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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7209

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive -
Campus:
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 10/28/08; SCNS approved 8/1/09; assigned number 7209


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2152 2008-09-16
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HSC-006201-10000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Mary Webb x9133 mwebb@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7209 Diagnostic Reasoning

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Diagnostic Reasoning
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Admission ot DNP degree program

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course provides practice in analyzing data and making effective clinical decisions. Students will practice diagnostic reasoning using the health history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests to create a prioritized differential diagnosis.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    To obtain a permanent number.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Required course in the DNP degree

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes at least three times.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. or DNP


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Discuss the role of the clinician in implementing and evaluating clinical guidelines and translational research

    2. Integrate professional experience, research knowledge and methods to formulate and evaluate practice interventions.

    3. Utilize patient-centered, evidence-based, and quality indicators to compare and contrast diagnostic and therapeutic health services.

    4. Demonstrate competency in the selection of statistical methods utilized for advanced clinical decision making

    5. Integrate professional experience, research, practice guidelines, and statistical methods in the development of prioritized differential diagnoses.

    6. Develop the clinical leadership role through clinical teaching strategies for colleagues and patients

    7. Contrast current and classic theories for the evaluation of clinical decision making.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Discuss the role of the clinician in implementing and evaluating clinical guidelines and translational research

    2. Integrate professional experience, research knowledge and methods to formulate and evaluate practice interventions.

    3. Utilize patient-centered, evidence-based, and quality indicators to compare and contrast diagnostic and therapeutic health services.

    4. Demonstrate competency in the selection of statistical methods utilized for advanced clinical decision making

    5. Integrate professional experience, research, practice guidelines, and statistical methods in the development of prioritized differential diagnoses.

    6. Develop the clinical leadership role through clinical teaching strategies for colleagues and patients

    7. Contrast current and classic theories for the evaluation of clinical decision making.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction

    Theoretical Models of the Diagnostic Reasoning Process

    Bias and Mistakes in Diagnostic Reasoning

    The Diagnostic Reasoning Process in Practice

    Utilization of Research and Statistical Data in Diagnostic

    Reasoning

    Implementing Best Practices in Diagnostic Reasoning

    Case Studies

    Clinical Application Presentation Lectures

    Topics:

    Differential Diagnosis

    Prognosis

    Clinical Application Presentation Lectures

    Topics:

    Harm

    Cost Analysis

    D. Textbooks

    Required Text:

    Groopman, Jerome. (2007). How Doctors Think

    Gladwell, Malcolm (2005). Blink

    Kathryn Montgomery (2005) How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine

    Recommended Texts:

    Diagnostic Reasoning and Treatment Decision Making in Nursing, Doris L. Carrevali & Mary Durand Thomas, JB Lippincott

    Clinical Decision Making and Judgment in Nursing, Edited: Carl Thompson & Dawn Dowding, Churchill Livingstone

    Current Laboratory/Diagnostic Interpretation Text

    Required Readings from selected Peer-reviewed Journals to be provided

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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