Description Student Success and First Year Experience are learning community courses at UTA that teach new students academic success skills to aid their transition to college. The goal of the courses is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The courses will be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) and faculty, staff and/or graduate students to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College. This open educational resource is the required textbook for both courses.
Description Abnormal Psychology is an Open Education Resource written by Alexis Bridley, Ph.D. and Lee W. Daffin Jr., Ph.D. and Edited by Carrie Cuttler, Ph.D. through Washington State University. It tackles the difficult topic of psychological disorders in 8 chapters. After the first three foundational chapters, a discussion of psychological disorders ensues to include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, and personality disorders.
Description The content of this textbook has been developed and arranged to provide a logical progression from the fundamental principles of institutional design at the founding, to avenues of political participation, to thorough coverage of the political structures that constitute American government. The book builds upon what students have already learned and emphasizes connections between topics as well as between theory and applications. The goal of each section is to enable students not just to recognize concepts, but to work with them in ways that will be useful in later courses, future careers, and as engaged citizens.
Description The course explores the care of patients with behavioral health needs in the acute care setting. An overview of mental health and substance use disorders are presented. Topics include mental illness, substance us disorders, managing difficult behaviors, discussion of adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed care, and techniques of verbal de-escalation. The goal of this course is to improve the skills of NACs for the care of behavioral health patients in the acute care setting.
Description The course explores care coordination and navigation for populations with behavioral health needs. An overview of behavioral health systems, eligibility, and access issues are presented. Topics include individual and family centered service coordination, response to acute and chronic behavioral health situations, work with interdisciplinary team, access to behavioral health resources, interventions and referral; and integration of primary care and behavioral health.
Description This course will explore care coordination and navigation with older adults. An overview of the aging process will be discussed. Topics will focus on individual and family centered care issues, communication and health literacy, working with interdisciplinary teams, chronic conditions, prevention, transitions, and resource referral.
Description The course will explore the care of the older adult in the acute care setting. An overview of the aging process and effects will be discussed. Topics will focus on reducing functional decline, physical care, safety, dementia issues, and common acute diagnoses of the elderly hospitalized patient.
Description Engaging graphics, compelling examples, and easy-to-understand explanations make Choosing and Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research, your most valuable, open access resource for completing research-based writing assignments and projects.
Description An introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to apply care navigation for the client, first of three courses for a certificate in care navigation. Focus is on the human and healthcare services systems, client profiles, communication basics, chronic illness, and health coaching. Serves as foundational to advanced courses.
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