Course Index

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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 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 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

EDD 754 Health Care Policy

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

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 786 Organizational Outcomes & Sustainability

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 832 Population Based Health Care

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 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 880 Capstone I

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 812 Information Technology in Health Care & Education

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

EDD 882 Capstone II

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