MHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with Emphasis in Respiratory Therapy

Begin Admitting Summer 2020.

The Master of Health Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Science with emphasis in Respiratory Therapy is an interprofessional program that will prepare students from diverse health professions for leadership positions in health care, higher education, and the medical equipment and pharmaceutical industries.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Implement evidence-based clinical systems in ways that optimize patient outcomes using analytic techniques
  • Reflect on the impact of leadership decisions and incorporate current trends into clinical practice
  • Provide leadership in regulatory compliance, risk management, fiscal responsibility and strategic planning
  • Build interprofessional team competence, assess clinical performance, and implement professional development activities
  • Integrate advanced clinical specializations to provide stack-able skills that meet the changing needs of evolving discipline 

Graduates of this program will merge their discipline-specific knowledge and experience with new leadership skills, advanced professional competencies, and interprofessional collaborative practice experience to lead the delivery of the highest quality care.        

Degree Requirements

The Master of Health Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Science with emphasis in Respiratory Therapy is a 30 credit-credit hour graduate degree program.  The MHS will prepare clinical professionals for leadership in three distinct contexts: Health care facilities, higher education programs preparing entry-to-practice health care professionals, and health care industry.  Students will be able to build upon their unique disciplinary knowledge to achieve their academic and career goals, while expanding their foundation as leaders and allowing them to tailor a program specific to their individual career aspirations. 

The program curriculum is organized into three categories: interprofessional core courses (9 credit hours), leadership electives (12 credit hours), and emphasis area electives (6 credit hours).  All students will complete a personalized experiential capstone project tailored to their goals in clinical leadership (3 credit hours).  At least 15 credit hours must be 8000 or 9000 level courses.  Students will have the ability to earn a graduate certificate while completing the masters degree based on the courses taken as leadership electives.  Total credit hours to completion may vary depending on selection of emphasis area and certificate program. 

Interprofessional Core9
HTH_PR 7100Introduction to Interprofessional Practice1
CDS 7025CDS Electronic Communication and Informatics3
CDS 7110Management Approaches in CDS3
CDS 7112Leadership Styles in CDS3
RA_SCI 7946Advanced Medical Imaging Externship3
Leadership Electives12-15
Truman School of Public Affairs Organizational Consulting & Change Grad Certificate12
PUB_AF 8610Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution3
PUB_AF 8620Organizational Analysis and Change3
PUB_AF 8630Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context3
PUB_AF 8160Organizational Dynamics and Leadership3
School of Health Professions Public Health Global Public Health Grad Certificate15
P_HLTH 7160Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health3
P_HLTH 8420Principles of Epidemiology3
P_HLTH 8953Evaluating Global Public Health Programs3
School of Health Professions Public Health Grad Certificate12
P_HLTH 7150Principles of Public Health3
P_HLTH 7160Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health3
P_HLTH 8150Human Health and the Environment3
P_HLTH 8420Principles of Epidemiology3
P_HLTH 8920Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
College of Education Online Educator Grade Certificate12
IS_LT 9484Teaching Online Courses3
IS_LT 9471Instructional Systems Design3
IS_LT 9485Designing Online Learning3
IS_LT Elective3
Emphasis Area Electives6
Asthma Educator Certification2
CDS 7840Asthma Education2
Adult Critical Care Specialist3
RS_THR 7820 Adult Critical Care Specialist3
Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist Certification2
RS_THR 7720 Advanced Pulmonary Function2
General
RS_THR 7930Current Issues in Respiratory Care3
Capstone3

Note: Courses may be added as options to take not currently listed.  Some courses may only be offered once a year or on a rotation basis. 

For More Information

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
School of Health Professions
409 Lewis Hall
(573) 884-2994