Director, Healthcare Education & Leadership (Ed.D.)
Regina M. Toman, PhD. SHRM-CP
PH 402.552.7253 TF 800.647.5500 
tomangina@clarksoncollege.edu

Doctoral Healthcare Education & Leadership (Ed.D.) Courses

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the research methods and basic statistical skills needed to collect and analyze quantitative data. In addition to methodological considerations, the course examines the social, political and ethical dimensions of designing and executing research in general and applied research in particular.

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This course trains graduate students in qualitative research methodology from conceptualization through design and data collection processes for use in their doctoral studies and as an applied research methodology for problem investigation, problem solving and evaluation in a variety of fields. The course includes a thorough discussion of qualitative research design and the role of theory in guiding and informing research design. The course begins with research problems, questions and design considerations and follows with study of various qualitative research methods.

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This course in advanced research provides students with knowledge and skills for understanding, analyzing and designing research at the doctorate level. Students explore the application of research to the practice setting. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research designs and methods are analyzed. Ethical and social change implications of conducting research, producing knowledge and engaging in scholarship are emphasized. Students will synthesize and apply their knowledge and skills of applied research.

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This course examines the behavioral, cultural and social contexts of health disparities and its consequences, as well as implications for the health of minority populations from a health care perspective. The history of health disparities, inequity and inequality, while highlighting their differences, is discussed. Emphasis is placed on the roles of health care practitioners and health care facilities in providing health care equity.

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This course will review a variety of organizational systems and structures primarily from the human behavior and communication perspectives. Topics include history of organizations, how organizational meaning is created and sustained, communications, group dynamics, leadership, power, organizational design and development, and organizational culture. Particular attention will be paid to application of relevant concepts through organizational change in health care and educational settings.

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This course focuses on the dissertation process and a review of the literature surrounding the student’s proposed topic. The student's committee chair and members will be identified. The roles of the committee chair and committee members are discussed, as well as College resources.

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This course, focusing on scientific inquiry, emphasizes the formulation and the writing of a dissertation/proposal and the process for IRB. Methodology and content for each of the proposed chapters are defined.

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This course focuses on the data collection, data analysis and formulation of dissertation outcome chapter(s) following IRB approval. A thorough discussion of the review of literature refuting or supporting the dissertation results is highlighted.

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This course focuses on the completion of the dissertation. Content, format issues and recommendations for further research are discussed. Dissemination of the dissertation outcome and possible outlets for publication are covered.

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This course examines principles and practice of law in relation to academic and health care organizations. Application of legal issues for effective business practice will be explored.

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This course focuses on theories of leadership and their application for organizational effectiveness occurring in the context of modern society by initiating and reacting to change. The course is designed to provide a foundation in leadership theory, development and application, as well as a framework to further develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of future educational leaders. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of organizational culture, leadership styles, and change, as well as the impact of such interaction on the community.

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In this class, learners focus on the principles of learning and andragogical theory. In addition, learners address the history of adult learning, the characteristics of adult learners, key adult learning theories, and learning processes and styles. Learners investigate factors that influence adult education and training environments such as motivation, critical thinking skills and ethics. Additionally, learners review current developments in the field of adult education, training and workplace learning.

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This course examines curriculum and program design and development in educational and corporate training settings. Attention is given to learning theories and strategies for adult and non-traditional learners. Attention is also given to assessment at the program level for continuous improvement and accreditation purposes.

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This course addresses the issues of leading people in the global marketplace. In addition, it includes a focus on understanding the impact of cultural differences, comparing and contrasting domestic and multinational leadership challenges, and a review of current multinational leadership.

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This course is designed to help students develop a mental map of how to think about organizations strategically. The emphasis will be on exerting influence through strategy, strategic communication, organizational design and systems theory.

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This course will enable learners to apply the tools of budgeting, finance and strategy to address challenges faced by administrators/directors in higher educational and health care settings. Topics will include the role of staffing, equipment needs, facilities planning, cost effectiveness, market analysis and financial projecting. Case studies and current events will be integrated throughout to encourage discussions.

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This course provides a study of the current trends and issues, such as social, economic, political, ethical and/or cultural affecting health care education. Emphasis is placed on the critical review of educational and leadership issues.

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This course is designed to present a variety of theories used to mediate conflict at various social and psychological levels. The causes, manifestations of organizational conflict and intervention techniques will be presented. Learners will apply mediation and conflict resolution techniques and theories at the organizational level as facilitative leaders.

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This course is the first of three courses that culminates in the final dissertation as demonstrated through research that reflects the breadth of the student’s education, synthesis of the knowledge gained and the translation of evidence to improve practice. The dissertation will be defended in an open forum to an inter-professional committee.

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This course is the second of three courses that culminates in the final dissertation as demonstrated through research that reflects the breadth of the student’s education, synthesis of the knowledge gained and the translation of evidence to improve practice. The dissertation will be defended in an open forum to an inter-professional committee.

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This course is the third of three courses that culminates in the final dissertation as demonstrated through research that reflects the breadth of the student’s education, synthesis of the knowledge gained and the translation of evidence to improve practice. The dissertation will be defended in an open forum to an inter-professional committee.

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Last updated: 06/08/2021