Courses

HSA 3111 U.S. Health Care System 3 Credits

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.

Prereq: APK 2105C, and BSC 2007 or BSC 2005 or BSC 2010, and PSY 2012 and STA 2023; health science or communication sciences and disorders majors or health science minor

HSA 4110 Hlthcare Ops Concepts 3 Credits

Covers several relevant topics related to the business end of healthcare, including business management principles for practitioners, healthcare reimbursement methodologies, and basic healthcare financial management such as simple budgeting and debt financing.

HSA 4191 Health Informatics 3 Credits

Provides a fundamental understanding health informatics, healthcare information systems, and emerging healthcare technologies, starting with the core informatics competencies and the foundation of knowledge model.

HSC 3057 Research Methods and Issues in Health Science 3 Credits

Emphasizes four aspects of research: understanding research principles, evaluating journal articles, applying research findings to clinical settings and designing programmatic evaluation projects.

Prereq: HSC 3502 and health science majors/minors only

HSC 3502 Survey of Diseases and Disability 3 Credits

Overview of medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic diseases and disability.

Prereq: health science or communication sciences and disorders majors or health science minor

HSC 3661 Therapeutic Communication Skills with Patients, Families and the Health Care Team 2 Credits

Learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior to be used with patients, families and the health care team through lecture, discussion and role play in large and small groups.

Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, HSC 4558 and health science majors only

Coreq: RCS 4415L

HSC 3801 Clinical Observation / Health Care Volunteer Work 1-4 Credits

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)

Prereq: health science majors only and department permission

HSC 4184 Health Care Leadership: Skills and Styles 3 Credits

Behavioral styles that contribute to leadership effectiveness. Studies specific styles for their contributions to motivating people and overall leadership effectiveness in health care.

Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, HSC 4558 and health science majors only

HSC 4558 Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 2 3 Credits

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.

Prereq: Health science, public health, or communication sciences and disorders majors or minors only

HSC 4608L Critical Thinking in Health Care 4 Credits

Develops critical thinking skills to solve problems in the health care environment.

Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, HSC 4558, HSC 3661 and health science majors only

HSC 4652L Ethical and Legal Issues in the Health Professions 3 Credits

Overview of ethical and legal issues in the health professions, including contemporary ethical issues in disease management.

Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, HSC 4558 and health science majors only

HSC 4930 Special Topics 1-4 Credits

Special topics in health science. Please refer to the department for specific course information.

Prereq: Health education and behavior majors, junior or senior standing, HSC 3032 with minimum grade of C, and instructor permission

OTH 3416 Pathophysiology 3 Credits

Basic understanding of pathophysiology as a change from normal physiological functioning of the various systems of the human body.

Prereq: APK 2105, HSA 3111, HSC 3502, and health science majors/minors only, or instructor permission

PHC 2100 Introduction to Public Health 3 Credits

Overview of public health as a multifaceted field. Includes discussion of contemporary public health challenges with input from discipline experts.

PHC 3440 Global Public Health 3 Credits

Critical links between global health and social and economic development. Discusses the burden of disease and how to measure this across countries. Focuses on low and middle income countries and the health of the poor.

Prereq: HSC 3502 and PHC 4101

PHC 4024 Applied Epidemiology 3 Credits

Principles and methods of epidemiological investigation focusing on both infectious and noninfectious diseases. Emphasizes outbreak investigations, field epidemiology and epidemiology careers.

Prereq: HSC 3057, HSC 3502, HSC 4558, PHC 4101, and health science majors only

PHC 4094 Introduction to Biostatistics for Health Science and Public Health 3 Credits

Methods and public health applications for analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, nonparametric and distribution-free statistical methods, and some basic concepts about survival analysis. Public health applications using statistical software. Writing data analysis reports.

Prereq: STA 2023

PHC 4101 Public Health Concepts 3 Credits

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

Prereq: APK 2105C, and BSC 2007 or BSC 2005 or BSC 2010, and PSY 2012 and STA 2023; health science majors/minors only and department permission

PHC 4117 Public Health Management Leadership 3 Credits

Provides knowledge relevant to leading public health organizations while effectively managing and motivating employees. Includes organizational behavior and theories to examine management, leadership and application of skills in delivering public health programs.

Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, HSC 4558, PHC 4101, and public health majors only

PHC 4943 Service Learning Practicum 3 Credits

Covers development of the role of a public health and human services provider in an agency setting.

Prereq: HSC 3057, PHC 4101, senior standing, and public health majors only