Dec 09, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Nursing, General

  
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    NURS 7713 - PRIMARY CARE IV: ROLE TRANSITIONS

    [3 Credits]
    Primary Care IV: Role Transitions, the final course in a series of four courses, focues on the leadership knowledge and skills needed for the transition to indpendent practice and successful development and implementation of examplars in clinical practice that will prepare the beginning Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner to meet the health care agenda for a healthy society through practice, education and research. The clinical practicum provides the opportunity for primary care family nurse practtioner students to enhance leadership and clinical skills as they transition toward the role identity as a doctorally prepared advanced practitioner of nursing.
  
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    NURS 7714 - ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE II: GERONTOLOGY

    [6 Credits]
    AG PCNP II: Gerontology is the second in a series of courses preparing the student for the role as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. The course builds upon prior coursework in advanced nursing theory and practice. The course focuses on the health care issues and needs of older adults across the continuum of acute, chronic, community, and long-term care settings. The course will emphasize geriatric assessment and geriatric syndromes with an understanding of normal age changes and how these contribute to geriatric syndrome development. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the atypical presentation of disease in the older adult across settings of care, gender, cultural differences, and age cohorts. There is further development in the skills of clinical reasoning and decision making, ethical practice, and interprofessional communication. Clinical experiences across a wide variety of clinical settings will allow the student to gain increased clinical expertise with older adults.
  
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    NURS 7715 - ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PARCTITIONER III; VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

    [7 Credits]
    AG PCNP III: Vulnerable Populations is the third course in a series of four courses that builds on previous principles and skills and focuses on the study of primary care management of health conditions and disparities experienced by vulnerable adult and geriatric individuals and groups. Emphasis is on the integration of major health concepts and evidence base therapies required in the development, implementation and evaluation of specific primary health care strategies. Students apply nursing concepts, theories, diagnoses, therapies, skills and techniques to provide care to vulnerable groups or individuals in various community health settings.
  
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    NURS 7800 - DOCTORAL SEMINAR

    [1 Credit]
    In-depth study of selected subject area or student special need/interest under the guidance of doctoral faculty.
  
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    NURS 7805 - HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

    [3 Credits]
    Human Resources in Healthcare Organizations examines the role of the executive nurse leader as it relates to the functions of human resource management in healthcare organizations. Healthcare organizations are facing many challenges such as recruitment and retention, generational differences, an aging workforce, workforce development, and competitive compensation and benefit programs. The emphasis will focus on the executive nurse leader role in human resource strategic management, laws and regulations, performance management, employee satisfaction measurement and improvement techniques to improve culturally sensitive health care in diverse practice settings and the workforce.
  
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    NURS 7806 - QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY

    [4 Credits]
    Quality and Patient Safety prepares the nurse executive student to analyze quality and patient safety data and develop the requisite skills in developing and evaluating quality improvement programs. Six Sigma and Lean methodologies will be addressed. Scientific Management theories and Decision Making frameworks will be presented and applied to complex healthcare organizations and systems. Creating a culture of safety and quality is essential in organizing the delivery system for effective outcomes and is addressed in this course. Practicum experiences will allow the nurse executive student to gain an understanding of the quality and patient safety initiatives healthcare organizations implement to achieve organizational success.
  
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    NURS 7807 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETING IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

    [4 Credits]
    Financial Management and Budgeting in Healthcare Organizations introduces the nurse executive student to the budgeting process and financial management practices common in healthcare organizations. The executive nurse leader has a key role in the financial management and budgeting of a healthcare organization. Major issues of healthcare finance are addressed. Focus is on topics such as operating revenue, capital, resource allocation and financial analysis. Practicum experiences will allow the nurse executive student to analyze the tools and techniques of healthcare financial management and budgeting.
  
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    NURS 7808 - HEALTHCARE LAW AND RISK MANAGEMENT

    [4 Credits]
    Healthcare Law and Risk Management prepares the nurse executive student to successfully plan and organize patient care processes with an understanding of the impact of legal statues and risk management principles. Focus is on applicable healthcare laws, components or risk management programs, and specific risk management strategies for healthcare organizations. Practicum experiences will allow the nurse executive student to analyze the impact of legal statues and risk management issues on healthcare organiations.
  
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    NURS 7809 - CORNERSTONE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN THE DISASTER CYCLE

    [3 Credits]
    Cornerstone of Cultural Competency in the Disaster Cycle introduces the nurse executive student with strategies to address the phases in the disaster cycle; facilitate and work effectively as a member of an interprofessional team to manage both physical and psychological impacts of disasters on vulnerable groups, and to improve quality of nursing care during disasters. Drawing upon the C3DC Model and theories of social vulnerability, Cornerstone of Cultural Competency in the Disaster Cycle will provide the executive nurse student with the knowledge and skills to intervene with vulnerable populations during disasters, in order to reduce health disparities, improve quality of life during disasters, and enhance community resiliency. Practicum experiences will allow the nurse executive student to gain a better understanding of emergency preparedness and disaster response and the impact on vulnerable populations of a community.
  
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    NURS 7810 - EXECUTIVE NURSE LEADERS I: HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

    [4 Credits]
    Executive Nurse Leaders I: Healthcare Management course prepares the nurse executive student for the role of an executive nurse leader. Content emphasizes the elements of an organizational structure, including organizational goals and objectives, staffing and scheduling, decision-making, problem-solving, recruitment and retention, and the various types of planning that occurs in healthcare organizations. An introduction to the role of the manager including planning, organizing, staffing, influencing and controlling is presented. Emphasis is on the roles and functions of management and various management theories. Practicum experiences will allow the nurse executive student to analyze the major activities including managing a healthcare organization.
  
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    NURS 7811 - EXECUTIVE NURSE LEADER II: HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP

    [4 Credits]
    Executive Nurse Leader II: Healthcare Leadership prepares the nurse executive student for the role of executive leader. Focus is on leadership theories and principles including the role and competencies of an executive leader in healthcare systems and organizations. Mentoring, succession planning, ethics and measuring the impact of leaders within healthcare systems and organizations are presented. Practicum experiences will allow the nurse executive student to analyze the role, personalities and traits of effective leaders.
  
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    NURS 7812 - EXECUIVE NURSE LEADER III: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

    [4 Credits]
    Executive Nurse Leader III: Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Organizations is designed to provide the nurse executive student with a foundation for understanding individual behaviors and group dynamics within healthcare organizations. Focus is on organizational behavior concepts such as communication, motivation, conflict, stress, and team management. With a better awareness of organization behavior, the executive nurse leader will be able to predict and influence the behavior of employees to achieve organization outcomes. Practicum experiences will allow the nurse executive student to analyze individual and group behaviors in healthcare organizations.
  
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    NURS 7813 - EXECUTIVE NURSE LEADER IV: STRATEGIC PLANING AND MARKETING FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

    [4 Credits]
    Executive Nurse Leader IV: Strategic Planning and Marketing for Healthcare Organizations is designed to give the nurse executive student a broad understanding of the basic components of strategic, business, and marketing plans. Focus is on strategic planning, business planing; marketing, and entrepreneurship. By the end of the course the student will have developed an understanding of the role of planning and marketing in the business environment and develop the ability to understand the needs of the customers while achieving chosen business objectives. Practicum experiences will allow the nurse executive
  
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    NURS 7910 - ADULT GERONTOLOGY CNS I: ROLE AND COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS

    [5 Credits]
    The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist I course is the first in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. The course explores topics related to direct care of adults across the lifespan from adolescence to older adulthood and across the continuum from wellness through professional standards governing advanced practice from the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Nurses Association. Emphasis is on the patient/client sphere and nurses/nursing practice sphere of influence. Clinical experiences allow students to develop advanced clinical expertise with complex patients within a selected population of adults. Students will develop strategies for diagnosis and management of adult patients across the lifespan with common health problems. Prerequisites: HLSC 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 6315, NURS 7709
  
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    NURS 7911 - ADULT GERONTOLOGY CNS II: ACUTE & CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS

    [7 Credits]
    Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist II course is the second in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. It builds upon prior coursework in advanced practice nursing theory and practice. The course explores the consultation and teaching/coaching roles of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Emphasis is on the patient/client sphere and nurses and nursing practice sphere of influence. Topics relevant to standards of care are utilized such as those from a variety of nursing special organizations, core measures, national guidelines, and various Institute of Medicine Reports. Emphasis is on theories, research, and interventions related to selected nursing diagnoses. There is further development in the skills of clinical decision making, ethical practice, and interprofessional communication. Clinical experiences allow the student to display increase clinical expertise with a selected population of adult-gerontology patients and critically analyze clinical practice for areas of improvement. Students will develop strategies for diagnosis and management of adult patients across the lifespan with acute and chronic health problems.
  
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    NURS 7912 - ADULT GERONTOLOGY CNS III: ACUTE, CHRONIC, & COMPLEX HEALTH PROBLEMS

    [6 Credits]
    Adult-Geronotology Clinical Nurse Specialist III course is the third in a series of courses that allows for further development in the role as an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. It builds upon Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist courses and core course work. This course emphasizes the roles of leadership and collaboration. Focus is on interprofessional collaboration and communication that facilitates change to improve patient outcomes. Ethical decision making, change theory, and outcome management methods are incorporated. Spheres of influence are the patient/client, nurses and nursing practice, and organization/system. Clinical experiences allow students to analyze processes and outcomes on the aggregate and individual level. Students will develop strategies for diagnosis and management of adult patients across the lifespan with acute, chronic, and complex health problems.
  
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    NURS 7913 - ADULT GERONTOLOGY CNS IV: CHRONIC HEALTH AND GERIATRIC SYNDROMES

    [5 Credits]
    Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist IV courses is the fourth in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. This course synthesizes all prior course work and provides an opportunity to showcase clinical expertise with a population of adult-gerontology patients and the ability to improve practice and outcomes at the unit or system level. Emphasis is on the patient/client, nurses and nursing practice, and organizational/system spheres of influence. This course explores the research role of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist in assisting the adult client and family along with the continuum of chronic illness. The course emphasizes theories, research and interventions related to a variety of topics relevant to care of adults with chronic illness and geriatric syndromes. Clinical experiences allows student to demonstrate clinical expertise across the continuum of care for the selected population of adult-gerontology patients. Students will develop strategies for diagnosis and management of adult patients across the lifespan with chronic health problems and geriatric syndromes. Prerequisites: NURS 7412
  
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    NURS 7914 - ADULT GERONTOLOGY CNS V: CARE AND PRACTICE TRANSITIONS

    [2 Credits]
    Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist V courses is the fifth and final course preparing the student for the role of an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. This course synthesizes all prior course work and provides an opportunity to refine clinical expertise. Emphasis is on the patient/client, nurses and nursing practice, and organizational/system spheres of influence. This course explores professional development and entry into practice for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. The course reinforces theories, research and interventions related to a variety of topics relevant to care of adults across the lifespan.
  
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    NURS 8000 - DISSERTATION

    [1-6 Credits]
    A contribution to knowledge in nursing. Demonstrated independent critical thought and mastery of research techniques.
  
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    NURS 8301 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA

    [4 Credits]
    This course examines the anatomy and physiology of the cell, muscle, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems. This serves as a basis for examining the pathophysiology and anesthesia implications of these systems. Mechanisms of the manifestations of selected disease states are explored. The course will facilitate acquiring a thorough knowledge and appreciation of the function and control of normal organs that will serve as a basis for your understanding of clinical anesthesia. E.A. Starling, the famous physiologist of the early 20th century, said “The physiology of today is the medicine of tomorrow.” The faculty of the Physiology Department will make a serious effort to demonstrate the veracity of this statement. Co-requisite: Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia.
  
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    NURS 8301 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA

    [4 Credits]
    This course examines the anatomy and physiology of the cell, muscle, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems. This serves as a basis for examining the pathophysiology and anesthesia implications of these systems. Mechanisms of the manifestations of selected disease states are explored. The course will facilitate acquiring a thorough knowledge and appreciation of the function and control of normal organs that will serve as a basis for your understanding of clinical anesthesia. E.A. Starling, the famous physiologist of the early 20th century, said “The physiology of today is the medicine of tomorrow.” The faculty of the Physiology Department will make a serious effort to demonstrate the veracity of this statement. Co-requisite: Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia.
  
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    NURS 8302 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA II

    [3 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and reviews advanced study of the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine and excretory systems with particular reference to its application to anesthesia and acute care management. Pathophysiology of these systems will also be reviewed in relationship to the anesthetic patient management Prerequisite:, Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia II.
  
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    NURS 8302 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA II

    [3 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and reviews advanced study of the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine and excretory systems with particular reference to its application to anesthesia and acute care management. Pathophysiology of these systems will also be reviewed in relationship to the anesthetic patient management Prerequisite:, Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia II.
  
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    NURS 8303 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA III

    [3 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and consists of advanced study of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems with particular reference to its application to anesthesia, cardiovascular and acute care management. Pathophysiology of these systems will be reviewed in relation to the anesthesia management of patients. Prerequisite: Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia I.
  
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    NURS 8303 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA III

    [3 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and consists of advanced study of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems with particular reference to its application to anesthesia, cardiovascular and acute care management. Pathophysiology of these systems will be reviewed in relation to the anesthesia management of patients. Prerequisite: Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia I.
  
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    NURS 8307 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA

    [5 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and reviews pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and pharmacogenetic principles of both anesthetic and non-anesthetic drugs. Pre-requisites: Advanced Pharmacology. Co-requisite: Basic Principles of Anesthesia.
  
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    NURS 8307 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA

    [5 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and reviews pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and pharmacogenetic principles of both anesthetic and non-anesthetic drugs. Pre-requisites: Advanced Pharmacology. Co-requisite: Basic Principles of Anesthesia.
  
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    NURS 8310 - PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA

    [4 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and reviews airway management, the anesthesia machine and workstation, and safe anesthesia practice. Co requisites include: Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia
  
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    NURS 8310 - PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA

    [4 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and reviews airway management, the anesthesia machine and workstation, and safe anesthesia practice. Co requisites include: Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia
  
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    NURS 8311 - ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA

    [3 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and skills related to nurse anesthesia.The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and reviews regional anesthesia, local anesthetics, pharmacology, equipment, relevant anatomy and acute and chronic pain management. Prerequisites include: Basic Principles of Anesthesia
  
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    NURS 8320 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

    [4 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with an emphasis on preparation of patients and equipment, pre- and postoperative patient evaluation, planning and implementing evidence-based individualized anesthesia care plans, and perioperative pain management. Non-invasive and invasive monitoring will be reviewed. An introduction to the professional aspects as well as the scope and standards of care of nurse anesthesia is included. Skills labs include: insertion of central lines, positioning, induction, preoperative interview, and charting. Human Patient Simulation labs will be conducted regarding inhalation induction as well as intravenous induction of general anesthesia. Pre-requisites: Advanced Pharmacology, Nursing Advanced Health Assessment. Co-requisites: Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthetists I, Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia, Basic Principles of Anesthesia.
  
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    NURS 8320 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

    [4 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with an emphasis on preparation of patients and equipment, pre- and postoperative patient evaluation, planning and implementing evidence-based individualized anesthesia care plans, and perioperative pain management. Non-invasive and invasive monitoring will be reviewed. An introduction to the professional aspects as well as the scope and standards of care of nurse anesthesia is included. Skills labs include: insertion of central lines, positioning, induction, preoperative interview, and charting. Human Patient Simulation labs will be conducted regarding inhalation induction as well as intravenous induction of general anesthesia. Pre-requisites: Advanced Pharmacology, Nursing Advanced Health Assessment. Co-requisites: Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthetists I, Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia, Basic Principles of Anesthesia.
  
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    NURS 8321 - NURSE ANSETHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

    [10 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and skills related to nurse anesthesia utilizing evidence-based practice for diverse populations. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with emphasis on anesthesia planning and management of patients for a variety of surgical procedures or pre-existing health disorders. Prerequisite: Clinical Practicum I
  
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    NURS 8322 - NURSE ANESTHESIACLINICAL PRACTICUM III

    [11 Credits]
    Legacy Course 8322: N/A Clinical Practicum
  
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    NURS 8323 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV

    [11 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and anesthesia utilizing evidence- based practice for a diverse population undergoing a variety of surgical and/or diagnostic procedures with an emphasis on Cardiovascular, Vascular, Neurosurgical, Hepatic, and Renal. Emphasis is on preparation of patients and equipment, pre-and postoperative patient evaluation, planning and implementing individualized anesthesia care plans Human patient simulation labs will be conducted regarding cardiac, vascular, and renal anesthesia. Prerequisite: NURS 8322
  
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    NURS 8324 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM V

    [12 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with an emphasis on obstetrical procedures and non-obstetric procedures involving the pregnant patient. Preparation of patients and equipment, pre- and postoperative patient evaluations, planning and implementation of individualized patient care plans is emphasized. Human Patient Simulation labs will be conducted regarding the anesthetic management of obstetrical emergencies. Regional anesthesia, using landmark and ultrasound guidance, central line placement using landmark and ultrasound guidance and fiiberoptic simulation labs will also be conducted.
  
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    NURS 8325 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM VI

    [12 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills related to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with an emphasis on thoracic procedures and unusual patient co-morbidities. Human Patient Simulation includes anesthetic management of thoracic procedures. Simulation labs for central line placement, using landmark and ultrasound guidance and fiiberoptic simulation are included in this course.
  
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    NURS 8326 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRATICUM VII

    [12 Credits]
    The course prepares students for advanced anesthesia skills needed in the anesthetic management of patients undergoing a variety of complex surgical and/or diagnostic procedures. This course is the final practicum course in the nurse anesthesia program and prepares students for clinical practice. The didactic portion of the course focuses on professional aspects of nurse anesthesia to include the business of anesthesia and practice management, reimbursement methodologies and payment policies, entrepreneurship, legal and ethical issues, quality improvement and risk management, professional advocacy, and a review of practice standards and regulations. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and has the student critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate the knowledge gained in all previous nurse anesthesia courses in order to prepare for the certification examination and clinical practice.

Obstetrics/Gynecology

  
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    OBGYN 300 - OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

    [228 Hours]
    A block of six weeks is devoted to principles of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Core material is presented in thirty-four didactic hours. Supplemental self-instructional materials and audiovisual aids are available to students. The block is divided into three weeks of Obstetrics and three weeks of Gynecology. On Obstetrics the students are assigned rotations on the delivery suite and on postpartum wards and Obstetrical clinics. Weekly Gynecologic presurgical seminars are held on Wednesday mornings. Staff, Residents and students attend weekly problem-case seminars and major conferences at noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A weekly conference on Monday afternoon covers interesting cases and didactics. During the Gynecology portion of the block the student attends Gynecology Clinics, Ward Gynecology cases and surgical procedures. The student also observes the intra operative and postoperative management of cases. Staff teaching rounds are made three times weekly, while resident rounds are made daily.
  
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    OBGYN 415 - OBGYN AMBULATORY CARE

    [152 Hours]
    This elective is designed to provide an ambulatory experience that will expose medical students to reproductive health throughout the female life cycle: adolescent years, reproductive years, mid-life and post-menopause. It includes obstetric and gynecological outpatient encounters. Attendance at departmental conference is required. The elective is a 4 week block.
  
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    OBGYN 418 - OBGYN SECONDARY ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    This elective functions similarly to the required AI. It is designed for students interested in learning more about OBGYN. It is geared to primary, preventive and acute health care for women relating to Obstetrics and Gynecology. Students will participate in patient care on the Obstetric and Gynecologic wards; participate in surgery and in clinics. Daily hospital rounds and teaching rounds are included in the rotation. The student will be actively involved in patient diagnosis and management.
  
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    OBGYN 419 - OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    This four week rotation provides senior students with the opportunity to begin functioning as interns. Students will develop additional skills in all areas of core competence. Particular emphasis is given to improving skills of clinical judgment and decision making by giving students more responsibility for patient care than they had in the third year. Students are encouraged to take increasing amounts of responsibility while under the close supervision of hours staff and faculty. In addition to patient care skills, students will also enhance their communication skills, and develop a better appreciation of systems based practice due to their involvement as a more prominent member of the health care team. Students will continue to increase their medical knowledge and skills of practice-based learning through reading, faculty feedback, and attendance at conferences and didactic sessions.
  
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    OBGYN 420 - OBGYN CLINICAL

    [152 Hours]
    This elective is designed to provide a variety of inpatient and ambulatory experiences that will expose medical students to female reproductive health. It will focus on preventive care, preconception counseling, medical and surgical therapy for gynecological illnesses, and all aspects of the female life cycle. The elective also includes obstetric clinic and hospital encounters. A detailed schedule will be available upon arrival. Attendance at departmental conferences is required. The elective is a 4 week block.
  
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    OBGYN 431 - ACTING INTERNSHIP HIGH-RISK OBSTETRICS

    [152 Hours]
    This elective is designed to include antepartum and intrapartum diagnosis of maternal and fetal conditions in high risk pregnancy. The medical student will be exposed to prenatal diagnosis and counseling, ultrasonography, amniocentesis, and fetal monitoring techniques and interpretation. They will work directly with Maternal Fetal Medicine staff in the outpatient setting as well as the delivery unit. At the end of the elective, the student will be expected to develop a presentation on a topic from their experience on service. Attendance at departmental conferences is required. The elective is a 4 week block, with one student per block.Location: Perinatology Department and Labor and Delivery (Touro Infirmary) and Interim LA Hospital OBGYN Clinics
  
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    OBGYN 434 - REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY

    [152 Hours]
  
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    OBGYN 498 - OBGYN RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
    OBGYN: FREE PLANNED ELECTIVE - 498A
  
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    OBGYN 498A - Free Planned elective-LSU

    [152 Hours]
    Obgyn 498a- Free Planned elective - LSU
  
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    OBGYN 499 - OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY OUT-STATE ELEC

    [152 Hours]
    This course is designated for LSU students who will attend an elective rotation at a destination of their choice based on the courses provided at that institution. All requests must be approved by LSU course director prior to travel.

Occupational Therapy

  
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    OCCT 6410 - CONCEPTS OF OCCUPATION

    [4 Credits]
    Focus is on the history, philosophy, and sociopolitical influences on the profession and theoretical frameworks on which occupational therapy (OT) is built. Other issues include professionalism, scholastic inquiry, and areas of OT practice.
  
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    OCCT 6418 - INTERACTIVE REASONING

    [3 Credits]
    Occupational therapy process, client-centered care, clinical reasoning, and therapeutic tools will be emphasized, e.g., therapeutic use of self, personal and professional values, interactions with others, and cultural diversity awareness.
  
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    OCCT 6432 - HEALTH-DISABILITY CONTINUUM

    [3 Credits]
    Disability/illness experience of service recipients and resultant effects upon their occupational performance, quality of life, family roles and responsibilities, the ability to participate in productive activity, and implications of disease and disability on society will be emphasized. Adjustment to disability, current health care issues, and community resources will be discussed.
  
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    OCCT 6450 - MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION

    [4 Credits]
    Principles of measurement, methods of assessment, responsibilities of examiners, measurement reliability and validity, standardization process and procedures in testing, components and interpretation of test analysis/assessment of test adequacy will be covered. Opportunities to practice with various instruments will be included.
  
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    OCCT 6491 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    [1-6 Credits]
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department. The course credit, content, written objectives, and evaluation criteria will be jointly established by the student and instructor. These may be documented in writing and placed in the student’s file by the tenth day of the semester or summer term. This course can be retaken for a maximum of six semester-hours credit
  
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    OCCT 6512 - OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE ACROSS LIFESPAN

    [3 Credits]
    Emphasis on systems that influence occupational performance and human developement across the lifespan, including person-related factors, family dynamics, task requirements, the environment, governmental issues, and cultural demands
  
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    OCCT 6520 - PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE: ADULT I

    [4 Credits]
    First of two couses that applies the OT process to adults experiencing occupational performance defictis. Emphasis on factors contributing to successful engagement in occupation through adulthood and conditions that callenge occupational performance in mid to late life.
  
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    OCCT 6523 - HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

    [4 Credits]
    Lectures cover physiology of cell, tissue, organ and body systems with emphasis on physiological changes associated with selected pathological conditions. Laboratory demonstrations focus on observation and measurement of function in the body systems, using videotapes and animal experiments.
  
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    OCCT 6524 - APPLIED KINESIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Clinical application of anatomy and kinesiology to include the examination of surface anatomy; identification of anatomical landmarks, manual muscle testing, and palpation of joints and muscles, human movment analysis, and conditions that influence the functions of movements will be taught.
  
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    OCCT 6530 - APPLICATIONS I: GENERAL PRACTICE CONCEPTS

    [4 Credits]
    Presentation of specific occupational therapy intervention techniques for use with clients across the lifespan.
  
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    OCCT 6540 - FIELDWORK EXPERIENCEI & SEMINAR

    [1 Credit]
    This course focuses on student’s clinical reasoning through fieldwork experience and seminars with particular application to community practice. Included in the course is a 40-hour Level 1 Fieldwork Experience at an off-campus site.
  
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    OCCT 6614 - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS

    [4 Credits]
    Medical management and provision of occupational therapy servies to orthopedic conditions will be addressed. Laboratory and clinical experiences will provide opportunities to develop related skills.
  
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    OCCT 6620 - PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE: ADULT II

    [4 Credits]
    Continuation from Principles of Practice: Adult I. Focus on occupational performance problems of the adult with special attention given to aging and performance dysfunction of later life.
  
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    OCCT 6624 - MEDICAL CONDITIONS

    [4 Credits]
    Medical perspective of conditions frequently encountered by occupational therapists and respective occupational therapy interventions will be detailed.
  
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    OCCT 6640 - OT DOCUMENTATION

    [3 Credits]
    Common documentation practices used throughout the OT process will be shared including opportunities to develop needed skills. Included in the course is a 40-hour Level I Fieldwork Experience at an off-campus site.
  
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    OCCT 6650 - RESEARCH I

    [3 Credits]
    Introduction to research designs and data analyses used in quantitative and qualitive studies will be covered; a research proposal will be developed. The critical thinking needed for evidence-based practice and professional writing will be emphasized.
  
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    OCCT 6670 - FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE IIA

    [6 Credits]
    First of two in-depth, supervised experiences in delivering occupational therapy services in a variety of community settings, full-time for 12 weeks.
  
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    OCCT 6716 - MANAGEMENT IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

    [3 Credits]
    Introduction to management principles and issues including current healtcare trends, supervison, conflict management, legal concerns, quality improvement, fiscal management and reimbursement, program outcome studies, marketing strategies and advocacy, and utilization of community resources.
  
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    OCCT 6718 - COMMUNITY BASED & SPECIALIZED PRACTICE

    [3 Credits]
    Knowledge and experience in program development in emerging community areas of occupational therapy practice will be emphasized.
  
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    OCCT 6720 - PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE: EARLY LIFE

    [4 Credits]
    Application of the OT process with infants and young children from pre-assessment through intervention within various practice settings will be covered. Teaming with families and other service providers will be emphasized in this course. Assistive technology training provided.
  
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    OCCT 6730 - APPL II: SPECIALIZED PRACTICE CONCEPTS

    [3 Credits]
    OT concepts learned thus far will be integrated with knowledge of patient/client issues to develop skills and concepts of OT evaluation and intervention. Specific client cases involving various pediatric, adolescent, and adult conditions, with resultant occupational performance deficits, will be provided. Included in the course is a 40-hour Level I Fieldwork Experience at an off-campus site.
  
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    OCCT 6750 - RESEARCH II

    [3 Credits]
    Course emphasis is on the execution of a research protocol, written and oral dissemination of study findings, and the application of published research to practice.
  
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    OCCT 6770 - FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE IIB

    [8 Credits]
    Second of two in-depth, supervised experiences in delivering occupational therapy services to clients in a variety of community settings, full-time for 12 weeks.
  
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    OCCT 6850 - RESEARCH III

    [1 Credit]
    Students complete, disseminate, and reflect on their captsone project.

Ophthalmology

  
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    OPHTH 418 - OPHTHALMOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    This four week rotation provides senior students with the opportunity to begin functioning as interns. Students will develop additional skills in all areas of core competence. Particular emphasis is given to improving skills of clinical judgment and decision making by giving students more responsibility for patient care than they had in the third year. Students are encouraged to take increasing amounts of responsibility while under the close supervision of house staff and faculty. In addition to patient care skills, students will also enhance their communication skills, and develop a better appreciation of systems based practice due to their involvement as a more prominent member of the health care team. Students will continue to increase their knowledge and skills of practice-based learning through reading, faculty feedback, and attendance at conferences and didactic sessions.
  
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    OPHTH 420 - OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINICAL

    [152 Hours]
    This four-week course is designed to familiarize aspiring ophthalmologists and non-ophthalmologists with general ophthalmic problems and skills that are useful to all physicians. Includes exposure to all aspects of general ophthalmology with a concentration on the student’s individual interests. The student will be assigned to work directly with one of the senior residents or faculty members for two weeks each in Baton Rouge (apartment may be provided), and the New Orleans LSU and ILH locations. Surgery observation and progressive responsibility for patient workup and treatment plan. The student is expected to attend in-patient consults and Wednesday didactic sessions with the option to attend neuroscience and subspecialty conferences and journal clubs. Student will present one patient at grand rounds. Evaluation is a short, multiple-choice test and an overall assessment of performance.
  
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    OPHTH 421 - CLINICAL OPTHALMOLOGY CLERKSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    This four-week course is designed to familiarize aspiring ophthalmologists and non-ophthalmologists with general ophthalmic problems and skills that are useful to all physicians. Includes exposure to all aspects of general ophthalmology with a concentration on the student’s individual interests. The student will be assigned to work directly with one of the senior residents or faculty members for two weeks each in Baton Rouge (apartment may be provided), and the New Orleans LSU and ILH locations. Surgery observation and progressive responsibility for patient workup and treatment plan. The student is expected to attend in-patient consults and Wednesday didactic sessions with the option to attend neuroscience and subspecialty conferences and journal clubs. Student will present one patient at grand rounds.
  
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    OPHTH 423 - CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY-GLAUCOMA

    [152 Hours]
  
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    OPHTH 430 - CLINICAL OPTHALMOLOGY GLAUCOMA

    [152 Hours]
  
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    OPHTH 498 - OPHTHALMOLOGY RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
    Legacy Course: OPHTH498A003 – OPHTHALMOLOGY
  
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    OPHTH 499 - OPTHALMOLOGY OUT-STATE ELEC

    [152 Hours]

Orthodontics

  
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    ORTHO 5200 - ORTHODONTIC PRACTICUM & CLINIC

    [1-12 Credits]
    Students matriculating in the curriculum gain experience with hands on treatment of patients in the clinic in order to see the results of various treatment modalities practiced by the clinical faculty. From their experiences, the students can determine which methods they feel most comfortable with in order to begin developing their own treatment methods to be used upon successful completion of the program.
  
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    ORTHO 5201 - ORTHODONTIC SEMINAR

    [1-7 Credits]
    Students matriculating in the curriculum gain experience with diagnosing malocclusions, establishing treatment objectives, and formulating treatment plans for individual cases presented in the seminar on a daily basis. The students present the case’s chief complaint, medical and dental histories, clinical exam findings, radiographic exam findings, cephalometric analyses, and diagnostic casts. Using an open format seminar the instructors draw on their own clinical experience to question the students about various aspects of the case being presented. This format offers a unique interaction and discussion between the students and faculty members present for the day. It is expected that with increased exposure to numerous methods of diagnosis, treatment planning, and biomechanical therapy, the students upon graduation have the skills necessary to successfully transition into an orthodontic practice.
  
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    ORTHO 5202 - ADVANCED ORTHODONTIC TECHNIQUE

    [3 Credits]
    The purpose of this technique course is to give the first year students an introduction to the materials and wire-bending skills used in treating patients with standard edgewise appliances (0° torque, 0° tip, and 0° rotation). The first year students “treat” cases on orthodontic typodonts to familiarize them with the appliances, instruments, and hand skills that will be used during the treatment of orthodontic patients in the LSU Postgraduate Orthodontic Clinic. The course is taught in conjunction with the Biomechanics course (Ortho 5211) that gives the student an introduction to the principles and application of standard edgewise appliances.
  
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    ORTHO 5203 - CEPHALOMETRICS

    [2 Credits]
    The purpose of the course is to have the student acquire a working knowledge of Cephalometric Radiology and the ability to apply the information in diagnosing and treatment planning. Students learn the appropriate radiographic techniques, cranial anatomy, cephalometric landmarks, tracing techniques, select analyses with their interpretation and application, how to evaluate changes due to growth and/or treatment through superimpositions of serial radiograph tracings, to evaluate normal tooth formation and eruption, and various arch length analyses and their applications.
  
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    ORTHO 5207 - ORTHODONTIC THEORY & DIAGNOSIS

    [2 Credits]
    The faculty gives lectures and reading assignments on the history, theory, and techniques of edgewise orthodontic procedures. A component of the course includes laboratory wire bending. Soldering and detailed wire bending in a modified Tweed philosophy is taught. The students are expected to be proficient in these areas when the course is completed.
  
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    ORTHO 5208 - PRACTICE ADMINISTRATION

    [2 Credits]
    arly basis in order to address the needs of the individual graduates (e.g. - partnership vs. solo practice).
  
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    ORTHO 5209 - JOURNAL CLUB

    [2 Credits]
    The first and second year Journal Club is a sixteen-hour course, meeting every other week that involves lecture and seminar participation. Postdoctoral students have the opportunity to discuss the merits of clinical techniques and philosophies. The purpose of the course is to familiarize the students with the classic and contemporary literature that has influenced orthodontics and to critically analyze the literature that they have read and will be exposed to. They are encouraged to consider the principals, described in valid literature, as foundations for the development of their clinical and philosophical protocols.
  
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    ORTHO 5210 - RESEARCH

    [1-2 Credits]
    Through the performance of a research project, the students must select a topic, perform a literature search, formulate an experimental design, collect the data and perform appropriate statistical analyses, interpret the results, and present the project (written and orally). All of these tasks give the student an appreciation for the effort necessary to produce quality research. Performing the project also assists the students in analyzing professional literature and approaching professional literature in an unbiased manner.
  
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    ORTHO 5211 - BIOMECHANICS

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course is to give the first year students an introduction to the principles and applications used in treating patients with standard edgewise appliances (0? torque, 0? tip, and 0? rotation). Basic concepts of orthodontic mechanics are covered in this course in an effort to give the student the foundation to draw upon for the diagnosing, treatment planning, and treatment of cases. The course is taught in conjunction with the Advanced Orthodontic Technique course (Ortho 5202) in which the first year students “treat” cases on orthodontic typodonts. The Advanced Orthodontic Technique course familiarizes the students with the appliances, instruments, and hand skills that will be used during the treatment of orthodontic patients in the LSU Postgraduate Orthodontic Clinic.
  
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    ORTHO 5213 - CRANIOFACIAL MORPHOGENESIS

    [1-2 Credits]
    Legacy Course: ORTHO5213002 – CRANIOFACIAL MORPHOGENESIS
  
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    ORTHO 5214 - SURGICAL ORTHODONTICS

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course is to relate the specialties of Orthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in regard to the combined therapy required for treating dentofacial deformities. The emphasis will be on diagnosis and treatment planning from a team approach. The rationale for this course is based upon the need for the proper diagnosis of dentofacial deformities, the need for both dental specialties (Orthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) to be aware of what each can do to correct these deformities, and the need for coordination of treatment planning for the proper execution of therapy.
  
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    ORTHO 5217 - CASE ANALYSIS

    [2 Credits]
    The course is divided into three main sections: 1) guidance of eruption, 2) approach to early treatment, and 3) evaluation of long-term post-treatment results. The lecture course is designed to aid the students to gain a better understanding what can be done to alleviate problems later in dental development with appropriate action in the mixed dentition. The discussion about possible intervention includes observing the development of the dentition clinically and radiographically, when to extract deciduous teeth and the reasoning for these extractions, and when to begin biomechanical therapy in the mixed dentition and the reasoning for initiating early treatment. In addition the course reviews cases that have been followed up after at least ten years post-treatment with complete orthodontic records. Discussion includes observation of dental, facial, and cephalometric changes that occur with maturation of the individual and includes problems encountered in retention
  
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    ORTHO 5219 - ADVANCED ORTHODONTIC TECHNIQUE II

    [2 Credits]
    The purpose of this course is to enhance the materials introduced in the Advanced Orthodontic Techniques course (Ortho 5202) and in the Seminar course (Ortho 5201) with additional information on different orthodontic treatment philosophies and biomechanical principles including: Tweed mechanics, Roth mechanics, MBT mechanics, and Surgical Orthodontic mechanics. Students will integrate the gnathological (occlusion) principles into orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning for each of these principles. The treatment mechanics for each discipline will be incorporated into the respective treatment philosophy. Students will familiarize themselves with the cephalometric analyses, software applications and instruments used in each of the philosophies.
  
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    ORTHO 5220 - ADVANCED ORTHODONTIC LABORATORY

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course is to instruct the students in the fabrication, adjustment, and utilization of numerous orthodontic appliances (fixed and removable) used during orthodontic treatment to maintain space, control harmful habits, facilitate orthodontic treatment (interceptive, partial, or comprehensive) and to assist in maintaining alignment and fit of the dentition after completion of active orthodontic treatment.
  
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    ORTHO 5221 - TEAM MANAGEMENT OF ORAL FACIAL ANOMALIES

    [1-2 Credits]
    The purpose of this course is to introduce postgraduate dental residents to the professional management of patient with oral-facial and speech problems. Lecturers will discuss: a)orthodontic management, b) embryology of the oral facial complex, c) speech physiology and pathology, d) surgical management of hard and soft tissue, e) neonatology considerations, f)genetic considerations, g) prosthodontic management, and h) otorhinolaryngologic considerations.
  
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    ORTHO 5222 - AMERICAN BOARD OF ORTHODONTICS PREPARATION COURSE

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course is to facilitate the reisdents’ navigation of the process to pursue certification withe the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) The ABO is the only recognized Speciality Board of the the Specialty ofOrthodnotics. Residents are curently required to chalange the written exam prior to graduation. The Journal Club course (Ortho 5409) is designed to give residents a review of the literature suggested by the ABO in preparing for that exam. This Prep is designed to review for the residents the pathways outlined by the ABO in order to successfully achieve Board certification via the clinical exam process.These pathways were first introduced in the Advanced Orthodonc 2 cours (Ortho 5219) The current course is also designed to help students identify cases they are treating that may be suitable to present to the ABO during the clinical examination after graduation. Additionally, the course will utilize a Mock Board exam where students present cases to Board Certified alumni in an effort to simulate the ABO clinical exam setting better preparing the residents for the exam itself.
  
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    ORTHO 9999 - EXAM ONLY

    [0 Credit]

Orthopaedics

  
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    ORTH 418 - ORTHOPAEDICS SECONDARY ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
  
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    ORTH 420 - ORTHOPAEDICS CLINICAL

    [152 Hours]
    This is a basic rotation in clinical orthopaedics in which medical students learn the fundamentals of orthopaedic surgery. Rotations occur at the Interim LSU Hospital.
  
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    ORTH 432 - PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

    [152 Hours]
    This is a basic rotation in clinical orthopaedics in which medical students learn the fundamentals of orthopaedic surgery. Rotations occur at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.
  
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    ORTH 498 - ORTHOPAEDICS RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
    Legacy Course: ORTH 498A001 – ORTHOPAEDICS
 

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