May 30, 2024  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Health Services Management and Policy

  
  • HSMP 5050 - Health Care Accounting and Finance

    (3 credits)
    This course applies the concepts of accounting and finance within the context of the health care industry. Course coverage includes basic accounting and finance principles and how these principles are applied in the health care arena. Topical coverage includes financial statement preparation and analysis, cash flow analysis, cost behavior and control, capital acquisition, budgeting, reimbursement mechanisms, and managed care.


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  • HSMP 5525 - Health Services Organization and Delivery

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HSMP 5500  or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the identification and analysis of factors and interrelationships which influence the operation of health care organizations with specific attention to local health departments, hospitals, multi-institutional systems, integrated health systems, and strategic alliances. These organizations will be viewed and discussed comparatively with other types of health service agencies.


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  • HSMP 5590 - Strategic Planning for Health Care

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HSMP 5505  or permission of the instructor. This course applies the concepts of strategic planning within the context of the health care industry. Issues associated with competing in a changing health care environment are explored with a focus on the development of solutions to problems associated with this change. The strategic management of health care delivery will be addressed from a variety of perspectives, ranging from those of the insurance industry, to public facilities, to large health care networks, to small practices of health care providers.


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  • HSMP 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Health Services Management and Policy

    (1-6 credits)
    In the field experience, students apply the principles of public health in a planned and supervised learning experience. This occurs through work in actual public health field settings. Students will observe and participate in different functions and operations of a public health agency or health service organization. Students with at least 4 years of full-time public health practice experience may be eligible to substitute part of the contact hours with additional learning activities that build on their past public health experience. Please contact the MPH Coordinator for more information.


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  • HSMP 5990 - Readings and Research - Health Services Management and Policy

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s academic advisor. Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s academic advisor in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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  • HSMP 6130 - Public Health Leadership, Policy Development, and Ethics

    (3 credits)
    This course introduces the conceptual, methodological, and ethical foundations of public health leadership leading to the development and analysis of public health policy at the federal, state, and local levels. An applied systematic approach to the practice of public health policy will be used, focusing on establishing evaluation criteria, identifying policy alternatives, using criteria to analyze alternatives, implementing the proposed policy, and evaluating the outcomes.


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History

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • HIST 5387 - History of the Holocaust

    (3 credits)
    A study of the background and origins of the Holocaust, including the legacy of anti-Semitism in Christian Europe and the emergence of racial anti-Semitism, the impact of World War I, Hitler’s ideology, and the racial ideas of the Nazi state. Emphasis will also be put on the decision for and implementation of the Final Solution, with emphasis on the perpetrators, victims, and bystanders, as well as how the initially limited Nazi killings expanded into the Holocaust as we know it. Finally, the meaning and possible uniqueness of the Holocaust will be explored.


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  • HIST 5827 - America in the 1960s

    (3 credits)
    The domestic history of the United States during the 1960s, with emphasis on the era’s social and cultural forces: Civil Rights (Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, the Black Power Movement), Social Policy (John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society), the impact of Vietnam and 1968 on the home front (Antiwar Protests, the Counterculture, Student Rights), Modern Feminism, environmentalism, and the popular music and literature of the decade.


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  • HIST 5837 - Women Since 1945

    (3 credits)
    An examination of the social, political, economic, commercial, legal, sexual, and racial issues faced by American women since the end of World War II. Topics will include the domestic containment of the 1950s, Betty Friedan’s 1963 groundbreaking study, The Feminine Mystique, birth control, Roe V. Wade, the origins of the protest movements, women’s liberation, defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment, and the rise of radical and conservative.


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  • HIST 5989 - Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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  • HIST 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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  • HIST 5999 - Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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Human Development and Learning

  
  

Interdisciplinary Gerontology

  
  

Journalism

  
  
  
  

Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences

  
  • PEXS 5007 - Residency I: Elementary PE Methods

    (3 credits)


    Prerequisites:  

    Admission to Teacher Education is required. Provides instruction and experiences in program content, teaching methods, and learning styles for developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children ages 5 to 9. Emphasis will be placed on movement education, rhythm, body management, fundamental motor skills, and fitness/wellness appropriate to the kindergarten through fifth grade child. Experiences will include working with students within a public elementary school setting during class time.


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  • PEXS 5460 - Inclusion in Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Activity

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: PEXS 4250 or permission of instructor. This course will provide instruction in the approaches, methods, and materials needed for the mainstreaming/inclusion of children, adolescents, and adults with and without disabilities in physical education, sport and leisure activity settings. Research, legislation, and litigation, related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities will be emphasized.


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  • PEXS 5520 - Instrumentation in Exercise and Sport Science

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the selection and operation of laboratory equipment used to measure performance, physiological and anthropometrical adaptations of the human body to exercise and sport training. Furthermore, students will analyze and report data collected from the various measurement techniques covered in this course. Identification and explanation of grant funding opportunities for procurement of equipment will be presented.


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  • PEXS 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U). (as needed)


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  • PEXS 6270 - Sport Biomechanics

    (3 credits)
    This course develops a foundation in the theoretical and practical skills involved in biomechanics including basic mechanical principles and application to sport and other human movement activities; analyzing movement by qualitative and quantitative measurement of video sequences; identification of key faults; devising strategies for improving technique; application of mechanical principles to the different sexes; and analyzing force plate data using computer software and explaining the significance of the results obtained.


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