Course Index

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OTH 525 Outreach Experience II: Neurobehavioral Populations

This course is the second of two that address the mission of Nebraska Methodist College and the MOT program through service to the community. Students will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community in which they serve through completing a needs analysis and program development for a selected organization, focusing on the needs of a neurobehavioral population.This course meets online, and students are also required to meet with their assigned group members as well as work with an assigned community partner.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 520 Outreach Experience I: Health and Wellness

This course is the first of two that address the mission of Nebraska Methodist College and the MOT program through service to the community. Learners will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community in which they serve through completing a needs analysis and program development for a selected organization, focusing on the health and wellness needs of a selected population within a healthcare or community setting. This course meets online, and students are also required to meet with their assigned group members as well as work with an assigned community partner. 

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

OTH 515 Evidence-Based Practice for Mental Health

This course examines private, community-based, and health care mental health settings and occupational therapy services in these environments. Individual and group leadership skills are developed for use in practice settings. The implications of illness for the individual within various cultures and society are analyzed.  Skills for effective evaluation and intervention planning and safe management of complex behaviors are included. The lecture for this course is online only. The lab meets face-to-face on selected weeks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 510 Evidence-Based Practice for Health and Wellness

A cultural awareness of health and the significance of the loss of independence are analyzed. Content includes a critical review of existing evidence for assessing and providing evidence based interventions for physiological, psychosocial, cognitive and behavioral concepts for health and wellness. Global health care trends and public health needs are explored. This course meets online only. 

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

OTH 505 Advanced Anatomy and Applied Physiology

The course includes critical examination of anatomical structures and physiological functions of the human body as it relates to homeostasis. The course will emphasize a regional anatomical approach to provide clinical application of integrative physiology concepts pertaining to neuroanatomy. A guided cadaveric study will be a component to the course. This course meets face-to-face and includes an integrated face-to-face lab. 

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

OTH 500 Occupational Therapy: Occupation, Participation and Engagement

The course examines Occupational Therapy theory, practice models and frames of reference. The influence of history, sociopolitical issues, healthcare policies, and ethical practice guidelines are examined. The delineation of professional roles in various practice settings is explored. The application of evidence based critical reasoning and occupation based services for diverse populations are applied.

This course meets face-to-face weekly to promote the achievement of learning objectives, acclimate students to the college and develop faculty and peer relationships that are necessary for success in a cohort-based program.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

NAP 001 NURSE AIDE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This 90-hour course provides classroom instruction and clinical experience in caring for all clients, with a special emphasis on the aging client. The primary objectives of the course are to identify the physical, emotional and psychosocial aspects of the aging process and learn how to assist each client to attain or maintain the optimal level of function and well being. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the competency examinations to qualify for placement on the state of Nebraska Nursing Assistant Registry. After placement on the registry, nursing assistants have the opportunity to work with clients of diverse ages in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation units, and client homes. Admissions criteria and fees are detailed in appropriate sections (Admissions, Fees) of this catalog. Class dates and times are varied. Preregistration, proof of required immunizations and completed physical, the completed Campus Health service Questionnaire, and payment is required one week before the first day of class. The tuition includes the textbook, handouts, NMC student services fees, and testing for placement on the State Registry.

  • Credits: 0.0

NRS 569 PRACTICUM IN NURSING INFORMATICS

During the Practicum in Nursing Informatics, the student will select a preceptor in the field of informatics and complete 126 hours of direct interaction.  The student will synthesize clinical applications, roles and competencies of the nurse informaticist and the interface with technology in healthcare.  The student must identify a topic for discussion and share the findings and outcomes of the project.

  • Credits: 4.0

NRS 568 CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE

The focus of this course is on the role of the nurse in the use of the electronic health record in the clinical practice setting.  The selection, implementation, management, and evaluation of health care information systems will be explored.  Regulatory standards such as HITECH, and review of competencies from ANA and TIGER will be discussed.  Other topics include project management; privacy and security standards.  Precepted clinical experience (84 clinical hours) allows for practical application of course theory.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All program course work except NRS 569, NRS 592 and NRS 594, or by permission.

NRS 564 REGULATOR, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

The utilization of information technology in society has increased the need to ensure privacy and security of patient health information. This course will review regulatory, legal, and ethical philosophies of informatics in healthcare.  Topics will include the history and standards of HIPAA; the impact on system implementation, management, and evaluation; and the role of the informaticist in the protection of the patient.

  • Credits: 3.0