HSC/EXP 1110 CPR and First Aid 2 cr. Principles and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and standard first aid.Training in artificial respiration and artificial circulation by one and two persons,and immediate procedures and standard care for injuries and emergencies are covered.Competency in skills leading to American Red Cross C.P.R. and Standard First Aid Certification.
HSC 2201 Nutrition (VI) 4 cr. Introduction to the basic principles of nutrition including energy, proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins,minerals and water with application to individual diet assessment. Recommendations for meeting the changing nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle. Basic exploration of current food/nutrition issues.Four class hours, independent projects.
HSC/GER 2203 U.S.Health Care System 4 cr. Course covers the history and development of the healthcare system in the United States; health in society today; types of healthcare institutions and services, organizational structure, roles of healthcare professionals and functions of hospitals and other health facilities; accountability in healthcare and the role of government in healthcare, introduction to current models of health financing.
HSC 2209Medical Terminology 2 cr. Study of the terminology common to medicine utilizing word elements (prefixes, suffixes and roots) basic for building medical terms and analyzing meanings using a programmed learning format; includes spelling and pronunciation of medical terms.
HSC 2777 Topics in Health Sciences 1-4 cr. Seminar or project for intense group study of a special health-related subject.Participantsmeet regularly over a period of time equivalent to a standard course.Must be approved by school dean.
HSC 2999 Independent Study 1-4 cr. Opportunity to investigate an area of special interest and demonstrate self-direction in study of a problem which exists in health care.Topicmust be approved by school dean and student's advisor.
HSC/BIO 3020 Pathophysiology 4 cr Study of the generalmechanisms of disease at the cellular and molecular levels, including abnormalities of fluid distribution, the inflammatory process,abnormal immunemechanisms,and neoplastic disease, followed by an application of the basic principles of pathologic processes to diseases of the neurologic, endocrine, reproductive, hematologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and digestive systems.Prerequisite: a completed course in anatomy/physiology or instructor permission.
HSC 3101 Health for All:A Global Perspective (I,WI) 4 cr. Health is a human concept,profoundly affected by cultural, economic, social, political, scientific, environmental, behavioral and technological factors. Global health involves personal and population health issues, community problems and concerns that transcend national boundaries, and that may best be addressed by cooperative actions. Issues of social justice and peace as they relate to health are explored within a 'Health For All' framework. This course will focus on global health as a human right, multilevel factors affecting health, and the role of individuals, governments and organizations in improving global health. The emphasis of the course is to discover and appreciate all aspects of health.
HSC/RES 3311 Religious Perspectives on Health Care Ethics (X,WI) 4 cr. Explores a variety of concrete bio-medical ethical problems within our society and the healthcare system from a religious and ethical perspective. This course examines the role of new technologies, the threat of dehumanization, the questions of euthanasia,patient's rights, genetic engineering, transplantation and fetal research fromCatholic and Protestant ethical thinkers.
HSC 4423 Health Care Systems: Issues and Perspectives 2 cr. Current issues facing the healthcare system as viewed fromthe perspectives of consumers, providers, payers and regulators; legislative trends at the state and federal levels. Research methods and application of research in healthcare. Prerequisite: HSC 2203 or permission of instructor.
HSC 4700/6700 Health Science Interdisciplinary Leadership 2 cr. This course focuses on specific leadership strategies of building respect and collaboration among members of health science disciplines through patient/clientcentered and ethical decision-making approaches. Students will have opportunities to develop skills to function as leaders representing their professions as part of an interdisciplinary team. Additionally, the ATHENS EHR System, which is a state-of-the-art electronic health record, will be used by students in this course to develop their confidence and competence with employing this type of clinical information technology in the practice of their profession. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
HSC 4777 Topics in Health Sciences 1-4 cr. Study of subjects dealingwith healthcare delivery systems in U.S.and/or other countries, such as the philosophy, organization/structure, innovations, benefits, concerns and/or future orientation of the systems. Must be approved by school dean.
HSC 4999 Independent Study 1-4 cr. Advanced investigation in an area of special interest related to a problemexisting in health care.Topicmust be approved by school dean and student's advisor.