The program will provide a degree to Health Care Disparities, Diversity and Advocacy majors and can be a degree completion program for students who have academic and/or professional experience in a health care related field. The degree is offered in a non-traditional format that combines on-line courses with face-to-face lectures. Nearly 90% of the content is delivered online, including synchronous interactions with the faculty during class meetings and asynchronous delivered class content. Approximately 10% of the content is gained through direct campus participation. Participants have the flexibility of enrolling full-time or part-time.
Graduates can use this education to develop professional growth in their clinical expertise or seek employment in health care disparities, diversity or patient advocacy.
Students entering the two-year track at the junior level take 78 semester credit hours towards their degree.
Students are required to take 48 semester credit hours with 30 hours of elective courses.
Required Courses (48)
DDA 4311 Disparities in Health Care (3)
DDA 4312 Global Health Practice (3)
DDA 4313 Disability and Function (3)
DDA 4314 Resources and Support for Accommodating Patients with Special Needs (3)
DDA 4321 Accommodating Differences in the Health Care Setting (3)
DDA 4322 Mentoring Across Differences (3)
DDA 4323 Health Professions Leadership (3)
DDA 4324 Clinical Preceptorship in Diversity (3)
DDA 4331 Patient Advocacy (3)
DDA 4332 The Role of the Patient Advocate (3)
DDA 4333 Healthcare Policy and Practice (3)
DDA 4334 Clinical Preceptorship in Patient Advocacy (3)
DDA 4341 Professional Development (3)
DDA 4345 Capstone (3)
HS 3340 Research Methods (3)
HS 4100 Issues in Health Care Ethics (1)
HS 4101 Diversity and Cultural Competence (1)
HS 4111 Medical Law (1)
Students entering the two-year track at the junior level take 49 semester credit hours towards their degree.
The semester-by-semester schedule include all courses needed to graduate, but the sequences are subject to change.
Students who choose to complete elective courses at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may choose from the course offering below.
Elective Courses (30)
DI 3345 Directed Readings (1-3)
DI 3346 Professional Development (repeatable) (1-3)
DI 4310 Teaching Strategies in Health Care Education (3)
DI 4311 Instructional Design (3)
DI 4312 Patient Education (3)
DI 4322 Effective Human Resources Management (3)
DI 4323 Management Skills for New Supervisor (3)
HS 3320 Medical Genetics (3)
HS 3333 Statistics (3)
HS 3347 Current Issues in Health Care (3)
HS 4371 Management and Education (3)