Health Sciences (HLTH_SCI)

HLTH_SCI 1000: Introduction to the Health Professions

Overview of clinical/non-clinical health careers; aptitudes/abilities needed for each; the history, current and future state of health care in the U.S: introduction to diverse populations and patient/family issues; Assists with career planning/selection of appropriate majors. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


HLTH_SCI 2100: Health Sciences Seminar

Professional Development course for Health Science Majors. Topics include resume development/ revision , interviewing skills, applying to graduate/professional programs and/or jobs, professional communication, etc. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: sophomore standing required; restricted to Health Science majors only


HLTH_SCI 2200: Nuclear Weapons: Environmental, Health and Social Effects

(same as SOCIOL 2281 and PEA_ST 2200). Environmental consequences of the nuclear arms race, "regional" nuclear war, and weapons testing for human health, agriculture, and society. Examining "a world without nuclear weapons"; political dialogue on proliferation; Iran, North Korea, and nuclear weapons conventions. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


HLTH_SCI 3300: Public Health Principles and Practice

This course focuses on the basic structures of the public health system in the US and provides an introduction to the factors that influence and shape that system including financing, politics and global issues. Graded on an A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration


HLTH_SCI 3300H: Public Health Principles and Practice - Honors

This course focuses on the basic structures of the public health system in the US and provides an introduction to the factors that influence and shape that system including financing, politics and global issues. Graded on an A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


HLTH_SCI 3400: Global Health

(same as PEA_ST 3401). An introduction to public health in a global context, with an emphasis on understanding how disparities in socioeconomic status, differences in political and national health care systems and the work of international organizations impact health in communities around the world. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during preregistration


HLTH_SCI 3500: Mental Health

This course provides a look at mental health problems with regard to influences, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Students learn theories of mental health, diagnostic criteria, treatment modalities, and community issues concerning the mental health system. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH_SCI 2100


HLTH_SCI 3600: Health Promotion Planning

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to health promotion programming by integrating a solid theoretical foundation of the disciple with hands-on experience in project planning, funding, implementation, and evaluation. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Science majors during pre-registration


HLTH_SCI 3900: Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base

This course is an introduction to the basic quantitative and qualitative research techniques used in the health professions. Basic elements of research as well as strengths and weaknesses of various methodologies, Institutional Boards, research ethics, research design, validity and reliability will be covered. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors with junior or senior standing


HLTH_SCI 4001: Topics in Health Science

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects will vary from semester to semester.

Credit Hour: 1-3


HLTH_SCI 4300: Health Care in the United States

Overview of financing, structure, and outcomes in the U.S. health care system. Contemporary health care issues, policy, and politics will be addressed. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing; Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration


HLTH_SCI 4300H: Health Care in the United States - Honors

Overview of financing, structure, and outcomes in the U.S. health care system. Contemporary health care issues, policy, and politics will be addressed. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


HLTH_SCI 4400: Culture and Health Literacy for the Health Professions

This course will explore differences and attitudes towards the health care industry across various social, cultural and ability groups. This exploration will result in more culturally competent health professionals by promoting self-awareness and challenging the existing assumptions and biases of the health care system.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing or instructor's consent


HLTH_SCI 4410: Humanism and Health Literacy

This class will teach how the humanities can help students become better heath professionals. Topics include: spirituality and health; non-medical factors that impact health; representation of disability in art history; and literature and health. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration


HLTH_SCI 4420: Health Literacy and Behavioral Compliance

Students will learn about the behavioral, psychological, and cognitive factors that impact health literacy and the ability to follow healthcare recommendations.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration


HLTH_SCI 4480: Clinical Ethics

Exploration of bioethics issues in health care with emphasis on issues related to patient choice and provider responsibility. Topics include philosophical theories, principles and models for ethical and lawful decision making in healthcare.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; Restricted to Health Science majors only


HLTH_SCI 4500: Health Care Management

Examines various management concepts as they relate to the unique environment of health care. Concepts include planning, decision making, budgeting, staffing, organizing, and motivating for working with individuals or teams. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH_SCI 2100; junior standing


HLTH_SCI 4510: Essential Tools for the Health Care Leader: A Problem-Based Approach

This course is designed to increase students' ability to evaluate, synthesize, and perform tasks in the areas of business intelligence, business analysis, performance and process improvement, data management and mining, information security and privacy, and project management. Graded A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Junior standing or above; HLTH_SCI 2100. Restricted to Health Sciences Majors Only
Recommended: Access to and experience using Microsoft Excel 2010


HLTH_SCI 4975: Internship in Health Sciences

Focuses on knowledge, skills and attitudes that enhance personal effectiveness and professional success. Opportunities to research selected career paths and related topics in health sciences and participate in directed service learning projects or internships in selected emphasis area. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-6
Prerequisites: HLTH_SCI 2100


HLTH_SCI 4985: Healthcare Organization and Leadership

(same as CDS 4985). In this course, students will explore leadership principles as they relate to the student's focus area, combining previous expertise in the field with an interdisciplinary perspective within the healthcare community. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH_SCI 2100; senior standing required