Health Science Courses

 

HLTH100 Medical Terminology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

An introductory study of medical language including basic word structure, medical prefixes and suffixes. It is designed to help students interpret medical terms as used in medical practice.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH102 Orientation to Health Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Explores career options and graduate or professional school opportunities for Health Science majors. Class activities primarily consist of presentations by allied health professionals regarding job requirements, prerequisite education and related matters.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH104 Foundations of Health Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5sh ]

Introduces students to the profession of health education. Emphasis is placed on the history of the profession; major determinants of health status; the contributions of the behavioral sciences, education and public health; and health behavior change theory. Students will analyze the roles and responsibilities of health educators.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH105 Introduction to Health
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An introductory survey of basic health issues, emphasizing the development of health literacy skills to enhance students' efficacy in reaching and maintaining a lifestyle conducive to health and wellness. A foundation of health content will be covered to serve as a basis for further study of contemporary health issues. Open to students who have not earned a C or better in RECR105 or HPED060.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH108 Medical Terminology for Health Professions (3.0 sh

An in-depth study of medical terms.  Terminology of body systems will also be covered.  Emphasis will be placed on terminology of disease, diagnosis and treatment procedures related to each body system.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


HLTH110 Orientation to Athletic Training (1.0 sh)

Introduces students to the profession of athletic training, different career settings for athletic trainers, and the role of the athletic trainer in the patient care model.  The course also exposes students to introductory athletic training skills and athletic training room management.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None 

HLTH115 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4.0 sh)
The course is the first in a two course sequence designed to introduce students to human anatomy and physiology in both healthy and disease states.  Students explore fundamental concepts of chemistry, cells and histology as applied to the study of sensory organs, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.


 

HLTH119 First Year Student Seminar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
Designed to introduce students to the culture and mission of the university within the context of Health Science.  Students are encouraged to explore the purpose of a college education and provided an opportunity to engage with the academic discipline.  Students are introduced to learning strategies and study skills.  Class discussion, students engage in active learning, common co-curricular activities, service and/or civic opportunities are incorporated to promote connection with fellow students, faculty, university and the community.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HLTH120 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4.0 sh)
The second of a two course sequence to introduce students to a study of the normal structure and function of the human body.  Students explore the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.


 

HLTH122 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An overview of normal structure and function of the human body at an introductory level to prepare students for advanced study.  The laboratory component includes practical application of course content using the scientific method.  Students will explore integumentary; skeletal; muscular; nervous; cardiovascular; respiratory; digestion and metabolism; urinary; lymphatic and immune; endrocrine and reproductive systems.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH128 Anatomy and Physiology 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to introduce students to a two-course sequence involving the study of the normal structure and function of the human body. Students explore the sensory organs, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH129 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

A lab experience that will introduce students to an in-depth anatomical and physiological analysis of the skeletal, joint, integument, muscular, nervous, and organ systems. Disarticulated skeletons, organ models, and various audiovisual aids will aid in student comprehension.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH130 Anatomy and Physiology 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The second of a two-course sequence to introduce students to a study of the normal structure and function of the human body. Students explore the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH128 ) OR ( HLTH151 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH131 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

A laboratory experience that will introduce students an in-depth anatomical and physiological analysis of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Physiological exercises, organ models and various audiovisual aids will be used to aid in student comprehension.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH140  Introduction to Public Health (3.0 sh)

An overview of the key aspects of public health, including its history, mission, essential services, core functions, infrastructure, resources, workforce, achievements, challenges and career options.

Prerequisite:  HLTH105


 

HLTH200 Introduction to Disease

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Designed to provide health science students with a background of information that is needed for future advanced studies in specific allied health professions. Course topics include the following: medical terminology and documentation, basic evaluation skills, the inflammatory and healing processes, and an introduction to the diseases that occur within the body's systems.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH151 AND HLTH251 ) OR ( HLTH115 AND HLTH120 ) OR ( HLTH128 AND HLTH130 ) OR ( HLTH130 AND HLTH151 ) OR ( HLTH128 AND HLTH251 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH204 Foundations of School and Community Health Education
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An introduction to the profession of health education. There is an emphasis on the history of the profession, theoretical foundations of health education, determinants of health, accessing and evaluating health information, basic epidemiology and the roles and responsibilities of health educators in the school and community settings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH208 Stress Management and Life Skills for Health Promotion
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
The interrelationship of physical, mental, and psychological aspects of overall health. The emphasis is on the development of health literacy skills to enhance students' efficacy in researching and maintaining a lifestyle conducive to health and wellness. Students will be guided through identifying and analyzing how their personal lifestyles impact their health. Specific emphasis on preventive measures of disease, development of a stress management plan, and lifelong skills to promote every aspect of health.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HLTH214 Planning and Assessment in School Health Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

An overview of planning and assessment in health education in the Pre-K through 12 setting. Emphasis is placed on designing comprehensive health education plans, fully integrating health skills with content.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH204 ) OR ( HLTH104 AND HLTH215 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH215 Community Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh]

An overview of community health agencies and processes involved in community health education. Particular emphasis is placed on environmental health, uses of epidemiological data, and political processes and their influence on community health.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH105 ) OR ( HLTH104 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH218  Public Health and the Environment (3.0 sh)

Designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts surrounding environmental and occupational health.  Students will apply concepts in these areas to current environmental health issues including the following:  risk assessment, policy generation and regulation, and human health impacts of environmental and occupational factors.

Prerequisite:  HLTH128 and HLTH130


 

HLTH225 Comparative Healthcare (3.0 sh)

An analysis and comparison of healthcare and health related issues in the United States and other countries.  This course examines both international health issues and healthcare systems from a comparative perspective.

Prerequisites:  None


 

HLTH235 Community Health Education Methods and Strategies (3.0 sh)

Designed to teach students with the communication skills necessary to implement health education programs at the individual, group, community, and policy levels.  Course content includes communication and learning theories, educational sessions and presentations, material development, social and legislative advocacy, communicating with media, and facilitating groups.

Prerequisite:  HLTH204, HLTH214


 

HLTH240 Introduction to Epidemiology (3.0 sh)

An introduction of basic epidemiologic concepts and methods including the basics of infectious disease, environmental epidemiology and psychosocial/behavioral epidemiology.

Prerequisite:  MATH107 and HLTH200


 

HLTH301 CPR and Emergency Care

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide the student with the knowledge to evaluate both life-threatening situations and non life-threatening situations.  Emphasis is placed on the evaluation and management of medical emergencies or trauma injuries and the necessary care for these conditions.  Students who meet the minimum qualifications set by the Emergency Care Institute of Safety will receive Emergency Medical Responder certification.

Prerequisite:  HLTH115 and HLTH120 OR HLTH122


 

HLTH305 Intro to Biomechanics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to introduce students to an understanding of human movement and to provide the foundation for critical analysis of physical activity and exercise. The approach includes the use of both quantitative and qualitative problems and applications are designed to illustrate biomechanical principles. 

Prerequisites:  HLTH115 OR HLTH128 and HLTH129

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH307 Cultural Aspects of Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of race, ethnicity and culture as constructs of health. The course is designed to enhance cultural awareness and improve cultural competence when working with diverse populations within the United States.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH310 CPR & First Aid Instructor Training

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2sh ]

Students will become prepared to teach CPR and first aid skills to others. Emphasis is placed on the role of the instructor to supervise skill practice sessions. Detailed training with the CPR manikins is given. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive American Red Cross instructor certification in CPR and first aid.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH301 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH315 Consumer Health
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed to promote current health literacy in relation to issues in consumer health, self-care management, and health care.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH320 Drug Education
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Provide students with current, accurate, and documented information about drug abuse in society. Special attention will be given to prevention, treatment, and drug education programs.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH105 ) OR ( HLTH154 ) OR ( HLTH104 )

Corequisite: None


 

HLTH325 Death Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A comprehensive view of death and dying.  This course offers learning strategies designed to develop skills that facilitate dialogue among students, patients, families, and healthcare providers.

Prerequisite: (HLTH105)

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH330 School Health Programs

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

Includes information and skills for planning and implementing policies and programs aligned with the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC) model.

Prerequisite: (HLTH204 and HLTH214)

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH332 Psychological Aspects of Injury and Illness

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to expose students to the psychological aspect of injury, illness, and rehabilitation. Students analyze literatuve related to psychological issues that can significantly impact the quality of rehabilitation and the patient's life. Various psychological factors such as motivation, confidence, anxiety, goal setting techniques, relaxation training that influence the rehabilitation process are investigated throughout this course.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH334 Teaching of Nutrition and Consumer Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to address the basic elements of nutrition and consumer health for the health and physical education major.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH104 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH336 Teaching Drug Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides students with current, accurate, and documented information concerning drug abuse in society. Special attention will be given to drug education curriculum K-12, special school programs, community drug education programs, dysfunctional family problems related to drug abuse, and teaching strategies.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH104 AND HLTH151 AND HLTH251 ) OR ( HLTH105 AND HLTH151 AND HLTH251 ) OR ( HLTH104 AND HLTH128 AND HLTH130 ) OR ( HLTH105 AND HLTH128 AND HLTH130 ) OR ( HLTH104 AND HLTH130 AND HLTH151 ) OR ( HLTH105 AND HLTH130 AND HLTH151 ) OR ( HLTH104 AND HLTH128

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH341 Teaching Human Sexuality

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Intended for students interested in health education. It includes the information and skills needed to facilitate the planning and implementation of human sexuality education. Emphasis is placed on topics within human sexuality that are typically included in kindergarten to grade 12 sexuality education. The course meets the combined standards for the National Commission on Accreditation in Teacher Education (NCATE) and Society for Public Health Education-American Association for Health Education (SABPAC).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH350 Health Program Planning
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Grounded in effective assessment of existing public health liabilities and assets and input from the priority population. The emphasis is on proven models that impact the health profile of a community, state, and nation. Students will be guided through identifying and analyzing how various models provide a continuous series of steps or phases in planning, implementation and evaluation.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH104 AND HLTH215 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH353 Physiology of Exercise
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An exploration of the function of the body under the stress of acute and chronic physical activity. Laboratory exercises will be used to aid in student comprehension.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH128 AND HLTH129 AND HLTH130 AND HLTH131 ) OR ( HLTH122 )

Corequisite: None


 

HLTH363 Applied Sport and Exercise Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides students the fundamentals of fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and sports nutrition from a Health Science perspective. Students will develop and apply the skills required to perform a fitness assessment and subsequent exercise prescription in the physically active population. Course content also includes the nutritional requirements for optimal exercise performance.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH353 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH401 Current Issues in Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of the dynamic and rapidly changing field of health.  Selected current health topics drawn largely from the current popular and professional literature will be presented, evaluated, analyzed, and discussed.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH105 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH402 Evaluation in Health Education and Promotion Programs

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Explores the processes for evaluation of health education policy, projects and programs. The emphasis is placed on developing and interpreting evaluations including evaluation design, measurement and using evaluation outcomes for decision-making. Qualitative and quantitative assessments are included to provide the learner with a variety of tools to assess the efficacy of health programs.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH406 Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide students in health-related professions with an advanced clinical background in the relationship between human biomechanics and musculoskeletal injury. The course examines the coordination of movement and the forces placed on various tissues of the body by physical activity, specifically in athletics and industrial work environments. Students explore various prevention/treatment interventions and are exposed to clinical problems in orthopedics, rehabilitation, and epidemiologic research.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH305 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH407 Advanced Human Physiology and Mechanisms of Disease

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

Designed to investigate areas of physiology at a deeper level than HLTH251 (Human Physiology) and explores alterations in the functioning of human organ systems, including the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of common disease states. Topics covered are those with significance to the biomedical professions.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH128 AND HLTH129 AND HLTH130 AND HLTH131 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH410 Applied Community and Public Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Designed to provide an in-depth application of competencies acquired in prerequisite courses in the Health Science-Community Health track.  This course will verify the students' ability to demonstrate professional skills in assessing, planning, coordinating, advocating and evaluating health education programs and services.  This course includes the knowledge and skills required by The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH204 and HLTH350 and HLTH402))

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH414 Current Issues in Exercise Science (3.0 sh)

An examination of the current literature regarding selected topics in exercise science.

Prerequisite:  HLTH353


 

HLTH415 Introduction to Pharmacology
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An introductory course in pharmacology that focuses on principles of drug actions and major classes of drugs emphasizing mechanisms of action, rationale for therapeutic use, side effects, and relevant toxicities.  Emphasis will be placed on pharmacotherapeutics so as to promote an understanding of the rational use of drugs in the clinical setting.

Prerequisite: (CHEM121 and HLTH120) OR (BIOL410)

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH420 Clinical Evaluation & Rehab
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Designed for those students pursuing physical or occupational therapy, physician assistant, chiropractic, or other health related professions. Principles of evaluation and treatment of orthopedic dysfunction and procedures in physical/occupational therapy, as well as instruction in proper medical note taking, are taught by both lecture and laboratory sessions. This course is designed to be taken prior to the student's field experience.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH128 AND HLTH130 AND HLTH200 AND HLTH305 ) OR ( HLTH151 AND HLTH200 AND HLTH251 AND HLTH305 )

Corequisite: None


 

HLTH425 Clinical Exercise Physiology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the clinical aspects of exercise physiology emphasizing the relationships between exercise and chronic diseases and disorders. Exercise testing techniques will include electrocardiogram administration and interpretation.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH200 AND HLTH353 ) OR ( ATTR260 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH430 Women's Health Issues

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Addresses relevant issues regarding women's health and puts this knowledge to use. Provides a forum for the presentation of medical and scientific information on the health needs of women. For the context of this course, women's health issues are defined as any matters that affect women's health differently from that of men.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH105 ) OR ( HLTH154 ) OR ( HLTH104 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH440 Research in the Health Sciences

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An orientation to research and evaluation for students in the health sciences.  The emphasis is placed on evaluating research design and statistical analysis for professionals in the health science field.  Students will develop and present a research proposal on a health science topic of interest.

Prerequisite: ( MATH107 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH451 Advanced Human Anatomy

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

A study of the gross anatomical relationships between major structures, organs, vessels, and nerves. Human cadaver observation and dissection of all major systems of the body will be conducted by students and included in the laboratory sessions.

Prerequisite: (  HLTH120 AND BIOL107)

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH470 Sex Education for the Health Sciences

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Addresses human sexuality from a health and medical perspective. Emphasis is placed on sexual anatomy and physiology, sexual health, effects of medical conditions on sexual functioning and other issues important in the health sciences.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH485 Professional Field Experience in Health Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 12sh ]

Intended to expose students to on-site operations and test their potential and interest in the health science professions.  Students will learn from professionals in the field and be exposed to programs, procedures, and settings.  Supervision is provided by both university faculty and the cooperating agency.

Prerequisite:  HLTH115 and HLTH120 and HLTH200


 

HLTH490 Health Science Capstone
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
Designed to be a culminating educational experience for the health science student, the health science capstone course integrates coursework, knowledge, skills and experiential learning to enable th estudent to demonstrate a broad mastery of learning across the curriculum. The course provides an opportunity to integrate previous courses and experiences in and outside of the health science major.

Prerequisite: ( HLTH440 ) OR ( HLTH404 ) OR ( ATTR404 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH498 Health Science Seminar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An analysis of topics related to health science within a framework provided by the instructor. Examples include but are not limited to: contemporary issues in healthcare; a comparative analysis of healthcare systems in different countries; health issues related to population, economics, social and other factors; healthcare issues of special populations; the healthcare crisis in the United States; and emerging healthcare technologies and fields.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HLTH600 Substance Abuse Issues

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The purpose of this course is to provide current, accurate, and documented information concerning drug use and abuse in society. Special attention will be given to prevention, intervention, and treatment. This course will aid individuals involved in education or developing educational programs dealing with drug awareness.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH601 Current Issues in Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Health is a dynamic and rapidly changing field that requires constant and continuous monitoring and study to keep abreast of contemporary developments. Selected current health topics drawn from popular and professional literature are presented and discussed. Extensive utilization of current newspapers on a day-to-day basis is also stressed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH603 Gross Human Anatomy

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

Gross anatomy is studied regionally stressing relationships of major structures, organs, vessels, and nerves. Human cadaver observation and dissection by students are included in the laboratory sessions. All major areas of the body are covered. References to the relationship of anatomical structures to pathology, traumatic injury and medicine are stressed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH605 Assessment and Planning for Health Programs 1 (3.0 sh)

An introduction to community assessment tools, data collection and the utilization of data to plan effective program in the community and clinical settings.  Students will design appropriate evaluation plans to assess program goals and objectives.


 

HLTH610 Contemporary Issues in Health and Healthcare (3.0 sh)

Focuses on the current issues and trends in health and healthcare.  The course recognizes the fact that the field of health is a dynamic and rapidly changing area that requires constant and continuous monitoring and study to keep abreast of contemporary developments.  Selected current health topics drawn largely from current popular and professional literature will be presented, evaluated, analyzed and discussed.  Extensive utilization of daily popular press will also be stressed.


 

HLTH615 Introduction to Pharmacology (3.0 sh)

An introduction to pharmacology which focuses on principles of drug actions and major classes of drugs.  The course emphasizes mechanisms of action, rationale for therapeutic use, side effects, and relevant toxicities.  Emphasis will be placed on pharmacotherapeutics in order to promote an understanding of the use of drugs in the clinical setting.

Prerequisites: None


 

HLTH620 Applied Research and Statistics (3.0 sh)

Designed to teach students to interpret research and determine methods of best practice.  This course will apply the design and data analysis of recent topics in health research to common statistical methods in the field.  Experimental and observational designs will be used to discuss statistical methods, both descriptive and inferential.


 

HLTH624 Leadership Theory and Practice (3.0 sh)

Integrate the theoretical and interdisciplinary nature of leadership into a variety of work settings with particular emphasis on healthcare/health services delivery systems.  Students will assess their personal leadership qualities and develop a plan to enhance their leadership potential in the workplace.


 

HLTH625 Grief and Loss Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The purpose of this course is to recognize loss, grief and bereavement as an important part of life. The course contributes to general education through the development of knowledge and skills necessary to address loss, grief and bereavement in personal and professional roles. This course will aid individuals involved in education or developing educational programs concerning loss and grief including educational systems, communities and health care providers.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH630 Women's Health Issues

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Addresses relevant issues regarding women's health and puts this knowledge to use. Provides a forum for the presentation of medical and scientific information on the health needs of women. For the context of this course, women's health issues are defined as any matters that affect women's health differently from that of men.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH631 Applied Leadership in Healthcare (3.0 sh)

Constructed to challenge students to appraise leadership within public health and healthcare organizations using contemporary leadership perspectives.  Students will construct a lens through which leadership within these environments can be evaluated.  This systematic analysis will be used to assess leadership behaviors revealed through a wide range of case studies within the health care industry as well as those displayed within their own work environment.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH632 Psychological Aspects of Injury and Illness (3.0 sh) 

Designed to expose future healthcare provides to the psychological aspect of injury, illness, and rehabilitation.  Students analyze literature related to psychological issues that can significantly impact the quality of rehabilitation and the patient's life.  Psychological factors such as motivation, confidence, anxiety, goal setting techniques, relaxation training on injury and illness are evaluated and their influence on the rehabilitation and disease process is investigated throughout this course.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH634 Healthcare Informatics (3.0 sh)

Analysis of the evolution of information technology in healthcare with an emphasis on administrative and clinical decision making.  Students will assess the value of implementing or advancing technology in their area of practice.


 

HLTH635 Epidemiology in Community Health (3.0 sh)

Focuses on the study of epidemiology including the patterns of disease and injury in human populations and the application of this study to the control of health problems such as infections and chronic disease, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, unintentional injuries and geriatric problems.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH638 Ethical Trends in Healthcare (3.0 sh)

Examines ethical and professional issues administrators and practitioners most often encounter in the changing consumer-driven healthcare environment.  Topics will include business and organizational ethics, organization and individual responsibility, and ethical decision-making.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH640 Grant Writing (3.0 sh)

An introduction and application of the mechanics, principles and techniques of successful grant writing.  Students will apply the fundamental components of a grant proposal such as identifying sources of grant funding, conducting research to support their application and tailoring their proposals to specific audience interests.  Students will locate funding opportunities and develop a competitive grant proposal for an agency of their choice following the agency's Request for Proposal (RFP) format.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH641 Applied Healthcare Finance and Data Management (3.0 sh)

An introduction to the basic concepts of accounting, finance, and economics as they apply to healthcare.  The course also discusses the role of financial information in the decision making process.  Data types, sources, and uses are discussed and applied in the context of case studies.


 

HLTH644 Assessment and Planning for Health Programs 2 (3.0 sh)

A critical examination of program planning models and processes to systematically design and evaluate theory-based health programs in community and clinical settings.  Students will examine systematic data collection, analysis and presentation of community and clinical program implementation, quality control, efficacy and cost considerations.

Prerequisite:  HLTH605 and HLTH620


 

HLTH645 Theoretical Foundations of Health Education and Promotion Programs (3.0 sh)

An introduction to the theoretical foundations of health education and promotion programs.  The course emphasizes the practical applications of theory for planning, needs and assets assessment, evaluation, and research.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH650 Leadership in the Public Sphere (3.0 sh)

An interdisciplinary course focusing on issues that confront public leaders.  Emphasis is placed on the rhetoric, political tactics, ethical challenges, and cultural aspects that influence public perceptions of effective leadership.

Prerequisite:  HLTH624


 

HLTH663 Applied Sport and Exercise Science (3.0 sh)

Provides students the fundamentals of fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and sports nutrition from a Health Science perspective.  Students will develop and apply the skills required to perform a fitness assessment and subsequent exercise prescription in the physically active population.  Course content also includes the nutritional requirements for optimal exercise performance.

Prerequisites: None


 

HLTH670 Sex Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Human sexuality from a biological, behavioral and cultural perspective. The component parts of each area are integrated to provide a comprehensive and total concept of human sexuality.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH685 Advanced Professional Field Experience in Health Science (3.0 sh – 9.0 sh)

An emphasis on the development of practical, on-the-job experience and skills under the direct supervision of a professional in the field of healthcare or health education.  The professional field experience is considered a culminating experience and will demand an advanced degree of preparation, initiative and responsibility to complete successfully.  Supervision is provided by both the instructional staff of the university and the cooperating agency.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH690 Capstone Project in Health (6.0 sh)

A synthesis of the design, development and implementation of a substantive piece of scholarship involving primary and/or secondary research.  The capstone project serves as a culminating experience in the master program of study.  It is intended to verify the candidate's ability to demonstrate skill in research development, as well as the collection, management, and analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data.  All capstone projects must be designed and completed under the supervision of a capstone supervisor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HLTH698 Health Science Seminar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
A critical analysis and/or comparison of topics related to health science within a framework provided by the instructor. Examples include contemporary issues in healthcare; a comparative analysis of healthcare systems in different countries; health issues related to population, economics, social and other factors; healthcare issues of special populations; the healthcare crisis in the United States; and emerging healthcare technologies and fields.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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