Intra Professional Studies

Courses

IPS 501 Legal Compliance: Structure and Implementation 4.5 Credits

This course introduces students to the concept of legal compliance, and the skills needed to implement and maintain policies that enable organizations to thrive in the current regulatory system. Particular emphasis is given to areas such as auditing, investigating, and reporting. Additional topics include corporate oversight, the role of regulators, the general flow of a compliance professional’s work, as well as the compliance landscape/compliance roles.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 10 credits

IPS 504 Regulations in Health Care 4.5 Credits

This course provides an overview of the rules and regulations governing the current health care system. Students will learn how to apply statutory and regulatory principals to a variety of health care situations they will encounter in the field. Topics include unearthing and prosecuting health care fraud, the complexity of the payor system, and the regulatory structure associated with nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 10 credits

IPS 505 Health Care Quality and the Legal Context 4.5 Credits

This course will provide students with tools for analyzing and assessing levels of patient safety and the quality of care being provided in a variety of health care settings such as physician practices, manages care plans, and long-term care facilities. This course will also explore developments in patient care, utilization review, risk management, and liability.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 506 HIPAA: A Patient’s Legal Right to Privacy 4.5 Credits

This course will examine the privacy and security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) which provides the legal basis for federal protection of health care information. Students will explore the relationship between HIPAA and other privacy laws and will learn how to ensure compliance with all of HIPAA’s provisions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 10 credits

IPS 519 Forensic Science Foundations 3.0 Credits

This course examines the defining characteristics of offender behavior including the importance of obtaining complete victim histories, investigation of a motive and suspects as it relates to healthcare and practice. Investigative and therapeutic factors and approaches including examination of environment, place, time and crime scene indicators will be explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 528 Victimology – Contemporary Trend 3.0 Credits

This course examines the wide range of victimization experiences from the perspective of the crime victim, the offender, families, and the healthcare community. Basic tenets of assessment and intervention with victims and survivors are explored. Emphasis will focus on understanding the etiologic and motivation issues as well as response patterns to victimization and perpetration dynamics from a healthcare provider perspective.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 533 Forensic Mental Health 3.0 Credits

This course examines the various foundations of offender behavior including theory, research and motivational models. Basic tenets of assessment and intervention with offenders will be examined from a healthcare perspective.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 534 Introduction to Patient Sexuality 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of major topics relevant to patient sexuality for clinical and non-clinical students, including: components of healthy sexuality; patient sexuality throughout the lifespan; models for discussing sexuality with patients; gender identity; sexual orientation; sexual assault and abuse; shame, stigma, and discrimination; and cultural/religious influences on sexuality.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 535 Sexual Function and Dysfunction 3.0 Credits

This course will explore sexual function and dysfunction through a biopsychosocial framework, including: various models of the sexual response cycle; sexual anatomy and physiology; common patient sexual problems and behaviors; alternative sexual practices and paraphilias; pregnancy and infertility; sexually transmitted infections; sexual side effects of medications; sexuality and illness/disability.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 536 Sexuality Counseling & Interviewing 3.0 Credits

This course will provide opportunities for students to advance their skills of communicating about sexuality while deepening their experience in addressing sensitive sexuality issues. Interviewing techniques will be applied to various patient sexuality scenarios through use of role-playing and standardized patients.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IPS 534 [Min Grade: B]

IPS 537 Medical Management of Sexual Health and Wellness Across the Continuum 3.0 Credits

This course will be the capstone course for all clinical students (MDs, NPs, PAs). It will allow students to gain hands-on experience in the clinical care and management of patient sexual health. Students will learn through case studies, simulation lab experiences, and shadowing clinical supervisors.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (IPS 534 [Min Grade: B] and IPS 535 [Min Grade: B] and IPS 536 [Min Grade: B])

IPS 538 Foundations of Sexuality Education and Health Promotion 3.0 Credits

This course will provide an overview of theories and models of learning and health behavior change that are applicable to sexual health. It will explore public health frameworks, harm reduction models, and empowerment models.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (IPS 534 [Min Grade: B] and IPS 535 [Min Grade: B] and IPS 536 [Min Grade: B])

IPS 544 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 3.0 Credits

This course provides a broad introduction to the essential competencies required by healthcare professionals to improve practice and health care delivery. Based upon the quality and safety standards, class activities are designed to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to serve in leadership roles to drive quality improvement and safety within healthcare systems.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 545 Introduction to Human Trafficking 3.0 Credits

This foundational course introduces the learner to human trafficking and examines those involved, where and why it occurs and how to identify and intervene, or not, on a victim’s behalf.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 546 Psychosocial Dimensions of Human Trafficking 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the complex psychosocial dimensions affecting victims/survivors of human trafficking and those who engage in human trafficking. In addition, the role of culture in working with HT victims as well as linguistic and cultural barriers to accessing care will be examined.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 547 Human Trafficking: Domestic and Global Trends 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on domestic/global trends, policies, laws and resources related to human trafficking. Students will examine factors that facilitate or impede this phenomenon in the domestic and international arenas.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 548 Foundations in Transdisciplinary Professional Collaboration 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to the essential components of transdisciplinary professional collaboration and professional communication. Students will explore strategies for developing and maintaining effective inter and intraprofessional working relationships with learners, practitioners, patients/clients/ families and communities which is foundational in achieving optimal health outcomes.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 549 The Military and Veteran Culture 3.0 Credits

This course is recommended for students who have little to no experience working with veteran populations and those who want to know more about the military and veteran cultures. Topics covered in this course are formal and informal military structures, military chain of command, military and veteran terminology, military training, effects of military training, life and expectations on former military members. This course also covers the challenges of returning home from the military life, re-integrating with civilian family structure, and re-integrating into civilian life as a whole.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 550 The Unique Health Care Needs of our Military and Veterans 3.0 Credits

This course explores the unique healthcare needs of veterans. The short and long term health effects of war on soldiers are examined. Exploring the medical and social diagnoses of common ailments, and their treatments is explored. Common health care issues such as traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, suicide, polytrauma and depression are healthcare issues that are common to this population as a result of their military experiences will be examined.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 551 Veteran Advocacy 3.0 Credits

This course explores advocacy groups and services available to U.S. veterans and their families. It discusses strategies to assist and advocate for U.S. veterans and their families who live in a civilian society unfamiliar with their military experiences. Also covers the challenges of returning home from the military, re-integrating with civilian family structure, and re-integrating into civilian life in general. A broad knowledge base of veteran’s benefits and advocacy groups available to assist the veteran are examined.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 552 Veteran Healthcare Policy 3.0 Credits

Beginning with the history of the professional soldier in the American society, students will trace the history of American public policy development concerning veteran healthcare, developing a comprehensive understanding of how policy frames health service delivery. This course provides an overview of how federal, regional and local policies affect the delivery of healthcare and, in general, care, to veterans.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 553 Neuroscience of Learning 3.0 Credits

This course introduces neuroanatomy and processes associated with learning, memory, emotion, and perception. The course examines the relationship between stress, trauma, sleep, health, and aging on cognitive function as well as recovery of cognitive function after brain injury. Current and emerging research in cognitive neuroscience is explored to inform educational practices to meet the needs of diverse learners. Topics include neuroplasticity, neuroimaging, learning cycle, effective differentiation, and self-efficacy.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 554 Online Neuropedagogy, Regulations & Online Instruction 3.0 Credits

This course examines common neuromyths and the relationships between memory, comprehension, metacognition, and neuroplasticity. Students compare key theorists and their approaches to the learning process. This highly interactive course integrates technology platforms, tools, and applications to engage students in a community of inquiry. Students are introduced to dichotomous approaches including deductive and inductive instruction, procedural and metacognitive scaffolding, sequencing and chunking, and reflective thought. Students demonstrate their understanding of neuroplasticity, neuroimaging, the learning cycle, effective differentiation, and self-efficacy through personal development and evaluation for online instruction.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IPS 553 [Min Grade: B]

IPS 562 Comparative Health Systems 1.0-6.0 Credit

The course will examine and compare the major models of health systems globally. Topics will include historical, political, social, ethical and economic context for selected countries. Standard measures of health outcomes will be analyzed. This course is designed as an elective that can be utilized for multiple purposes within different programs of study and may include an optional study abroad immersion experience. The study abroad experience will be either one week (1 credit) or two weeks (2 credits).

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is HSAD or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: HSAD 500 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 567 [Min Grade: B]

IPS 564 The Business of Healthcare 3.0 Credits

This course provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of financial management and the financial environment of the healthcare industry. The student will develop an understanding of the budgeting and accounting process and how a fiscally responsible budget works in a climate of decreased government funding, shared cost mechanisms and decreased personnel resources in addition to basic financial management principles and tools.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IPS 584 Analysis of Performance Standards in Healthcare Quality 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the essential skills of data analysis. Students gain an understanding of how to apply strategies to measure selected indicators, manage data and apply statistical analysis principles to drive quality improvement and evaluation of program outcomes. This course will focus on how to develop and revise effective outcome measures for an organization to determine progress in meeting quality measures of accreditation and regulatory bodies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IPS 544 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 544 [Min Grade: B]

IPS 585 Science of Safety, Human Factors, and System Thinking 3.0 Credits

This course provides a broad introduction to the science of safety, human factors and systems thinking as it relates to healthcare and safety. Students will examine system and design principles for safety and outcome improvements. Students will build knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to serve in leadership roles to drive quality improvement and safety within healthcare systems.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IPS 584 [Min Grade: B]

IPS 586 Creating a Culture of Safety 2.0 Credits

This course will focus on strategies to create a culture of safety in the healthcare environment. The course incorporates established standards of practice and strategies designed to promote a safe care environment, build team competencies, leadership and communication skills.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IPS 585 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)

IPS 600 Capstone: Applying Neurobiology to Online Instruction 3.0 Credits

The capstone course synthesizes program concepts and advanced critical theory relating to the application of neurobiology to cognitive processing, transfer of learning, and online instruction. Students design and develop a discipline specific capstone project, building upon evidence- based research and resources. The capstone project actively engages students in peer-review and self-evaluation. The course culminates with student presentations that demonstrate technical and applied knowledge, critical-thinking, and communication skills. Must be completed during the final term of the program.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IPS 553 [Min Grade: B] and IPS 554 [Min Grade: B]

IPS 601 Quality, Safety and Risk Management Capstone 5.0 Credits

The practicum provides an opportunity for the student to apply content that has been learned in previous coursework and operationalize the role of the Quality, Safety and Risk Management professional in appropriate healthcare organizations and facilities. In this course, the student will complete and present the capstone project to health care systems administration and other stakeholders.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IPS 586 [Min Grade: B]

IPS T580 Special Topics in Intra Professional Studies 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course covers special topics of relevance and significance to healthcare professionals. Topics decided upon by faculty will vary from term to term within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

IPS T680 Special Topics in Intra Professional Studies 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers special topics of relevance and significance to healthcare professionals. Topics decided upon by faculty will vary from term to term within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

IPS T780 Special Topics in Intra Professional Studies 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers special topics of relevance and significance to healthcare professionals. Topics decided upon by faculty will vary from term to term within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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