College Credit - Spring Courses
The focus of this course is on the interrelation of human systems and the effect that illness in one body system has on the functions of the whole person. Concepts related to clinical physiology and research literature related to pathophysiology of various body systems are examined. Pertinent literature related to nursing interventions associated with improved physiological status is analyzed.
This course is offered on Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. 3 credits
This course is designed to meet the needs of the advanced practice nurse prescriber in the primary and acute care setting, building upon previous and/or concurrent acquired knowledge from nursing, pathophysiology and other sciences. The development of clinical decision-making skills essential to safe and effective pharmacologic intervention is the focal point of the course.
This course is offered on Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. 3 credits
This course is designed to explore the major psychotherapeutic approaches to individual therapy and focuses on the legal and ethical issues and the therapeutic role of the advance practice psychiatric –mental health nurse in providing care to individuals with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Strategies for intervention will include development of therapeutic relationships, crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, recovery-oriented philosophies, trauma-informed care, SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) CBT (cognitive- behavioral therapy), brief psychotherapy and use of complimentary modalities for individuals. Emphasis will be placed on health promotion, illness prevention, crisis care and follow-up strategies among diverse populations for persons receiving advanced psychiatric and mental health nursing care. This course is offered as Online/Hybrid. This course requires permission by Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org . 1 Credit
This course provides the student with an introduction to inferential statistics. Emphasis is placed on practical application, rather than mathematical theory. Topics discussed include t- tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), repeated measures ANOVA and mixed ANOVA, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), correlations and scatter plots and regression analyses.
This course is offered on Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. This course requires permission by instructor Carol.Bova@umassmed.edu. 3 credits
This course presents evidence based teaching theories, strategies and skills for individuals interested in the role of faculty in programs preparing students for health professions. Contemporary issues and approaches to educating students with diverse learning needs will be addressed from assessment of learning styles to evaluation of outcomes. Societal influences on the curriculum development process are highlighted along with strategies for enhancing academic career development.
This course is offered on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. This is a HYBRID course every other week on campus. This course requires permission by instructor Maureen.Wassef@umassmed.edu. 3 credits
This course builds on N815 Statistical Analysis of Data to provide in-depth instruction on practical applications of multivariate data analysis, focusing on statistical issues and techniques that students are likely to encounter in their research. Topics include pre-analysis data screening, assessment of model fit for analysis of variance and covariance (ANOVA/ANCOVA) and linear regression, model selection techniques, repeated measures ANOVA, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and logistic regression.
This course is offered on Tuesday mornings from 9:00am – 12 noon. This course requires permission by instructor Carol.Bova@umassmed.edu. 3 credits