College of Health and Science

Radiologic Sci Leadership (RAD)

RAD 222   Pathological Foundations 4 credits

This course is designed to provide students with a historical background in pathological studies. The course is also designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basics of pathological investigations. By applying knowledge from a range of disciplines, pathologists are able to more adequately study disease, wellness, and other health-related events in populations. The ultimate goal of this course is to stimulate a desire for further education in pathological course work. Also includes the study of cell response to radiation and chemotherapy.

RAD 250   Leadership Communication 4 credits

This course emphasizes the communication processes of leadership with particular focus on assessing and researching leadership skills, strategic organizational planning, decision making, problem solving, mentoring employees, collaborative team management skills, cultivating a supportive work environment, change management, facilitation and meeting management skills, presentation skills and interviewing skills.

RAD 300   Strategic Leadership of Resources, People, and Teams 4 credits

The strategy process represents an essential opportunity for health care leaders to establish, implement and guide the organization's direction in these turbulent waters of changing distribution systems. Students will look at the strategies of health care organizations in an increasingly global and competitive marketplace.

RAD 310   Writing for Healthcare Professionals 4 credits

Healthcare professionals at all levels must demonstrate professionalism as strong communicators not only verbally, but as writers as well. This course will lay the ground work of writing expectations in the program and serve to remediate as needed.

RAD 322   Compliance and Regulatory Requirements 4 credits

The focus of this course is to examine the role law plays in the everyday operation of our health care system from the management perspective. Key topics will include: The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Corporate Compliance and Integrity, Fraud and Abuse, health care laws, and health care regulatory agencies. Laws and bills related to health care in the State of Minnesota will be examined and followed.

RAD 330   Communication Strategies for Conflict Management 4 credits

This course provides an overview of the nature and functions of communication in human conflict. Professionals develop communication skills, such as listening and collaboration, which are necessary for managing conflict productively in interpersonal, organizational and intercultural contexts. Professionals will gain an understanding of patterns, research and processes associated with conflict management styles, and civility. This course will also address how language, perception, gender communication, and generational differences and context influence the conflict process.

RAD 350   Healthcare Diversity and Global Issues 4 credits

Students use literature, interviews and class discussion to explore the values, beliefs, customs and perceptions represented in various kinds of diversity affecting social and economic life. Students explore the obligations and implications of equal opportunity in organizations while they develop organizational strategies to benefit from diversity in the United States and abroad.

RAD 400   Organization Development for HR Professionals 4 credits

This course will help HR leaders understand organization development from a leadership and HR perspective. Students will build their capacity to facilitate complex change initiatives using change theories, models, and concepts. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how a complex organizational environment is driving the need for continuous change. Moreover, students will develop skills in planning for change, communicating change, and holding individuals accountable for results. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of how change impacts individual performance.

RAD 435   Ethics and Decision Making in Health Care Environments 4 credits

This is a foundational course in ethics for individuals pursuing vocations of service in health care. Students will have a greater understanding of the ethical principles that are applied to the delivery of health care services and the processes for making sound ethical decisions. Students will develop models of decision making that are consistent with core personal values as well as the ethical standards of their professions. Motivations for ethical healthcare decisions will be evaluated. The roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals will be explored on the basis of Christian values as well as assumptions drawn from reason and societal norms and expectations.

RAD 440   Legal Environment for Healthcare Managers 4 credits

This course integrates the treatment of law and management. It helps managers and leaders spot legal issues before they become legal problems and emphasizes developing the legal astuteness to craft solutions that attain core organizational objectives without incurring undue legal risk. Traditional legal concepts are discussed as well as current topics in developing areas of the law. An emphasis on ethical concerns stimulates understanding of how managers must incorporate considerations of ethics and social responsibility into their managerial actions.

RAD 490   Senior Seminar 4 credits

The students will engage in a literature survey of research in the instructor's area of expertise and develop a research proposal consisting of a research hypothesis, a rationale for the work and experimental design. Students learn professional presentation skills and combine research and theory to develop individualized synthesis projects which examine research problems and answer a particular research question that has specific application in their occupation.