Students will undertake in-depth exploration of teaching and learning theories. Course assignments provide opportunity to demonstrate understanding of theories and their application in practice.
Administration of academic institutions and programs is the focus of this course. Principles of leadership, resource management, and fiscal and strategic planning are addressed. Students will delve into administrative roles from department chair through governing boards and building of collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents. Concepts will be addressed in light of contemporary political, economic, and social environmental influences.
Qualitative methods of research are the primary focus of the course. Principles of qualitative inquiry, including design, data collection, and analysis for the traditional qualitative approaches are addressed. Opportunities to execute more advanced quantitative methods are included.
Students will examine legal issues, statutes, and regulations within the context of healthcare education. The course will address a wide range of concepts that have potential legal ramifications related to administration, faculty, and students.
This course is designed to prepare students to develop abstracts for presentation, manuscripts for publication, and grant proposals. Experiences include seeking grants appropriate for students' respective institutions and prospective publication venues for scholarly manuscripts. Grant project management will also be addressed.
This course engages students in evaluation of evidence based educational practice. Students will collaborate to examine current practice and explore contemporary strategies to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
In this practice-based course, students will work with an educator or administrator in an educational setting. Students will participate in design, implementation, and evaluation of educational activities or programs.
This course is designed to assist the student in selecting and narrowing a topic for the dissertation. Students will conduct an extensive review of research literature on a selected topic in healthcare education. Students will engage in comparative analysis of available research literature and derive conclusions for practice and recommendations for further study
This course prepares the student for identifying a problem statement, writing feasible research questions, reviewing the literature, and preparing the proposal. Students will be prepared to present the research proposal to applicable institutional review boards and to their respective dissertation committees upon completion of the course.
The doctoral seminar is an interactive venue for information and support with other doctoral students engaged in the dissertation process. In this first of two doctoral seminars students exchange ideas and experiences regarding subject recruitment, data collection, and data analysis related to their specific research questions and designs. The seminar includes interaction with scholars who are experienced in students' research designs and methods.
The doctoral seminar is an interactive venue for information and support with other doctoral students engaged in the dissertation process. In this second of two doctoral seminars, students exchange ideas and experiences regarding data analysis, reporting of results, and strategies for completion related to their specific research questions and designs. The seminar includes interaction with scholars who are experienced in students' research designs and methods.
Students will work with their dissertation chair and committee on independent, scholarly research. Dissertation work will focus on IRB approval and participant recruitment processes.
Students will continue work with their dissertation chair and committee on independent, scholarly research. Dissertation work will focus on participant recruitment, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results..
Students will continue work with their dissertation chair and committee on independent, scholarly research. Dissertation work will focus on reporting and dissemination of results and will culminate in writing the dissertation and successful presentation of the dissertation to the committee.