May 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biomedical Sciences

  
  
  

Biostatistics

  
  
  
  
  
  • BSTA 5360 - Clinical Research: Design and Analysis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5350  and EPID 5405  or permission of instructor. 

    Focuses on the design and analysis of human clinical research studies, including protocol development and management. Study design and analysis experts are involved in all aspects of clinical research from development of the question to answer to interpretation of the data and results. Topics may include hypothesis testing, epidemiologic study designs, clinical trial phases, clinical research ethics, development of protocols and manuals of procedures, participant selection, randomization, data management and quality control and, multi-level and nested analysis plans.


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  • BSTA 5370 - Categorical Data Analysis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5350  and BSTA 5350  or equivalents.

    Focuses on theory and methods for analysis of categorical response and count data including contingency tables, logistic regression, loglinear modeling of association structures, the Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test for detecting conditional association, linear predictor modeling using weighted least squares, tests of marginal homogeneity, generalized linear models, models for matched pairs categorical data, generalized mixed linear models, etc. The statistical package SAS is used extensively in this course.


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  • BSTA 5390 - Survival Analysis in Public Health

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5310  and BSTA 5350 

    Focus on a set of methods for statistical analysis known as survival analysis and their application in the field of public health. These methods analyze data where the outcome variable is the time until an event of interest occurs. The event of interest is often, but is not limited to, death. Topics covered may include estimating and interpreting survivor/hazard functions, comparing survivor/hazard functions, and understanding the relationship of explanatory variables to survival time. SAS is used extensively in this course.


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  • BSTA 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Biostatistics

    (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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  • BSTA 5950 - Capstone in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 

    Provides students in Biostatistics or Epidemiology the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their previous course work and experience. Specifically, it provides students the opportunity to develop an evidence-based written product useful to external stakeholders. Students select a public health topic of consequence and develop the product with critical review of the literature and analysis and interpretation of open-source public health data.

    Cross-Listed With: EPID 5950.


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  • BSTA 5990 - Readings and Research - Biostatistics

    (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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  • BSTA 6170 - SAS Programming with Research Applications in Public Health

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5100 

    Emphasizes the development of proficiency in data management using SAS software for statistical analysis. Includes procedures for graphics preparation, significance testing, subgroup comparisons within target populations, and interpretation of results. Also covers the processing of public health data and preparation of analytic products from these data. Course provides opportunities to access public health databases to solve real-world public health problems.


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Bluegrass

  
  
  
  
  
  

Business Administration

  
  • BADM 5140 - Data Analysis Modules for Business

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ECON 5010  or equivalent.

    Presents a variety of statistical tools to practical business problems. These tools include confidence intervals and both parametric and non-parametric hypothesis tests. Multiple regression using cross-sectional data is introduced with topics including interpretation and hypothesis testing of regression coefficients as well as the use of dummy explanatory variables. Regression problems such as nonlinearity, non-normality, and heteroscedasticity are addressed. Time series regression topics include stationarity, autoregression, causality, cointegration, and forecasting. Use of multiple regression to analyze both binary and count dependent variables also is explored.


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  • BADM 5150 - Accounting Information for Decision Making

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor.

    A comprehensive study of accounting information and its uses by professional managerial decision makers. Topics include areas in financial and managerial accounting and components of consolidated financial statements, cost and variance analysis, and budgeting.


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  • BADM 5180 - Economics for Managers

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ECON 5000  or equivalent.

    This course presents applications of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, tools, and principles as they relate to problems and decisions that confront managers of business and other organizations. Microeconomics topics include demand and supply analysis, production decisions, market structure, and input employment decisions. Macroeconomic topics include measurement of economic activity and performance, macromodels, economic policy, and international economic dynamics.


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  • BADM 5210 - Operations and Technology Strategies

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BADM 5140  and BADM 5150 .

    Provides a fundamental understanding of the strategic impact of decisions relating to the design, production, operation, control, and delivery of goods, services, and technology in organizations by using quantitative tools and qualitative frameworks. Applications and case analyses are used to study operational value and cost, materials management and distribution, management of technologies, and management for continuous improvement. Course topics include process planning, monitoring, controlling and improvement; project management; and supply chain planning, management, and analytics.  


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  • BADM 5370 - Entrepreneurial Finance

    (3 credits)
    The students will study issues relating to financial management in the entrepreneurial entity. These issues include start-up funding at various stages, ramifications of organizational form, financing day-to-day operations, sources and uses of capital, and other topics relating to the specific needs of smaller organizations. Additional topics such as exit strategies and ethical issues confronting entrepreneurs will also be discussed and studied.


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  • BADM 5500 - Strategic Management Process

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ECON 5000 , MGMT 5010  and MKTG 5010  or equivalents.

    This course introduces students to strategic thinking and provides a framework for the entire program. It takes an executive perspective of general management. The course provides an understanding of the interdependence between the organization and its environment, with a focus on managing organizations in changing environments, maintaining legitimacy with diverse stakeholder groups, providing clear corporate direction, and ensuring the long-term survival and success of the enterprise.


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Cardiovascular Sciences

  
  

Cellular, Molecular and Chemical Biology

  

Chemistry

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • CHEM 5989 - Internship/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 assignment. 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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  • CHEM 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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  • CHEM 5999 - Internship/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 assignment. 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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College of Business and Technology

  

Communication Studies

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • COMM 5377 - Health Communications

    (3 credits)
    Studies interpersonal, group, organizational, and public communication processes that shape beliefs, decisions, and behavior regarding health, sickness, and health care. The course examines the attitudes and actions of many participants in health communication, including citizens, health professionals, and those engaged in public debate of health issues. 

    Notes: Students cannot receive credit for both COMM 5377 and COBH 5377.

    Dual Listed With: COMM 4377.


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  • COMM 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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Communicative Disorders

  
  
  
  
  
  • CDIS 5027 - Speech and Hearing Science II

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 4010.

    Studies physiologic acoustics of the auditory periphery, neurophysiology of the speech and hearing systems, and an introduction to research tools in speech and hearing science. The laboratory portion of the course provides interactive demonstrations pertaining to the physiologic acoustics of the auditory periphery, neurophysiology of the speech and hearing systems, and an introduction to instrumentation used in speech and hearing science.

    Dual Listed With: CDIS 4027.


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  • CDIS 5070 - Voice Disorders

    (3 credits)
    A study of etiology, evaluation, and management of vocal pathologies encountered in children and adult clients. Normal voice production and voice disorders are studied from a voice-science perspective involving physiological investigation using both clinical and instrumentation techniques. Special needs of school-age children, laryngectomy patients, clients with psychogenically based voice problems and professional voice users are presented. Vocal diversity among multicultural populations is discussed.


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