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 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. (Cross-listed with NRS 700)

  • Credits: 0.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission to the EdD program. 

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. (Cross-listed with NRS 698)

  • 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. (Cross-listed with NRS 694)

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC --- SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES

Must inlcude Sociology of Culture and Psychology.

  • Credits: 6.0

SCI --- SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Credits: 9.0

CLINICAL MAJOR PLUS GENERAL ELECTIVES

Additional credits earned may satisfy general education requirements.

  • Credits: 54.0

HCA 470 CLINICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Healthcare is unique in the way it is financed.  An understanding of the issues surrounding third-party payment, government programs and payment methodologies requires special effort and special resources.  This course explores the importance of practice and hospital information systems (e.g., billing, claims processing, electronic medical records, e-prescribing and productivity) as they relate to financial management of operational systems.  The specific focus is on how technology supports management of patient data, receivables, and working with various types of revenue streams.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HCA 340

HCA 450 APPLIED BUSINESS ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE

Healthcare organizations provide services to the community to ensure the health and well-being of the public, but they are also businesses and employers, and as such must walk the tightrope between financial success and living their mission and values.  This course emphasizes the legal and ethical responsibilities of healthcare professionals, particularly in the role of clinical manager.  Topics covered include ethical decision making, conflict of interest situations, professional standards, codes of ethics, confidentiality and HIPAA. Ethical management of medical errors and strategies for resolution of clinical issues are also addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 420 CLINICAL OPERATIONS

With healthcare spending on the rise and the demand for services continuing to increase, improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery are urgently needed.  This course explores opportunities for improvement in design and management of healthcare operations.  Specific focus is on creating an environment of smooth patient flow by focusing on cycle times, measuring productivity, tracking outcomes and performance metrics, and general improvement in health management processes through risk analysis and mitigation. 

  • Credits: 3.0