HNUT 525 Assessment and Evaluation in Education (3 qh)*: This course is designed to provide skills and tools for the evaluation of a variety of structures, processes and outcomes of education and other evaluands. The course will enable the student to effectively develop the appropriate skills and apply the theories, concepts and models related to evaluation and assessment in a variety of settings and situations (offered summer quarter).
Prerequisite: Instructional Design or permission of Instructor.
HNUT 556 Critical Analysis of Nutrition Recommendations (3 qh)**: Analysis of the pathophysiological and metabolic basis for nutritional management in the prevention and treatment of disease. Critical review and analysis of current recommendations for management, treatment, and prevention of disease will be a primary focus of the course (offered winter quarter).
Prerequisites: HNUT 550 Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism, HNUT 551 Protein and Energy Metabolism and HNUT 580 Evaluating Research or permission of instructor.
HHCM 520 Cultural Diversity and the Management of Healthcare Services(3 qh): This course introduces the student to the importance of providing culturally appropriate healthcare for the diverse ethnic populations encountered in the U.S. healthcare system. The significance of family traditions, cultural heritage, and health and healing traditions on the patient's interaction with the healthcare delivery system and providers will be explored. Students will develop interventions that providers and managers of healthcare can use to diminish the conflict that patients may experience between their traditions related to cultural heritage and the American healthcare system (offered spring quarter).
HHCM 523 Current Topics in Healthcare Administration and Management (3 qh): Health care administrators and managers must be knowledgeable about current topics that face their profession. Using critical inquiry and research skills, students will explore current topics and controversies in the field of healthcare administration and management. The ability to analyze, research and apply the findings to contemporary issues will be stressed.
HHCM 510 Global Health (3 qh): This course is designed to introduce students to progress made in improving human health world-wide and understanding the challenges that remain. Students will focus on learning the principles and measures of health improvement, global health themes and diseases, the impact of disease on populations such as women and children, and how they can work as interprofessional team members to address these issues (offered winter quarter).
HHCM 522 Healthcare Delivery Systems (3 qh): The historical evolution of health services provides the backdrop for the core focus of this course: the study of the healthcare system. The curriculum includes an analysis of the current changes in the healthcare environment and the problems affecting the delivery of healthcare in the United States that create a demand for government action. A study of the process of policy formation underscores the complexity and difficulty of government action. Economic and political approaches to health policy analysis will be discussed. The concepts of cost access and quality will be threaded throughout the course (offered winter quarter).
HHCM 511 Healthcare Management in Non-Hospital Settings (3 qh): While the hospital is the centerpiece of the health care system, so much health care is delivered outside this setting. Students will be introduced to many healthcare services outside the traditional setting of the hospital and gain knowledge of the operations of such healthcare settings. The course will be divided into four parts: traditional care, diagnosing, acute-care treatment and chronic care and within each area students will explore the basic operations of various health care settings such as outpatient clinics and surgical centers, pharmacies, outpatient laboratories, chiropractic centers, adult day care and hospice care (offered fall quarter).
HNUT 542 Herbs, Dietary, and Sports Supplements (3 qh): Covers the use of herbs, botanicals, vitamins, minerals, and other substances such as caffeine as dietary supplements. Topics include the functions (where known) of the active principle ingredient of the supplement as well as the potential benefits, concerns, and regulatory issues surrounding the use of dietary supplements (offered winter quarter).
HHCM 517 Management Ethics (3 qh): The curriculum will provide and overview of bioethics including a broad range of potental concerns in which the healthcare manager may become involved. This encompasses a familiarization with bioethics nomenclature, understanding the ethical decision-making process, and developing an appreciation for the ethical challenges of administrators and clinical practitioners. Legal and risk management issues surrounding ethical dilemmas in healthcare organizations will be examined in addition to the roles of institutional ethics committees and consultants (offered winter quarter).
HNUT 554 Nutrition in Critical Care (3 qh)**: An in-depth review of the theory and application of the forms and components of specialized nutrition support in the treatment of various disease conditions (offered spring quarter).
Prerequisites: HNUT 580 Evaluating Research, HPTH 501 Practical Statistics and the RD credential or permission of instructor.
HNUT 533 Online Instruction (3 qh)*: Focuses on the practical considerations of planning and developing courses for successful online learning. Topics covered include: characteristics of distance learners and instructors; course design and development, teaching and tutoring, needs assessment and evaluation strategies, using the World Wide Web in education; and online learning technologies. Students apply what they have learned in development of their own online learning module (offered spring quarter).
Prerequisite: Instructional Design or permission of Instructor.
HHCM 524 Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (3 qh): This course in organizational behavior (OB), and human resources (HR), is designed to introduce students to organizational behavior theory, organizational communication and human resource management principles to effectively lead and manage an organization. Students will apply managment and leadership techniques garnered from successful healthcare organizations to understand practice management function, including: understanding employee behavior and motivation, assessing performance, employing groups and teams, operationalizing communication, evaluating conflict, and making appropriate business decisions. The HR functions of planning, recruiting, selecting, training, and appraising will be emphazised. Realistic case studies, collaborative discussions, practical research and peer reviews will be used to develop students' skills in OB and HR management. Other topics will include rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and future needs (offered spring quarter).
HHCM 519 Practice Management (3 qh): Practice Management offers the essential elements and support for successful healthcare practice concentrating on facility management and organizational skills. Topics will include the organizational management landscape and management functions such as planning and decision-making, organizing, staffing and budgeting. This course will also address practical concerns such as committees and teams and human resource management considerations such as training and development, retention and recruitment, and communication. This elective course establishes a foundation for growth and professional opportunity for the health management professional (offered fall quarter).
HHCM 541 Promoting Healthy Lifestyles (3 qh): Explores health promotion for the individual and the community. This will be accomplished through implementing basic community health concepts of epidemiology, levels of prevention, and risk assessment within the context of health promotion activities. Students will analyze their own personal health promotion needs and selected needs within a chosen community. Based on the standards outlined in Healthy People 2010 , students will develop health promotion activities for community health problems of their choice based on an assessment of need. Students will develop and track an individual health promotion plan for themselves (offered spring quarter).
HHCM 571 Sports Nutrition (3 qh): Sports Nutrition focuses on the physiological & metabolic responses of the body to exercise and the role of nutrition in these processes. Macronutrient and micronutrient needs of the athlete and the nutritional needs of special athletic populations will be addressed (offered fall quarter).
HHCM 525 Strategic Planning in Leadership and Healthcare (3 qh): This course is intended to introduce the student to strategic leadership skills and strategic planning in healthcare organizations. Creative collaborative problem solving within the context of current strategic issues in healthcare will be explored. The course content provides an overview of the strategic planning process including the elements required to successfully develop and implement short-term and long-term plans. The course focuses on leadership skills and qualities necessary to succeed and thrive in the healthcare industry as well as assist the students in applying theories of leadership, motivation, communication and conflict management. Students will learn the construction of a strategic plan and analyze the state of strategic planning in the healthcare industry. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to analyze their own leadership skills and create an action plan for leadership development by assessing their own personal leadership strengths and weaknesses (offered fall quarter).
* Elective for Clinical Nutrition Track Only
**Elective for Nutrition Education Track Only