HP - Health Professions

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

HP 570.  Selected Topics   (0.5-4).

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 for a total of 6 credit hours with program consent, upper-division status.

HP 570BA.  Care of Populations Badge: Public Health Science   (0.5).

Introduces students to the tools of public health. Students will explore the history of the U.S. Public Health system and learn how public health practitioners integrate core competencies, essential services, and retrieval of evidence for the goal of improving the health of populations. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 570BB.  Care of Populations Badge: Care Leadership & Systems Thinking   (0.5).

Leadership skills consistent with collaborative approaches are essential and need to be part of organizations that interest with the larger public health system. This badge will introduce six key practices of collaborative leadership: Assessing the Environment, Creating Clarity, Sharing Power and Influence, Building Trust, Self Reflection, and Developing People. Course activities will build collaborative and team-oriented leadership capacity among public health professionals as well as diverse state and local community partners. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 570BC.  Care of Populations Badge: Financial Planning & Management   (0.5).

Financial Planning and Management principals are key for all organizations. Understanding these elements are crucial for professionals to assist in keeping organizations financially stable. This badge introduces students to various management concepts, as well as the basic principles of financial planning. Students will be exposed to financial and management tools to learn how they are utilized in all areas of decision making. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 570BD.  Care of Populations Badge: Community Dimensions of Practice   (0.5).

Introduces students to the tools of public health. Students will explore the history of the U.S. Public Health system and learn how public health practitioners integrate core competencies,essential services, and retrieval of evidence for the goal of improving the health of populations. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 570BE.  Care of Populations Badge: Cultural Competency   (0.5).

Introduces students to the concepts of health and health care disparity and the importance of learning how individuals define, react to, and treat illness and other health risks. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 570BF.  Care of Populations Badge: Policy Development & Program Planning   (0.5).

Focuses on developing Policy Development & Program Planning Skills, based on the Core Competencies for Public Health professionals, Tier 1. Policy development is a core public health function. Program planning to implement policies or to support policy development is foundational to understanding public health work. Course activities will help student build awareness, understanding and capacities related health improvement planning, developing program goals and objectives, strategic planning, public health policy, and quality improvement. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 740.  Advanced Health Professions Badges   (0.5-2).

An umbrella course created to explore a variety of subtopics differentiated by letter (e.g., 306A, 306B, etc.). Students should enroll in the lettered courses with specific topics in the titles.

HP 740BA.  School Health Badge: Health Disparities, Child Dev & Nutritional Needs of School-Aged Children   (1).

Explores how development and learning are impacted by nutrition and health disparities in the school-aged child. Attention is given to both the community within and outside of the school. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 740BB.  School Health Badge: Advocacy, Legal and Ethical Issues   (1).

Examines legal responsibilities in the school setting as set by nurse practice acts and other professional guidelines. Review of school policies and ethical boundaries while advocating for children. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 740BC.  School Health Badge: Evidence Based Practice, Research and Collaboration   (1).

An update and application of research evidence to support and facilitate best practices in the school environment. Explores opportunities for collaboration. Graded Bg/NBg.

HP 750.  Workshop in Health Professions   (1-4).

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).

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).

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.