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HSC 215 Human Physiology 4(3-2)

A comprehensive course that studies the function of the organ systems of the human body. Laboratory work in fundamental physiological principles is included. Pre/Co-Requisite: HSC 214.

HSC 222 Sexuality In Health Education 3(3-0)

Emphasis on understanding and human values as related to programming sex education in health education classes. Not open to students with credit in HSC 527.

HSC 235 Psychoactive Drugs 3(3-0)

The study of psychoactive drugs: what they are; how they work; and why people use and/or abuse them. Not open to students with credit in HSC 528, HSC 529, or HSC 530. This course is approved for offering in a distance learn- ing format.

HSC 317 Community Health 3(3-0)

Introduction to public health, and services provided to citizens and educators by official and voluntary health agencies. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

HSC 319 Methods and Materials in Community Health Education 3(3-0) Skills and techniques in writing, developing printed materials, public speaking, and group dynamics as they relate to community health education programs.

HSC 350 Community Service in the Health Educators 2(2-0)

A service-learning experience where the student is engaged in a hands-on service project. Academic coverage includes the philosophy, objectives, and methods of community service. Prerequisite: HSC 317.

HSC 352 Environmental Health 3(3-0)

Emphasis on today’s environmental problems related to health, air, water, radiation, housing, urbanization, disease, and man’s responsibilities and remedial actions to these problems. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

HSC 390 Health and Aging 3(3-0) Astudy of age-related changes of the body, health concerns, healthy lifestyles and health care for older adults.

HSC 411 Pathophysiology 3(3-0)

Study of body’s physiological responses to disease states. Emphasis is placed on the interactions among body systems and the alterations in homeostatic mechanisms. Prerequisite: HSC 211 or HSC 215.

HSC 503 Health Implications of Obesity 3(3-0) Obesity and overweight will be studied with special emphasis on diet, nutrition, and exercise. Modes of prevention and treatment will also be discussed.

HSC 506 Health and Physical Development in Late Life 3(3-0) This course examines in depth the processes of normal aging as well as important issues affecting the health of older adults. Prerequisites: BIO 101.

HSC 507 3(3-0)

Introduction to Health Service Organizations and Systems

Macro level study of healthcare systems including delivery, integration, reimbursement mechanisms, multi-organizational and interorganizational ar- rangements, health policies, and future solutions.

HSC 510 Independent Reading Experience 1-4(Spec) Individual reading-an experience designed for professional enrichment. 4-hour maximum. CR/NC only. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

HSC 512 Special Topics in Health Education 1-12(Spec) In-depth consideration of relevant, pertinent health issues.

HSC 517 Drugs and the Elderly 2(2-0)

An introduction to medication practices and problems among the elderly, and study of selected drugs and their effects on the aging individual. Prerequisites: HSC 390.

HSC 519 Death Education and Suicide Prevention 3(3-0)

A holistic study of the cultural, spiritual, legal, ethical, psychological and controversial aspects of death. Emphasis will also be placed on suicide pre- vention. Prerequisites: must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework.

HSC 520 Health Services Administration 3(3-0)

Analysis of organizational patterns, planning procedures, fiscal management, personnel management, and other administrative concerns. This course is ap- proved for offering in a distance learning format.

HSC 522 Consumer Health Education 2(2-0) Issues of consumer health related to the individual, the community, and society.

HSC 523 AIDS Education 1(1-0)

A concentrated study of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, including the origin, prevalence, spread, disease process, psychosocial aspects and implications for society. Prerequisites: HSC 106, or teaching certificate. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

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HSC 524 Workshop on Health Fitness 2(Spec) Guidelines for fitness appraisals and exercise prescription for healthy and high risk adults.

HSC 525 Sexually Transmitted Disease Workshop 1(Spec) Concentrated study of sexually transmitted diseases, modes of transmission, and role of public health agencies and schools in coping with the problem.

HSC 526 Mental Health 3(3-0) Concentrated study of mental health and illness as related to home, school, and community. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

HSC 527 Sex Education Workshop 1(Spec) Concentrated study of sex education and roles of home, school, and com- munity. Not open to students with credit in HSC 222.

HSC 528 Smoking and Health Education Workshop 1(Spec) Concentrated study of physiological, psychological, sociological, and educa- tional aspects of smoking. Not open to students with credit in HSC 235.

HSC 529 Alcohol Education Workshop 1(1-0)

Concentrated study of physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of alcohol education. Not open to students with credit in HSC 235. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

HSC 530 Drug Abuse Workshop 1(Spec)

Concentrated study of the effects of drugs and narcotics. Roles of home, school, and community in drug education. Not open to students with credit in HSC 235. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

HSC 532 Diversity Issues in the Health Professions 3(3-0)

Developing an understanding of diversity issues in order to become a more effective multiculturally competent health practitioner. Prerequisites: HSC 106 or HSC 317 or graduate standing.

HSC 534 Workshop in Principles of Cardiovascular Health and Disease 1(Spec)

Concentrated study of the physiological aspects of the cardiovascular system and its adaptation to stress.

HSC 535 Family Planning Programming 1(Spec) Analysis of the methods of family planning and family planning programming, and their effects on population control.

HSC 537 Stress Reduction Workshop 1(Spec) Systematic evaluation of stress and methods used to effectively reduce stress so that a healthier life style is possible.

HSC 538 Development of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration 3(3-0)

Emphasize format, content, and writing skills necessary for administration of health programs to prepare proposals, reports, and publications.

HSC 544 Biostatistics 3(2-1) Computation of vital statistics’ rates and other statistical methods applicable to problems in public health.

HSC 545 Health Planning 3(3-0)

Study of strategic and operational planning methodologies employed by ad- ministrators, educators and planners in health care facilities, community health agencies and health programs. Recommended: Junior standing.

HSC 546 Microcomputer Applications to the Health Sciences 3(3-0)

Microcomputer applications in school and community health, health services administration, health promotion and exercise science, application of current software utilized by the health fields. Prerequisite: CPS 100 or BIS 104.

HSC 547 Health Risk Identification and Management 3(3-0)

Health risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases will be identified and studied. Management, and risk to morbidity and mortality will be emphasized. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

HSC 570 Financial Aspects of Health Services Organizations 3(3-0) This course addresses the main issues surrounding financial administration of health services organizations, particularly hospitals. Prerequisite: ACC 201.

HSC 571 Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations 3(3-0) The issues studied are hospital liability, informed consent, medical staff ap- pointments, tort and health services, ethical issues related to health care.

HSC 572 Quality Improvement in Health Services 3(3-0)

Basics, implementation and application of quality management and improve- ments specific to health care. Statistical principles and illustrative cases are presented. Recommended: HSC 520.

HSC 581 Managed Care: Origins, Organizations, and Operations 3(3-0)

Covers managed care programs, structures, practice models, role of physicians and other clinicians, capitation cost-accounting, and forms of reimbursement. Prerequisites: HSC 507, HSC 520.

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