Interprofessional Studies (DSc/PhD)
Course Descriptions

Research Component

Coursework - 15 QH

HIPS 600 INTRODUCTION TO DOCTORAL STUDY (3 QH)
This course introduces the new graduate student to the importance of critical thinking and the strategies for independent inquiry necessary for doctoral level study. Career patterns and pathways are investigated with emphasis on goal setting. 
Research Component offered during fall quarter.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the program.

HIPS 560 CRITICAL INQUIRY 1 – RESEARCH (3 QH)
Students are introduced to the elements of thought and the logic of critical thinking. Measurement theory and principles are studied. The role of the research in professional practice is examined. Principles and application of scientific inquiry are emphasized. 
Research Component offered during fall quarter.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the program.

HIPS 561 CRITICAL INQUIRY 2 – STATISTICS (3 QH)
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistical procedures with examples of use in the biomedical and clinical sciences. 
Research Component offered during winter quarter.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Critical Inquiry 1.

HIPS 562 MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLES (3 QH)
This course is designed to assist students to understand the principles of measurement theory. An opportunity is provided to explore the reliability and validity of measurement instruments of the student’s choice. 
Research Component offered during winter quarter.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Critical Inquiry 1 and 2.

HIPS 680 PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT (3 QH)
Students are guided through the steps necessary for the development of their dissertation proposals.  Each student identifies a research problem, develops a research design and suggests methodology for data collection and analysis.  Overall, the course lays the groundwork for the completion of the research work and dissertation. 
Research Component offered during fall quarter.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous research courses.

HIPS 722 DATA DRIVEN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (3 QH)
Students will learn how to make decisions for curricular improvements based on analysis of data derived from reviews of curriculum maps, course and program evaluations and student assessments. Students will discuss methods for improving learning outcomes based on data analysis. 
Research Component offered during summer quarter.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the HPE track and successful completion of Critical Inquiry 1 and 2.

Fieldwork - 9 - 12 QH 

HIPS 710 CLINICAL RESEARCH (MIN 9 QH)
An individualized clinical research project which involves the identification of an interprofessional clinical problem, review of the literature, data collection and analysis followed by the preparation of a publishable paper.   Oral defense is required.  
Research Component offered during all quarters.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of all previous coursework.

HIPS 810 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (MIN 12 QH)
An individualized theoretical research project addressing the integration of two professions performed in a laboratory setting. The student will identify an interprofessional problem, review literature, collect and analyze data and prepare a publishable paper. Oral defense is required. 
Research Component offered during all quarters.
PrerequisiteSuccessful completion of all previous coursework. 

Interprofessional Component

Coursework - 15 QH

HIPS 501 INTRODUCTION TO INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE STUDIES (3 QH)
This course sets the stage for interprofessional study by covering the education, training licensure, roles and functions and history of a variety of health professions. It emphasizes the overlapping nature of the disciplines and stresses collaborative communication and action. 
Interprofessional Component offered during winter quarter.
PrerequisiteEnrollment in the program

HIPS 601A INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINAR (3 QH)
This course is discussion centered learning experience in which special topics in the area of Interprofessional Education are considered. Literature is identified and discussed with a recognized expert in the area.
Interprofessional Component offered during spring quarter. 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all coursework. 

HIPS 601B INTERPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE SEMINAR (3 QH)
This course is a discussion centered learning experience in which special topics in the area of Interprofessional Practice are considered. Literature is identified and discussed with a recognized expert in the area.
Interprofessional Component offered during summer quarter.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all coursework.

HIPS 601C INTERPROFESSIONAL THEORY SEMINAR (3 QH)
This course is a discussion centered learning experience in which special topics in the area of Interprofessional Theory are considered.  Literature is identified and discussed with a recognized expert in the area. 
Interprofessional Component offered during spring quarter.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all coursework. 

HIPS 711 BUILDING EFFECTIVE INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMS (3 QH)
TeamSTEPPS will be used as a framework for assessing what it means to have an effective interprofessional team. Students will develop a shared mental model with common goals for patient safety and patient centeredness. Tools for working in teams and managing workloads will also be addressed.
Interprofessional Component offered during fall quarter.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the HPE track and successful completion of all previous interprofessional coursework.

HIPS 721 PRINCIPLES OF INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION (3 QH)
In this course students will discuss the transition form health professional to educator. Learning theories, teaching techniques including design and development of lesson plans, assessment strategies for cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains will be addressed. Students will design and develop their own interprofessional lesson plan using best educational practices.
Interprofessional Component offered during spring quarter.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the HPE track and successful completion of all previous interprofessional coursework.

HIPS 723 LEADERSHIP IN INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION (3 QH)
Students will explore what it means to be a leader in higher education. They will discuss the opportunities and challenges of leadership including topics; dealing with difficult people, managing conflict, leading academic initiatives, change management, legal issues in health education, policy-making, faculty workload and evaluation, challenges to implementing interprofessional initiatives.
Interprofessional Component offered during summer quarter.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the HPE track and successful completion of all previous interprofessional coursework.

Fieldwork - 12 - 18 QH

HIPS 701 PRACTICUM IN INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (6 QH)
An individualized learning experience in which a student participates in a class with an interprofessional student body. The student develops objectives for the experience, a learning plan and a measurement tool for outcomes. 
Interprofessional Component offered during winter quarter.
Prerequisite Successful completion of all previous interprofessional coursework

HIPS 702 PRACTICUM IN INTERPROFESSIONAL SERVICE LEARNING (6 QH)
An individualized learning experience in which a student participates in an interprofessional service learning activity. The student develops objectives for the experience, a learning plan and a measurement tool for outcomes.  
Interprofessional Component offered during fall quarter.
Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the DSc option and successful completion of all previous interprofessional coursework

HIPS 703 PRACTICUM IN INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE (6 QH)
An interprofessional learning experience in which a student plans and observes an interprofessional interaction.  The student develops objectives for the experience, a learning plan and a measurement tool for outcomes. 
Interprofessional Component during winter quarter.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous interprofessional coursework


***Course descriptions are subject to change without prior notice.***

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