Course Descriptions

FMST 540 The Hospitalized Child and Family (3.00 units)
Psychosocial and developmental needs of infants, children, adolescents, and families in a health care context, with a focus on the roles and interventions of the child life specialist.
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FMST 545 Introduction to Art Therapy (3.00 units)
An overview of the art therapy field, presenting its history, major practitioners, and theoretical bases. Prerequisite: FMST 101, PSYC 101, and PSYC 203
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FMST 601 Applied Family Relationships (3.00 units)
Course explores the fundamental components of the development and maintenance of family relationships. Students will critically analyze various perspectives and techniques of interpersonal relationships and will apply knowledge through case analysis. Content will include topics such as conflict resolution, intimacy and distance in relationships, relationship enhancement and maintenance, and exploration of family stories through case analysis.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of program director
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FMST 610 Family-Professional Collaboration (3.00 units)
Problem-based learning from a multidisciplinary perspective to enhance professional and family collaboration.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
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FMST 615 Applied Research Methods in Family Science (3.00 units)
This course focuses on the use of program evaluation methodology for the assessment of practice in human services. Students will critically appraise empirical articles in order to assess and implement best practices. Students will engage in activities related to research including developing research questions to analyzing data and disseminating empirical findings.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing

FMST 620 Project in Family Focused Program Development (3.00 units)
Exploration of complex relationships in family program development, and student involvement in a family focused service learning project. Students will conduct initial field exploration to identify a focus area that could benefit from creative family programming. Potential service areas are school communities, social service agencies, and non-profit programs. The project will require a comprehensive needs assessment to identify problems and a program plan designed to offer intervention.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of Program Director
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FMST 640 Medical Aspects of Illness: A Child Life Perspective (3.00 units)
An overview of the childhood disease process and its possible impact on child and family. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
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FMST 697 Graduate Internship in Family Studies and Community Development (4.00 units)
A web-enhanced supervised internship experience in family studies. This advanced internship provides service learning opportunities for graduate students that apply knowledge of the family while demonstrating entry level professional competencies. Students must demonstrate professional skills related to family based generalist practice and agency administration in human services.

FMST 880 Graduate Project in Family Studies (3.00 units)
Implementation, documentation, and evaluation of a program planned in FMST 620 that is oriented toward family involvement in a medical setting, school, or other human service agency.

FMST 897 Thesis (6.00 units)
An original investigation using an acceptable research method and design conducted under the direction of one or more faculty members.
Prerequisites: Completion of all FMST courses; approval of Graduate Program Director and Department Chairperson.

FMST 898 Thesis (3.00 units)
The previous course, FMST 897, taken over two consecutive terms.

FMST 899 Thesis Continuum (1.00 units)

IDHP 600 Transitions: Health Care Professionals in a Changing Environment (3.00 units) Introductory course in CAT program, focused primarily on context and stakeholders of health delivery system, along with leadership and teamwork.
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IDHP 605 Managing Health Care Professionals (3.00 units)
This course provides an overview of issues and skills involved in effectively managing the health professional. The course will focus on the application of the entire range of supervisory skills and personnel management practices to the tasks of administering a health care operation. Also listed as OCTH 605.
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IDHP 610 Administration of Health Care Organizations (3.00 units)
Capstone course in the interdisciplinary Clinician to Administrator Transition (CAT) certificate program. Integration and application of knowledge and skills related to program planning, financial management, and management of human resources.
Prerequisites: Completion of the first five courses in the CAT program.
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IDHP 647 Health Care Financial Management (3.00 units)
Examination of financial aspects of health care, including accounting and budgeting. Aspects of production, distribution and organization, and health services are reviewed from financial and economic perspectives. Also listed as HLTH 647.
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IDHP 651 Planning and Marketing Health in Business and Industry (3.00 units)
Health promotion and delivery in the profit and nonprofit sectors. Concepts and application of planning and marketing health in various settings. Also listed as HLTH 651.
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