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 6100 Analysis and Adaptation of Occupation
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Program
Corequisites SNHP 6101: Analysis and Adaptation of Occupation Lab
Description

This first semester lecture course provides the students with an understanding of the historical foundation of the profession of occupational therapy, focusing on philosophical assumptions, and core concepts of the profession. This course is designed to introduce students to the Occupational Therapy process and introduces The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process (OTPF) 3rd edition (AOTA, 2014), an official document for the profession. Through interactive teaching, peer instruction and participatory activities, students investigate the complexities of occupation as the foundation of the practice of occupational therapy. Addresses ACOTE Standards B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, B.2.3, B2.7, B4.4, B4.10.

SNHP 6101 Analysis and Adaptation of Occupation Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Program
Corequisites SNHP 6100- Analysis and Adaptation of Occupation
Description

This first semester lab course accompanies SNHP 6100 Lecture course and provides the students with an opportunity for interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop an understanding of occupation, activity analysis, evaluation of ADLs/IADL and professional documentation Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, B.2.3, B2.7, B4.4, B4.10.

SNHP 6110 Social and Cultural Determinants of Health and Occupation across the Life Span
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Program
Description

This course examines current theory and research related to the development of human occupation and how it changes throughout the life course. This course also focuses on effects of occupations on health and how societal and cultural determinants influence an individuals quality of life throughout the life span. Through interactive teaching, peer instruction and participatory activities, students will observe, interpret, and describe occupational performance, and apply relevant theories and constructs to understand the development of human occupation. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.2, B1.3, B1.4, B1.5, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4, B2.5, B2.6, B. 2.9, B3.1, B3.2, B3.4, B4.6, B 5.4.

SNHP 6120 Functional Movement Across the Lifespan Analysis and Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Program
Corequisites SNHP 6121
Description

In this lecture course students will develop an understanding of clinical human anatomy and biomechanical principles underlying human movement and their application to occupational performance and how it changes across the lifespan. Students will perform detailed regional analyses of the upper and lower extremities and the trunk. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.1, B1.2, B2.7, B2.8, B3.1, B3.3, B4.1, B4.2, B4.3, B4.4.

SNHP 6121 Functional Movement Across the Lifespan Analysis and Assessment Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Program
Corequisites SNHP 6120
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 6020, and provides the student with an opportunity for interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop an understanding of functional human movement, how movement affects performance, and how it changes across the lifespan. Students will perform detailed regional analyses of the upper and lower extremities and the trunk. Assessment procedures such as palpation, muscle strength testing, range of motion, flexibility testing, and reflex integration will be learned in order to understand their relationships to occupational performance. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.1, B1.2, B2.7, B.2.8, B3.1, B.4.1, B4.2, B.4.3, B.4.4, B4.6.

SNHP 6130 Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Research I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Program
Description

This course is designed to inform students regarding the role and creation of practiced-based evidence in occupational therapy. The course covers the concepts, methods, and strategies related to evidence-based practice. The goal of the course is to support students in the development of critical reading and writing skills with particular relevance to understanding human occupation and the practice of occupational therapy through scientific inquiry. This course is the first in the sequence leading to the development of a proposal and completion of a research project. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.7, B4.2, B4.6, B8.1, B8.2, B8.3, B8.4, B8.5.

SNHP 6140 Skills for Occupation Based Practice Seminar I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Program
Description

Co-requisites All first semester courses. This course is the first occupation based practice seminar in a 5-seminar sequence and is an essential element to the first Level 1 Fieldwork experience as it facilitates the integration of information from the didactic component of the OT program to the practical clinical applications in the natural environment with seasoned professionals. The student will participate in approximately 40 hours (over the course of the semester) of supervised client involvement in a variety of settings. This seminar provides for active engagement through directed fieldwork experiences, classroom instruction, and experiential lab activities. Clinical case studies will be used to facilitate clinical reasoning processes and enhance client-centered, occupation-based practice. Students will be introduced to professional socialization, therapeutic use of self, ethical practice and group dynamics. Peer-instruction, active engagement and self-direction are essential aspects of this seminar. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.8, B2.3, B2.2, B2.7, B2.8, B 4.10, B5.7, B9.1, B9.2, C1.8, C1.9.

SNHP 6150 Neuroscience: Assessing Human Performance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Program
Description

This course covers terminology and neuroanatomical relationships, cellular neurophysiology, structure and function of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems and their ability to respond to environmental demands in order to introduce basic and applied neuroanatomical and neurophysiological principles. Through the assessment of human behavior and performance in relation to the nervous system, students will discuss pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures, evidence-based practices, and interdisciplinary management, along with prevention in occupational therapy. Addresses ACOTE Standards B1.1, B2.6.

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, SNHP 3010 or SNHP 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 7000 Introduction to Clinical Health Informatics
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Entrance into Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program or permission of instructor
Description

Through class discussion, visits from practitioners, and faculty lectures, students are introduced to the present and projected roles of clinical health informatics professionals.

SNHP 7100 Concepts in Health Informatics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prequisites: Entrance into Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program or permission of instructor. This course will cover the history of Informatics from a medical, nursing and healthcare perspective. It will incorporate inter-professional collaboration, professionalism, ethics, HIT drivers and legislation. It will cover concepts such as ROI/RFP/RFQ and Due Diligence, as well as vendor selection and assessment strategies.

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 professionals 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 7250 Health Data Analytics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program or permission of instructor
Description

This course will provide a basic understanding of database structure, including relational databases and database types, data management, including querying, reporting and data correction, and data analysis, including dash boarding and predictive analytics. The use of data visualization tools to interpret and apply. healthcare data analysis will be explored. This course will also cover data security and encryption, as well as privacy and confidentiality.

SNHP 7270 Introduction to Healthcare Project Mangement
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program or permission of instructor and SNHP 7000 and SNHP 7100
Description

This course will cover the basic Project Management concepts, providing students with an understanding of the Project Management Life Cycle, System Development Life Cycle, Change management and control, and knowledge of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification requirements and information.

SNHP 7300 Quality Improvement and Safety in Healthcare Environments
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program or permission of instructor and SNHP 7000 and SNHP 7100
Description

This course will provide an understanding of quality and process improvement strategies, including six sigma/lean, as well as strategies for process improvement. It will also cover past/current/future regulations and requirements (MU/HIPAA/HITECH/MACRA) regulating quality improvement functionality in HIT. Patient Safety and Heuristic evaluation principles in system and software design will also be covered.

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 7550 Healthcare Information Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will cover IT hardware, software, networking, as well as full HIT and HIM systems. It will cover concepts for hardware and software assessments, gap analyses, workflow analyses, and ergonomic assessments. It will cover network structure and functions.

SNHP 7600 Graduate Health Informatics Capstone
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 7000, SNHP 7100, SNHP 7270, and SNHP 7300
Description

This course will provide hands-on, real-life experience in Health IT. Students can tailor the residency experience to meet certification requirements. Different certifications require different numbers of residency experience hours. Students can choose between 150-300 hours (3-6 credit hours) depending on the certification they desire to achieve. 50 hours of residency per credit hour. A final, residency-based project presentation, incorporating concepts learned during the program, will be required (capstone).

SNHP 7800 Interprofessional Collaboration for Advanced Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to a graduate program in the Lewis School
Description

This course is designed to provide students in health care relate programs with introductory knowledge of interprofessional principles pertaining to team building skills, effective communication, and collaboration of care with individuals with multiple chronic conditions. Philosophical and theoretical foundations pertinent to interprofessional collaboration will be explored. Collaborative interprofessional learning experiences will provide the opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of each professions contribution to health care.

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 - 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 - 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 Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into doctoral program
Description

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.

SNHP 8550 Basics of Financial Management in Health Care Organizations
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the DNP program
Description

This course focuses on application of finance principles and concepts to healthcare organizations. It will provide tools to promote fiscal accountability.

SNHP 8600 Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in the Health Sciences II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 8500 or PT 8500
Description

The objective of this course is to provide a practical implementation of the principles and concepts learned in SNHP 8500 or PT 8500. The desired goal is for the student to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis that can be published in a peer-reviewed research journal. Students will work on a self-determined research question in groups of two or three in conjunction with a content expert for their research question. It is desired that the research question, student group, and content expert be identified prior to the start of classes.