Summer 2017 Graduate-Level Non-Degree Courses
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1. View the course(s) below in which you are interested, and review all of the course information.
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Courses are offered onsite and online. Since many courses fill quickly, we encourage you to register early.
Payment in full is required when you register for courses for any given semester.
How can Non-Degree Courses be used?
Please visit this page for information about how non-degree courses can be used in the application process to waive the GRE Requirement or how they can be applied to a degree/certificate program once admitted.
Complete listing of courses open for non-degree registration for Summer 2017
To register for a course, use the "Register" button to complete the process once you have reviewed the course information.
CD-822-DL - Language Acquisition
Prerequisites: None. This course covers typical oral language development and its relationship to the acquisition of reading and writing skills. Theories of language development are analyzed and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics are addressed.
Faculty: Prof. Lauren Baron
Dates: 5/22/17- 8/26/17
CD-825-01-Reading & Writing in the Schools
Prerequisites: None. This course is designed to address issues relevant to teaching reading and writing in the schools (K-12). Topic include analysis of scientifically based research on reading, an overview of reading philosophies, implementation of data driven differentiated instruction, and reading and writing across the curriculum.
Faculty: Dr. Tiffany P. Hogan & Dr. Susan L. Smith
Offered: Onsite, Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
CD-826-01- Leading Literacy Change
Prerequisites: None. This course investigates the roles of reading specialists, issues related to consulting and whole school change, and the use of formative assessments to drive instruction. Its focus is on professional development and in-service education to support classroom teachers and tutors in their efforts to improve reading and writing instruction.
Faculty: Dr. Tiffany P. Hogan
Offered: Onsite, Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. & Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:50 p.m.
CH-740-DLHB Early Intervention: Birth to 3
Prerequisite: Program prerequisites. This course provides theoretical and practical preparation for diagnosing and treating infants, toddlers and their families. Through lectures, readings, and discussions, students will understand Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP), service coordination, family-centered practice, and federal and state legislation. In addition, students will learn hands-on remediation techniques. They will also become familiar with the diagnostic tools used in Massachusetts to determine eligibility.
Faculty: Prof. Jennifer Mackey
Offered: Hybrid Format- Onsite meetings: Thursdays 6:00 p.m.-8:20 p.m., 7/6/17-8/17/17
HP-712-DL-Foundations of Teaching & Learning
Prerequisites: None. This course will introduce the learner to basic theories of adult teaching and learning, with a focus on the teaching and learning relationship. Learners will explore the contexts of teaching and learning that are common in health professions education, consider the impact of culture on teaching and learning and consider how different theories of teaching and learning may impact learning experiences. Includes critical analysis of selected theories and their application to a variety of educational environments in health professions education.
Faculty: Dr. Lynn Foord
Dates: 5/22/17- 8/26/17
HP-850-DLHB - Intermediate Biostatistics
Prerequisites: None. This class provides a deeper understanding of the basic univariate methods introduced in Statistical Analysis I. This course will explore forms of the General Linear Model (GLM) to produce (a) prediction models, (b) between-subject designs with the appropriate follow-up tests, and (c) within-subject designs with the appropriate follow-up tests. Although this course emphasizes the conceptual application of statistical testing, some discussion of the mathematical underpinnings including the relevant formulae and assumptions are necessary for understanding. Emphasis will be placed on correctly interpreting computer printouts using IBM SPSS.
NH-602-DLHB-Health Care Policy & Politics
Prerequisites: None. Pass/Fail and audit available. Provides a forum for the discussion of policies related to the health care such as the role of health care professionals in this process and delivery of health care. Students analyze health care policy for socio-economic, ethical, political and historical perspectives.
Faculty: Dr. Casey Sweeney
Offered: Hybrid Format- Onsite meetings: Mondays 1:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m., 5/22/17-8/14/17
NH-717-DLHB - Survey of Health Care Informatics
Prerequisites: None. This online course presents an overview of the evolution of healthcare informatics from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will learn healthcare informatics history, concepts, theories, legal and ethical implications, and applications within the healthcare industry. This course will introduce the student to the information system life cycle; human factors issues in healthcare informatics; critical issues affecting the development and implementation of information and communication systems and technologies (clinical, administrative and learning), knowledge management principles, professional practice trends, and explore some of the emerging ICT (information and communication technology) in health care.
Faculty: Dr. Margie L. Sipe & Dr. Andrew B. Phillips
NH-720-01- Research for Clinical Practice
Prerequisites: Statistics. Pass/Fail and audit available. This course prepares students to apply research evidence to improve clinical practice. It focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate research evidence, integrate research and theory to answer clinical problems, and disseminate research findings to enhance clinical practice.
Faculty: Dr. Nancy M. Terres
Offered: Hybrid Format- Onsite meetings: Mondays 5:00 p.m.-7:50 p.m., 5/22/17, 6/5/17, 6/19/17, 7/17/17 & 8/7/17
NH-740-DLHB-Health Care Economics & Financing
Prerequites: RN Status or NCLEX eligible. Pass/Fail available. An introduction to the principles of economics, financing and budgeting within the context of the healthcare environment. Essential economic and financial theory for the healthcare provider will be examined and financial methodology will be introduced. Specific weekly topics will be presented based on the following modules: principles of economic theory in healthcare, public and private financing in healthcare and budgeting principles.
Faculty: Dr. Alex Hoyt
Offered: Hybrid Format- Onsite meetings: Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m., 5/22/17-8/14/17
NH-799-DL - Independent Study in Mind Body Spirit Health
Prerequisites: NH 750; Principles of Mind Body Spirit Health and Healing; NH 752 Research Methods and Critique in Mind Body Spirit Health and Healing; Independent Study to be arranged in consultation with the MBS program coordinator. Independent Studies require an Independent Study Agreement Form to be completed by the student and approved by the program coordinator.
Faculty: Dr. Amanda B. Coakley
NP-715N-DL- Advanced Pathophysiology
Prerequisite: Basic pathophysiology. This course provides an in depth scientific knowledge base relevant to selected pathophysiological states. Major concepts from basic pathophysiology are built upon with consideration of responses across the lifespan. Advanced concepts of pathophysiological functioning are correlated with clinical decisions related to selected diagnostic tests and initiation of therapeutic regimens applicable to advanced practice nurses across specialties. Specific disease processes are examined incorporating the role of developmental physiology, embryologic, genetic, and environmental factors in the epidemiology of disease.
OH- 780-01-Disability and Society
Prerequisites: None. This course examines the evolution and current issues affecting persons with disabilities - the largest minority population in the United States. It includes changes in disability models and societal perceptions across time; disparities in access to education, employment, health care, transportation, and housing; and an evaluation of public spaces using ADA criteria. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of topics that affect persons with disabilities differently than persons without disabilities such as domestic violence and emergency preparedness. National and international perspectives and policies will be examined to determine their effectiveness on decreasing disparities, increasing access, and enabling participation.
Faculty: Dr. Diane L. Smith
Offered: Onsite, Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. -7:50 p.m.
OH- 783-01- Inter-professional Approach to Transition School Age Children
Prerequisite: By permission only. This course provides opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty in other healthcare disciplines (CSD, Nursing & PT) to better understand and provide interventions to promote successful transitions for children with disabilities. The course culminates in a week-long day camp for school-age (4-10 years) children. The focus of this camp program is successful transition back-to-school or to school for the first time.
Faculty: Dr. Andrea Fairman
Offered: Onsite, Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
OT-792-01 International Innovations Project
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the 1st year of the OT academic program and a student in good standing. The International Innovations Project is a 5-week intensive course that involves interprofessional team-based learning to address a need/problem identified by a community partner. Global innovation and entrepreneurship theories are applied through the process of prototype/product development that culminates in a final solution proposal presentation.
Faculty: Dr. Lisa T. Connor