Course Index

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HCA 310 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTHCARE

This course explores the function of human resources within the healthcare organization. The focus of the course is on the development of skills that the department manager needs for effective management of personnel. Subjects include strategies to attract, hire, and retain high quality employees, compensation and benefit packages, productivity, and employee development, evaluation and training, as well as existing laws and policies surrounding employee relations.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 694 TEACHING, LEARNING & INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

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

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 700 PROGRAM ORIENTATION

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 736 LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS

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 742 RESEARCH

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 746 LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN ORGANIZATIONS

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 750 HEALTHCARE FINANCE

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

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 756 ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE & ACCOUNTABILITY

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