Health Professions

College of Public Health and Health Professions

Not all courses are offered every semester. Refer to the schedule of courses for each term's specific offerings.
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Unless otherwise indicated in the course description, all courses at the University of Florida are taught in English, with the exception of specific foreign language courses.


HSC 2000 Introduction to Health Professions 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Lecture, discussion and group assignments provide the opportunity to learn about different disciplines making up a health care team and their role in both the science and practice of health care.

HSC 4008 Professional Development for the Health Sciences 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: S/U

Fosters the professional development needed to transition into the health and public health professions. Enrichment activities include diversity training, presentation skills training, career planning, and developing an online portfolio.

Prerequisite: PHHP senior in the limited-access program.

HSC 4905 Individual Study 1-4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Supervised program of study to investigate problems significant to health professions.

Prerequisite: HSC 3032 with minimum grade of C and Health education and behavior majors, junior or senior standing; faculty member or program coordinator permission.

HSC 4930 Special Topics 1-4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special topics in health science. Refer to the department for specific topic information. Can be repeated with change in content for up to 12 credits.

Prerequisite: Public Health or Health Science or Communication Sciences and Disorders major with junior standing or higher.

HSC 4969 Honors Seminar in the Health Professions 1-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Philosophy and implementation of scientific work, including an introduction to faculty research. Provides the opportunity to explore and discuss potential honors thesis topics.

Prerequisite: 3.5 GPA, majors only and department permission.

HSC 4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis 1-6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special project leading to the distinction of magna or summa cum laude at graduation. The project can be any creative work that focuses on a specific topic or issue in the health professions. The student develops an outline of the special project prior to project initiation and produces a final paper at project completion. The paper must be approved by the program and dean's office for the student to graduate magna or summa cum laude.

Prerequisite: HSC 4969, senior standing, majors only and a 3.75 GPA.

PHC 4101 Public Health Concepts 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces the basic tenets, applications and foci of public health, including integrating public health with other health professions.

Prerequisite: (BSC 2007 or BSC 2005 or BSC 2010) and PSY 2012 and STA 2023.

PHC 4320 Environmental Concepts in Public Health 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Surveys major environmental health topics by examining sources, routes, media, and health outcomes associated with biological, chemical, and physical agents in the environment. Introduces the economic and legal frameworks associated with environmental health issues and public health.

Prerequisite: PHC 4101.

PHC 4930 Special Topics in Public Health 1-6 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Exploration of a general or a specific area of public health.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.