HCD 60000     HEALTHCARE DESIGN STUDIO      6 Credit Hours

Course integrates and applies expert knowledge in healthcare design. Projects demonstrate solutions through design, case study analysis and in collaboration with industry and healthcare partners.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 60092     PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE      1 Credit Hour

Course offers students multiple options that allow for first-hand experience with a healthcare facility design project or environment; and to develop professional communication skills, job search skills and how to navigate starting a career in healthcare design.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practical Experience

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 60100     HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS WORKSHOP      3 Credit Hours

Course integrates the knowledge-base gained in other core courses into design evaluations and solutions, helping students apply what they have learned in practice. Focus is on learning about other healthcare systems, design trends and research applications. Students deliver a design project and/or a report of the field trip.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 60101     HEALTHCARE DESIGN WORKSHOP: CULTURE AND ETHICS      3 Credit Hours

Course integrates the knowledgebase gained in other courses into design evaluations and solutions, helping students apply what they have learned in practice. Focus is on a small design project.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 60199     MASTER’S PROJECT PREPARATION      3 Credit Hours

Focuses on an individual student’s defined master’s project topic. Students will explore and evaluate precedents. They will conduct a guided investigation of specific issue and parameters for a master's project, including the application of evidence-based practices in healthcare design. This course will be overseen by the course instructor in collaboration with design practitioners.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Project or Capstone

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 60299     MASTER’S PROJECT STUDIO      6 Credit Hours

Focused on an individual student’s defined master’s project topic. Projects will include site selection, site analysis, and demonstrate creative solutions through design. The course concludes in the design of the topic established in Master’s Project Preparation. This is the culminating course for the master’s degree in Healthcare Design. This course will be overseen by the course instructor in collaboration with design practitioners.

Prerequisite: HCD 60198; and graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Project or Capstone, Studio

Contact Hours: 12 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 63001     EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN IN HEALTHCARE      2 Credit Hours

Course offers the knowledge and skills required for applied research, and the use of credible data in the design decision-making process. Encompasses the evidence-based design (EBD) process, and how it applies in projects.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 63002     HEALTHCARE FACILITIES      2 Credit Hours

An investigation of the history and types of healthcare facilities, design guidelines and basic planning and programming requirements for their planning and design.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 63003     ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND MATERIALS IN HEALTHCARE      2 Credit Hours

An investigation of architectural finishes, furnishings, mechanical systems and lighting in healthcare settings.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 63004     ENVIRONMENTS OF CARE AND PATIENT POPULATIONS      2 Credit Hours

Course explores the functional, operational and person psychosocial requirements for different patient populations. Focus is on how design can respond to specific patient population needs.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HCD 63005     PATIENT SAFETY AND SYSTEMS THINKING      2 Credit Hours

Course introduces systems engineering initiative for patient safety as a major interdisciplinary approach known as systems thinking. Covers the basics of human factors in healthcare and the interactive relationship between humans and the environment; including the factors contributing to patient safety in healthcare settings, and the role environments play in patient safety.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter