Health Sciences


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  • Course Descriptions

    • HS 300. Survey of Health Care Delivery. An introductory review of the health care delivery system including topics such as the changing role of health care providers, hospitals and other facilities and governmental agencies. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 303. Effective Writing in the Workplace. A structured, writing intensive course designed to prepare health care professionals to write analytical papers. The writing process, writing style, organization and clarity of communication are major emphases in this course. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 305. Cultural Competency in Health Care.  This course is designed to increase awareness of the need to provide health care to patients with diverse values, bilges, and behaviors.  Emphasis will be placed on tailoring health care delivery to meet patients' social, cultural, and linguistic needs.  (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 306. Medical Terminology. A study of current clinical concepts in diseases and their treatments with emphasis on medical language. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 308. Disease and Health. interface of health and basic disease processes. Topics include the definition, symptoms, etiology, treatment and prognosis of each disease process. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS 306
    • HS 309. Health Information Privacy and Security.  A study of the history and continuing evolution of American law regarding health information use as currently presented in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 310. Principles of Management in Health Care. Management and leadership theories, functions and skills required for success in the health care organization, with an emphasis on supervisory management. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 311. Introduction to Research.  An introductory study of research designs with an emphasis on the analysis, synthesis, and application of evidenced-based information in the health care delivery system.  (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 312. Continuing Education in Health Care. An introduction to continuing education programs for health care facilities and systems. Includes development and delivery of programs and current problems in continuing education.(3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 314. Professional Communication in Health Care. A study of theory and principles of organizational and interpersonal communication focusing on writing skills, problem solving, team building, cultural proficiency, and conflict resolution.  (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 320. Role of Hospitals in Health Care Delivery. This course examines the organization and operations of hospitals. The respective roles of hospital staff will be discussed. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS 303
    • HS 326. Human Resources in Health Care. Principles and policies of personnel administration including interviewing, evaluating, and compensating with emphasis on health care settings. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS 310
    • HS 330. Introduction To Statistics. An introductory course in statistical decision-making methods including sampling, measures of central tendency, frequency distributions, probability, probability distributions, sampling methods, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, correlations, regression, and analysis of variance. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) 
    • HS 405. Introduction to Policy, Law, and Ethics.  An introduction to the study of interrelationships between political issues, sociological issues, ethical issues, public policy information, and legal implications in the health care delivery system.  (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 408. Organizational Behavior in Health Care. An overview of the nature of employee behavior and the function of management in the health care organizational setting. Human behavior will be examined at individual, group and organizational levels, including strategies to increase productivity. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS 310
    • HS 412. Marketing and Outreach in Health Care. An overview of marketing and its role in health service organizations. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite HS 303
    • HS 420. Leadership Development. An introduction to the theory and practice of leadership. Students will explore how leadership theory can inform and direct the way leadership is practiced in the health care environment. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS 310
    • HS 421. History of Modern Medicine. An overview of medical history designed to illustrate the process of the evolution of ideas of select developments and discoveries influencing modern medicine rather than to provide massive lists of names and dates of specific discoveries. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 423. Disease Prevention. A study of factors known to cause common disease states, to include cultural, social, economic and educational influences, and methods for preventing the development of those diseases. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 424. Epidemiology. A study of the causes, incidence and distribution of common diseases including the humanistic and economic implications of these diseases. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 425. Essential Concepts for Wellness and Healthy Living. A study of personal wellness and healthy living designed to challenge students to analyze health information using critical-thinking strategies to make informed decisions which will lead to a healthier lifestyle. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HS 427. Finance and Reimbursement in Health Care. Introduction to health care budgeting and finance, including legislation, federal programs, managed care and subscription programs. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS 310 
    • HS 430. Strategic Decision Making in Health Care. The application of applied statistics and data analysis for strategic decision making in health care organizations. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS 330
    • HS 452. Senior Directed Study. A directed study or project involving a health care issue or problem. The student will work with a supervising faculty member and a mentor/preceptor. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of the program director are required.
    • HS 490. Special Topics. Interprofessional elective. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. (1 to 4 semester hours) Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director.