2013-2014 Catalog


IPE - Interprofessional Education

IPE-545 Biostatistics

Biostatistics is the application of statistics to biology, medicine, nursing, and other health-related professions. This course is intended to give the student an introduction to basic statistical concepts, methods, and reasoning used in public health and other health sciences, providing a base for further development of these skills in courses such as Epidemiology, Research Methods, and Advanced Epidemiology. Health Sciences students in Public Health, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and other related professions will establish a foundation for their experiential learning projects.


IPE-555 Bioethics: Theory, Application, and Decision-Making

An overview of healthcare ethics, theoretical foundations of ethical decision-making, and the role of personal values and ethics. Ethical dimensions of geopolitical, economic, sociocultural, environmental, and educational influences on health will be explored in local, national, and global contexts. Strategies for analyzing and managing ethical situations will provide a foundation for Biblical-based decision-making by an interprofessional team.


IPE-565 Research Methods I

This course will provide graduate Health Sciences students a comprehensive exploration and sound understanding of the origins and applications of diverse research methods used in the health sciences, with an emphasis on selecting and applying appropriate research designs. It includes an overview of the scientific methods and the various research paradigms in current use.


IPE-575 Clinical Anatomy

This course will provide students a comprehensive study of the human body and its related function. Students will learn human anatomy as it relates to function through the study of bones, cadaver dissection, models, medical imaging, atlas drawings, and their own bodies. Clinical correlations will be presented related the anatomical structures discussed to clinical practice.


IPE-605 Research Methods II

This course will serve as a continuation of the Research Methods I course. This course will cover measurement theory and the use of techniques such as factor analysis to validate measurement scales, risk and sensitivity analysis, qualitative research, and mixed methods designs. In addition, the course will continue to develop the student's ability to produce a research proposal by expanding the previous semester project to include methodological sections of a research proposal.


IPE-615 Health Policy

Students examine the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policies and law and their impact on delivery of health services and the promise of public health. This course provides an overview of public policy interventions within the various domains of public health, the motivations for undertaking them, and the influences of the political, bureaucratic, and social environments in which policy decisions are made.


IPE-625 Organizational Leadership in Health Care

This course provides an overview of leadership, management, and organizational behavior reflecting the uniqueness of the health care sector. The course integrates theory with practice through readings, presentations, team learning, written assignments, and guest lecturers from different organizational and interprofessional leadership perspectives in health care. Assessment, practice, and development of organizational leadership systems and skills will be accomplished through action learning teams, case studies, and problem based learning.

Indiana Weselayan