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Generalist Track

  • The Generalist track permits learners the freedom to choose courses (listed below) with direct application to their unique daily practice.  Speak to an enrollment representative today regarding the endless possibilities.  

  • MHS 540 Health Professionals as Educators (3 credits)

    This course will provide an overview of education within the healthcare environment and specifically address all aspects of the teaching-learning process including learning theories, learner characteristics, assessment, health literacy, and strategies for the provision of optimal instructional experiences.  Emphasis is placed on the integration of these principles into professional practice.

    MHS 541 Designing Instruction for Health Programs (3 credits)

    This course will provide an overview of the facets involved in designing sound instruction for health care programs.  Specifically the course will address the phases of the ADDIE process to include analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating learning initiatives.

    MHS 542 Curriculum Development for Health Programs (3 credits)

    This course will examine the process of curricular development for health programs.  Focus will be placed on examining internal and external influences on the academic planning process using systematic planning and evaluative models for curricular development and decision making.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of leadership in establishing an educational environment to support successful health curricular programs.

  • MHS 508 Healthcare Systems Management (3 credits)

    This course is an overview of the components, structure, and functions of the rapidly changing U.S. health care system.  Students are introduced to service settings, personnel, governmental roles, managed care financing, performance measurement, and the overall impact on health leaders.

    MHS 530 Quality and Performance for Health Leaders (3 credits)

    This course provides the fundamental concepts of quality control and performance management.  Students are challenged to go beyond theoretical models to focus on day-to-day responsibilities and realities of health leaders to include planning, organizing, facilitating, and controlling quality and service improvements in health organizations.

    MHS 532 Conflict Resolution for Health Leaders (3 credits)

    The ability to address and resolve conflict is a key trait of today's health care leaders.  In this course, students will gain a solid grounding in the theories and practice of conflict management and alternative dispute resolution.  With a focus on practical skill development, students will explore strategies and tools to resolve internal and external conflicts as well as address disputes between regulators and the regulated.

  • MHS 516 Special Topics: CAMs (3 credits)

    This course is intended to provide students with a general overview of traditional (Western) and non-traditional (Complementary and Alternative) health care/medical interventions and care service delivery.  The course will focus on comparing and contrasting biomedicine to CAMs on numerous levels and examine the evidence supporting the use of CAMs.

    MHS 523 Health Promotion Across the Life Span (3 credits)

    Clinicians are among the most powerful people to cue others to take action toward wellness, prevention, and health promotion.  This course is designed to provide health care providers with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they need to deliver high-quality clinical preventive services related to individual health and healthier behaviors throughout the lifespan of their patients.

    MHS 524 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)

    This course serves as an introduction to the public health system.  Students will review historical developments, explore the role of the government, and study the application of epidemiology to analyze contemporary public health issues.