NURS 515 The Health Care Delivery System (3)
This course provides a conceptual model of the American health care system and the governmental system of developing and implementing health policy. This includes a theoretical framework as well as a delineation of the functions and roles of the major sectors of the U.S. health care system.
NURS 516 Application of Legal & Ethical Principles to Health Care (3)
This course examines legal and ethical issues nursing and other health care managers negotiate as they manage the delivery of health care. Themes throughout the course include the manager as the steward of ethics and the importance of ethical awareness for all staff and staff inclusion in ethical decision making. The use of an organizational ethics committee will be practiced utilizing an ethical decision-making model which focuses on the importance of organizational values/mission, personal ethics, professional standards, and evidence-based decision-making. The influence of faith-based values on ethical decision-making will be outlined with students expected to identify and reflect how their own personal values shape their ethical positions. The context of the ethical response of management to medical errors and malpractice claims also will be examined. Multiple case studies that reflect these issues will be used to engage the students in decision-making regarding an appropriate managerial response.
OLS 540 Managerial Finance and Accounting I (3)
Managers, executives and boards carry fiduciary responsibility for their organizations. It is therefore imperative that they know how to read financial statements, analyze financial health, and communicate this knowledge effectively to others. This course teaches how financial data is generated and reported, as well as how it is used at the managerial level for decision-making, analysis and valuation. Topics include: understanding and reading financial statements, financial statement analysis, ratio analysis – what the numbers really mean, budgeting, and organizational governance.
NURS 626 Managing in a Complex Health Care Environment (3)
This course examines the dynamics of leading the health care organization in times of rapid change during the 21st century. That change can be used to leverage effective organizational performance. The premise for leading healthcare organizations will be examined to include understanding the stakeholders, fulfilling the goals of the mission statement, utilization of evidence-based decision making to achieve goals, and sharing the rewards of improvement. The development of a culturally competent workforce that is focused on the delivery of care that exceeds expectations of a culturally diverse client base will be explored. The manager’s role in shaping the organization for effective leadership will be a major theme throughout the course. Theories of servant leadership and transformational leadership will be examined.
OLS 530 Organizational Behavior (3)
All organizations are organic, interconnected systems that take on a life of their own regardless of the individuals that occupy various roles in the system. Leaders need to understand their organizational systems and the behavior of those systems if they hope to effectively lead or change them. This course will explore organizational behavior and organizational development from a systems perspective, including concepts of change and conflict. It will rely heavily on case studies and student participation.
NURS 628 Systems Approach to Organizational Behaviour (3)
All organizations are organic, interconnected systems that take on a life of their own regardless of the individuals that occupy various roles in the system. Leaders need to understand their organizational systems and the behavior of those systems if they hope to effectively lead or change them. This course will explore organizational behavior and organizational development through metaphors and from a systems perspective, including concepts of change and conflict. It will rely heavily on student participation. Learning topics include motivation theory, group behavior, leadership, decision-making, organizational structure and culture, emotional intelligence and communication. This course affirms a systemic perspective and approach to organizational behavior and the content is applicable to students in for-profit, not-for profit, church, and educational organizations. During the course you will read, respond to forum questions, meet with the CEO or board chair, discuss content with classmates, analyze a meeting and write three papers in our quest to meet course objectives.
OLS 510 Leadership & Management for the Common Good (3)
Students will study contemporary and forecasted societal stresses—from community level to global—and learn of the critical role of organizations in both contributing toward, and helping to mitigate, these stresses broadly classified as ecological, social, and economic. Students will then learn a broad range of organizational leadership and management theories, styles, and practices to identify approaches to leading people, systems, and organizations in ways that bring restoration, that offer hope, and that work toward promoting the common good.
OLS 515 Introduction to Leadership Studies (3)
The course is an overview of various leadership theories, examining models of leadership, philosophies of leadership and different leadership styles. The advantages and disadvantages of various approaches will be studied.
NURS 702 Health Information Technology (3)
This course covers key topics in changes in technology, policies, and innovations that have occurred, historically and recently. Topics also include health informatics (HI) overview, electronic health records, healthcare data analytics, health information exchange, architecture of information systems, evidence based practice, consumer health informatics, HI ethics, and quality improvement strategies for HI.
MBA 555 Human Resource Management (3)
Properly managing human resources should be a critical part of any organization’s overall strategy for success. This course will provide the student with a comprehensive introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM) by exploring today’s Human Resource (HR) environment including current trends in HRM. The course examines the principles of employee recruitment and selection, job design and job analysis, employment law, employee compensation, training and development, and safety and health. The goal of this HRM course is to provide current and emerging managers with a deeper insight into their crucial role in the management of people and with an understanding of current best practices in the field of human resources.
OLS 610 Strategic Marketing Management (3)
Provides an introduction to the principles and practices of marketing. Topics include marketing structure, channels of distribution, consumer behavior, pricing, advertising, industrial marketing, telemarketing and marketing research. Aspects of international marketing and service marketing are included. Consumer behavior topics include psychological, sociological and anthropological variables that influence consumer motivation and actions.
OLS 665/OLS 670 Project Management and Grant Writing/Intrapreneurship (3)
Most organizations manage their work and accomplish their missions through a multitude of projects. Organizational success takes effective management skills to not only manage individual projects but also direct the web of complex programs of multiple, interrelated projects, skillfully working with diverse stakeholders, demanding deadlines, and available resources. Focusing on the promotion of leadership for the common good as a project manager adds another level of complexity. Course participants will improve their capacity to balance the art and science of managing projects by building technical competencies, adopting practices of leadership and self-management, and focusing on leadership for the common good competencies.
NURS 503/PAX 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation (3)
This course focuses on understanding conflict, and on the roles, skills, strategies, processes and personal awareness needed for reflective leaders/practitioners facilitating conflict transformation in interpersonal and small group settings. Participants will be asked to consider their personal responses to conflict and their professional roles and responsibilities in relation to conflict. The course will include an overview of basic processes of conflict transformation including negotiation, mediation, group facilitation, and circle processes among others. Students will practice/evaluate the skills of listening, issue identification, appreciative inquiry, nonviolent communication, methods for structuring conversation in group settings, and awareness of the impact of self on others. The course is delivered through online discussions, reading, case studies, and an on-campus component with interactive activities and role plays.
BMC 610 Interdisciplinary Seminar I (2)
This course involves a first orientation to the biomedicine program. Major discussion topics include the current status of biomedicine and healthcare in the United States, quality improvement in healthcare, discovering biomedicine in the humanities, secular and religious approaches to bioethics, holistic healing, and integrative medicine.
BMC 611 Interdisciplinary Seminar II (2)
This course challenges students to grow in capacity for leadership in the medical field. Strategies include: reflection on leadership history, aptitudes and style; creating an inventory of current leadership skills while identifying gaps for future growth. Special attention is also given to addressing population management risks as well as public health promotion opportunities. The course concludes with transformative medical leadership applications on the individual and collective levels.
BMC 613 Biomedical Research Design & Statistics (2)
This course covers basic principles of research methodology and experimental design. Topics include research design, measurements, hypothesis testing, statistical significance and the analysis of data. A computer statistical package is used to analyze data. Students critically evaluate published reports of biomedical studies with specific attention to their experimental design and the application of statistics.
BMC 598 Biomedicine Practicum (1) (optional)
This course features experiential community learning in areas related to future vocation. Assigned shadowing or interactive experiences require 30 hours per semester credit hour outside of class as well as completing assigned related readings, maintaining a journal of experiences, and providing feedback to other students. Typical experiences may involve interactions within hospitals, with health care professionals, biomedical organizations, clinics, rescue squads, health departments, or in life science education settings. A maximum of 4 SH of practicum credit can be applied toward a degree.
BMX 603 Cross Cultural Health Care (3)
This summer course is experiential based and requires involvement and study in another cultural-setting for a three-week period. Students, under guidance from the instructor, explore values, methods, and outcomes of health care or the practice of biomedicine in a unique cultural setting. Differentiation of resources, social, psychological, and spiritual ideas contrasting the student’s personal culture with the explored culture are examined. Involvements with alternative medicine and healing practices are considered as are examination of traditional health care delivery methods in the studied culture. Cross-cultural settings may vary but frequently include trips to Guatemala, Honduras and/or Peru. A 3.0 GPA is required at the end of fall semester to be eligible to take BMX 603 the following summer.
BMX 611 Biomedicine, Faith, and Ethics (2)
This course explores relationships between science and Christian faith by investigating scientific foundational ideas and their interaction with theology. Topics such as global and human origins, chance and complexity, human nature, mind, health and healing, environmental and medical ethics are examined and viewed through the lenses of Scripture, theology, and natural science. Students will be led to form and articulate a multidimensional world view that incorporates the realities of science and a holistic Christian faith.
BMC 670 Health Care Internship (3)
The Health Care Internship provides a hands-on opportunity for students to study and experience healthcare management in a real-world setting. The Internship requires a minimum of 120 contact hours, supervision by a designated onsite mentor and ongoing faculty oversight. The Internship’s primary goals are: (1) to expose students to a variety of healthcare management practices and platforms, and (2) to provide students with the opportunity to problem-solve around a meaningful onsite project that they can contribute to. Under the guidance of faculty and their onsite mentor, students will identify and tackle a specific outcomes-based project around which they then produce a project brief and a set of operational recommendations culminating in a final oral presentation.
BMS 572 Cognitive Psychology (3)
The field of cognitive psychology involves studying and thinking about thinking. Questions are asked about how we acquire, store, retrieve, and use knowledge. Students will actively study and apply various theories about human thinking. Topics such as models of memory, imaging, language comprehension, problem-solving, creativity and cognitive development will be covered.
BMS 571 Abnormal Psychology (3)
An interdisciplinary approach to understanding abnormal (maladaptive) behavior emphasizing the crucial roles of learning and life stressors in the development and maintenance of abnormal behaviors. The clinical characteristics, causal factors, and treatments of maladaptive behavior patterns are examined, including the areas of assessment, therapy and prevention. Positive emotions and strengths that promote mental health will be integrated throughout the course.
BMS 585 Infectious Diseases (3)
BMS 585 is a course for graduate students interested in epidemiology and infectious disease. This course presents introductory information on human infectious disease and the immune system to provide a foundation for understanding health promotion, infection control and diagnosis, and related public health issues. This is an intensive online class that meets synchronously via Zoom Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from May 8, 2019 - June 4, 2019. Online time involves some lecture and team-based discussion of relevant clinical cases.
BMS 570 Medical Microbiology (3)
A comprehensive study of the field of microbiology, emphasizing the principles of medical microbiology and human symbioses. Included in the discussion will be additional focus on disease, treatment, emerging infectious diseases, biotechnology and global public health. Topics will be discussed using lectures, short lab periods, case studies and problem-based learning.
BMC 612 Human Gross and Microscopic Anatomy (4)
A comprehensive overview of the anatomy of the human body, both on the microscopic and whole-organ level. The laboratory section of this course will utilize human cadaver dissection for the hands-on identification of the structures discussed in lecture.
BMC 562 Human Physiology (4)
An investigative study of selected body systems including neuro-muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and endocrine physiology. Extensive laboratory work emphases quantification and experimentation while using live materials and physiologic instrumentation.
BMC 551 Developmental Biology (4)
An investigative study of the topics of gametogenesis, fertilization, embryogenesis, and organogenesis. Molecular influences and cell interactions involved in differentiation and development are emphasized. Laboratory investigations use both descriptive and experimental approaches to study amphibian, bird, and mammal development.