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The Graduate School Madonna University
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Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
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MSHP Hospice and Pallative Studies | Bereavement Cognate | Business Cognate | Education Cognate | Nursing Cognate | Pastoral Ministry Cognate | Prerequisite Sequence
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MSHP Hospice and Pallative Studies    
   Program Requirements (30 cr. to be chosen)    
      Hosp & Pall Studies Core (16 cr. to be chosen)    
         HSP 5005   History and Philosophy of Hospice and Palliative Care (HSP*/NUR) 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Examination of historical, religious, social, and cultural perspectives of serious illness and end of life care. Emphasis is on the evolution of the hospice and palliative care philosophy and how it is incorporated across the life cycle in various settings. Nursing students in AP Hospice and Palliative Care tracks register for 2 cr. All others register for 3 cr. Prerequisite or corequisite for nursing students: NUR 5010. 
         HSP 5010   Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research, and Practice 3 cr.  Identification and examination of current and emerging bereavement theories, emphasizing transdisciplinary clinical application with grieving individuals and families. The grieving process as a progression of coping, management, and growth through significant losses and life transitions. Skill development in designing effective coping strategies that facilitate healing in families and communities. Intended for persons desiring to work in palliative/end-of-life care settings and related health care and human service fields. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5005. 
         HSP 6000   Advanced Holistic Palliative Care 3 cr.  Focus on comprehensive holistic palliative care for the terminally ill and their families. Examination of the interrelatedness between the various types of pain experienced by the dying patient and the impact on the family and hospice staff. Multidimensional aspects of pain are discussed in theoretical and practical perspectives. A research-based approach is used to synthesize palliative care within the hospice care delivery system. Prerequisite or corequisite: HSP 5005. 
         HSP 6010   Ethical and Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Development of a framework, in seminar/discussion, for analyzing ethical and legal issues in the delivery of end-of-life care and making end-of-life care decisions. Includes the examination of cross-cultural beliefs and practices related to end-of-life care as a basis for ethical decision making in hospice care. 
         HSP 6020   Practicum I 4 cr.  Concurrent seminar and practicum experience involving the synthesis of hospice concepts and theories related to selected roles and functions as performed by the interdisciplinary team in end-of-life care delivery. Students gain practice skills and competencies needed to contribute to high quality end-of-life care through a supervised practicum within a hospice and palliative care setting. Prerequisites: HSP 5005, HSP 5010, HSP 6000, HSP 6010. 
      Capstone (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         Pall/EndofLife Pract&Proj (5 cr. to be chosen)    
            HSP 6930   Practicum II and Project 5 cr.  Integration of all previous course work and additional practice experiences in which students deepen their knowledge and skill in the selected area of service. Students address a current issue or opportunity within hospice/palliative/health care settings by completing a capstone project with supervision by faculty advisor/agency preceptor within the palliative/end of life care practice setting. Students also design and complete their professional portfolio. Prerequisites: HSP 5005, HSP 5010, HSP 6000, HSP 6010, HSP 6020. 
         Thesis: Req Rsrch Courses (6 cr. to be chosen)    
            BR  6430   Managerial Research Design 3 cr.  A capstone research course in which students apply knowledge from previous course work to develop a research project proposal including the introduction, literature review, and methodology chapters. Students select, develop, and formulate a plan of analysis for their chosen research topic within their specialty discipline. Taken in the final year of the student’s program. 
            HSP 6840   Research Project Thesis 3 cr.  Preparation, composition, and completion of a project or thesis related to hospice education. Discussion of legal and ethical issues related to research within a hospice setting. Research procedures and requirements specific to Madonna University discussed. Students work with a thesis advisor to assure agreement as to goals. Prerequisite: all core courses, cognates, and electives must have been completed and a thesis advisor selected. 
      Cognate Option (9 cr. to be chosen)    
Bereavement Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 5210   Trauma, Loss and Grief: Helping Families Heal 3 cr.  In-depth analysis of family dynamics following normative loss, traumatic loss or other life transition events. Theoretical foundations include family systems theory, family developmental/lifespan theories, crisis and communication theory, attachment theory, and grief theories that promote adaptation and transformation through the grieving process. The social context of grief is explored at the individual, familial and societal levels of intervention as they impact family structure and cohesiveness. Students explore their own family-of-origin loss experiences through analysis of case studies, popular cultural portrayal of loss in videos and music, and selected experiential activities such as relaxation, meditation, and writing/journaling. 
      HSP 5310   Evolving Trends in Trauma, Loss, and Bereavement 3 cr.  Examine the historical context of trauma, loss, and bereavement including traditional medical model practices and application of emerging knowledge in neurophysiology and the biopsychosocial-spiritual models to promote deeper awareness of the intricacies involved in quality of life and healing following loss and traumatic life events. Selected emerging theories in health care and mental health fields are reviewed including an overview of the application of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual-V (DSM-V) in treatment and intervention of specific conditions/disorders related to the grieving process. 
      HSP 5410   Integrative Treatment Modalities in Trauma, Loss and Grief 3 cr.  Examination of the wide range of community services available to the bereaved, including those with normative life losses and those affected by traumatic loss or persistent complex bereavement disorder. Identification and appraisal of existing trauma and grief counseling approaches, support groups, prevention, educational and intervention models. Application and hands-on practice with emerging integrative treatment modalities and how they facilitate healing across health care, human service and hospice/palliative/EOL care settings. Secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout as they occur in professional practice with clients will be explored with recommended prevention and coping strategies for care providers. 
Business Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      MGT 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 cr.  Introduces students to research-based principles and practices for leading high performance individuals, teams, and organizations (nonprofit, for-profit, health care, and educational). Students learn to de-construct complex organizational dynamics that help and hinder goal achievement and employ critical thinking skills in providing practical applications for enhancing high performance. 
      MGT 5500   Human Resource Management and Development 3 cr.  Theory and practice of human resource management in organizations. Emphasis is placed on the relevant functions of HRM such as staffing, recruitment, selections, performance assessment, career development, education and training, labor relations, reward systems, and employee health and safety. Discussion of contemporary HRM issues and analysis of case studies that clarify the appropriate role of human resources within organizational and business planning and operations. 
      MKT 5160   Essentials of Marketing 3 cr.  The study of marketing concepts, terminology, and applications, with special emphasis on the marketing mix relationships: e.g., product, price, promotion, and distribution; global marketing, target marketing, and integrated marketing. Study of the role and operation of marketing functions and their influence on the organization both internally and externally. 
Education Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      EDU 5060/NUR 5020 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         EDU 5060   Research & Educational Practice 3 cr.  A focus on the knowledge and skills needed by educators to understand, evaluate, and use research. Critical analysis of the major principles of teaching and classroom learning. Applying research skills to researching and critically analyzing recent trends and traditional theories in the field of education. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. 
         NUR 5020   Teaching-Learning Principles and Strategies 3 cr.  The theoretical perspectives and factors that influence teaching and learning in higher and continuing education are analyzed. Emotional, social, cultural, and cognitive factors that affect learning are considered. The impact of these variables on planning and instruction, classroom management and teaching methodology are explored. 
      EDU 5650   Education and the Community 2 cr.  The development of the knowledge and competencies needed by educational leaders to work professionally with their communities, including understanding of school governance, communication, community organizations and structures, roles of key community actors and parents, volunteerism, and the community education concept. 
      EDU 5810   Selected Topics in Educational Leadership 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Study of issues, trends, and topics relevant to educational leaders. Courses may be offered on a workshop, seminar, or independent research format. 
      EDU 5950   Curriculum Leadership 3 cr.  Examines a broad perspective of leadership in instructional areas, current issues in the educational field, and processes of change and reculturing in teaching and learning based on the latest research. Focus on leaders in the field of educational change and curriculum theory; managing change within the committee infrastructure and collaborative process to improve student instruction; communication processes; the restructuring movement; and leadership qualities of teachers and administrators involved in systemic change. Emphasis on the concept of the coherent curriculum and the interconnection of teaching and learning standards, as well as the “best practices” research. Learning opportunities are kept flexible to reflect current issues in instructional leadership, student growth, and staff professional development. 
Nursing Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      NUR 5010   Professional Foundations for Advanced Roles in Nursing 3 cr.  The professional foundations of advanced roles in nursing. Examination of nursing as a profession and practice discipline, ethics, scope of practice, and roles of graduate-prepared nurses. 
      NUR 5150   Translating&Integrating Scholarship into Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.  The methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality improvement and research. Integration of theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives using translational scholarship. Prerequisite: MTH 2350 or equivalent within past five years. 
      NUR 5480   Theoretical & Scientific Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.  Analysis of nursing and other theories from the humanities and related sciences that are used in advanced nursing practice roles, with a focus on selected grand and middle-range theories and concepts related to teaching and learning, epidemiology, genetics, and health promotion. Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 5010. 
Pastoral Ministry Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      EV 5300/MT 6750 Option (2 cr. to be chosen)    
         EV  5300   Conversion and Reconciliation 2 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A study of the personal and social realities of evil, sin, guilt, sickness, alienation in light of the created order in Jesus Christ. Emphasis will be placed on Christian reconciliation and the dynamics of conversion as a life long process and sacramental event. The historical, theological, and pastoral aspects of the sacraments of Penance and Anointing will be examined. 
         MT  6750   Foundations of Christian Moral Life 3 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A systematic examination of the Christian moral life and the virtues, moral principles, and norms necessary for living that life. The course investigates Sacred Scripture, human reason, human nature, the Magisterium, sin and grace, the different methods of moral decision making, and Catholic social teaching. (Co- or Prerequisite: THE 2740 or equivalent) 
      PM  7150   Pastoral Care of the Sick 3 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A study of the spiritual, sacramental, and physical needs of the sick and terminally ill; introduction to the Catholic Rite “Pastoral Care of the Sick”; ministry to the sick in their home and institutional setting with special attention to various religious and cultural customs; communication and helping skills. Each student will participate as a presenter and facilitator in theological reflection. 
      PM 6600/7000/7200 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         PM  6600   Pastoral Counseling 2 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A study and practice of the elements of the counseling relationship including confidentiality, listening skills, counselor-client agreement. Special attention is paid to the distinction between pastoral counseling and spiritual direction and the process of assessment and referral. 
         PM  7000   Ministry to the Elderly 2 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A study of ministry to the aging: the aging process and the death and dying process and their personal, relational, theological, sacramental, and pastoral dimensions; some ethical questions posed by modern medical technology. 
         PM  7200   Pastoral Care of the Family 2 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A examination of psychological, biblical, and magisterial foundations of family life and ministry. An exploration of contemporary family issues, such as marriage enrichment, parenting, extended family dynamics, crisis intervention and referral, and cultural concerns. This course will also consider the skills and resources necessary for competent pastoral care of the family. 
Prerequisite Sequence    
   Prerequisite Requirements (5 cr. to be chosen)    
      CIS 2250/2380 Option (2 cr. to be chosen)    
         CIS 2250   Computer Fundamentals 2 cr.  Introduction to the fundamentals of computers for the non-technical person. Study of the operating functions of both the hardware and software components of an information system. Emphasis on hands-on experiences with word processing, spreadsheet, and database management systems. Study of the evolution, application, and ethical aspects of computer systems. No credit toward majors in business or management information systems. 
         CIS 2380   Introduction to Computers 3 cr.  Study of the evolution of computers and the operating functions of the hardware, systems software, application software, data communications, and ethics of data storage and retrieval; exploration of the integration and application of information processing in the business environment and in the global society; hands-on experience with word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, database management, and electronic mail. 
      BR  5210   Quantitative Methods for Business Research 3 cr.  Introduction to the practical uses of quantitative and qualitative statistical methods and their applications in business. Emphasis is placed on the collection, analysis, interpretation, and explanation of the data using statistical software. Prerequisite: BR 5200. 
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