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Doctoral Education

Course Number Course Name Credits
DED 701

Health Systems Organization Theory Pract

This course draws upon the social and behavioral sciences to examine theoretical formulations and research studies in public and private administration. It provides an overview of both institutional leadership and the assessment of organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Through the use of cases, incident processes and simulations, it provides dynamic, personalized experiences in problem identification and solving.

Prequisites: None

3
DED 703

Health Care Systems Law and Policy

This course examines a set of legal problems and policy issues that are common to the human services of medicine and education. Among the topics are the rights of the client and the provider, the right of the patient to refuse life-saving care, informed consent, the rights of the mentally ill, regulating access to treatment, malpractice, the right to health care and education, inequalities in the provision of health and education services and the social imperatives for ameliorating our system of human services.

Prequisites: None

3
DED 704

Cont Health Serv: Finances & Controls

This course examines the trends, current conditions and future prospects for financing health services in the U.S. Demographic, economic and political contexts are examined as well as the roles of federal, state and private support of our institutions. Constraints and incentives facing managers of human services institutions in the profit-seeking, private non-profit and public sectors of society are contrasted. Emphasis is placed on different strategies employed to review goals, secure revenue and control the mission and the personnel required to accomplish the aims of the institution.

Prequisites: None

3
DED 711

Field Study in Org RelationshipsRelationships

This course will consist of individual or small group research or evaluation experiences within a human service or health education organization. The policy question or problem to be studied will be identified and a self-designed learning plan developed by the student under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member and a qualified field mentor. This course will be limited to students who have completed the comprehensive core and appropriate portions of the individual area of concentration. Completion of the course will be marked by faculty, peer and self-review of a submission of scholarly work in the form of a portfolio and presentation of an oral summary at a doctoral symposium.

Prequisites: None

3
DED 712

Field Study in Org RelationshipsRelationships

This course will consist of individual or small group research and evaluation experiences within a human service or health educational setting where inter- or trans-institutional policy is generated. The policy question or problem to be studied will be identified by the student under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member and a qualified field mentor. This course will be limited to students who have completed the comprehensive core and appropriate portions of the individual area of concentration. Completion of the course will be marked by faculty, peer and self-review of a submission of scholarly work in the form of a developmental portfolio and presentation of an oral summary at a doctoral symposium.

Prequisites: None

3
DED 721

Advanced Research Methods in Health CareSystems

This course will provide tutorial guidance and advanced preparation in either quantitative or qualitative research analysis, dependent upon the research methodology appropriate to the emerging dissertation questions proposed by the doctoral student. The course will extend prior graduate training in research methodology and will concentrate on those processes most related to the proposed study. Instruction will be provided by a faculty member and a qualified field mentor who is acquainted with the research being proposed.

Prequisites: None

3
DED 722

Proposal Identification, Development &Completion

This course is intended for doctoral students who have completed the Advanced Research Methods course. Under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member and a qualified field mentor, the student will develop a dissertation proposal in the customary form of a statement of the problem to be studied, its significance to the field, a review of the related literature and a set of protocols for the conduct of the study. At the conclusion of the course, the student should have both a completed dissertation proposal and the competency to defend it in an oral presentation to the dissertation committee.

Prequisites: None

3
DED 789

Special Topics



Prequisites: None

3
DED 801

Dissertation Research, Writing, Defense

Under the guidance of the dissertation committee, the doctoral candidate will complete the dissertation following the approved content and protocols of the proposal. Following the defense of the completed dissertation and the approval of the committee, the doctoral student will present an oral report on the findings and conclusions of the study to a faculty-student symposium.

Prequisites: None

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