Courses

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HCS NURCNS 2351 1 Clinical Practicum and Conference

This clinical practicum is taken concomitantly with NURCNS 2350 and includes practice and a weekly clinical conference. Clinical applications of theoretical knowledge focus on experiences in short-term group interventions and in the clinically related role of manager.

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HCS NURCNS 2352 2 Community Mental Health Nursing Family Theory and Therapy Techniques

This course examines models of mental health and mental health nursing from a holistic nursing perspective with a focus on family mental health and family functioning. Theories and research about family dynamics and processes are examined as the student develops a conceptual framework to guide clinical practice. Clinical therapeutics focus on the use of interventions for maintaining functional and altering dysfunctional patterns of responses with family systems and in a selected clinically related management role in community mental health services.

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HCS NURCNS 2353 1 Family Therapy Role Seminar and Clinical Practicum

This clinical practicum is taken concomitnatly with NURCNS 2352 and includes clinical experiences as a family therapist. Experiential seminars are held. Knowledge gained from theory course is applied and synthesized into a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice.

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HCS NURCNS 2354 2 Individual Psychotherapy Theory

This course will focus on the theory relevant to individual psychotherapy. The emphasis is on preparing the student to provide appropriate models of psychotherapy within the managed care and private practice environments.

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HCS NURCNS 2354D 2 Individual Psychotherapy Theory

This course will focus on the theory relevant to individual psychotherapy. The emphasis is on preparing the student to provide appropriate models of psychotherapy within the managed care and private practice environments.

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HCS NURCNS 2355 1 Individual Psychotherapy Practicum

The goal of this practicum is to provide the student with an opportunity to gain skills in the practice of individual psychotherapy with patients across the life span and in different populations. The student will be expected to provide psychotherapy to patients through the beginning, middle, and end phases of treatment, utilizing concepts learned in NURCNS 2354 individual psychotherapy theory.

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HCS NURNP 2361 1-3 Independent Study

An in depth study in a particular area of interest by arrangement with a designated faculty member.

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HCS NURCNS 2361 1-3 Independent Study

An in depth study in a particular area of interest by arrangement with a designated faculty member.

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HCS NURSP 2361 1-3 Independent Study

An in depth study in a particular area of interest by arrangement with a designated faculty member.

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HCS NURSP 2383 1.5 Methods In Technology Evaluation & Usability

This course is designed to provide informatics students with the knowledge necessary to take an applied role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare information systems. In this course, students will apply principles of usability and evaluation theory.

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HCS NURSP 2388 2 Database Management

This course provides students with the conceptual knowledge base and practice experiences necessary to understand the workings of a modern relational database management system. It will provide the students with the historical and practical knowledge needed to design a relational database. The students will have hands-on experience with databases and other software that will interface with databases. Standards, such as html, sql, odbc and normalization will be stressed in both the theory and practical aspects of this course. The future of database design and access from non-traditional environments will be discussed. Use of databases on servers will be demonstrated.

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HCS NURSP 2388D 2 Database Management

This course provides students with the conceptual knowledge base and practice experiences necessary to understand the workings of a modern relational database management system. It will provide the students with the historical and practical knowledge needed to design a relational database. The students will have hands-on experience with databases and other software that will interface with databases. Standards, such as html, sql, odbc and normalization will be stressed in both the theory and practical aspects of this course. The future of database design and access from non-traditional environments will be discussed. Use of databases on servers will be demonstrated.

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HCS NURNP 2540D 3 Pediatric Well Child Care Theory

This distance education (synchronous) course provides students with an introduction to primary health care for children, where theories and concepts pertinent to the delivery of health care to well children and adolescents are explored. Emphasis is placed on anticipatory guidance as well as the identification and management of developmental and behavioral issues in children. Child development theories and issues will be explored.

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HCS NUR 2800 2 Coordinating Clinical Trials

The purpose of this course is to provide individuals with a basic understanding of clinical trials research conducted in accordance with federal regulations. Aspects of clinical trials research such as regulatory requirements, informed consent, pre and post study activities, audit procedures, and budgetary issues will be covered.

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HCS NUR 2801 1-2 Coordinating Clinical Trials Practicum

The course is designed to familiarize students with roles and responsibilities of a clinical research coordinator through observation during a practicum, discussion of different types of clinical research protocols, and discussion of how these protocols are implemented in a variety of research settings. Each student selects focus area and preceptor who guides observations designed to exemplify the role of the clinical research coordinator. Each student also participates in review of research proposals in NIH funded center at the University of Pittsburgh.

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