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  • PTP 803 - Advanced Practicum in Geriatric Physical Therapy


    DPT degree or admission to post-professional transitional DPT or PhD or geriatric certificate program; good academic and professional standing; or consent of instructor. (6)

    Mentored, individualized, 200-hour clinical experience in pediatric physical therapy practice. Students use the patient/client management model for examination and intervention for at least 10 pediatric clinical cases, and submit written and video documentation of their episode of care. Required for APTA credentialed residency program. Lab and seminar with online activities. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PTP 804 - Advanced Practicum in Pediatric Physical Therapy


    DPT degree or admission to post-professional transitional DPT or PhD or pediatric certificate program; good academic and professional standing; or consent of instructor. (6)

    Mentored, individualized, 200-hour clinical experience in pediatric physical therapy practice.  Students use the patient/client management model for examination and intervention for at least 10 pediatric clinical cases, and submit written and video documentation of their episode of care. Required for APTA credentialed residency program. Lab and seminar with online activities. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PTP 810 - Ph.D. Seminar


    Admission to the Ph.D. program in Physical Therapy or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of current issues in movement science, rehabilitation, and health-related disciplines are explored. Students participate in journal article discussions and complete written and/or verbal assignments related to contemporary topics. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 815 - Ph.D in PT Independent Study


    Admission to the Ph.D. program in Physical Therapy or consent of instructor. (1-4)

    The student, with faculty mentoring, engages in educational experiences to advance knowledge and competency in teaching and/or scholarship. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 816 - Movement Analysis and Instrumentation


    Admission to the Ph.D. program in physical therapy or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of technology to study and assess human movement.  Students learn about the various instrumentation that is used in studies of human movement.  Students integrate knowledge of biomechanics, motor behavior, and exercise physiology with technological literacy to further understand and measure human movement. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 817 - Motor Control and Motor Learning


    Admission to the Ph.D. program in physical therapy or consent of instructor. (3)

    Analysis and application of current theories and concepts of motor learning, motor control, and movement analysis of functional activities. Emphasis on current and emerging trends, critical review of the literature, and application to the students’ areas of teaching, scholarship, and clinical practice.  Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 820 - Quantitative Research Methods


    Admission to the professional program in physical therapy or the Ph.D. program in PT or consent of instructor. (3-4)

    Introduction to principles and concepts of clinical research methodologies.  Measurement principles; clinical research design; critical analysis of primary literature utilizing various clnical research designs such as experimental, single-subject, observational, survey, descriptive research, systematic reviews and meta-analytic designs.  The role of research in evidence-based practice in physical therapy. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 821 - Statistical Analysis for Quantitative Research


    Admission to the professional program in physical therapy or the Ph.D. in PT or consent of instructor. (3-4)

    A comprehensive overview of common statistical topics and procedures in quantitative research including: descriptive and inferential statistics; parametric and non-parametric computations of variance; statistical measures of reliability and validity; simple and multiple linear regressions; logistic regression; and multivariate analysis of variance models. Students evaluate data analysis approaches from the peer-reviewed clinical literature, select appropriate statistical designs to address research questions, apply data analytical procedures using statistical packages, and report statistical outcomes. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 823 - Clinical Internship I


    Admission to professional program in physical therapy. (5)

    Ten weeks of full-time, supervised clinical internship in healthcare in designated clinical education sites. Format: Field. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 824 - Clinical Internship II


    Admission to professional program in physical therapy. (5)

    Ten weeks of full-time, supervised clinical internship in healthcare in designated clinical education sites. Format: Field. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 825 - Clinical Internship III


    Admission to professional program in physical therapy. (5)

    Ten weeks of full-time, supervised clinical internship in healthcare in designated clinical education sites. Format: Field. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 830 - Musculoskeletal Practice: Lower Quadrant


    Admission to professional program in physical therapy. (3)

    Students gain competence in advanced examination and interventions designed to treat patients with complex orthopedic and disorders related to the lower quadrant. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PTP 841 - Medical and Surgical Conditions II


    Admission to professional program in physical therapy. (2)

    Physical therapy management for safe care of medically compromised patients encountered in any inpatient or home health care environment across the lifespan. Laboratory. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 855 - Therapeutic Relationships and Cultural Competency


    Admission to professional program in physical therapy. (2)

    Psychosocial aspects of health and disability in physical therapist practice; dynamics relevant to disability adjustment and professional interactions in the clinic. Emphasis on analysis and synthesis of clinical problems, personal development and professional growth. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 860 - Foundations for Evidence Based Practice


    Admission to the post-professional program in physical therapy or consent of instructor. (2)

    Introduction to clinical research methods. Emphasis on the interpretation of research findings based on quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform clinical decision making. The application of clinical research methods relevant to physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis, interventions, and outcomes is discussed. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 861 - Literature Analysis in Evidence-Based Practice


    Admission to post-professional DPT program or consent of instructor. (2)

    Information literacy, critical examination of professional literature to facilitate evidence-based practice, and application of principles of scientific writing through development of in-depth systematic literature review. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 870 - Assistive Technology in Accessibility


    Admission to post-professional DPT program or consent of instructor. (1)

    Accessibility standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) outlined in conjunction with assistive technology predominantly used to enhance accessibility in multiple environments. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 871 - Post-Professional Evidence-Based Practice


    Admission to post-professional DPT program or consent of instructor. (2)

    Discussion of frameworks for clinical reasoning, with emphasis on characteristics associated with expert practice and factors that influence the collaborative decision-making process. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 880 - Clinical Decision Making in Complex Clinical Problems


    Admission to the DPT program. (2)

    Application of the five elements of the patient-client management model to case-based clinical decision making using evidence-based practice and the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. Includes re-examination and outcomes measurement. Emphasis on safe practice in primary care, open referral, and direct access settings. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PTP 881 - Teaching, Learning and Health Education


    Admission to post-professional DPT program or consent of instructor. (2)

    Introduction to principles of teaching and learning as applied to professional presentations and individual and group patient health education. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 883 - Higher Education Teaching Methods and Practicum


    Admission to the Ph.D. in PT program or consent of instructor. (3)

    Application and analysis of higher education teaching including course and curricular design, teaching methods, assessment, student advising, and classroom management. Mentored teaching experience in graduate or undergraduate courses including course preparation, instruction, and assessment of students. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 885 - Educational Leadership in Higher Education


    Admission to the Ph.D. in PT program or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of structure, practices, policies & procedures, and resources within higher education. Discussion of faculty roles and responsibilities in higher education including teaching, scholarship, service, and administration. Exploration of communication, leadership, faculty governance, and contemporary issues in higher education. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 891 - Post-Professional Management in PT Practice


    Admission to post-professional DPT program or consent of instructor. (3)

    Application of management theory, principles and practice to physical therapy. Direction and supervision of human resources, financial management of the practice, business plans, marketing and public relations, consultation and legal and regulatory requirements. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 892 - Professional Practice Management


    Admission to the professional program in physical therapy. (3)

    Application of management theory as it relates to principles relevant to the practice of physical therapy in a wide array of settings. Legal concerns, group dynamics, quality assurance andcompliance, productivity, financial management and planning, facility planning, and administrative, management and leadership functions specifically related to physical therapy. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 893 - Professional Issues


    Admission to the DPT program. (1)

    Trends, forces and contemporary issues impacting physical therapy, including issues of social responsibility and advocacy.  Exploration of the role and impact of physical therapy in the health care industry. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PTP 894 - Post-Professional Service Learning


    Admission to post-professional DPT program or consent of instructor. (1)

    Service experience in non-direct patient care health-related activities.  Highly individualized to suit academic faculty, clinical faculty and student needs and interests. Independent study format, with final outcome a scholarly product generated by the student under guidance of a faculty mentor and a community health care professional. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PTP 899 - Integration and Critical Thinking II


    Admission to the professional program in physical therapy. (2)

    Capstone course integrating the content from all physical therapy courses through Year 3 Fall semester to solidify the foundations of clinical decision making in physical therapist practice.  Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • PTP 990 - Dissertation: Pre-Candidacy


    Admission to the Ph.D. program in Physical Therapy; PTP 820 , HCR 500 , HCR 621 . (1-3)

    Students prepare for and successfully pass a Qualifying examination and a Preliminary examination as outlined by their PhD Chair and committee in order to be granted candidacy status. May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • PTP 995 - Dissertation: Candidacy


    Admission to the Ph.D. program in Physical Therapy; PTP 990 .   (1-5)

    Students conduct and complete dissertation research and successfully write and defend the dissertation. Students must register in the course for at least 1 credit per semester (for a minimum total of 11 credits) upon passing the preliminary exam and until successful completion of the dissertation defense. May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • PUB 500 - Foundations of American Public Policy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination and critique of concepts of American public administration, and of political, economic, legal and institutional contexts in which policy decisions are made and implemented. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 501 - Administrative Organization and Behavior


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Organizational structure and its impact on behavior in an administrative environment; role of individuals in organizations; individual goals and organizational goals; selected facets of organizational life, including decision making, leadership, innovation and motivation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 502 - Public Sector Management


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Design and application of management and personnel strategies in the public sector; organizational strategic planning and implementation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 503 - Personnel Issues in Public Service


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Personnel administration in governmental and quasi-public organizations, including affirmative action, accountability, professionalization, residency requirements, productivity, and unionization and collective bargaining. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PUB 504 - Ethical Issues in Public Administration


    Graduate standing; a course in public administration; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of ethical issues in administrative decision making and administrative actions, with emphasis on administrative processes in a democratic political system. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 505 - Health Policy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Comprehensive analysis of the health policy in the United States, with comparisons to foreign health systems. Systematic and critical review of major ideological influences that have shaped health policy. Policy implementation and management, policy evaluation, and the impact of government health policy on providers, insurers, industry, labor and consumers. Also listed as HCR 505 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 506 - Research Design and Qualitative Methods


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to research methods in the context of public and nonprofit administration.  Focus on identifying appropriate research questions, finding and citing sources, writing literature reviews, collecting data, and hypothesis testing. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs


    Graduate standing, a course in statistics. (3)

    Theory and techniques of evaluation of programs and initiatives in the public sector, from review to presentation to stakeholders. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 511 - U.S. State and Local Government


    Graduate standing. (3)

    States in the federal system; state policies and policy information; state-local relations; local problems, policies and politics.  Not open to students with credit forPOL 411. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 518 - Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Budgetary processes and finance in the public sector. Budgeting as a management and policy-making tool. Planning-programming-budgeting system and cost-benefit analysis. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 519 - Law and Administrative Processes


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Legal foundations of public administration. Development of regulatory agencies, right to a hearing, delegation of power, judicial review, rulemaking and adjudication, efforts to reform administrative regulation, zoning, and land use planning.  Not open to students with credit forPOL 420. Also listed as POL 520 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 520 - Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Principles and practices in fundraising and development; proposal writing and presentation; long-range development planning; membership recruitment and retention; fees and pricing of services; special event fundraising; operation of profit-making ventures by nonprofit organizations. Also listed as SWR 520 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 522 - Environmental Law and Public Policy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Political and administrative aspects of environmental regulation, including major legislation, administrative regulations, and litigation involving environmental issues. Actions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) involving the internal environment of the workplace.  Not open to students with credit forPOL 422. Also listed as POL 522 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 523 - Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Overview of budgetary and accounting terms, techniques and practices, for students who are not finance/business oriented. Focus on reviewing and designing budget formats, completing accounting transactions, developing and interpreting financial statements, determining organizational financial stability by use of analysis techniques, and understanding cash flow.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 524 - Employment, Law and Public Policy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Federal and state statutes and Supreme Court decisions relative to employee rights, civil rights and equal employment opportunity examined from the perspective of employers, employees and public policy. Progressive discipline, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, discrimination, and EEO compliance for supervisors and managers. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 525 - Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Overiew of major issues in the nonprofit sector including operations, board selection and development, strategic planningl, marketing, role of resource development and more.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 526 - Staffing Public Sector Organizations


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Staffing as a process and function with a prominent role in a public sector organization’s Human Resource Management (HRM) system. Description and prescription of various staffing activities such as job analysis, recruitment, interviewing, assessment centers, planning, selection, performance appraisal, discipline conducted in regulated atmosphere.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 527 - Personnel Selection and Evaluation


    Graduate standing; PSY 100  and a course in statistics. (3)

    Lecture/seminar. Basic concepts of prediction and evaluation of job performance (with emphasis on reliability and validity), job analysis and criteria development, varieties of selection procedures, including aptitude and achievement measures, personality and motivation measures, interviews and application forms. Government regulation and societal values on selection and evaluation.  Not open to students with credit forPSY 427. Also listed as PSY 527 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 528 - Criminal Justice and the Constitution


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Constitutional question involving the process of law and the procedural rights of the accused. Court decisions related to searches and seizures, wire-tapping and electronic eavesdropping, the law of arrest, police interrogations and confessions, right to counsel, double jeopardy. Students deliver oral arguments and prepare briefs of pending and simulated court cases. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PUB 530 - Criminal Justice Policy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    The public administration of criminal justice policy. Introduction to theories of criminology and their application in a public administration setting. Analysis of contemporary issues that may include those in policing, corrections, criminal law, drug policy, and immigration policy.   Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 531 - Restorative Justice


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the principles of restorative justice as an alternative to retributive justice.  Emphasis on the needs and roles of key stakeholders (victims, offenders, communities, and justice actors) in meeting restorative justice goals such as restoring peace and healing harms. Not open to students with credit forCRJ 431. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 532 - Policing Contemporary Society


    Graduate standing; CRJ 185 . (3)

    Administrative and operational aspects of modern policing such as organization and development of police, recruitment practices, socialization processes, and community relations (including community policing). Political and economic nature of policing as the foundation for critical review of policy and societal issues related to policing.  Not open to students with credit forCRJ 432. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 533 - Incarceration, Community Corrections, and Public Policy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Review of law, policy, administrative practices, value assumptions and expectations regarding corrections; examination or prison and jail policies and their impact; examination and assessment of alternatives to incarceration.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PUB 534 - Administration of Trial Courts


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Concepts and issues in administration of trial courts. Examination of performance standards, judicial independence, court financing, court reform, access to justice and other issues.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PUB 538 - Multicultural Education: Concepts and Strategies


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Designed to prepare certified and pre-certified teachers in multicultural education. Emphasis on design, development, and practical implementation of teaching strategies, theoretical constructs, and curriculum.  Graded ABCDN Offered infrequently.
  
  • PUB 540 - Volunteerism and the Independent Sector


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Origins of nonprofit organizations; their social, political, economic, cultural and ideological roles in American society. Major types of nonprofit organizations and their characteristics; current trends in the independent sector.  Also listed as SWR 527 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 547 - Grants Administration and Implementation


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of major elements of government grants application, management and administration, including basic organizational information required and determination of organizational capacity. The role of organizational planning; grant/program implementation; the role and process of governmental rules and regulation of programs; financial management. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 548 - Social Entrepreneurship


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Overview of social entrepreneurship with case studies of non-profits, for-profit businesses with a social purpose, and hybrid ventures. Students will explore how social entrepreneurs find innovative solutions to create social change. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 549 - Green Community Development


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Investigation of the role and structure of local community development efforts, particularly those that are environmentally conscious or “green.” Examination of Community Based Development Organizations (CBDO), with special emphasis on housing; administration of Community Development Block Grants; intergovernmental aspects of community development including Federal/State/County linkages.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PUB 550 - Leadership Theory and Practice


    Graduate standing. (1-3)

    The role of the administrative leader in public organization. Administrative leadership responsibilities and constraints; strategies for achieving group consensus and for making and implementing decisions about policy and process.  Not open to students with credit forEDE 440. May be reelected to a total of three credits. Also listed as EDL 510 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 563 - Introduction to School Law


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Administrative, judicial and statutory factors related to educational institutions. Legal aspects of evaluating staff personnel and students; court decisions regarding teacher academic freedom and student rights; legal issues of race, religion, liability, tort and contracts. Also listed as EDL 520 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 564 - School Finance and Business Administration


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Principles and issues of public school finance: theory, revenues, expenditures, federal and local finance issues. Overview of principles and practices governing management of business affairs in educational institutions, including accounting, auditing, reporting, and applications of electronic data processing as a management tool. Also listed as EDL 525 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 566 - Curriculum Development


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Assessment and understanding of the principles involved in curriculum development and design; practices and skills necessary in the organization and implementation of scope and sequence curriculum planning. Internal and external influences impacting curriculum development. Also listed as EDL 529 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 567 - The Principalship


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Administrative leadership responsibilities and functions of the school building principal. Knowledge and skills for program administration; personnel selection, supervision and evaluation; curriculum planning; joint decision-making; consensus problem-solving; community relations; human relations; staff/student motivation. Emphasis on application of skills and behaviors through simulated problem-solving techniques such as in-basket and case study exercises. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 568 - Instructional Practice and Evaluation


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Contemporary theories of instruction and evaluation with their application to classroom practice. Emphasis on the building and central office administrator as an instructional leader. Also listed as EDL 540 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 571 - Public Economics


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Application of economic tools to public decision-making; emphasis on welfare economics and microeconomic foundation of public expenditure analysis; issues and problems in project evaluation and application of cost-benefit techniques. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 574 - Disability Law and Policy


    Graduate standing. (1-3)

    Examination of disability in the United States from legal and policy perspectives. Investigation of the history of disability rights movements, legal battles involving access and accommodation, and policies and practices for full inclusion. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 578 - State and Local Public Finance


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Theoretical and policy analysis of state and local government fiscal behavior. Revenues, expenditures, borrowing, intergovernmental fiscal relations. Applications to such areas as education, transportation, health care, and economic development.   Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 579 - Economics of Health Care


    Graduate standing, ECN 202 ,HCR 300 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Economic analysis of the health care industry and governmental policies in health care. Use of economic tools to determine the probable effects of various proposals on the pattern of health care produced and on the allocation of resources both within the industry and in the economy generally.  Not open to students with credit for ECN 479. Also listed as ECN 579 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Application of statistical techniques to problem-solving. Forecasting and timeseries; regression; correlation; variance; cost-benefit analysis. Computer methods used in solving problems of public policy and of health care administration.  Not open to students with credit forECN 480. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 582 - Schools and Communities


    Graduate standing. (3)

    The role of schools in building community. Emphasis on interplay between schools and community agencies in provision of educational and social services to youth, parents and community members. Concrete programs and policies for connecting schools and communities.   Also listed as EDE 502  and SWR 502 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 585 - Applied Research Methods for Administrators


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to the principles and practices of applied research for administrators.  Topical coverage of both qualitative and quantitative data and analytic methods.  Also listed as EDL 670 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 589 - Independent Study in Public Administration


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Directed reading or research in a topic relevant to public administration. May be reelected for up to 6 credit hours. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 590 - Internship


    Graduate standing, consent of instructor. (3)

    Students intern in agencies under supervision of agency personnel and faculty, and meet in seminars to discuss field experience an related readings. Not required of students with two or more years experience in administration. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • PUB 591 - Special Topics in Educational Administration


    Graduate standing. (1-3)

    Exploration of varying special topics in educational administration. Topics to be announced before each offering of the course. May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 592 - Clinical Practice in School Administration


    Graduate standing, completion of at least 12 hours in the program. (3)

    School-based experience designed to expand candidate’s awareness of nature and demands of school administration and to apply administrative theories, concepts and best practices under the mentorship of a veteran cooperating administrator and a university supervisor. Offered on line using computer-mediated technology to link faculty, administrators and candidates at various sites across the region for communication, instruction and networking activities. Also listed as EDL 660 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 593 - Introduction to Public Administration


    Graduate standing, admission to MPA program. (3)

    Introduction to the study and practice of public administration. Attention paid to writing, reading, and networking methods and application. To be taken in the first year of the MPA program. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PUB 594 - Grantwriting and Administration


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Comprehensive approach to grantwriting and administration in public agencies and non-profit organizations, with emphasis on elements and characteristics of effective proposals and proven, practical techniques for their development. Students prepare a grant proposal addressing a need in the organization in which they are currently employed. Offered online. Also listed as EDL 545 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 595 - Practicum in Public Administration


    PUB 506 . (3)

    Capstone course for MPA program. Semester-long, instructor-driven research project as culmination of MPA degree. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • PUB 596 - Intergovernmental Relations


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Current developments and trends in intergovernmental relations. Legal and political opportunities and constraints affecting administration in state and local governments. Impact of intergovernmental relations on public policy and delivery of services. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 599 - Special Topics in Public Administration


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of varying special topics in public administration, announced before each offering of the course. May be reelected for a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PUB 690 - Capstone


    Open to MPA students only. (3)

    The capstone course is a method of summative evaluation for the Masters in Public Administration degree. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 300 - BSRT Degree Advancement Seminar


    Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program. (2)

    Concepts and skills for the certified or registered respiratory therapist, to assist in degree advancement and success in the BSRT program.  Focus on extended respiratory therapy practices, research, professional issues, and the role of the professional baccalaureate respiratory therapist within healthcare. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 315 - Leadership and Professionalism in Respiratory Care


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (3)

    Examination of leadership concepts and practices within selected healthcare organizations. Emphasis on the application of advanced communication skills in collaboration with inter-professional teams and the importance of professionalism and lifelong learning for health care providers. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 320 - Management Practices for Respiratory Care


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (3)

    Focus on the management of a respiratory care department, including staffing patterns, professional development, billing systems, budgeting process, evaluation of equipment and technology, and assessment of employee performance. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 330 - Patient Education/Disease Management


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (3)

    Focus on the management of chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and cystic fibrosis. Patient education in the management of these conditions as a basis for better patient self-care; components of a tobacco education program. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 335 - Research in Respiratory Care


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (3)

    Introduction to knowledge and skills required for understanding and conducting medical research. Research methods, types of research evidence, utilizing resources to find, evaluate and critique relevant research, and implementation of evidence-based findings into practice. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 340 - Quality Systems and Health Outcomes


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (3)

    Investigation of the importance of identifying medical errors and failures, monitoring and analyzing information, and initiating and evaluating quality improvement measures within the health care system to ensure patient safety, with a focus on assessing health outcomes in the cardiopulmonary population and methods to reduce readmission. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 394 - Special Topics in Respiratory Therapy


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Current research topics and issues in respiratory therapy. Topics announced before each course offering.  May be reeelected to a total of 12 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • RSP 400 - Advanced Adult Critical Care


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (3)

    Focus on advanced critical care, including management of the difficult airway, administration of specialty gases, techniques to enhance ventilation and oxygenation, disease management, diagnostic testing, nutritional status evaluation, patient transport and end of life issues. Designed to aid in preparation for the Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) credential awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 405 - Advanced Neonatal/Pediatric Care


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (3)

    Advanced neonatal and pediatric care, including resuscitation techniques, assessment and management of airways, management of ventilation and oxygenation, disease management, diagnostic testing, patient transport, and end-of-life issues. Designed to aid in preparation for the Neonatal Pediatric Specialty (NPS) credential awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 410 - Advanced Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (3)

    Advanced study of monitoring and diagnostic techniques used in the evaluation of the cardiac and pulmonary systems, including procedures for pulmonary function testing and evaluation of test results, diagnostic imaging, cardiac diagnostics, and sleep medicine. Designed to aid in preparation for the Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist Specialty (RPFT) credential and Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) credential granted by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 420 - Advanced Clinical Practicum


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (2)

    Practicum providing 40 hours of specialized clinical experience in the student’s area of interest, selected from adult critical care, neonatal/pediatric care, or advanced cardiopulmonary diagnostics. Further prepares students to sit for the Neonatal Pediatric Specialty (NPS) credential, Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) credential, Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist Specialty (RPFT) credential, and Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) credential awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 430 - Professional Specialty Practicum


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program. (2)

    Practicum designed to provide 40 hours of focused experience in the student’s area of interest, selected from management, clinical education, patient education, or professional society participation. Field work consists of professional mentoring provided by an experienced registered respiratory therapist and may result in the preliminary development of a culminating experience to be completed at the capstone level. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RSP 435 - Respiratory Capstone


    Admission to Respiratory Therapy program; all other RSP course requirements; consent of instructor. (3) CAP.

    Final capstone experience designed for students to integrate theoretical and practicum experience from previous courses in developing a project which reinforces prior learning. Experiences in a chosen focus area (management, education, and/or research) provide the basis for the student’s project, which culminates in a written and oral presentation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RTT 300 - Basics of Radiation Therapy


    Admission to professional program in radiation therapy. (3)

    Basic patient safety, infection control and clinical radiation therapy terms. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RTT 301 - Introduction to Radiation Therapy


    RTT 300 . (3)

    Introduction to activities and responsibilities of the radiation therapist. Orientation to school and hospital policies; career insights; overview of techniques in radiation therapy; essentials of procedures needed in the care of radiation oncology patients; review of medical terminology specific to the field. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RTT 311 - Patient Care and Management


    RTT 300 . (3)

    Patient care techniques with emphasis on those necessary in the care and examination of oncology patients, especially those receiving radiation therapy. Psychological considerations, management of emergencies, infection control, examination, medical-surgical asepsis and tube management. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RTT 312 - Sectional Anatomy in Radiation Therapy I


    BIO 167 , BIO 168  with grades of B- (2.7) or better; admission to the Radiation Therapy Program. (3)

    Introduction to sectional anatomy. Examination of the body from a cross-section perspective using radiographs, CT, MR and mixed modality. Focus on bony anatomy and thorax. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RTT 313 - Sectional Anatomy in Radiation Therapy II


    BIO 167 , BIO 168  with grades of B- (2.7) or better; admission to Radiation Therapy program. (3)

    Introduction to sectional anatomy. Examination of the body from a cross-section perspective using radiographs, CT, MR and mixed modality. Focus on head and neck, abdomen and pelvis including male and female reproductive anatomy. Graded ABCDE
  
  • RTT 321 - Technical Radiation Oncology


    RTT 301 . (3)

    Fundamental principles of atomic structure and matter, production and properties of radiation, interactions of photons; particulate radiation and measurement of absorbed dose. Different radiation therapy treatment units; tumor localization utilizing simulators, beam directing devices and other technical considerations. Focus on the radiation therapist’s role in the clinic. Graded ABCDE
 

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