From Judy Gilleland
Miami Regionals will debut two new academic exploration blocks at Greentree this fall. The Health Care Exploration Block will include Fundamentals of Nutrition and Physical Activity and Health, Chemistry Fundamentals, Career Development and a web-based section of Medical Terminology. The Miami Foundation Exploration Block will include College Composition, American Politics and Diversity, Public Expression and Critical Inquiry and Personal Computer Concepts and Applications. These blocks are designed to offer groups of classes in a compact, convenient time frame. The program will also be helpful for students who may be undecided about their future course of study in that it gives a broad overview of health and Miami foundation coursework. Miami will offer a total of 24 classes at Greentree in the fall, during the day and evening in a mix of formats. This includes 11 Nursing Classes, Epidemiology, Moral Issues in Health Care, Beginning Spanish and Pathophysiology.
Wednesday Night Nursing Classes
Wednesday night nursing classes have been scheduled for Greentree, designed to appeal to Atrium Medical Center staff and other RN-BSN students. “We’re starting with Theory-Based Nursing Practice and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan,” said Miami University Nursing Director Paulette Worcester. “These are hybrid courses – approximately 50% online and 50% classroom time, with classroom time spent on application activities to assist students in doing more than just understanding content. Assessment of the Well Individual and Epidemiology are offered close to the cohort time in case a student would want to pick up an additional course. We’ve been successful with this model at VOALC and so we’re trying it again.”
Latest Technology Part of Miami’s Greentree Classrooms
Miami University’s six classrooms at Greentree will feature technology that mirrors the modern healthcare workplace. The two nursing labs will have 10 fully functional hospital beds and a SimMan, an advanced patient simulator that has realistic anatomy and clinical functionality. Miami’s section of the facility will also have two general–purpose classrooms, a video conference room and 25-station computer lab. All of Miami’s classrooms will have an Instructor station with a computer, DVD/VCR player, document camera, speakers and projection system. Designed with student laptops in mind, the entire building is wireless with extra outlets for recharging.
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A lot of progress has been made since ground was broken in December. Go to http://oxblue.com/pro/open/mrh/greentree to see the Greentree Health Science Academy take shape.
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