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    Aug 03, 2016

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    Oct 19, 2016

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    HA 530: HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGERS (4 Credits)

    This course provides an analysis and evaluation of how human resource management is applied in different health care settings. The course focuses on the major elements of human resource man­agement, as well as the ways in which it can be used in the strategic planning of the organization. Students investigate ongoing human resources practice and issues from a health care perspective such as recruitment, contract/agreement, training/education/support, retention, performance evalu­ation, compensation, legal and regulatory issues, and strategic planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    HA 535: HEALTH CARE STATISTICS (4 Credits)

    In this course, you will be introduced to the practical applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for the health industry. You will formulate a data procurement plan by analyzing real-world data. Additionally, you will learn how to effectively disseminate published health research data and apply this new knowledge within the field.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    HA 560: COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with the skills needed to enhance (assess) the health of a community. Students focus on health behaviors, environmental influences, health policy, and economic and health care system issues in health promotion and disease prevention.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    HD 625: HEALTH EDUCATION DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND ADMINISTRATION (4 Credits)

    This course acquaints students with the components and essential design elements of comprehensive health education programming. Utilizing the seven areas of responsibilities for the health education specialist, students create programs for community, school, and private settings, learning to identify key constituents and the diversity of funding sources, both public and private. Instruments for measuring outcomes are analyzed for both short- and long-term programs, as well as the essential administrative tasks, functions, and responsibilities required for successful results by the health educator.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 500: FOUNDATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (4 Credits)

    This course provides an introduction to the world of public health. You will study the historical contexts of public health, and its underlying philosophy and values. The biological/genetic, behavioral/psychological, and social/cultural factors related to human health will be examined in relation to basic concepts of prevention. You will analyze the techniques of managing and leading the public health enterprise―locally, nationally, and globally. Globalization and the global burden of disease addressed by public health systems will be discussed. This course contains several public health case studies that will expose you to the interdisciplinary skills, knowledge, and critical thinking demanded by today’s public health workforce.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 505: HEALTH BEHAVIOR (4 Credits)

    This course provides a conceptual grounding in theoretical approaches to health behavior, emphasizing the use of psycho-social theories and models of health behavior for effective health education and public health practice and research. You will apply the theories and models of health behavior to real- world scenarios encountered in health education and public health. The course focuses on the various factors that influence health behavior, the impact on health and disease of populations, and the implications for health programming.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 520: PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (4 Credits)

    This course introduces the epidemiologic methods, concepts, and issues that are critical for the assessment, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data. Students study advanced epidemiologic methods used in surveillance, outbreak investigation, screening, and epidemiologic measures, and apply these methods to relevant public health issues.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 530: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (4 Credits)

    This course presents an overview of the basic concepts of environmental health. You will explore the relationships between human health and environmental contaminants, including those within a workplace. Major areas of focus include epidemiological studies, risk assessments, and environmental policies. You will explore different interventions to reduce exposure to environmental hazards, including regulation. The roles and responsibilities of local, state, national, and international health organizations are introduced.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 550: PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION (4 Credits)

    Leading a health organization requires a diverse skill set. In this course, students will study the delivery, quality, and costs of health services for individuals, organizations, and populations in a variety of global settings. Students will study the structure, process, and outcomes of health services including the costs, financing, structure, outcomes, and accessibility of care. Students will study ways to improve health organizations and make ethical and economic decisions for organizational solvency. Each student will form a personalized leadership development plan for future professional growth.

    Prerequisites Required: Enrollment in the Master of Science in Health Education or Master of Public Health program

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 610: PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (4 Credits)

    Students are introduced to the principles of program development and evaluation in public health. Topics include methods of design, develop­ment, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs to improve individual and com­munity health.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 630: HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on the role of health education and communication in the practice of health education and public health. The coursework will include the principles of successful health education, its basis in health behavioral theories, and methods of health education. The student will design a health education campaign using the modern and traditional methods of communication to deliver culturally appropriate, effective health education of public health importance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 680: PRACTICAL SKILLS IN PUBLIC HEALTH I (4 Credits)

    Students will demonstrate public health knowledge and skills by working within a health organization. Through this onsite learning experience, students will engage with other public health professionals and train for the public health workforce. An onsite preceptor and Kaplan University faculty member will evaluate student performance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    PU 550 and permission from the Clinical Placement Team

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 690: PRACTICAL SKILLS IN PUBLIC HEALTH II (4 Credits)

    In a continuation of Practical Skills in Public Health I, students will further develop practical skills related to working in the public health workforce. Through this onsite learning experience, students will engage with other public health professionals and train for the public health workforce. An onsite preceptor and Kaplan University faculty member will evaluate student performance. Students will prepare and deliver a professional presentation on their learning experiences within Practical Skills in Public Health I and II.

    Prerequisites Required:

    PU 680 and permission from the Clinical Placement Team

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    HD 599: MASTER’S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH EDUCATION (4 Credits)

    This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Master of Science in Health Education. This course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health education.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission of the Dean

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

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