Oct 02, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    HOA 508 - Labor Management Relations


    Credits 3

    Analysis of labor-management relations in the hospitality industry at the employee, unit, and strategic levels. Development of written and verbal communication and problem identification/ solving skills via environmental analysis (historical, legal, social and technological). Other areas include: contract negotiation and administration, union-management cooperative efforts, and strategic labor management decision-making.

    Formerly
    HOA 608

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with HMD 408. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 509 - Hospitality Security/Risk


    Credits 3

    Analysis of contemporary risk management and security concerns specific to hospitality and gaming industries; encompassing lodging, food and beverage, casinos, events, and clubs. Includes development of security and risk management strategies for asset protection, loss prevention, disaster control, crisis management, industrial safety, casino security, and emergency action planning.

    Formerly
    HOA 510

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with HMD 410. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 521 - Market and Feasibility Studies


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 500 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Formerly
    HOA 621

    Notes
    Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 522 - Staff Planning and Operational Analyses


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 500 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Formerly
    HOA 622

    Notes
    Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 525 - Computer Application to the Hospitality


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 500 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Formerly
    HOA 625

    Notes
    Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 526 - Accounting for the Casino Hotel


    Credits 3

    Detailed examination of accounting systems, procedure, and controls peculiar to casinos required by both management and government for internal auditing, financial reporting, and governmental control.

    Formerly
    HOA 626

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted wtih GAM 426. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 536 - Mathematics of Casino Games


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 500 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Formerly
    HOA 636

    Notes
    Credit at the 500 level normally requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 537 - Gaming Regulations and Control


    Credits 3

    Nevada’s system of gaming regulation and control provides a model for studying the history, purpose, politics, methods, and limitations — both practical and legal — of governmental regulation and control of legal gambling.
     

    Formerly
    HOA 637

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GAM 437. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 540 - Casino Marketing


    Credits 3

    Marketing concepts as applied to the gaming industry.

    Formerly
    HOA 640

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GAM 440. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 542 - Sociology of Gambling


    Credits 3

    Analysis of patterns of participation in various forms of gambling; political/economic background of gambling; effects of gambling on communities, lifestyles, and value systems.
     

    Formerly
    HOA 642

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GAM 442, SOC 442 and SOC 642. Credit at the 500 and 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 549 - International Tourism


    Credits 3

    Study of international travel and tourism. Focuses on the economic, social, political, and environmental considerations of international tourism management and development.

    Formerly
    HOA 649

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with TCA 449. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 553 - Management of Hospitality Service Delivery System


    Credits 3

    Evaluation, design, and management of service delivery systems through operations management topics from a service perspective. Included are other related topics such as customer satisfaction and managing organizational change.

     

    Formerly
    HOA 653

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with HMD 453. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 555 - Hotel Administration Seminar


    Credits 3

    Study and discussion of current problems in the hospitality industry using case studies, individual research, and guests.

    Formerly
    HOA 655

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with HMD 455. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 556 - Employee Development


    Credits 3

    Stresses the techniques in planning, developing, and conducting training programs in food service and lodging firms.

    Formerly
    HOA 656

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with HMD 456. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 560 - Facilities Planning and Equipment


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 500 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Formerly
    HOA 660

    Notes
    Credit at the 500 level normally requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 570 - Quantitative Methods and Applications in Casino Gaming


    Credits 3

    Develops the techniques and methods for computing the probabilities, expected values, and house percentages of casino games and analyzes the effects of changes in playing rules and payoff odds.

    Formerly
    HOA 670

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GAM 470. Credit at the 500-level requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 571 - Practicum in Hotel Education


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 500 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Formerly
    HOA 671

    Notes
    Credit at the 500 level normally requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 574 - Seminar in Hotel Research


    Credits 3

    For descriptions of 500-level courses, please consult the current Undergraduate Catalog where they are listed as 400-level courses.

    Formerly
    HOA 674

    Notes
    Credit at the 500 level usually requires additional work.

  
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    HOA 587 - Association Management


    Credits 3

    Management of trade associations and their relationship to hospitality management. Focuses on structure and processes with attention to finances, taxation, and the management and operation of conventions and trade shows.

    Formerly
    HOA 687

  
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    HOA 703 - Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Examines the functions of human resource management through readings, cases and applied research with special attention to strategic HR alliances and developing trends.

  
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    HOA 705 - Financial Analysis for the Service Industries


    Credits 3

    Problems and cases in applying accounting and financial information to executive decision making in the hospitality industry.

    Prerequisites
    Adequate preparation in accounting.

  
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    HOA 711 - Laws of Innkeeping and Food Service


    Credits 3

    Examines through case studies and discussion the modern application of the laws of innkeeping using a historical perspective.

  
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    HOA 716 - Principles and Practices in Hotel Management


    Credits 3

    Examination of the mechanisms and techniques employed in the management of hotel/motel companies. Comparisons, case studies, and selected topics focus on equity structures, operations, marketing, and systems for a variety of public and private operations.

  
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    HOA 717 - Principles and Practices in Convention and Meetings Management


    Credits 3

    Examination of the mechanisms and techniques employed in the management of convention and meeting industries. Comparisons, case studies, and selected topics focus on equity structures, operations, marketing, and systems for a variety of convention and meetings management issues.

  
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    HOA 718 - Principles of Casino and Gaming Management


    Credits 3

    Examination of the mechanisms and techniques employed in the management of casino companies. Comparisons, case studies and selected topics focus on organization and department policies, production processes, manpower development, scheduling, and marketing for a variety of operating systems.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    HOA 720 - Principles and Practices in Food Service Management


    Credits 3

    Examination of the mechanisms and techniques employed in the management of food service companies. Comparisons, case studies, and selected topics focus on equity structures, operations, multiunits, marketing, and systems for a variety of public and private operations.

    Prerequisites
    HOA 461 or equivalent.

  
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    HOA 721 - Issues in Women’s Nutrition


    Credits 3

    Advanced discussion of how nutrition affects the physical and mental health of women throughout the life cycle and how to evaluate the validity of nutrition research as it relates to the needs of women rather than the general population.

  
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    HOA 725 - Information Technology in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Examines the current level of technology use, explores the potential uses of existing technology, and discusses new technologies in the hospitality industry.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    HOA 730 - Statistical Analysis for Hospitality


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the use of statistical techniques with emphasis on applications for the hospitality industry.

  
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    HOA 731 - Operational Analysis in Hospitality Management


    Credits 3

    Research design, operations analysis, and the application of analytical models for the hotel and food service industry.

    Formerly
    (HOA 701)

    Prerequisites
    HOA 730

  
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    HOA 732 - Advanced Statistics in R for Hospitality and Business


    Credits 3

    Advanced statistical methods for analyzing time series data, including seasonal and non-seasonal ARIMA modeling. Statistical analysis of panel data (aka longitudinal or cross-sectional time-series data), which is a time series data for several entities, will also be covered. The statistical programming language R will be used in this class.

    Prerequisites
      or equivalent.

  
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    HOA 735 - Research Methodology


    Credits 3

    Examination of research methods including: the scientific method, literature review, sampling, statistics, research design, and analytical technique.

    Notes
    If you are following the thesis option, you must take 3 credits of   in conjunction with this class.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    HOA 738 - Database Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism


    Credits 3

    Provides students with a working knowledge of database marketing in the hospitality and tourism industries. Database marketing is an information-driven process of compiling detailed information about customers, leads, and prospects and using that information to segment and target individual customers with appropriate sales-oriented materials.

  
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    HOA 739 - Psychology of Hospitality Marketing


    Credits 3

    Research in neurology, biology, and cognitive science is changing the way researchers approach how people think and behave. This class introduces students to new ways of viewing cognition and to help graduate students apply these new views as they develop their own research programs.

  
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    HOA 740 - Marketing Systems


    Credits 3

    Development of marketing and advertising systems for hospitality industries based on both the need to create new markets and the need to respond to significant shifts in social and economic patterns.

  
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    HOA 741 - Dynamics of Tourism


    Credits 3

    Examines major components of international and domestic tourism systems, including socio-economic effects. Legal and environmental problems, and managerial and planning functions.

  
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    HOA 742 - Customer Development Strategies for the Casino and Gaming Industry


    Credits 3

    Analyzing marketing and promotional strategies utilized by the casino industry and developing understanding of valuative techniques that facilitate managerial decision making concerning these strategies.

    Prerequisites
    HOA 718 or consent of instructor.

  
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    HOA 743 - Professional Training Applications


    Credits 3

    Prepares students to plan, create, and conduct management and employee development programs. Process of learning essentials of training and presentation skill and management concepts.

    Notes
    Students work with industry professionals.

  
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    HOA 744 - Online Training and Development


    Credits 3

    Concepts, principles, and techniques of online training. Emphasizes transfer of knowledge acquisition via online learning. Development of online training programs.

  
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    HOA 745 - Human Dynamics and Organizational Leadership


    Credits 3

    Provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to undertake leadership responsibilities in complex organizations. Applies concepts and methodologies from social and behavioral sciences in the analysis of leadership behavior in diverse organizational and community settings.

    Same as
    (EDA 745 and BUS 745)

  
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    HOA 751 - Hospitality Service Management


    Credits 3

    Examines service marketing and management concepts relevant to the hospitality industry and explores how these concepts can be applied to service delivery systems in the hospitality industry.

  
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    HOA 756 - Culinary Arts Instruction


    Credits 1

    Practical methods for improving culinary curriculum and instruction. Methods of instruction for culinary theory, cooking methods, mise en place, food service sanitation, menu development, culinary math, and food and beverage trends.

  
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    HOA 757 - Restaurant Management Instruction


    Credits 1

    Practical methods for introducing restaurant management skills into the curriculum. Methods for instruction of food service purchasing and purchasing formulas, dining room service techniques, managing service, suggestive selling, advanced culinary techniques, and revenue management.

    Prerequisites
    HOA 756

  
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    HOA 758 - Advanced Culinary Instructional Techniques


    Credits 1

    Methods for introducing advanced culinary techniques into the curriculum. Methods for instruction of baking pastries and cakes, use of baking equipment, basic garde manger and food presentation skills.

    Prerequisites
    HOA 757

  
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    HOA 759 - Advanced Food Service Management Instruction


    Credits 1

    Practical methods for introducing advanced food service management into the curriculum. Capstone course for the food service management instructional series. Organization, design, and management of the different styles of restaurant operations.

    Prerequisites
    HOA 758

  
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    HOA 760 - Research Seminar in Hotel Administration


    Credits 3

    Student solutions to situation incidents and case studies in the lodging segment of the hospitality industry. Alternate semesters treat different topics.

    Notes
    May be repeated once with consent of advisor and instructor.

    Prerequisites
    Six graduate credits in hotel administration.

  
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    HOA 761 - Research Seminar in Food Service Administration


    Credits 3

    Student solutions to incidents and case studies in the food segment of the hospitality industry. Alternate semesters treat different topics.

    Notes
    May be repeated once with consent of advisor and instructor.

    Prerequisites
    Six graduate credits in hotel administration.

  
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    HOA 763 - Research Seminar In Casino and Gaming Management


    Credits 3

    Student solutions to situations, incidents and case studies in the casino segment of the hospitality industry. Alternate semesters treat different topics.

    Notes
    May be repeated once with consent of advisor and instructor.

    Prerequisites
    Six graduate credits in hotel administration including HOA 718.

  
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    HOA 764 - Research Seminar in Convention Management


    Credits 3

    Designed around student solutions to situations, incidents, and case studies in convention, meeting, and exhibition management. Comprehensive and application of research to practical and theoretical issues in convention management will be emphasized. Alternate semesters treat different topics.

    Prerequisites
    Six graduate credits in hotel administration.

  
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    HOA 775 - Seminar in Hospitality Finance


    Credits 3

    Analysis and application of financial theories to hospitality firms and industry.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    HOA 705, FIN 701 or equivalent.

  
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    HOA 777 - Critical Issues in Hospitality Management


    Credits 3

    Provides the opportunity to identify, explore, discuss, and analyze current critical issues and events important to the hospitality industry. Students communicate in research and writing the essence of a critical issue and prepare a verbal presentation to communicate a critical issue.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    HOA 781 - Independent Study and Research


    Credits 1 – 3

    Consultation course consisting of individual student effort under guidance of the instructor. Students assigned to or request assignment to specific problems in hospitality management on the basis of interest and preparation.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor and graduate program director.

  
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    HOA 782 - Advanced Independent Study and Research


    Credits 3

    Consultation course consisting of individual student effort under guidance of the instructor. Students conduct independent research in their major area or work on the analysis of a problem for a hospitality organization.

    Prerequisites
    Doctoral student.

  
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    HOA 783 - Internship


    Credits 1 – 3

    Field experience in a variety of hospitality related industries that focus on management or application of specific skills within a discipline. Must be consistent with the student’s area of specialization and conducted under the guidance of a graduate faculty member.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor and graduate program director.

  
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    HOA 787 - Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Comprehensive coverage of various tools, documents, and subject materials utilized to start and maintain a small hospitality business. Includes entrepreneurial perspectives, challenges, characteristics, self-assessment; starting a new venture; developing business idea and business/marketing/financial organizational plans; and financing and managing the new venture. Other issues include legal, franchising, and international entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisites
    HOA 703, HOA 740 or MBA 767, HOA 705 or MBA 765.

  
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    HOA 788 - Professional Paper


    Credits 3

    Professional paper whose contents serve as the focus for the final oral examination.

    Formerly
    HOA 791

    Notes
    May be enlarged in scope and purpose for thesis credit. 3 credits.

  
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    HOA 789 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

    Students may enroll in 3 credits per semester.

    Formerly
    HOA 799

    Notes
    A total of six credits are required for the thesis.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    HOA 735

  
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    HOA 790 - Special Topics in Hospitality Management


    Credits 1 – 6

    Eclectic approach to special problem areas of current interest employing individual and group research.

    Notes
    May be repeated once with consent of advisor and instructor.

    Prerequisites
    Six graduate credits in hotel administration.

  
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    HOA 794 - Issues and Trends for Hospitality Educators


    Credits 1

    Explores issues and trends in hospitality education.

    Formerly
    HOA 779

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of three credits.

    Prerequisites
    Doctoral student.

  
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    HOA 795 - Research Seminar in Hospitality Education


    Credits 3

    Exploration of problems related to programs and techniques of teaching in food service and lodging education, with emphasis upon the means of improving curriculum and instruction.

    Formerly
    HOA 762

    Notes
    May be repeated once with consent of advisor and instructor.

    Prerequisites
    Six graduate credits in hotel administration.

  
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    HOA 796 - Advanced Research Methodology


    Credits 3

    Fundamental principles of multivariate data analysis, including the mathematics behind the statistical techniques studied. Examination of quantitative research methods including sample size determination, validity, reliability and detection and handling of outliers.

    Formerly
    HOA 736

    Prerequisites
    EPY 722

  
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    HOA 797 - Philosophy of Science in Hospitality Research


    Credits 3

    Exploration of the philosophical and sociological context of research, including different epistemologies, ontologies, and images of human nature and their influence on conceptualizing and designing research, collecting and understanding data, and disseminating findings. Implications and consequences of alternative approaches and perspectives of inquiry examined.

    Formerly
    HOA 737

  
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    HOA 798 - Readings in Hospitality Management


    Credits 3

    Provides students with a knowledge and understanding of important research in their area of interest.

    Formerly
    HOA 778

    Prerequisites
    Doctoral student or consent of instructor.

  
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    HOA 799 - Dissertation


    Credits 3 – 12

    Dissertation Research.

    Formerly
    HOA 798

    Notes
    3-12 credits in three-credit increments.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in Ph.D. program and consent of advisor.

  
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    HPS 602 - Radiation Detection


    Credits 3

    Provides a basic understanding of dosimetry and radiation detection. Energy loss through the interaction of radiation with matter. Differing typed of spectroscopy, electronics, and instrumentation involved in radiation detection. Statistics, errors, and interpretation encountered in data collection.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with HPS 402. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    HPS 603 - Radiation Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory


    Credits 3

    Laboratory experiments in basic radiation physics and detection. Includes operation and calibration of survey instruments and gas-filled counters. Theory and operation of alpha and gamma spectrometry equipment and liquid scintillation counters. Laboratories and discussions on counting statistics and basic electronics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with HPS 403. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    HPS 611 - Health Physics Seminar


    Credits 1

    Forum for students, faculty, and/or invited speakers to present research activities, current events, market issues, and new products in the area of health physics.

    Same as
    HPS 411

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of three credits.

  
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    HPS 616 - Advanced Health Physics


    Credits 3

    Solutions to problems pertaining to radiation safety in the environment, industry, medical facilities, and nuclear reactors. Topics include shielding, accelerators, radon, non-ionizing radiation, and radiation dose-effect.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    HPS 670 - Environmental Health Physics


    Credits 3

    Cosmic and terrestrial radiation sources. Emphasis on TENORM, radon and pathway modeling. Topics include environmental regulations, nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear weapons testing and accidents, geohydrology and geochemistry.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with HPS 470. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    HPS 676 - Sectional Anatomy


    Credits 3

    Sectional anatomy of organs and systems is presented using medical imaging modlities such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography and ultrasound.

  
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    HPS 680 - Industrial Hygiene


    Credits 3

    This course has been approved for graduate credit. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL 189 or CHEM 122

  
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    HPS 701 - Applied Nuclear Physics


    Credits 3

    Atomic and nuclear structure; decay energetics and kinetics; interactions of radiation with matter; radiation protection standards; practical aspects of radiation protection; photon, neutron, beta and X-ray shielding; criticality; radiation protection at reactors, accelerators and medical facilities; radioactive material transportation regulations.

  
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    HPS 703 - Radiation Interactions and Transport


    Credits 3

    Decay energetics and kinetics; interactions of radiation with matter, radiation protection standards; practical aspects of radiation protection; photon, neutron, beta, and x-ray shielding, radioactive material transportation regulations, radiation transport

    Prerequisites
     .

  
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    HPS 718 - Radiochemistry Laboratory


    Credits 3

    Laboratory experiments in radiation detection, counting statistics and radiochemical separations are discussed. The operation and calibration of alpha- and gamma-ray spectrometry equipment and liquid scintillation counters will be examined. Radiochemical separation and analysis of environmental samples are performed. Novel and standard procedures for sample examination will be covered.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Corequisite
    HPS 602  

  
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    HPS 719 - Introduction to Radioanalytical Chemistry


    Credits 1

    Introduction to the principles and concepts of radioanalytical chemistry, such as the use of tracers, carriers and spikes and isotope dilution analysis. Sample preparation and techniques for radioanalytical separations and source preparation. Differences between macro chemistry and tracer chemistry.

    Prerequisites
     .

  
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    HPS 720 - Radiation Dosimetry


    Credits 3

    Mathematical treatment of the fundamental principles of internal and external radiation dosimetry. Pathway models and bioassay techniques studied to support the calculation of radiation dose from the intake of radioactivity. General external dosimetry from a variety of industrial and medical sources is addressed.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 701 or consent of instructor.

  
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    HPS 730 - Advanced Radiation Biology


    Credits 3

    Topics covered include: physics and chemistry of radiation absorption, cell survival curves, repair of radiation damage, radiation carcinogenesis, risk assessment models, cancer biology, model tumor systems, and dose fractionation in radiotherapy.

  
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    HPS 740 - Medical Imaging Physics


    Credits 3

    Conceptual, mathematical, and diagnostic aspects of commonly used clinical imaging modalities including film-screen radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, single photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and ultrasound.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 701   or consent of instructor.

  
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    HPS 740L - Diagnostic Medical Physics Clinical Rotation and Laboratory


    Credits 3

    Covers the quality control and assurance aspects of commonly used clinical diagnostic modalities including film-screen and digital radiography, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET).

    Prerequisites
    HPS 701

    Corequisite
    HHPS 740 or consent of instructor.

  
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    HPS 742 - Radiation Therapy Physics


    Credits 3

    Use of ionizing and nonionizing radiation in radiation therapy to cause controlled biological effects in cancer patients. Emphasis on external treatment techniques using photon and electron beams, internal treatment techniques, and treatment planning.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 701 or consent of instructor.

  
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    HPS 742L - Therapy Physics Clinical Rotation and Lab


    Credits 3

    An introductory course dealing with the practical aspects of clinical therapeutic physics. Labs will be performed in a clinical setting and students will be introduced to the technology and procedures commonly encountered in a modern radiation therapy facility.

    Prerequisites
     .

  
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    HPS 750 - Radiation Risk Assessment


    Credits 3

    Descriptive and mathematical treatment of radionuclide transport, bioaccumulation, and human uptake.

    Notes
    Risk analyses based on recent epidemiological studies reviewed.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 670 or consent of instructor.

  
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    HPS 760 - Environmental Restoration and Radioactive Waste Management


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the nuclear fuel cycle and management of nuclear waste.  Introduction to repository design and performance assessment.  Overview of waste form performance, contaminant transport, and risk assessment as applied to nuclear waste management.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 701 or consent of instructor.

  
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    HPS 770 - Radiation Therapy Physics: External Beam


    Credits 6

    The clinical course introduces basic concepts in external beam radiation therapy including dosimetry systems, accelerator acceptance testing and commissioning, quality assurance procedures, calibration protocols and monitor unit calculations.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of department.

  
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    HPS 771 - Dosimetric Aspects of Radiation Therapy I


    Credits 6

    Clinical training in the fundamentals of external beam dosimetry. Includes treatment planning, record and verify systems, image fusion, and immobilization and positioning techniques used in patient simulations.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 770  

  
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    HPS 772 - Environmental Radiation Measurements


    Credits 3

    Laboratory sessions provide practical experience with techniques to evaluate the presence of radioactivity in environmental media. Topics include environmental radiation sources, environmental monitoring plans, sample collection and analysis, in-situ gamma- ay spectrometry, data interpretation and laboratory quality control.

    Notes
    One hour lecture and three hours laboratory.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 670 and HPS 718 or consent of instructor.

  
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    HPS 772R - Radiation Therapy Physics: Brachytherapy


    Credits 3

    Clinical training in high and low dose rate brachytherapy. Includes treatment planning, applicators and quality assurance procedures.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 771  

  
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    HPS 773 - Radiation Protection, Radiation Safety and Quality Assurance


    Credits 3

    Radiation surveys, safety policies and procedures, state and federal regulations, shielding calculations, and quality assurance procedures of imaging systems in a clinical environment.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 772R  

  
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    HPS 774 - Dosimetric Aspects of Radiation Therapy II


    Credits 6

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 773  

  
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    HPS 775 - Clinical Medical Physics I


    Credits 6

    Survey of topics of importance to medical physicists in the radiation therapy clinic. Topics include treatment planning, computer commissioning, IGRT, process/practice (FMEA and TQM) and informatics.

    Notes
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 774  

  
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    HPS 776 - Clinical Medical Physics II: Special Procedures


    Credits 6

    Experience with special procedure techniques such as tomotherapy, total body irradiation, GammaKnife, CyberKnife and eye plaques.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    HPS 775  

  
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    HPS 777 - Clinical Physics Research


    Credits 2

    Clinical research under the direct supervision of clinical preceptors.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits.

    Grading
    TDX grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of department.

  
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    HPS 790 - Radiation Oncology Physics Clinical Internship


    Credits 1-3

    Overview of clinical radiation oncology physics techniques including treatment planning, linear accelerator operation, commissioning and quality assurance, dose calibration and on-board imaging.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    HPS 791 - Graduate Seminar


    Credits 1

    Forum for students, faculty, and/or invited speakers to present research activities, current events, market issues, and new products in the area of health physics.

    Same as
    HPS 611

    Notes
    Repeatable up to 3 credits.

    Grading
    Letter grade.

  
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    HPS 792 - Ethics for Medical Physicists


    Credits 1

    Overview of the attributes and nuances of ethics and professionalism that are essential to the practice of medical physics.

  
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    HPS 794 - Directed Research


    Credits 1 - 6

    Supervised research in the department’s graduate programs.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of department and graduate standing in one of the department’s programs.

  
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    HPS 795 - Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 3

    Individual directed study of a topic in health physics not covered in depth in other courses.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in health physics and consent of instructor.

  
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    HPS 796 - Professional Paper


    Credits 3

    Discussion of the components of a research proposal, writing a research proposal, and conducting pilot projects.

    Notes
    May be repeated but only six credits applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of department.

  
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    HPS 797 - Thesis


    Credits 1-3

    Research, analysis, and writing towards completion of thesis and subsequent defense.

    Notes
    May be repeated but only 6 credits applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of department.

  
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    HSC 701 - Interdisciplinary Team Science


    Credits 3

    This course explains the basic components of team science and the types of problems appropriate for interdisciplinary teams. Included in the course are the core components of team science, assembling an interdisciplinary team, working effectively with interdisciplinary team members, and evaluating team performance.

 

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