SNHP 6000 Research for the Health Professions
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction to the methods of scientific research. Emphasis will be placed on the principles, materials, and statistical techniques utilized in modern research in the health sciences.

SNHP 6010 Medical Terminology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course covers medical terminology as it pertains to the body with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the pathological terminology used in the individual medical specialties. Areas within health professional fields of respiratory therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, pathology, radiology, anesthesia, pharmacology, and others will be covered. This is an on-line course and is open to all graduate students.

SNHP 6400 Spanish for Health and Human Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this course is to establish communication skills that can be used by health and human service practitioners in culturally diverse settings to assist Spanish speaking clients. This course is designed for non-Spanish speaking students.

SNHP 6900 EKG Interpretation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 2010, 3010 or 6010 preferred
Description

This course presents a study of electrocardiograms . The course will provide the student with the opportunity to understand basic and advanced EKG waveform morphology, normal physiology of cardiac conduction, and basic dysrhythmias. Appropriate case studies will be used to illustrate clinical significance.

SNHP 7109 Body Composition Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Graduate student in BFLSONHP or consent of instructor
Description

Assessment of body weight, body dimensions, and body composition is of considerable interest to those working in the health professions, as the information derived from these assessments is associated with health risks. In addition, the health professionalÂ’s ability to accurately plot changes in body composition over time is important for determining whether the patient/client is changing in a way that reduces or increases health risk. There are numerous strategies for assessing body dimensions and composition, ranging from weight/height growth charts used with children, to skinfolds, and to more sophisticated analysis techniques that involve bioelectrical impedance and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. This course will review both the historical and new methods available to health professionals for the assessment of body dimensions and body composition, with special emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of each technique and how these techniques may be appropriately used with the client/patient.

SNHP 7130 Tai Chi-A Therapeutic Exercise
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course introduces Tai Chi as a therapeutic exercise. The course addresses the benefits of Tai Chi exercise, Tai Chi’s origin, philosophy and development. Scientific evidence of Tai Chi’s benefits to health is discussed. The course introduces all the styles and forms of Tai Chi and the applications of Tai Chi to self-defense, exercise, rehabilitation and meditation. Application of the principles and practices of Tai Chi to various physical impairments and disabilities is discussed.

SNHP 7200 Health and the Older Adult
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction to physiological aging and the health status of older people and is designed for nonhealth professionals who work with older adults. Normal aging processes, age-related changes, and associated health promotion activities will be discussed. Information on the assessment and implications of alterations in functional health states, drug use, and referral sources are included.

SNHP 7500 Health Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will examine theories of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication relevant to the health field. Students will review strategies of persuasion the relationship between attitude and behavior, and the changing nature of health and health delivery in the United States. Successful and unsuccessful health information campaigns will be evaluated.

SNHP 7810 Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Values for Health Professionals
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Inorganic chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab, AND EITHER human physiology OR biochemistry
Description

The course will provide the student with the opportunity to understand the interrelationships between clinical laboratory test results and the disease process occurring in the patient. Laboratory values from hematology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis, and microbiology/immunology will be interpreted for infectious diseases, liver diseases, kidney diseases, hematologic disorders, and metabolic disorders. Appropriate case studies will be used to illustrate clinical significance.

SNHP 7980 Research Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 15.0
Description

Directed research in collaboration with a faculty member. For graduate assistants. Does not count towards degree requirements.

SNHP 8000 Trends Affecting Health Policies, Practices, and Laws
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course investigates the essential components of the health care system from the point of view of the practitioner, manager, and consumer. The course is designed to enable the student to demonstrate an understanding of government regulations, professional organization policies and practices, and practitioner roles as they relate to the formation and implementation of policy and law. This course is open to all university students.

SNHP 8010 Leadership and Ethics in Healthcare
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The course will describe and discuss major leadership philosophies and theories as well as ethical dilemmas. Through online and in class discussion and activities participants will explore these philosophies and theories to enhance their leadership potential. At the conclusion of this course each participant will have identified a leadership style(s) to use and grow within the healthcare industry.

SNHP 8020 Neurobiology of Sleep
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Acceptance into a graduate program at Georgia State University
Description

Participants in this course will gain knowledge of contemporary theories regarding why humans need to sleep and the neural mechanisms contributing to the states of sleep and wakefulness. An emphasis will be placed upon the analysis of perturbations within specific neurotransmitter systems may manifest as sleep related disorders. The application and evaluation of pharmacological interventions used to normalize activity within those neural pathways will be covered.

SNHP 8050 Selected Topics Nursing and Health Professions
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Description

This course provides an in-depth exploration of health and/or human service topics, research, and current issues. May be repeated up to six hours if topic varies.

SNHP 8100 Grantwriting
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course offers applied grantwriting techniques within the governmental, corporate, and private sectors of grantmaking. Students will learn how to successfully compete for funding to support academic research and community-based service projects.

SNHP 8200 Instrument Evaluation and Construction
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites one graduate level research course
Description

This course presents the processes involved in designing, testing, and/or selecting instruments for measuring variables relevant to clinical and educational research and practice. Attention will be given to qualitative and quantitative approaches to measurement.

SNHP 8500 Systemic Meta-analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into doctoral program
Description

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in the Health Sciences. This combination of systematic review and meta-analysis, the statistical process for combining data from multiple studies, is the basis for evidence-based practice in health sciences, social sciences, and a host of other fields. Clinicians use it to determine the most effective course of treatment. Researchers use it to plan new studies, to justify these studies (in grant applications) and to put these studies in context (in the introductory section of published papers). The objective of this course is for the student to become proficient in conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis in the health sciences. Topics will include publication bias, effect size calculation, forest plots, moderator variables, and meta-regression.