examination procedures, and ocular terminology. Educational relevance of
course content is emphasized by interpretation of medical eye reports, visual
screening, and intervention strategies used to accommodate residual vision.
EDVI U675. Functional Low Vision Assessment and Intervention (3)
Provide assistance to a learner with visual impairment who has residual,
useful vision by means of optic aids and other adaptive devices. Functional
assessment, ophthalmic and optometric consultation, and educational
intervention constitute course content. Prerequisite: EDVI U650.
EDVI U705. Literary Braille Code (3) A historical perspective, review of
devices used to transcribe braille, comprehensive overview of uncontracted
and contracted braille, and extensive practice in the production of literary
braille by the use of the Perkins Brailler and a computerized Perkins Braille
emulator. Instruction begins with uncontracted braille and common contrac-tions
in a logical sequence until all contractions are covered and the student
is proficient in reading and transcribing braille.
EDVI U706. Advanced Braille (3) Transcription of mathematics, science
notation, music, and foreign language into braille on a Perkins Brailler and a
computerized Perkins Brailler emulator. This course also includes instruction
in using an abacus, creating tactile graphics, developing perceptual skills,
using a slate and stylus, and teaching the Nemeth Braille Code to students
who are visually impaired. Prerequisite: EDVI U705.
EDVI U712. Assistive and Instructional Technology for Learners with
Visual Impairment (3) Adaptive aids, electronic devices, computerized
Braille embossers, synthetic voice output, print reading programs and
other software. Students learn about technological devices and become
proficient in the use and instruction of these devices and programs. Pre-requisite:
EDVI U717. Orientation and Mobility for Learners with Visual Impair-ment
(3) Instruction in cane skills, orientation, mobility, and activities of
daily living for students with visual impairment. The role and responsibilities
of the teacher in instruction and in relationship with a certified orientation
and mobility professional are stressed.
EDVI U724. Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities (3) The
cumulative effects of visual impairment with concomitant disabilities
on cognitive, sensory, motor, psychosocial, linguistic, and educational
functioning. Educational intervention strategies, service delivery models,
legal implications, and the multidisciplinary team model are reviewed.
EDVI U730. Assessment and Educational Methods for Learners with
Visual Impairment (3) Formal and informal approaches to evaluation for
development of individualized educational programs, materials, equipment,
curriculum adaptations, resources, adaptive aids, and instructional strategies.
Emphasis is on knowledge of resources, methods of teaching, and how to
develop and implement appropriate educational programs for learners
with blindness and low vision. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 credits in
visual impairment courses.
EDVI U734. Clinical Supervised Teaching in Visual Impairment
Education (6) Supervised school-based experiences and related seminar for
initial certification preparation. Prerequisite: 30 hours of Program of Study
courses that must include EDVI U705, EDVI U706, EDVI U724, and EDVI U730.
EDVI U735. Practicum in Special Education: Visual Impairment (3)
Capstone field experiences and completion of a comprehensive case study
and program portfolio. Candidates complete a minimum of 350 hours
of supervised teaching of students with visual impairment. The program
cumulative portfolio is completed, presented for committee review, and
defended. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDVI U730.
HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (HIMS)
HIMS U750. Health Services Research Methods and Analytics (3) Col-lection,
organization and interpretation of data pertinent to public health and
vital statistics, population data, morbidity and mortality rates, and ratios in
public health. Principles of quantitative and qualitative research methods. The
characterization of health analytics and the continuum of business analytics
and clinical analytics used for systemic changes in health care analytical
strategy. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate informatics program.
HIMS U751. Healthcare Purchasing, Supply Chain and IT Vendor
Management (3) Environment and activities necessary to plan, evaluate,
select, negotiate contracts, implement and evaluate systems from informa-tion
technology suppliers in the healthcare industry. Internal and external
demands placed on purchasing and supply chain managers internal and
external to healthcare organizations. Workflow patterns and the identification
of ways in which information technology (IT) can improve these processes.
Prerequisite: INFO U622 or INFO U650 or consent of instructor.
HIMS U752. Compliance in the Healthcare Industry (3) Managerial
and legal issues of healthcare corporate compliance, essential elements
of a compliance program, federal legislation, and enforcement initiatives
conducted by the US Department of Justice and of the Inspector General.
Prerequisite: INFO U710 or INFO U720 or consent of instructor.
HIMS U753. Strategic Planning for Healthcare Information Man-agement
Systems (3) Long range planning, migration path, regulations,
and the impact electronic healthcare records had on information resources.
Prerequisite: INFO U710 or INFO U720 or consent of instructor.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS (INFO)
INFO U622. Advanced Knowledge-Based Systems (3) Advanced meth-ods
for turning data into information and information into wisdom, concepts
and real-world applications of data mining and decision support systems
including discovery of interesting facts and decision-making. Prerequisite:
admission to the graduate informatics program.
INFO U650. Cloud Based Resource Management (3) IT alignment to
Cloud computing concepts, technologies, models, types, characteristics,
architecture, IT governance, corporate politics that support varies building
business cases for strategic IT investments, risk management, oversight of
cloud based information security policies, and general executive-level busi-ness
knowledge for information resource managers. Prerequistie: Admission
to the graduate informatics program.
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