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Certificate in HealthCare Facilities (HCaF) Design

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The Health Facilities Design Certificate will offer specialty courses to graduate students and design professionals in health care design with special emphasis on evidence-based design. Successful completion of the certificate will position graduates to be employed in the health facilities design sector of architecture industry and play a leading role in evidence-based design.

Current TTU students complete this form and contact Program Director for admission into Certificate Program. [http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/docs/current/ChangeStudyObjCurrent.pdf |


Some information about HealthCare and Architecture

The Newest Multidisciplinary Trend in Architecture Education: Public Health

Relevance in Transition: Architects as Healthcare Providers


Opportunities available for graduates from this program

Board certification by American College of Healthcare Architects, ACHA
EDAC (Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification)
AIA Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design http://www.aia.org/practicing/groups/kc/AIAS074546
The Tradewell Fellowship (by WHR Architects, www.whrarchitects.com)
HKS Healthcare Fellowship


Required Courses and electives

Courses are in two groups. Students must choose a minimum of six (6) credits from each group. There is a possibility for students to choose six (6) credits from each group so that all courses are ‘taught by distance’. NOTE: M.Arch students must enroll in Arch 5503 Topical studio: Healthcare Facilities Design and Arch 5366 Evidence Based Architecture, and choose two from group 2.


GROUP 1 COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
Arch 5503:302 Topical Studio:Healthcare Facilities Design (Spring) 5:0:10. Topical studio that explores design, theoretical, and/or technological issues that affect current architectural thought and practice.

NOTE: Section 302 focuses on Health Care related projects and is usually taught in collaboration with architectural firms that specialize in health care design.


Arch 5366 Evidence Based Architecture (Fall) 3:3:0. Historical development and theoretical fundamentals of research based “evidence” in architecture. Challenges and opportunities for different stakeholders. Finding and using “evidence” in design. Case studies.

GROUP 2 COLLEGES OF BUSINESS AND NURSING


HOM 5306 Introduction to Health Systems (Spring)

HOM 5308 Consumer-Driven Healthcare Design (Fall)

NURS5322 Health Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS5325 Health Policy: Essentials for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS5349 Perspectives on Obesity

NURS 5376 Best Practices for a Safe Health Care System (not offered at the moment)


Contact Information

Saif Haq, PhD

Professor

email saif.haq@ttu.edu

phone: 806 834 6317


Health and Design Resources

Center for Health Design

| AIA Academy of Architecture for Health

| American College of Healthcare Architecture



HCaF Faculty