Credits: 3; Prereq: APK 2105C, BSC 2007 or BSC 2010, PSY 2012 and STA 2023; majors/minors only and permission of department.
Overview of organization, delivery and financing of health services in the U.S. Topics include health professionals, health care facilities, financing of health services, managed care and current health policy issues.
Research Methods and Issues in Health Science
Credits: 4; Prereq: HSC 3502; majors/minors only.
Emphasis on four aspects of research: understanding research principles, evaluating journal articles, applying research findings to clinical settings and designing programmatic evaluation projects.
Instruction and practice in healthcare communication skills. Course provides an overview of key issues in healthcare communications and telehealth.
Survey of Diseases and Disability
Credits: 3; Prereq: majors/minors only or permission of department.
Overview of medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic diseases and disability.
Therapeutic Communication Skills with Patients, Families and the Health Care Team
Credits: 2; Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, HSC 4558 and majors only; Coreq: RCS 4415L.
Through lecture, discussion and role play in large and small groups, students learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior to be used with patients, families and the health care team.
Clinical Observation/Health Care Volunteer Work
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: Majors only and permission of department.
Course provides the student with an opportunity to learn about a specific health care field or gain knowledge about specific patient or client populations through direct observation and/or hands-on assistance. (S-U)
Health Care Leadership - Skills and Styles
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, HSC 4558; majors only.
Course addresses behavioral styles contributing to leadership effectiveness. Students study specific styles for their contributions to motivating people and overall leadership effectiveness in health care.
Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3502, majors/minors only and permission of department.
Overview of medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic diseases including issues of disability management. This required course, combined with HSC 3502, covers all of the major disabling conditions.
Credits: 4; Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, HSC 3661 and HSC 4558; majors only.
Assists students in the development of critical thinking skills in solving problems, in the health care environment.
Ethical and Legal Issues in the Health Professions
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502 and HSC 4558; majors only.
Overview of ethical and legal issues in the health professions, including contemporary ethical issues in disease management.
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: according to department.
A special topics course in health science. Please refer to the department for specific course information.
Credits: 3; Prereq: APK 2105, HSA 3111 and HSC 3502; majors/minors only or instructor permission.
Basic understanding of pathophysiology as a change from normal physiological functioning of the various systems of the human body.
Overview of public health as a multifaceted field. Includes discussion of contemporary public health challenges with input from discipline experts.
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3502 and PHC 4101.
Course covers the critical links between global health and social and economic development. Discusses the burden of disease and how to measure this across countries. Focus is on low and middle income countries and the health of the poor.
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3057, HSC 3502, HSC 4558, PHC 4101; Majors only.
Principles and methods of epidemiological investigation focusing on both infectious and noninfectious diseases. Emphasis on outbreak investigations, field epidemiology and epidemiology careers.
Credits: 3; Prereq: APK 2105C, BSC 2007 or BSC 2010, PSY 2012, STA 2023; majors/minors only and permission of department.
An upper-level course intended to introduce students to the basic tenets, applications and foci of public health, including integrating public health with other health professions.
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3502, HSC 4558 and PHC 4101; Coreq: HSC 3661.
Course covers development of the role of a public health and human services provider in an agency setting.