Mar 30, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Nursing, General

  
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    NURS 7507 - ADVANCED NEONATAL ASSESSMENT

    [3 Credits]
    This course focuses on advanced assessment of the normal and high risk neonate. The advanced practice nursing student will have the opportunity to develop neonatal physical assessment skills including history taking, physical and gestational age assessment, behavioral, cultural and genetics assessment. The course will focus on development of critical decision making skills as they relate to assessment of at-risk and potentially critically ill neonates of varying gestational ages with recognition of situations requiring interdisciplinary consultation or referral. Includes field experience. Pre-requisities/co-requisities: NURS 6335, 6336.
  
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    NURS 7508 - NEONATAL PHYSIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Students examine physiology and pathophysiology of the fetus and neonate and the implications for advanced neonatal nursing practice. Pre-requisites: None
  
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    NURS 7509 - APPLIED NEONATAL PHARMACOLOGY

    [2 Credits]
    This course provides a basis for clinical application of drugs commonly prescribed in neonatal advanced practice. Emphasis is placed on pharmacological action of drugs, side ffects, appropriate dosing, drug interactions and guidelines for use in the neonatal population. Legal and ethical considerations of prescriptive aughority for the advanced practice neonatal nurse are also addressed. Pre-Requisite: HLSC 6409 NURS 7508
  
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    NURS 7510 - ADVANCED NURSING MANAGEMENT OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY

    [4 Credits]
    Students utilize theory and research to assess the health needs and problems of the normal and high risk pregnant woman fetus and neonate. Associated risk variables that influence maternal/neonatal outcomes are examined. Under the guidance of course faculty and supervision by approved preceptors, students provide immediate care to the high risk infant in the delivery room and develop a plan for advanced nursing management in the immediate newborn period. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: NURS 7507, NURS 7508.
  
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    NURS 7511 - ADVANCED NEONATAL NURSING I: MANAGEMENT OF THE CRITICIALLY III NEONATE

    [6 Credits]
    This course builds upon theoretical and practical knowledge of neonatal physiology and advanced neonatal assessment. Students assess and utilize strategies to manage the high-risk neonate who is critically ill, including appraisal, resuscitation and stabilization, management of selected pathological problems, psychosocial and environmental needs of the neonate/family and the role of the advanced practice nurse. Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the role and scope of advanced neonatal nursing practice under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7512 - ADVANCED NEONATAL NURSING II: MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC PROBLEMS OF PREMATURITY

    [5 Credits]
    This course builds upon theoretical and practical knowledge of neonatal physiology and pathophysiology in provision of advanced nursing care of the high risk neonate. Students address chronic and long-term problems and the psychosocial/environmental needs of the NICU infant and family. Ethical principles and issues are addressed. Practicum focuses on continued development of clinical competency in the advanced practice nursing role under the guidance of program faculty and supervision by approved preceptors. Prerequisites: NURS 7511
  
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    NURS 7513 - ADVANCED NEONATAL NURSING III: PRACTICUM

    [5 Credits]
    This practicum course builds upon theoretical and practical knowledge needed to assess and manage the care of the sick neonate. Under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors, students provide advanced nursing management for a caseload of high-risk neonates in a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The course focuses on further development in the role of the advanced practice neonatal nurse through the application of knowledge and progressive building of clinical competence and advanced nursing skills. Prerequisite: NURS 7511, NURS 7512
  
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    NURS 7607 - HEALTH AND WELLBEING: HEALTH PROMOTION, DISEASE PREVENTION AND MANAGING CHRONIC DISEASE

    [3 Credits]
    This course will examine the determinants of health and wellbeing and how the overall health of a population may be improved from the perspectives of several theoretical frameworks. Health promotion, disease prevention, and managing chronic prevention from the perspectives of populations and aggregates is the focus, with an emphasis on healthy behaviors in different age groups, sex, ethnicity and the impact of socio-economic factors. The importance of the role of the advanced practice nurse in implementing health promotion, disease prevention interventions and managing chronic disease is addressed.
  
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    NURS 7608 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NURSING

    [3 Credits]
    This course focuses on Upstream Environmental Health, and the elements of the environment; principles of toxicology; contaminant exposure, risk and control; vulnerable populations and health/illness consequences; legislative and regulatory issues; and implications for advanced practice environmental health nursing. Environmental justice, health inequities ethics, caring, and public policy; Precautionary Principle, and the related roles of nurse advocacy will be included. Local, national and global ecological and environmental perspectives and social/human contributory factors will be explored. Prerequisites: BIOS 6100, NURS 6324
  
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    NURS 7609 - DISASTER MANAGEMENT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

    [3 Credits]
    This course is focused on the restoration of the public’s health as a result of a disaster using an all hazards approach. The public health/community health nurse, from a population perspective, will be able to plan and prepare for the disaster response, regardless of the cause. The needs of specific populations and aggregates i.e., children or the elderly are addressed, including physical and psychological and environmental factors. Triage, leadership, crisis communication, media access, legal and ethical issues, and available local and national health services are identified as part of program planning, intervention and evaluation.
  
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    NURS 7610 - PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALH NURSING I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AND SANDARDS

    [7 Credits]
    The first course in the public health/community health nursing series provides history of public health/community health nursing, along with an overview of the eight principles of practice, the domains of practive with core competencies, and the Standards of Professional Public Health Nursing. The emhasis is on primary prevention. Students utilize a systems perspective and ecological theory within the context of the current healthcare delivery system to develop community and family assessment skillls, and survelience skills. Emphasis is placed on critical thingking and in dept learning, leadership, and collabrative practive. Practicum focuses on developing skill in the application of advanced public health/community health nursing practice competencies under the guidance of course faculty and supervison by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7611 - PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING II: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, FAMILY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

    [7 Credits]
    This second course emphasizes evidence based population focused, community and publichealth oriented advanced nursing practice, based on the Scope and Standards of Public Heatlh Nursing, and the Public Health Nurse Competencies. The course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in NURS 7610. The focus is community/public health leadership; collaboration; and program planning. Students gain sill in family assessment, program design and selecting interventions required to meet the health needs of an aggregate populbation. Practicum focuses on developing competency in the application of advanced public health/community health nursing practice competencies under the guidance of course faculty and supervision by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7612 - PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING III: PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

    [4 Credits]
    This is a practicum course from the perspective of population focused, community oriented advanced public health/community health professional nursing practice. Students examine the structure and strategies required to implement a community health intervention program. Students develop an evaluation plan for monitoring the community health program developed in NURS 7611 utilizing public health and nursing research. The practicum focus is on developing competency in the application of advanced public health/community health nursing practice competencies under the guidance of course faculty and supervision by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7613 - PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING IV: PROGRAM EVALUATION, PUBLIC HEALTH LAW & POLICY

    [8 Credits]
    This course focuses on program evaluation, policy development and grant writing. Students further develop their skills and knowledge of the structure and strategies of the process of program evaluation. Some of the social, political, legal and ethical forces that shape evaluation design, implementation, and utilization will be studied. Students refine their intervention program with an emphasis on outputs and outcomes in order to ensure program is cost effective and cost efficient, delivering the required services. Polices, procedures and data management systems are developed for sustainability of program. Health policy and health law and the implications for advanced public health/community health nursing and examined. The process of developing a health policy is explored. The process of applying and writing a grant for funding a specific public health nursing project is analyzed. Practicum focuses on ongoing competency development in advanced public health/community health nursing practice competencies under the guidance of course faculty and supervision by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7706 - ACUTE CARE THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES

    [3 Credits]
    Acute Care Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures includes didactic and simulated clinical experiences designed to build upon the application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the scientific foundation of advanced practice nursing (APN) to rovide the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately and efficiently order, perform, and diagnose patients with complex acute & chronic illnesses within specialty, emergency, acute, or critical care settings. The student will develop cognitive and psychomotor skills via a variety of didactic methods and simulation scenarios designed to allow the student to gain experience in ordering specified diagnostics and performing specified invasive procedures for a total of 30 theory hours and 30 simulation lab hours. Pre-requisites: HLSC 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 6315 NURS 7709
  
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    NURS 7707 - FAMILY, GENETICS AND HEALTH PROMOTION

    [3 Credits]
    Family, Genetics and Health Promotion builds upon scientific and psychosocial principles of health promotion and genetics within the context of family. The course focuses on the integration of family influences, genetics, and health promotion in the enhanced health status of patient across the lifespan. The course provides the primary care family nurse practitioner and other advanced practice registered nurse students with a comprehensive understanding f the concepts and theories related to families, genetic influences on the family and its individual members as well as the health promotion strategies needed to strengthen and promote the health of the family and its individual members. Learning experiences emphasize critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills needed in order to assess families and their individual members, recognize genetic influences on health status and to identify evidence based health promotion interventions that will strengthen the health of the family and its members.
  
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    NURS 7708 - DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PRIMARY CARE PROCEDURES

    [3 Credits]
    Diganostic and Therapeutic Primary Care Procedures builds on basic nursing knowledge and skills and provides theoretical knowledge to provide selected advanced practice registered nursing clinical procedures utilized in the care of patients in various primary care settings. Cognitive and psychomotor skills are emphasized in a simulation and practice lab. Focus is on the provision of safe and competent advanced practice registered nursning care to diverse populations
  
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    NURS 7709 - ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS

    [2 Credits]
    Advanced Practice Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics builds on advanced pharmacology principles to provide the pharmacotherapeutic knowledge, skills and abilities essential to manage a client’s health alterations in a safe, quality, cost-effective, genetically, and culturally appropriate manner across the lifespan. Emphasis is on therapeutic clinical decision-making in drug selection and management for the client that includes consideration of individual responses, health alterations, life cycle, culture, ethnicity, gender, genomics, and economics. A focus is on the legal and regulatory prescriptive practices, patient education, polypharmacy, safe measures, medication reconciliation practices, and the monitoring and evaluation of therapeutic responses to pharmacologic agents across the lifespan.
  
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    NURS 7710 - PRIMARY CARE I: ADULTS

    [9 Credits]
    Primary Care I: Adults, the first primary care course in a series of four courses, builds on skills and knowledge learned in earlier courses and focuses on the stud of adult disorders managed in primary care practice. Emphasis is on the inegration of major community health concets and therapies required in the development, implementation and evaluation of primary health care. Students apply nursing concepts, theories, diagnoses, therapies, skills and techniques to provide care to adults in various community health settings.
  
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    NURS 7711 - PRIMARY CARE II: FAMILY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

    [9 Credits]
    Primary Care II: Across the Lifespan is the second primary care course in a series of four courses, builds on advanced nursing practice principles to provide the knowledge, concepts, skills and abilities needed to promote and manage the health of patients across the lifespan. It focuses on the study of the development and health of individual members f the family unit and relates theories and concepts as thy apply to individual members of the family. Emphasis is on the integration of major health concepts and evidence based therapies required in the development, implementation and evaluation of gender specific primary health care. Students apply nursing concepts, theories, diagnoses, therapies, skills and techniques to provide care to infants, children and adults in various community health settings.
  
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    NURS 7712 - PRIMARY CARE III: VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

    [9 Credits]
    Primary Care III: Vulnerable Populations is the third primary care course in a series of four courses, builds on previously learned principles and skills and focuses on the study of primary care management of health conditions and disparities experienced by vulnerable individuals and groups. Emphasis is on the integration of major health concepts and evidence based 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 7713 - PRIMARY CARE IV: ROLE TRANSITIONS

    [3 Credits]
    Primary Care IV: Role Transitions, the final course in a series of four courses, focuses on the leadership knowledge. Skills needed for the transition to independent 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 practitioner 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 - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Focus is on the principles of design, fabrication, application, fit, and training in assistive technologies and devises used to enhance a client’s occupational performance.
  
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    OCCT 6450 - MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION

    [3 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 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 6526 - O.T. FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

    [3 Credits]
    Provisions of occupational therapy services to individuals with mental health conditions will be addressed. Emphasis on factors contributing to the successful engagement of occupation through adulthood and conditions that challenge occupational performance in mid to late life.
  
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    OCCT 6528 - O.T. FOR NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

    [3 Credits]
    Provision of occupational therapy services to individuals with neurological conditions will be addressed. Emphasis on factors contributing tot he successful engagement of occupation through adulthood and conditions that challenge occupational performance in mid to late life.
  
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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 - O.T. FOR GERIATRICS

    [4 Credits]
    Focus on occupational therapy performance of the adult with special attention given to again and performance dysfunction in later life.
  
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    OCCT 6624 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS

    [6 Credits]
    This course will provide OT student with an understanding of both normal physiological function and pathophysiology of systems of the human body which are most relevant to occupational therapists. The course will emphasize the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and course of the diseases from the cellular to the systems level. The course content will coincide with a medical conditions and pharmacology component, which will address those conditions frequently encountered by occupational therapists from a medical perspective. The course will focus on the understanding and integration of appropriate medical terminology used to analyze and facilitate critical thinking.
  
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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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