools and applications and review of current literature.
6803. Internship in Health Informatics and Information Management (3-9)
P: Consent of Health Informatics and Information Management Program Director. Workplace experience or credit by portfolio to include specific project, cooperative practicum, professional shadowing, or individual relevant topic of study.
6971. Health Policy (3) Same as NURS 6971 or PADM 6400
Overview of health policy and legal issues related to delivery of health care. Emphasis on action, theory, and roles; strategies of power politics; legal foundations; and trends in policy formation with implications for health care administrators.
6990. Internship in Community Health (3)
P: COHE 6000 or consent by the student’s advisor and the Department of Community Health. Professional learning experience in work study program in community health setting. Supervised by experienced health professional approved by Department of Community Health and student’s faculty advisor.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May be taken for a maximum of 12 s. h. P: Consent of Health Informatics and Information Management Program Director.
HIMA: Health Information Management
5060. Health Informatics (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Informatics in health care delivery systems with focus on the clinical, public health, and consumer aspects.
6060. Theories and Applications (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Theoretical and practical foundations of health informatics for clinical, managerial, community health, and public health services.
HPRO: Health Professions
5000. Seminar in Human Sexual Dysfunctions (3)
Explores problems in human sexual behavior and functioning. Emphasis on development of assessment and intervention skills in delivery of sexual health care to broad spectrum of clients.
5011, 5012. Gross Anatomy (5,0)
P: Enrolled in OCCT or PTHE programs or consent of dept chairs. Structure of human body. Lab dissection.
5030, 5031. Neuroanatomy (3,0)
P: Enrolled in OCCT or PTHE programs or consent of dept chairs; HPRO 5011, 5012. Relationship between structure and function of the nervous system and foundations of neurology. Pathophysiology of specific neurologic disorders common to practice of occupational and physical therapy.
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