EdD Courses

All students are required to complete specific coursework. This list below should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change. View course descriptions below.

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Doctorate Core Courses

SSC 730

BIOSTATISTICS

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This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and apply bio-statistical methods needed in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling distributions, inferences (point estimates and confidence intervals), hypotheses testing (one-sample tests, two-sample tests), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), as well as simple linear regression and multiple regression analysis. The course emphasizes the application of statistical concepts to analyze research for best available evidence to support quality nursing practice. The course also provides students with hands-on experience in using statistical software (SPSS) to assist in making effective decisions.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 742

RESEARCH

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This course provides an in-depth study of the design and conduct of health care research with emphasis on identifying researchable clinical, educational, and health care delivery problems. Analysis and interpretation of data from qualitative and quantitative research designs with be emphasized. Students will begin to investigate and develop their capstone question and complete a systematic literature review to support the capstone project. 

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 750

HEALTHCARE FINANCE

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This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, healthcare finance & reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and healthcare entrepreneurism. The financial environment of healthcare and how it impacts the advanced health professional role is examined. The relationship between healthcare economics, health policy, program development and clinical practice is explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 754

HEALTHCARE POLICY

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This course provides a foundation for understanding the social and political forces that influence healthcare policy decisions. The relationship between health policy and health professional practice will be explored. Students will examine current healthcare policy and factors, which influence policy development. The health professional's contribution to the healthcare policy-making process will be investigated.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 832

POPULATION BASED HEALTH CARE

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This course provides theoretical foundation for clinical role development and skills required to identify care needs at a population level and strategies to improve population outcomes. The course focus is on translational research and the application of evidence-based concepts essential to delivery of population based health care practice. Analysis of the impact of social, cultural, ecological, and systems across various populations will be emphasized throughout the course. 

  • Credits: 3.0

EdD Curriculum

EDD 700

PROGRAM ORIENTATION

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This course provides the doctoral program orientation for Nebraska Methodist College.  Emphasis will be placed on program delivery modalities, resource utilization, and scholarly writing.  Students must complete this course on campus.

  • Credits: 0.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission to the EdD program. 

EDD 694

TEACHING, LEARNING & INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

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This course provides the foundation in educational principles for the health professional. Learning theories and best practices provide the basis for analyzing the concept of learning in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. Teaching strategies to facilitate student learning in the classroom, clinical, practice, and online environment will be examined. Legal, ethical, and professional faculty responsibilities in higher education are explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 698

CURRICULUM PLANNING & EVALUATION

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This course focuses on curriculum planning, design, implementation, and evaluation. The concept of curriculum will be explored at the individual course level and the program level. Best practices in education will be incorporated into curriculum design. The influence of regulatory accrediting bodies on the curriculum will be examined.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 736

LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS

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This course will focus on the leadership of complex organizations and the skills and qualities leaders need to change organizations. In order to be effective, leaders must understand themselves, the organizations they head, and the complex social and political environments that they are asked to navigate on a daily basis. Students will become acquainted with the principles, concepts and major theories of leadership; reflect upon their own leadership styles and behavioral tendencies; and apply this new learning to a variety of situations and problems simulating real challenges in real-world organizational settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 746

LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN ORGANIZATIONS

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This course examines the role of organization related legal and ethical issues; specific to academic and health care organizations. Policy and processes for effective business operations will be explored. Accreditation requirements will be analyzed.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 756

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE & ACCOUNTABILITY

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This course introduces strategies for transforming organizational culture. Students will explore concepts including organizational awareness, relationship building, and issues around accountability in organizational settings. The course explores how to generate creative ideas using mindsets and practices exhibited by successful innovators. At the end of this course, students will have a good working knowledge of various models, frameworks, and theories that help explain how organizational change and reform occur.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 786

ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOMES & SUSTAINABILITY

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This course equips students with concepts and strategies necessary to analyze system performance, health care outcomes, and evaluate impact. Students will learn to make evidence-based recommendations for interventions based on the data. Students will develop skills to design a comprehensive plan for quality improvement and sustainability. 

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 812

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH CARE & EDUCATION

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This course provides students with a deep understanding of information technology in health care and education.  Emerging technology related to health informatics, E-health, instructional technology, learning management systems, and E-learning will be explored. Students will learn to develop the skills to leverage information technology to transform organizational settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

Capstone

EDD 880

CAPSTONE I

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This is the first of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the Ed.D. student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. The project will focus on a practice problem within a specific population and contribute to the advancement of health care professional practice. Students examine the elements of a proposal and identify a practice problem of interest. 

  • Credits: 1.0

EDD 882

CAPSTONE II

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This is the second of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the Ed.D. student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student will examine the essentials of scientific writing through completion of a capstone project proposal and program implementation planning.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 886

CAPSTONE III

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This is the third of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the Ed.D. student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student will refine and implement the capstone proposal. 

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 890

CAPSTONE IV

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This is the last of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the Ed.D. student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. This course will focus on translation and dissemination of capstone project findings.

  • Credits: 1.0