Nursing & Health Sciences / Community
|2012||Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health||ScD|
|1984||University of Pennsylvania||MS|
- Population Health
- Global Nursing
Science of understanding the health of populations throughout the world. The course focuses on improving health of communities across the globe through organized and systematic efforts. These efforts can take the form of education, providing access to health care and resources, with the goal of protecting populations from exposures that could cause them harm. This course examines the complex distribution of disease across the globe, examining the health of diverse communities. It focuses on major health problems, considering economic and social conditions contributing to disease burden, unique to developed and developing nations across the globe, from cholera to malnutrition to obesity.
The AACN (2008) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice guided the development of this course which introduces the baccalaureate nursing student to the process of scholarly inquiry. The course focuses on preparing students to be consumers and users of research. Specific connections between theory, components of the research process, and their application to evidence-based practice are explored using research exemplars. Strengths and weaknesses of various quantitative and qualitative research designs are discussed, as is their appropriateness for investigating.
Examination of various quality, safety, legal, and ethical factors that influence the US health care system. The focus is on the scope of health care delivery, financing, and regulation of the health care system and moving the patient through the continuum of health care. Selected mechanisms such as policy formulation, cost effectiveness analysis, accreditation, and quality assurance programs that shape the health care environment are examined.
Online and Continuing Education Courses
A capstone experience designed to demonstrate synthesis, integration, and application of the student's accumulated knowledge and skills. Students select a global public health practice area for in-depth exploration and assessment of population needs, including needs of diverse learners. Focus is placed on the development of a guided scholarly capstone project in global public health practice based on theoretical knowledge, literature synthesis, proceeding through an implementation phase and concluding with an analytical outcomes evaluation. The project is supported by the integration of principles from multiple disciplines including education, business, and nursing and concludes with development of a final product. A seminar component provides a forum for reflection and discussion of critical issues.
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- Global Nursing
- Adolescent Health