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Patricia Poteat

Senior Lecturer

Dean’s Office
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-5848
Office Hours
By appointment only
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
163 Lomb Memorial Drive Ross Building (#10), Rm, 1182 Rochester, NY 14623-5608

Patricia Poteat

Senior Lecturer

Dean’s Office
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BA, University of Rochester; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Rochester

Bio

BA, Community Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
MS, Health Systems Administration, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Ph.D., Doctor of Education Leadership, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Dr. Poteat (referred to as “Dr. P” to her students) is a full-time faculty in the College of Applied Sciences and Technology at RIT. She has served as adjunct faculty within the HSA program since 2004. Her teaching interests include health research, quality, planning, and program evaluation.

Patricia has extensive experience working in the public and private sectors of health care. She has worked at the major hospital systems over the tenure of her career in the quality/risk management department. She has experience working with not-for-profit boards. Her career spans serving in leadership roles in quality, compliance, and risk management in the Rochester community.

Students praise Dr. P for making herself available to meet with them “outside of class,” for her communication skills and level of organization and clarity of her course design. One students shares, “The syllabus and course schedule very well structured which allowed me to manage the course requirements, work, and family from the beginning.”

585-475-5848

Currently Teaching

GRCS-701
3 Credits
This is an introductory graduate-level survey course on research design/methods and analysis. The course provides a broad overview of the process and practices of research in applied contexts. Content includes principles and techniques of research design, sampling, data collection, and analysis including the nature of evidence, types of research, defining research questions, sampling techniques, data collection, data analysis, issues concerning human subjects and research ethics, and challenges associated with conducting research in real-world contexts. The analysis component of the course provides an understanding of statistical methodology used to collect and interpret data found in research as well as how to read and interpret data collection instruments.
CETL-490
3 Credits
As a capstone course students will demonstrate an integration of skills and knowledge gained from their program of study for the ATL degree through the selection of a research topic/question within the scope of the ATL program. Students will conduct research including; literature review, gathering primary data; assessing and summarizing this data; and report on results including inferred conclusions based on data analysis and the literature. This is a required core course in the Applied Technical Leadership degree.
HLTH-718
3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to evidence-based management practice in health care. The primary focus is to ensure that managers ask the right questions, use the best evidence available and make better decisions in carrying out their mission. Students will participate in the process of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence in collaboration with other members of the health care team to improve processes and patient outcomes in diverse populations. Students complete an individual, final assignment demonstrating the ability to collect, document, and translate research (evidence) on the practice of health care management .
HLTH-733
3 Credits
This course will incorporate an examination of contemporary organizational systems thinking focusing on concepts relevant to health service organizations and their communities; emphasizing organizational quality, leadership, environment, strategy, structure, and processes. The course provides students with the evaluation of key factors affecting an organization’s system as well as their community, through quality and analytical thinking; allowing the student to apply theories that suggest an effective organizational response to such influences and change.
HLTH-330
3 Credits
This course provides a review of the methodology of planning effectively for health care services. The use of data systems and the methods of forecasting, identifying, and analyzing problems are explored. The course will all address the process of strategic planning, setting priorities, developing projects and allocating resources. Students prepare actual application for new programs to regulatory agencies.