Courses

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HPD NUR 3053 2 General Practicum

This practicum is designed for the bsn-phd student only and focuses on continued experience with a research mentor. The student participates as a team member with the faculty on their research projects. The student also continues to develop their own research with the assistance of the mentor

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HCS NUR 3054 3 Practicum for Nursing and Health Sciences Education

This course is designed to help teachers conceptualize and operationalize the elements of clinical and didactic instruction in a variety of practice settings. Students have the opportunity to enact the role of educator through a guided seminar/ preceptorship experience in an area relevant to the students practice and educational interests. This course will provide a theoretical foundation for application and synthesis activities that characterize instruction and learning in a practice profession. Philosophical and experiential issues specific to health sciences education are emphasized in class discussion.

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HCS NUR 3055 1.5 Community Development and Focus Groups: Preparation, Facilitation and Application

This seven-week workshop will introduce students to the focus group as a data-gathering tool and will prepare them to use focus groups in their work. The workshop will use lectures, discussions and interactive exercises to familiarize students with all aspects of focus groups. Topics to be covered include the theoretical basis of focus groups, formulating questions, recruiting participants, facilitating the discussion, taking notes and applying the data. It is recommended that students read one text. In addition, students will complete a series of assignments designed to sharpen their listening, facilitating and analytical abilities. Critical components of the class will be observation of and hands-on experience with facilitating discussions, taking notes and reporting. Ability to role play highly desirable.

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HCS NUR 3056 2 Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research in Health Sciences

This course will provide students with a comprehensive survey of the processes involved in translating research discoveries into practices that promote health and prevent disease. The specific topics to be covered are listed in the lecture schedule (attached) and include the implementation of new therapies as standards of care and the application of innovative preventive services. Various research methodologies, including those encompassed in the drug development process, will be discussed. The course will offer lectures via electronic media and will use a collaborative learning approach to classroom activities.

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HCS NUR 3058 2 International Research and Collaboration

This interdisciplinary elective course prepares graduate students for professional conduct and research collaboration in a global context. Topics include globalization, building collaborative international relationships, international research ethics, and sources of funding for international research. Students will become familiar with the status of research in their professions world-wide, evaluate research topics of international interest, evaluate requirements for adaptations in research methods, and collaborate with international colleagues or with a mentors/researchers engaged in international research to produce a hypothetical feasible research proposal. Synthesis of the knowledge gained in this course will be evidenced by 1) weekly maintenance of a diary or on-line blog demonstrating growth in international knowledge and cross-culture communication skills, and 2) development of an abbreviated proposal for international research.

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zzz NUR 3060 Independent Study

An in-depth focus in a particular area of interest. Students arrange study with a designated faculty member.

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NUR 3061 2 Intensive Methods: Advanced Quantitative Methods

This course focuses upon the development of knowledge and skills for building advanced methodologies that can be used in more complex research designs that are conceptually congruent with study purpose and aims.  This course will build on the student’s substantive knowledge in the state of the science of quantitative methods through critical appraisal of methodologies relevant to the field and implications of these methodologies for study design, sample, setting, measurement and plan for analysis. Based upon this appraisal, students will select and construct rigorous methods to investigate problems in their field of study. Emphasis will be on developing knowledge and skills in evaluating, selecting and applying methods that are congruent with the driving theory

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NUR 3062 2 Intensive Methods: Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research

This course focuses on the development of advanced knowledge and practical skills for applying research approaches that are conceptually and methodologically congruent with the constructivist and dialectic paradigms (combination of qualitative and quantitative inquiry). This course will build upon students’ understanding of the state of the science about phenomena of interest and provide them with the knowledge to determine when the qualitative and mixed methodological approaches are appropriate for moving the science forward. Emphasis will be on promoting knowledge and skills for selecting, applying and evaluating methods that contribute to the development, expansion or integration of theory. The course also provides an overview and opportunity for students to apply and critically appraise various types of qualitative and mixed-methods and their corresponding purposes, settings, sampling, data collection, analysis, verification and integration techniques.

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NUR 3063 3 ntensive Methods: Innovative Design and Methods in Data Science

This course focuses upon the development of knowledge and skills for designing studies using methodologies in data science that are conceptually congruent with study purpose and aims. This course will build on the student’s substantive knowledge in the state of data science through critical appraisal of methodologies relevant to the field, and implications of these methodologies for study design, sample, setting, measurement and plan for analysis of big data. Based upon this appraisal, students will select and construct rigorous methods to investigate problems in their field of study. Emphasis will be on developing knowledge and skills in evaluating, selecting and applying data science methods (at the scale of big data) that are congruent with the driving theory

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NUR 3064 2 State of the Science in Biopsychosocial Research

This course focuses on the concepts, theories, and design of biopsychosocial investigations and develops the ability to apply biopsychosocial concepts to the interpretation and design of biopsychosocial research. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary and translational research focused on health outcomes with complex links with and between psychosocial factors, behavior, and physiologic systems such as hormonal, cardiovascular, inflammatory, and genetic systems. The main goal of the course is to enhance the development of foundational knowledge in biopsychosocial investigations that address these links.

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NUR 3065 2 State of the Science in Leveraging Technology for Self-Management

This course focuses on the concepts, theories, and design of technology for self-management and develops the ability to apply technologic concepts to the interpretation and design of self-management research. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary and translational research focused on health outcomes related to leveraging technology for self-management. The main goal of the course is to enhance the development of foundational knowledge in the application of technology in patient self-management. 

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NUR 3066 2 State of the Science in Cancer Survivorship

The cancer survivorship research emphasis seminar focuses on synthesis of the empirical evidence in cancer survivorship and critical evaluation of theories from multiple disciplines underlying this research. Students will examine controversies and methodological issues associated with investigations of the physical, psychological and social responses to cancer and cancer therapy and discuss innovations in cancer survivorship research. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of the influence of underrepresented populations on research in cancer survivorship. Theoretical foundations and mechanistic processes are the focus, although issues in measurement, considerations for intervention development, analytics and implications for clinical application will also be examined. Emphasis is placed on the identification, critical review, analysis, and integration of key theoretical concepts and relationships in cancer survivorship.

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NUR 3067 2 State of the Science in Women’s Health

This course focuses on the critical appraisal and synthesis of empirical evidence relevant to science in the area of women’s health. Theoretical foundations and mechanistic processes are the focus, although issues in measurement, considerations for intervention development, analytics and implications for clinical application will also be examined. Emphasis is placed on the identification, critical review, analysis, and integration of key theoretical concepts and relationships in women’s health and their implications for the student’s own area of research.

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NUR 3068 2 State of the Science in Symptom Science

This course focuses on the critical appraisal and synthesis of empirical evidence relevant to symptom science. Theoretical foundations and mechanistic processes and outcomes are the focus, although issues in measurement, considerations for intervention development, analytics and implications for clinical application will also be examined. Emphasis is placed on the identification, critical review, analysis, and integration of key theoretical concepts and relationships in symptom science and their implications for the student’s own area of research. 

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NUR 3069 3 State of the Science: Advanced Topics in Human Genetics

This course focuses on the critical appraisal and synthesis of empirical evidence relevant to science in the area of human genetics. Theoretical foundations and mechanistic processes are the focus, although issues in measurement, considerations for intervention development, analytics and implications for clinical application will also be examined.
Emphasis is placed on the identification, critical review, analysis, and integration of key theoretical concepts and relationships in advanced human genetics and their implications for the student’s own area of research.
Clinical aspects of genetic disorders including diagnosis, current standard treatment, available gene testing and molecular therapy, ethical/cultural issues, support group availability and the state of current research in the field will be explored.

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