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Curriculum and Course Descriptions

HSCI 601- World Health Issues
BUSA 694A - Integrative Field Research Project
MNGT 560 - Management Communication
NURS 602 - Holistic Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations
BUSA 540 - Leadership & Organizational Behavior
BUSA 697 - Medical Ethics
BUSA 694B - Integrative Field Research Project
BUSA 695 - Aging & Long Term Health Issues
BUSA 691 - Epidemiology & Public Health
BUSA 647 - Training & Development
BUSA 693- Current Issues in Health Care Administration (Seminar)
BUSA 694C- Integrative Field Research Project

Total Credits 30

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

BUSA 560 Management Communication (3 credits)
A study of the critical role of effective communication in business, including such issues as successful negotiation, intercultural protocol, cross-gender relationships, and conflict resolution.

BUSA 647 Training & Development (3 credits)
Examines the best methods for training entry level employees in order to align them with the purposes, values, and culture of a particular organization. Students will engage with both research and best practice to determine the roles of the leader, the human resources department and external consultants in training employees.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

BUSA 693 Current Issues in Health Care Administration (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 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.

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