Health Professions (HP)

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

HP 570.  Selected Topics   0.5-4 credit hours

Lecture/discussion; focuses on a discrete area content relevant to the health disciplines. In-depth study of a particular topic or concept, including didactic and current research findings and technological advances relevant to the topic. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours with program consent, upper-division status.

HP 570BA.  Care of Populations Badge: Public Health Science   0.5 credit hours

Focuses on the core competency for Public Health Professionals, Public Health Science Skills, Tier 1. Focuses on the science of public health practice which integrates, competencies, essential services, retrieval of evidence, and core functions toward the goal of improving the health of populations. As part of the course requirements, the student completes step 1 of an integrated community health assessment and health improvement plan.

HP 750.  Workshop in Health Professions   1-4 credit hours

An opportunity for intensive study of special topics related to health profession practice, education or research.

HP 800.  Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice   2 credit hours

Online course provides foundational and advanced knowledge and skills regarding research methods to prepare students to develop research studies and locate, appraise and apply health related research to answer clinical questions. Emphasizes principles of evidence-based practice, research ethics, professional and scholarly training, research design and methodologies, framing research questions, and interpretation of basic and advanced statistics necessary to critically evaluate, interpret, and apply health care and health policy research to patient/client care and health care systems. Prerequisites: admission into a graduate-level health professions program and instructor's consent.

HP 801.  Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice   1 credit hour

Interprofessional course uses small group discussion and practical exercises to advance students' skills in evidence-based practice. Students practice integration of clinical expertise and patient/client preferences and values with the best available health care and health policy research to optimize individual health care, public health outcomes and health care systems. Students also have the opportunity to practice and develop skills in working in an interprofessional team. Course assumes advanced knowledge and skills in research methods and evidence-based practice. Prerequisites: concurrent or prior enrollment in HP 800 or prior completion of an approved graduate-level research methods course with instructor's consent.