Feb 23, 2024  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Mathematics

  
  
  
  
  
  • MATH 5417 - Teaching of Secondary Mathematics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Introduction to methods and materials appropriate to the teaching of secondary school mathematics. Topics include mathematics problem solving, integration of computing technology into mathematics instruction, systematic study of the foundations of secondary mathematics, and a survey of ideas and techniques associated with planning, delivering, and evaluating instruction in mathematics. Must be taken the fall semester prior to Residency II (student teaching). (fall)


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  • MATH 5830 - Analytics and Predictive Modeling

    (3 credits)


    Prerequisites: MATH 1910 amd 1920.

    Beginning Spring 2013, the prerequisite will be: Admission to the math graduate program or permission. This is a course in predictive modeling, machine learning, and basic informatics with applications to business analytics and biomedical data mining. Emphasis is on algorithms implementing precision-recall analysis, the receiver operating characteristic, logistic regression, neural networks, the quantification of uncertainty, and systems modeling. Emphasis is on the mathematics necessary for the use and interpretation of important algorithms used in data mining, analytics, and machine learning. All mathematics beyond basic calculus is developed within the course and no previous computer skills are required.


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  • MATH 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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Medical Education

  
  • MDED 5010 - Biometry and Biomedical Computing I

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: College Algebra. This course is a combination of lectures and computer laboratory sessions covering statistical data analysis implemented on microcomputers. Topics discussed include descriptive and inferential statistical methods for independent and dependent samples, one- and two-factor analysis of variance multiple comparison procedures, nonparametric analysis, binomial data analysis, and categorical data analysis. Computer applications are integrated into the course. Two hours per week of lecture and two hours per week of computer laboratory.


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  • MDED 5020 - Biometry and Biomedical Computing II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Biometry and Biomedical Computing I or permission of the instructor. This course is a combination of lectures and computer laboratory sessions presenting a variety of advanced statistical topics, as well as research applications of the computer. Topics cover the statistical analysis of completely random, randomized complete bloc, Latin square, split-plot, and repeated measures experimental designs. Regression analysis includes the simpler linear, polynomial, and multiple regression and nonlinear regression. Computer use in physiological simulation, analogue/digital data conversion and computer communication processes is discussed. Two hours per week of lecture and two hours per week of computer laboratory.


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  • MDED 6010 - Biometry and Biomedical Computing I

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: College Algebra. This course is a combination of lectures and computer laboratory sessions covering statistical data analysis implemented on microcomputers. Topics discussed include descriptive and inferential statistical methods for independent and dependent samples, one- and two-factor analysis of variance multiple comparison procedures, nonparametric analysis, binomial data analysis, and categorical data analysis. Computer applications are integrated into the course. Two hours per week of lecture and two hours per week of computer laboratory.


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  • MDED 6020 - Biometry and Biomedical Computing II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Biometry and Biomedical Computing I or permission of the instructor. This course is a combination of lectures and computer laboratory sessions presenting a variety of advanced statistical topics, as well as research applications of the computer. Topics cover the statistical analysis of completely random, randomized complete bloc, Latin square, split-plot, and repeated measures experimental designs. Regression analysis includes the simpler linear, polynomial, and multiple regression and nonlinear regression. Computer use in physiological simulation, analogue/digital data conversion and computer communication processes is discussed. Two hours per week of lecture and two hours per week of computer laboratory.


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Microbiology

  
  
  
  • MICR 5350 - Molecular Immunology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Biomedical Science I-IV or permission of the instructor. This graduate course will provide a comprehensive overview of the molecular basis of the immune system. Topics covered will include the structure, function, and genetic regulation of proteins involved in immune recognition, cytokines and their receptors, and mechanisms of cellular activation. Although previous coursework in immunology is recommended, students without such experience may be enrolled with permission of instructor. (fall)


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  • MICR 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). (fall, spring, summer)


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  • MICR 6350 - Molecular Immunology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Biomedical Science I-IV or permission of the instructor. This graduate course will provide a comprehensive overview of the molecular basis of the immune system. Topics covered will include the structure, function, and genetic regulation of proteins involved in immune recognition, cytokines and their receptors, and mechanisms of cellular activation. Although previous coursework in immunology is recommended, students without such experience may be enrolled with permission of instructor. (fall)


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  • MICR 7990 - 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 three credits of Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by the student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to receive credit for such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U). (fall, spring, summer)


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  • MICRO 5462 - Bacterial Genetics

    (3 credits)
    This course will examine bacterial genetics focusing on molecular mechanisms. Experimental approaches used to dissect complex biological phenomena will be particularly emphasized. The course is designed to be useful for those who study bacterial systems as well as those who use bacterial systems as tools for investigating eukaryotic systems. This half-semester course is designed to complement the Molecular Virology course given the second half of the semester and will focus on prokaryotic systems. The classes will be split between presented material and discussion of papers from the primary literature. (spring)


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  • MICRO 6462 - Bacterial Genetics

    (3 credits)
    This course will examine bacterial genetics focusing on molecular mechanisms. Experimental approaches used to dissect complex biological phenomena will be particularly emphasized. The course is designed to be useful for those who study bacterial systems as well as those who use bacterial systems as tools for investigating eukaryotic systems. This half-semester course is designed to complement the Molecular Virology course given the second half of the semester and will focus on prokaryotic systems. The classes will be split between presented material and discussion of papers from the primary literature. (spring)


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Music

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • MUSC 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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Neurobiology

  
  

New Media Studio

  
  
  
  
  
  

Nursing

  
  
  
  
  • NRSE 5004 - Seminar in Professional Roles

    (1 credit)
    Issues and concepts inherent in various advanced practice roles are explored, analyzed, and evaluated. Discussion will focus on issues generated by role conflict and ambiguities in practice. Topics which promote the development of negotiation, entrepreneurial, contract development, and financial management skills will also be addressed in relation to the practice roles of care-giving, collaborating, consulting, teaching, investigating, advocacy, and leadership. (fall)


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  • NRSE 5010 - Health Assessment Throughout the Life Span Practicum

    (3 credits)
    Corequisites: NRSE 5009 . This practicum provides the student with opportunities to conduct advanced health assessment focusing on the assessment of the total health status of individual and family clients throughout the life span. Emphasis is placed on the decision-making processes which differentiate normal from abnormal health status. The practicum includes extensive laboratory practice and clinical placements. (fall) Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 5016 - Advanced Pathophysiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate study or permission of instructor. The focus is on alterations in biological processes which affect the body’s dynamic equilibrium and a conceptual approach that is designed to integrate knowledge from the basic and clinical sciences. Alterations at the cellular and organ level are presented. These alterations include metabolic, infectious, immunologic, degenerative, and neoplastic processes. Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 5018 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate study or permission of instructor. An advanced pharmacology and therapeutics course specifically designed for the student in a nurse practitioner program. The course provides an intense exploration of pharmacological agents used to treat common recurrent health problems of clients across the life span. Indications, contraindications, and interactions of pharmacological agents most utilized in primary health care settings will be presented. The professional role of the nurse practitioner in relation to prescriptive authority will be examined. (fall) Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 5021 - Life Span Assessment and Clinical Management: Women’s Health

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisites: NRSE 5000 , NRSE 5009  and NRSE 5010 . This course focuses on the current and evolving role of the professional in case management in the managed care environment. Dimensions of the case management role will be examined through online discussion and oral and written presentation. Students will have the opportunity to explore the process of case management from a variety of theoretical perspectives, understand the practical aspects of case management as well as the emerging trends in health care delivery. Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 5022 - Life Span Assessment and Clinical Management: Women’s Health Practicum

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: NRSE 5000  and NRSE 5010 . The focus of this practicum is delivery of advanced nursing care to women. Various clinical settings with underserved, rural, and urban populations will be employed for clinical practice. The role of an advanced nurse generalist in case management is undertaken by the student, in collaboration with nursing faculty and clinical preceptors. The student will provide care, coordinate services, and collaborate with others as appropriate. Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 5024 - Health Promotion, Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Practicum

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: NRSE 5000 , NRSE 5009 , and NRSE 5010 ; Corequisites: NRSE 5023  This practicum is designed to provide the student with opportunities to deliver advanced nursing care to children and adolescents in families and communities. Various primary care settings, including rural and urban, and underserved populations will be employed for clinical practice. The role of an advanced practice nurse is undertaken by the student in collaboration with nursing faculty and clinical preceptors. (spring) Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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