Course Index

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MBH 656 THE BUSINESS OF CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATICS

Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is a growing field that lies at the intersection of patient self-care and information technology. The implications for CHI-catalyzed improvement of healthcare and reduction of costs at a national level will be examined. Focus will be placed on the role of the business leader in analyzing CHI tools, evaluating the impact of CHI on healthcare services and patient/provider relationships, and addressing business challenges and opportunities in CHI applications.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 655 INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR HEALTHCARE

This course emphasizes the role of information systems in healthcare organizations and how information is used to improve healthcare processes, organizational performance, project management, and business strategy. Fundamental principles of data storage, processing, management, and reporting of health information will be discussed, as will the selection, implementation and evaluation of IT systems. Case topics will scan a broad range of contemporary issues including clinical decision support, telemedicine, disease surveillance and public health, research applications, and legal and ethical issues related to information technology.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 630 Healthcare Economics

This course will enable learners to apply the tools of economics, finance and strategy to address challenges faced by healthcare providers.  Strategies for payers, manufacturers, and providers will be examined.  Topics will include the role of economics, cost effectiveness, market analysis, and financial projecting.  Case studies and current events will be integrated throughout to encourage discussions about healthcare economics and finance.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 620 Accounting for Decision Making

This course introduces the student to the financial reporting environment, financial statements, and analysis and interpretation. The course begins by viewing the financial accounting system as a language, and familiarizes students with the structure, usage, conventions, and the grammar of accounting as a business language. Examination of financial statements such as the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows are how they are inter-related.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 600 Health Systems, Informatics, & Leadership

This course provides an overview of contemporary health care systems and organizations. Within this overview research, health policy, regulation, and law are examined from the perspective of how these factors shape health care organizations.  Available technology to interpret and organize health data is investigated in relation to health system productivity.  This course synthesizes leadership and systems theory into understanding the health care industry and program development to become a leader in patient-centered care and positive health outcomes. 

  • Credits: 3.0

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

OTH 785 Level IIB Fieldwork

This course is the second in a series of two Level II fieldwork experiences involving the full time application of the curriculum's didactic knowledge, skills, and values.  Service delivery of professional and client services are supervised and evaluated within a variety of practice settings.  Experiences are selected for the quality and compatibility with the institution's curriculum design. Students complete 480+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. Communication with the course instructor is online.

  • Credits: 9.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework and fieldwork Level I and IIA requirements.

OTH 780 Level IIA Fieldwork

This course is Level II fieldwork experience involving the full time application of the curriculum's didactic knowledge, skills, and values.  Service delivery of professional and client services are supervised and evaluated within a variety of practice settings.  Experiences are selected for the quality and compatibility with the institution's curriculum design. Students complete 480+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. Communication with the course instructor is online.

  • Credits: 9.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework, Level I fieldwork.

OTH 750 Occupational Therapy Practice Competencies

The course explores professional practice competencies needed for the occupational therapist.  Professional memberships, licensure, certifications, and advancing professional competencies are explored. The knowledge, skills, and values to successfully pursue life long professional development are explored. This course meets in blended format; some weeks are online, and some are face-to-face. This course runs over a 5-week term, prior to Level II fieldwork.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester four coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 740 Leadership and Ethical Management in Practice and Healthcare Policy

The development and management of applied advocacy, supervision, marketing and leadership skills are included. A professional practice will be initiated including a mission, vision, strategic and business plans, budget, policies and procedures, job descriptions, performance benchmarks and appraisal methods.  Supervision and leadership models are addressed. Emerging trends in health care systems, policies, management expectations, promotion and marketing, liability, consultation, advocacy, and consulting roles are addressed. This course meets in blended format; some weeks are online, and some are face-to-face. This course runs over a 5-week term, prior to Level II fieldwork.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester four coursework and fieldwork.