HHS 6900    Special Topics    1-3 s.h.

Topics may vary from semester to semester and will be announced along with prerequisites and hours. May be repeated once for a total of six hours.

HHS 6918    Program Planning and Evaluation    3 s.h.

Principles of planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs for nonprofits to improve outcomes.
Prereq.: College of Health and Human Services student or permission of instructor.

HHS 6922    Planning and Fiscal Management    4 s.h.

Principles and skills to conduct strategic plans, analyze and administer programs, develop budgets, and familiarize students with fiscal matters related to funding sources.
Prereq.: HHS 6918 or permission of instructor.

HHS 6930    Health Informatics    3 s.h.

This course presents a detailed review of the structure of provider, payer, and other health care organizations along with the workflow in these types of organizations and their information system needs; how informatics assists these organizations; how information is used in business and clinical operations; and how information technologies interact with business and clinical stakeholders.
Prereq.: MHHS student or permission of instructor.

HHS 6935    Clinical Informatics    3 s.h.

This course will provide the nursing student with a comprehensive framework of clinical informatics knowledge. It addresses how clinical informatics assists health care organization, how information is used in clinical operations, and how information technologists interact with clinical stateholders in provider, payer, and other healthcare organizations.
Prereq.: Current enrollment in the MHHS or MSN program.

HHS 6945    Health Care System Analysis    3 s.h.

This course presents a practical approach to introduce students to information technology and systems development. The course emphasizes the importance of system analysis and design in health care/business and clinical environments. The focus is on producing an add application that is integrated with your vendor applications.
Prereq.: Current enrollment in the MHHS or MSN program and successful completion of HHS 6930.

HHS 6949    Community Health Practice    3 s.h.

An examination of various physiological, psychological, and sociological factors which influence the health and provision of healthcare in a community.
Prereq.: PHLT 3791 Community Health or equivalent or permission of instructor.

HHS 6950    Professional Codes in Healthcare    3 s.h.

An analysis of professional codes and personal ethical beliefs in relationships of trust in contemporary healthcare.
Prereq.: PHIL 3725 Biomedical Ethics, PHIL 6900, or PHIL 6901.

HHS 6953    Health Behavior    3 s.h.

A review of research studies, theories, and models which identify elements that influence behavior and determine factors which deter positive behaviors.
Prereq.: HHS 6949 or permission of instructor.

HHS 6958    Health Services Issues    3 s.h.

An examination of current philosophical, legal, and ethical issues in healthcare with the inclusion of the role of health professionals in national health policy, and healthcare reform.
Prereq.: HHS 6949 or permission of instructor.

HHS 6959    Foundation and Planning    3 s.h.

Developing effective health promotion programs through a study of the history, philosophy, ethics, and values of health promotion, as well as the principles of effective planning incorporating needs assessment and formulation of objectives.
Prereq.: CHHS student or permission of instructor.

HHS 6960    Implementation and Evaluation    3 s.h.

Examination of principles, methods, and materials of conducting and evaluating health promotion programs in various community settings. Work will be documented in evaluation reports.
Prereq.: HHS 6959 or permission of instructor.

HHS 6962    Health Care Reform    3 s.h.

The purpose of the course is to give students the skills necessary to understand all aspects of health and health care especially those related to Health Care Reform and recent and previous legislation. It will examine the supply of and demand for health services, and the analysis of health care systems and current, previous and potential future legislation relevant to health care reforms.
Prereq.: Current enrollment in MHHS program.

HHS 6970    Organizational Behavior in Health Care    3 s.h.

Examines the concepts of individual and group behavior in health care organizations, including theories and models associated with workplace stress, conflict management, decision-making, teamwork and leadership.
Prereq.: AHLT 4810, or MGT 6900, or MGT 6961.

HHS 6971    Optimizing Performance and Commitment    3 s.h.

An examination of the motivational culture and performance in health and human services organizations. Includes the impact of resource management, personnel selection, recruitment, retention, and the motivational system in relation to employee performance and commitment.
Prereq.: AHLT 4810 or MGT 6900.

HHS 6972    Information Systems for Health and Human Services Management    3 s.h.

An introduction to the design, implementation, and utilization of information systems. Emphasis is on the managerial and decision support aspects of information systems as well as current issues involving technology in the health and human services industries.
Prereq.: AHLT 4810 or MGT 6900.

HHS 6980    Seminar    3 s.h.

A synthesis of the role of education and management in health or human services. Emphasis on specific problems, concerns, or relative issues related to various work settings. Researched, developed, and presented using manuscript form and PowerPoint.
Prereq.: HHS 6958 and any research class or permission of instructor.

HHS 6981    Grant Writing    3 s.h.

Insight into the methods, strategies, and techniques of grant writing, with emphasis on the proposal components and exploration of funding sources. Each student will exhibit competence in planning, developing, and evaluating a proposal.
Prereq.: HHS 6918 and HHS 6922 or HHS 6959 and HHS 6960; HHS 6980 or permission of instructor.

HHS 6990    Practicum    1-2 s.h.

Supervised practicum in selected health and human services facilities offering health and human services administration experience.
Prereq.: Approval of advisor.

HHS 6999    Thesis    1-4 s.h.

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HHS 8949    Community Health Practice    3 s.h.

An examination of various physiological, psychological, and sociological factors, which influence the health and provision of healthcare in a community.D. program in Educational Leadership and HSC 3791 Community Health or equivalent or permission of instructor. Ed.D. students who have not taken HHS 6949 are required to complete HHS 8949 and complete a supplemental, substantive course assignment involving the determinants of health and their relationship to socioeconomic factors, socioeconomic inequalities, and race vs. class.
Prereq.: Admission to Ed.

HHS 8953    Health Behavior    3 s.h.

A review of research studies, theories, and models, which identify elements that influence behavior and determine factors that deter positive behaviors.D. program in Educational Leadership and HHS 8949. Ed.D. students who have not taken HHS 6953 are required to complete HHS 8953 and complete a supplemental, substantive course assignment involving research on health and human services issues.
Prereq.: Admission to Ed.

HHS 8958    Health Services Issues    3 s.h.

An examination of current philosophical, legal, and ethical issues in healthcare with the inclusion of the role of health professionals in national health policy and healthcare reform.D. program in Educational Leadership and HHS 8949. Ed.D. students who have not taken EDAD 6958 are required to complete EDAD 8958 and complete a supplemental, substantive course assignment involving research on health and human services issues.
Prereq.: Admission to Ed.