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Curriculum and Course Descriptions

MNGT 550 - Management Communication
HSCI 601 World Health Issues
NURS 602 - Holistic Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations
LEAD 540 - Leadership & Empowerment
BUSA 697 - Medical Ethics
BUSA 695 - Aging & Long Term Care
BUSA 691 Epidemiology & Public Health
LEAD 541 Human Resources & Performance
BUSA 630A Current Issues in Healthcare
BUSA 694 - Integrative Research Project

Total Credits 30

Note: This schedule includes periodic breaks between classes to provide time off for vacations and holidays.

BUSA 540 Leadership & Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
This course provides students and managers with a framework within which employee goals and responses can be allied with management goals and programs. Primary emphasis on motivation, conflict resolution, group dynamics and leadership. An international perspective is emphasized.

BUSA 630A Special Topics:  Current Issues in Health Care (3 credits)
A study of current issues affecting health care and the health care market. Topics include pending national and local legislation as well as new technology.

BUSA 691 Epidemiology and Public Health (3 credits)
This course covers the structure and function of public health principles and methods of using health care data for decision-making. It emphasizes epidemiological techniques, demographics and environment in identifying and analyzing existing data sources.

BUSA 694 Field Research Project (3 credits)
Twenty-four Preceptorship hours are required; twelve hours must be done in each of the first two terms. The “Field Research Project” is an integrative learning project spread across three terms that allows students to creatively meet their own objectives while using information learned in the classroom as well as additional research. The research project provides an opportunity to engage in real-world problems. The instructor functions as a resource person to assist the student in finding an appropriate Preceptorship, setting objectives, and meeting learning goals.

BUSA 695 Aging and Long Term Health Issues (3 credits)
An overview of aging and the issues which confront the senior citizen in American society. Issues explored include physical, social, economic, and psychological aspects of aging.

BUSA 697 Medical Ethics (3 credits)
A study of the principles underlying ethical decision making. Explores characteristics of ethical dilemmas, decision-making models, and the socio-legal implications/foundation of bioethics.

HSCI 601 World Health Issues (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the global perspective of health. International health concerns impact, directly and indirectly, the health care delivery system in the United States. An interdisciplinary approach to health needs and concerns will be examined from various cultures and countries, in addition to comparison with the current health care delivery system in the United States.

LEAD 540 Leadership & Empowerment (3 credits)
Designed to help students develop their own approach to leadership.  Provides a survey of major leadership models, both biblical and secular. Examines leadership theories, definitions, historical practices, styles and biases toward gender and culture and its application to the student.

LEAD 541 Human Resources and Performance (3 credits)
This course explores the nature of responsibilities and human resource factors relating to the management of people and to an organization.  Students develop experience and skill in responding to the needs of the people in their organization. Course covers areas of culture, diversity, conflict resolution, communication, training, mentoring, staff care, preparation for the unexpected and caring for yourself as leader.

NURS 602 Holistic Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations (3 credits)
This course will consider the health beliefs and practices of various cultural groups living in North America, with emphasis on the United States.  Cultural
incentives and barriers to wellness and health care will be examined. The provision of Christian service in combination with professional health care to meet the holistic needs of culturally diverse clients is the focus of this course.

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