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Health (HLTH) Courses

Lower Division

HLTH 101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Introduction to Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and roots used in medical terminology, as well as the study of anatomical, physiological, and pathological terms, clinical procedures, abbreviations, and lab tests according to systems of the body. Medical terminology is treated as a medical language and clinical application is stressed.

HLTH 105 HEALTH ADVOCACY AND ME (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). This course emphasizes the underlying social, economic, and political factors or root causes that influence health and disease outcomes; discusses how these factors affect populations differently; and shows how to use public health advocacy strategies in the community.

HLTH 110 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(FS). This course offers an introduction to the art and science of public health and health sciences. The course describes the public health and healthcare systems in the United States, identifies disciplines of public health and health science, and explores the interrelationship between environmental factors, human behavior, and health policy in determining health outcomes.

HLTH 150 (KINES 150) RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE: HEALTH PROFESSIONS (1-0-1)(F). Required course for students residing in the University Housing Health Professions Residential College. Students learn about the campus and community resources, explore various health-related professions, are civically engaged, and participate in service projects. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

HLTH 207 NUTRITION (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Study of fundamentals of nutrition as a factor in maintaining good health. Present day problems in nutrition are also discussed. PREREQ: BIOL 100 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 191 or BIOL 227, and PRE/COREQ: CHEM 101-101L or CHEM 111-111L.

HLTH 210 HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Overview of the health care industry and the issues that confront this dynamic system, including the changing roles of components of the system as well as technical, economic, political and social forces responsible for those changes. PREREQ: ENGL 102.

HLTH 250 (KINES 250) RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE: HEALTH PROFESSIONS (1-0-1)(S). Required course for students residing in the University Housing Health Professions Residential College. Students learn about the campus and community resources, explore various health-related professions, are civically engaged, and participate in service projects. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

HLTH 280 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Introduction to the application and use of statistical principles and methods in health sciences. General computer skills (Excel) required to statistically analyze quantitative and qualitative data. PREREQ: Upper-division standing

Upper Division

HLTH 300 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on dynamic aspects of human disease. Diseases are presented in a “system approach” with a focus on characteristics, application of diagnostic reasoning, and treatment strategies, including basic principles of pharmacology drug classifications and commonly used drugs. PREREQ: BIOL 227-228.

HLTH 310 EVIDENCE-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Evidence-based Public Health provides advanced study in public health prevention strategies, with an emphasis on coalition development, assessment, and evaluation of community-based prevention and health promotion strategies. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTH 315 HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Survey of the policy and legal issues related to public health, health care delivery, and environmental health. Examination of how the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government at federal, state, and local levels interact and create law. Focuses on public policy and transformational ethics as a tool to improve population health, interactions between private and public sector, and legal issues health professionals commonly encounter. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

HLTH 355 HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Introduction to practices of health and wellness emphasizing lifestyles and measures of health. Covers general concepts related to the human body and chronic and infectious diseases, as well as how organ systems are affected by disease. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

HLTH 360 HEALTH CARE FINANCE (3-0-3)(S). Overview of financial management functions at the departmental level; budgeting and cost analysis for department-level operations and capital expenditures; financing of healthcare including various reimbursement/payment systems. PREREQ: BUSBTC 302 and upper-division standing.

HLTH 365 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S). Provides an overview of methods and efforts to achieve measurable improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness, performance, accountability, outcomes, and other indicators of quality in services or processes, which achieve equity and improve the health of the community. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

HLTH 382 RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Design of experiments, methods of analysis, interpretation and communication of results, and use of research to support evidence-based practice. PREREQ: upper-division standing, ENGL 102 and MATH 153 or MATH 254 or KINES 301 or PSYC 295 or SOC 310 or PRE/COREQ: PUBH 318 or PERM/INST.

HLTH 400 INTERPROFESSIONAL CAPSTONE (0-3-1)(F,S,SU)(FF). Students, working in interdisciplinary teams, engage in problem solving and communication activities that address current health related issues, Limited to COHS majors. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: NURS 416 or NURS-RN 416 or NURS-RN 425 or PRE/COREQ: EOHS 498 or HLTH 480 or PUBH 480 or RADSCI 311 or RADSCI 430 or RESPCARE 355.

HLTH 410 HEALTH AND AGING (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Focuses on the normal aging process and health concerns that affect an aging population. Strategies to maintain and enhance health for successful aging are emphasized. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

HLTH 413 DEATH AND DYING: A MODERN CONUNDRUM (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). Provides participants with an opportunity to confront the complex reality of death, in their own lives, and in the lives of those they care most about. Includes an explanation of issues, such as fear(s) of death, pain management, suffering, and the role of technology. Looks at the ethical theory as it applies to the above issues, as well as some common myths and misperceptions about the law, medicine, and the ethics regarding death. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTH 418 ADVANCED PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYSIS (3-0-3)(F,S). Topics include regression and ANOVA designs. Emphasis on data and analytic methods in public health, quantitative reasoning, data integrity, data manipulation, interpretation of research findings in the literature and use of results to make informed decisions. Use of Excel. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and MATH 153 or MATH 254 or KINES 301 or PSYC 295 or SOC 310 or PERM/INST.

HLTH 419 PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS (3-0-3)(F,S). This course is designed to familiarize students with the prominent theories, issues, and topics in the field of health communication with a range of topics, including illness and health, historical and contemporary issues, patient and provider experiences, cultural differences in health, public awareness/prevention/intervention campaigns, and the role of media and relationships in health communication. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

HLTH 420 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Terminology, concepts, and forms used in both strategic planning and project management. Focuses on the similarities and differences between strategic planning (short and long term planning) and project planning (specific business activity that has a beginning and end). PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTH 460 DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH (3-0-3)(S). Provides a comprehensive understanding of the environmental, social, and cultural factors that influence health. Topics, theories and public health methods associated with determinants of health, gender, ethnicity/race, relationships, socioeconomic status, built environment, community, political systems, stress and adverse childhood experiences, culture and their influences on individual and community health. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTH 470 COLLABORATING FOR CHANGE (3-0-3)(F,S). Social change and community work relies on cross-sector collaboration. This course investigates key tools and theories that empower and engage communities to address their own issues. PREREQ: upper-division standing.

HLTH 480 EPIDEMIOLOGY (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Study of the distribution and determinants of disease within human populations. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and MATH 153 or MATH 254 or KINES 301 or PSYC 295 or SOC 310 or PERM/INST.

HLTH 488 STUDENT OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT (0-0-0)(F,S,SU). Required to graduate. Seniors in the department of Community and Environmental Health are required to take an exit survey and participate in professional and career building activities. Additional certification exams will be provided by emphasis areas. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Senior standing.

HLTH 493 INTERNSHIP (Variable credit)(F,S,SU). Internship opportunities in health sciences and public health are available through the department. May be repeated for credit. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Recommendation of faculty advisor, upper-division standing, cumulative GPA above 3.25, and PERM/INST.

HLTH 498, HLTH 499 SEMINAR (1 to 2 credits)(F/S). Presentation of selected health science topics under faculty direction. PREREQ: senior standing.

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