SNHP 2000 Introduction to Health Informatics
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

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

SNHP 2010 Medical Terminology for Healthcare
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course presents a study of basic medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. Open to all university students.

SNHP 3000 Communication/Cultural Diversity
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this course is to increase awareness of diverse cultures in the framework of intercultural communication skills. Students will enhance their knowledge of culture and assess its impact on intercultural communication. Topics related to culture and communication will be explored from a global perspective with a focus on cultural competency and service delivery to diverse groups.
Global Perspectives Course.

SNHP 3010 Advanced Medical Terminology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 2010
Description

This course presents a study of advanced medical terminology Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation.

SNHP 3050 Special Topics in Nursing and Health Professions
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Permission of the Instructor
Description

May be repeated up to six hours if topic varies.

SNHP 3100 Electronic Health Records
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course covers the hist0ory, benefits, standards, functionality, security, and confidentiality as well as the impact of electronic health records (HER) in the healthcare environment. Students will have hands-on experience using HER software to complete common work tasks in health care settings. Types of electronic management systems will be explored along with their impact on various areas of the healthcare system.

SNHP 3105 Health Promotion and Electronic Health Records
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course provides an overview of health maintenance and health promoting applications used in public health and by the individual consumer. The course includes information exchange issues specific to these applications and the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

SNHP 3400 Spanish for Health and Human Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
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 3500 Research Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance to Nursing or Respiratory Threrapy undergraduate professional programs
Description

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the major research concepts as applied to the profession of nursing and respiratory therapy. Emphasis is on how to critically evaluate published and empirical research.

SNHP 3810 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. This course is also SNHP 7810.

SNHP 3900 EKG Interpretation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 2010 preferred
Description

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

SNHP 4010 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 4020 Neurobiology of Sleep
Credit Hours 3.0
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 4100 Quality and Safety in Health Informatics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course examines processes used to measure, evaluate and improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care information. The course includes information exchange issues specific to these applications and the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

SNHP 4105 Providers and Vendors
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course provides an overview of the environment and activities necessary to plan, select, contract, and implement systems from suppliers in the health care I.T. industry. The course includes information exchange issues specific to these applications and the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

SNHP 4107 Usability and Human Factors in Clinical Informatics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course will explore the discussion of rapid prototyping, user-centered design understanding effects of new technology workflow on downstream processes; facilitation of unit-wide focus groups or simulation.

SNHP 4109 Training and Instructional Design in Health Informatics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course will provide an overview of learning management systems, instructional design software tools, teaching techniques and strategies, evaluation of learner competencies, maintenance of training records, and measurement of training program effectiveness. In addition, this component will discuss selecting and implementing Web 2.0 technologies as instructional technologies given a specific platform and training programs.

SNHP 4110 Future Trends-Telehealth
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course provides an overview of telehealth and the basic knowledge necessary to understand the role of the Telehealth Coordinator in a healthcare organization.

SNHP 4130 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 4200 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 non-health professionals who work with older adults. Normal aging process, 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 4250 Entrepreneurship and Health Informatics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course introduces the student with the personal qualities of successful entrepreneurs in health information technology. Students will learn techniques in networking, resume writing, social media ethics and self-branding.

SNHP 4270 Project Management in Health Informatics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS degree in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

An understanding of project management tools and techniques that results in the ability to create and follow a project management plan. This course will focus on health IT projects.

SNHP 4350 Project Management in Health Informatics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

This course introduces the student to project management with a focus of systems implementation and to working for vendor of health information systems. The project management process along with its relationship to the phases of the project life cycle are emphasized.

SNHP 4500 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 4600 Capstone Project in Health Informatics CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entrance into BIS in Health Informatics or permission of instructor
Description

On-site clinical health informatics experience.