Health and Human Services Courses

Interprofessional Education (IPE) courses

  • IPE 375 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    This course provides an introduction to interprofessional health care education and collaborative practice for students in health professions programs. Topics include the history of interprofessional health care education in the U.S. and internationally, philosophical and theoretical foundations, and competencies required for effective collaboration to improve health care outcomes. Students explore the roles of various health professions in collaborative patient/client, family, and community health care. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 376 Cultural Competence in Health Care

    Prerequisite: Health Services major or permission.

    This course explores issues and challenges that can be encountered in the health care setting working with cultural and ethnically diverse patient populations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • IPE 377 Global Issues in Health Services

    Prerequisite: Health Services major or permission.

    This course introduces students to the principal health systems of the world's populations, and major challenges to improving health globally. Students will explore interdisciplinary factors accounting for health patterns that impact global health, health care delivery systems worldwide, and the governmental, economic, social and political forces that influence them.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • IPE 378 Healthcare Quality Management

    This course provides a survey of the basic principles and techniques of quality management in healthcare including high-reliability concepts that help organizations achieve safety, quality, and efficiency goals. The course will examine a range of topics from measuring performance to creating high-quality services that represent excellence in a healthcare organization.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • IPE 379 Interprofessional Perspectives on Population Health

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    This course examines the impact of health care access, quality of health services, individual behaviors, social environments, physical environments, biological factors, and policies and programs on population health outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on the role the interprofessional health care team in improving the health of the public.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 381 Statistics for the Health Professions

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement; and Health Services major or permission.

    This course provides an introduction to statistical data analysis and interpretation, with an emphasis on techniques used in the health professions. Descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency and variability, probability, estimation, and graphing will be discussed. Students will use computer-based statistical software for hypothesis testing, including independent and repeated measures t tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, and non-parametric testing. Emphasis is given to interpretation using effect size, confidence intervals, power analysis, and presentation of findings using APA style. Cannot receive credit toward a degree for more than one of the following courses: AGR 330, IPE 381, MTH 340, PSY 200, QBA 237, REC 328, or SOC 302.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • IPE 382 Introduction to Health Insurance and Managed Care

    Prerequisite: 30 hours; and Health Services major or permission.

    This course focuses on the development of health insurance and managed care practices in the United States. Topics include the impact of managed care on health care delivery systems and reimbursement; public and private sector health insurance and benefit plans; key regulations and laws governing health care and health insurance; and current topics in health care reform. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of managed care practices on the interprofessional health care team.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 470 Foundations of Patient Safety for Health Professionals

    Prerequisite: IPE 375 or concurrent enrollment.

    This course provides a foundation for patient safety and health care quality improvement for students in the health professions with an emphasis on the roles of both individuals and systems. Topics include: the scope of the problem, terminology and basic concepts of safety systems, patient safety interventions, measuring and reporting safety, incident investigations, institutional responses to adverse events, communication and teamwork, and models to improve patient safety.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 475 Evidence-Based Health Care Practice

    Prerequisite: IPE 375.

    This course will enable students to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to assess the scientific literature, clinical guidelines, and other information resources needed to integrate evidence into practice to improve health care outcomes. Working in interprofessional teams, students will formulate interprofessional health care questions, identify articles and other evidence-based resources, critically appraise the evidence to assess validity, and communicate the evidence to others.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • IPE 575 Collaborative Health Care Leadership

    Prerequisite: 60 hours; and admitted to the Health Services degree program.

    This course explores theories, models and responsibilities of leadership within an interprofessional health care context. Students apply leadership practices that support collaborative practice and synthesize prior learning to plan, implement, and evaluate a health project designed to improve patient/client health outcomes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • IPE 576 Professional Issues in Health Services

    Prerequisite: 60 hours; and admitted to the Health Services degree program.

    This course is designed to prepare future health care professionals to identify, critically examine, and address issues that occur in the interprofessional health care environment. Students will utilize professional ethics and evidence-based decision-making to analyze various case studies and propose possible solutions to issues identified.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring