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Biostatistics for Health Professions

AH 5005 - Biostatistics for Health Professions

This course will present basic statistical methods to a broad range of medical or public health problems. The course will emphasize the use of these methods and the interpretation of results using biomedical and health sciences applications.

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AH 5094 - Integrative Seminar in Allied Health Research

Examination of advanced topics in allied health research. Emphasis is on integrating and applying research concepts and methodology.

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AH 5095 - Investigation of Special Topics

Advanced topics and investigations in the field of Allied Health Sciences. Topics and credits to be published prior to the registration period preceding the semester offering.

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AH 5099 - Independent Study for Allied Health

Advanced study, project, or research of intensive, independent investigation in allied health consistent with the student’s needs, interests and plan of study.

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AH 5302 - Health Care Policy

Concepts of health policy with special emphasis on federal policy. Examination of current health policy models, agencies involved in policy development, and the impact of policy on providers and clients. Selected policy issues will be studied through case studies, readings, and discussions with policy makers and regulators.

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AH 5309 - Health and Aging

Examination of the theoretical and applied issues in optimizing health for older adults. Focus is on the bio-psycho-social aspects of health; application of current research, and leadership skill building for program development.

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AH 5314 - Professional Development Project

Prerequisite: At least 9 cedits in Allied Health; open only to non-thesis (Plan B) students. Examines contemporary issues and problems relevant to allied health practice. Focus is on interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and the development of a project relative to the student’s particular program emphasis.

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AH 5317 - Professional Development Practicum

This course is open only to non-thesis (Plan B) master’s students. The implementation and/or application of theory in GPAH 5314. A minimum of 300 practicum hours required.

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AH 5319 - Health Education and Behavioral Interventions for At-Risk Populations

The study and application of current learning theories, models, and strategies used by experienced health professionals to become effective interventionists within didactic, clinical, and community settings.

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AH 5328 - Cancer Intervention for Allied Health Professionals

Introduction to cancer from the biologic, pathologic, Wellness Testing and Cancer Prevention, public education, professional education and policy issues perspectives. With this knowledge each student designs and implements a Cancer Intervention Program pertinent to their field of study. Development and use of media models is encouraged in each project emphasizing distant learning, teleconferences and video conferences as a means to present Cancer Intervention Programs.

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AH 5331 - Nutrition for Healthy Communities

Development of knowledge and skills in public nutrition including community assessment, development of prgram policies, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

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AH 5350 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

This course is designed to provide the student with advanced nutrition therapy information for the effective treatment of complex medical problems. The course emphasizes all aspects of the nutrition care process as it relates to medical conditions. The research regarding the physiological, pathological and metabolic basis for nutrient modifications will be emphasized.

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AH 5351 - Contennporary Nutrition Issues and Research

Critical thinking and application of research to contemporary issues in food and nutrition applied to clinical nutrition and community/public health nutrition. Learning occurs through classroom discussions, self-exploration through reading and applying scientific studies to issues, and participation in a research project.

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AH 5360 - Cross Cultural Health Care

Exploration of the relationships between culture/ethnicity and health status, health care beliefs and behaviors. Develops greater understanding of, and sensitivity toward the patient’s way of life utilizing case examples from the United States and international settings.

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AH 5366 - Environmental Health

Focuses on the environmental health consequences of exposure to toxic chemicals, food contaminants and radiation. Basic principles of environmental health are discussed, followed by lectures on specific topics such as: cancer and reproductive risks, occupational hazards, radiation, genetic biomontoring, risk assessment techniques, risk/benefit analysis, social/legal aspects of regulating toxic chemicals, and other related topics.

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AH 5370 - Applied Advanced Nutrition

This course is designed to provide the student with advanced nutrition information for the effective management of complex medical and public health problems. The course emphasizes the impact of nutrients and food components on human health. The research regarding the physiological, pathological and metabolic basis for nutrients in health and disease will be emphasized.

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AH 5501 - International Health

This course will examine international health challenges. Through case studies, other appropriate readings, and individual research students will gain a comprehensive understanding of global health related challenges (medical, economic and cultural), including children’s health, women’s health, communicable diseases, and non-communicable diseases.

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AH 5502 - Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Seminar

This seminar offers an in-depth examination of both theoretical and applied aspects of complex humanitarian emergencies. It provides students wiith a comprehensive, multidimensional understanding of the needs of displaced persons and systems and practices currently in place to meet these needs.

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AH 5503 - Poverty and Public Health

Social determinants of health and poverty. Health impact assessments. Improving the social determinants of health and poverty, including countries in conflict.

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AH 5504 - Nutrition During Human Emergencies

The course examines the cycle of malnutrition and disease, and major food and nutrition challenges faced by refugee and displaced populations. It covers types of feeding and nutrition supplementation programs in emergencies, and nutritional assessment as a tool to design, target and evaluate feeding and supplementation programs in emergencies. The course addresses feeding of special populations such as: infants, pregnant and lactating women, and the elderly during emergencies; international agencies, non-government organizations, and government programs involved with food aid and relief; and food as a human right.

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AH 5505 - Principles of Sustainability

This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic principles of environmental, social, and economic sustainability and will assist students to develop the ability to apply these principles to current issues of sustainability.

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AH 5632 - Vaccines: Mechanisms of Immune Protection

The focus is on several different approaches to inducing prophylactic immunity in the host. Both traditional and modern molecular approaches to vaccine design will be discussed. In addition, the mechanisms employed by pathogenic microbes to avoid hosts’ immune responses will be examined in the context of vaccine design. The students will gain an appreciation for the transition from basic research to practical applications. Also offered as PVS 5632.

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AH 5700 - Ethical Considerations in Genetic Testing and Research

Conceptual and philosophical analysis of ethical issues specific and special to genetic testing and research. Presentations, case-studies and readings will provide responsible conduct in research training and allow for analysis of world wide web genomics, access to genetic information, privacy and confidentiality, ownership, personal and societal perceptions, reproduction, utility and limitations of genetic data, education of physicians and patients, treatment versus enhancement, regulation and reimbursement, and other time-relevant issues.

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AH 5710 - Genetics and Genomics of Health

First semester odd years. Required preparation: a course in human genetics. Open by instructor consent. The interaction of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors in the predisposition to disease, onset of disease, response to treatment and maintenance of health. Genetics and genomics in health promotion and disease prevention will be examined through seminars and literature review.

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AH 5715 - Current Topics in Clinical Genetics

Recommended preparation: a course in human genetics. Open by instructor consent. Exploration of current research and advances in clinical genetic diagnosis and testing through primary literature review.

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AH 5720 - Theory and Practice of Clinical Genomics

Theory and practice of diagnostic laboratory methodologies and genomic data analyses for the clinical scientist. Sections are taught in a series of modules and include clinical case scenarios and analyses. With a change of content, this course may be repeated for credit.

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AH 6005 - Multilevel Mediation-Moderation Modeling for Health Sciences

This course present advanced multivariate statistical methods focusing on statistical techniques commonly used in empirical research under a latent-variable approach This course will teach the students multilevel mediation-moderation techniques in order to analyze complex or multilevel databases. At the end of the course, students will understand how to analyze multivariate data using multilevel mediation-moderation concepts to test a variety of health-related research hypotheses. Knowledge of linear models is needed for participants enrolling in this course.

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AH 6094 - Health Promotion, Disease and Disability Prevention Research Seminar

Inquiry into the theory and nature of research in health promotion, disease and disability prevention. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their major advisors.

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AH 6181 - Experiential Learning in Health Promotion Research

Mentored research experiences on and/or off-campus to increase doctoral student’s breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and com

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AH 6184 - Graduate Seminar in Health Promotion Research

In a small learning environment under the direction of one or more faculty, students develop their research and academic abilities in health promotion sciences. Activities include: individual goal setting and implementing learning plans; attending scientific seminars; preparing and delivering research presentations; research writing; college-level teaching; grant and compliance administration; and applying for post-graduate employment.

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AH 6305 - Program Planning and Evaluation for Health Professionals

A theoretical and practical introduction to program evaluation for health professionals who deliver health care services, manage departments and personnel, or provide training and continuing educational opportunities. Students apply the practical program evaluation framework for health-related intervention programs and document the impact of interventions within health promotion and disease and disability prevention programs. Skill development is facilitated.

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AH 6306 - Research Methods in Allied Health

An inquiry into the nature of research with emphasis on the spirit, logic, and components of the scientific method. Health related research literature is used to aid the student in learning to read, understand, and critically analyze published materials. The preparation of research proposals and reports is emphasized.

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AH 6324 - Critical Issues in Health Promotion, Disease and Disability Prevention

An in-depth study of health promotion, disease and disability prevention policies, programs and strategies.

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AH 6405 - Exercise Intervention for Health Promotion in Persons with Chronic Disease & Disability

This course provides in-depth information for determining functional capacity and developing appropriate exercise programming for optimizing functional capacity of persons with chronic disease and/or disabilities. Understanding the effects of exercise on the disease process as well as the effects of disease on the exercise responses in chronic disease and disability are explored.

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AH 6409 - Geriatric Nutrition

This course provides in-depth information on nutritional problems and requirements for the healthy and ill older adult. The focus is on design and critique of research methodology in the nutrition literature. Development and presentation of a major nutrition-related research proposal is required of all students.

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AH 6420 - Clinical Management Models for Health Promotion

Systematic design and analysis of the roles of health service managers and clinicians in the delivery of services for managed care are addressed. The course will analyze health care delivery from an integrated management-clinician perspective. Attention will focus on patient care and the use of clinical algorithms and critical pathways in health-care delivery.FM- 3/25/02

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AH 6421 - Design and Implementing Health Promotion Programs

Designed to assist students with the skill development necessary to design and implement health promotion programs via a settings approach. Various program development models will be presented. Experts from the field will be integrated into the course from various programmatic settings.FM-3/25/02

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AH 6422 - Writing Successful Grant Proposal

Designed for the advanced graduate student in a health field to obtain experience writing a scientific research proposal. Students will be expected to enter the course with both a fairly well developed research topic and an actual Request for Proposal in hand. The final outcome from this class will be a grant proposal that is suitable for submission to a funding agency.FM-3/25/02

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AH 6423 - Advanced Topics in Stress and Health Promotion

Selected topics in assessing and treating stress related disorders in health care delivery are examined. Emphasis on diagnosis,treatment, and prevention interventions are examined. Current measures used in assessment along with self-management skills for patients are the focus of this course.FM-3/25/02

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AH 6424 - Principles and Practices ofAlternative/Complementary Medicine

The course is designed to critically review the evolving modalities of alternative therapies and mind-body interventions. The major components of alternative medicine, providing a review of the scientific basis, physiology and psychoneuroimmunology of the disciplines of holistic mind-body therapies will be presented. The role of energetics and spirituality in human health promotion and disease prevention will be discussed.

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