Health Sciences

2+U HomeHealth Equity and Leadership InitiativeMRAHDSP
  • Course Descriptions

    HS 300. Survey and Settings 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, other facilities and governmental agencies. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 303. Writing for Health Professionals. 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. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    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, beliefs and behaviors. Emphasis will be placed on tailoring health care delivery to meet patients' social, cultural and linguistic needs. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 308. Foundations of Disease and Health. The interface of health and basic disease processes. Topics include the definition, symptoms, etiology, treatment and prognosis of each disease process. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    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. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)  

    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. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 311. Introduction to Research. An introductory study of research design with an emphasis on the analysis, synthesis, and application of evidence-based information in the health care delivery system. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    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. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 320. Role of Quality Improvement in Health Care Delivery. This course examines the organization and operations of hospitals. The respective roles of hospital staff will be discussed. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 326. Human Resources in Health Care. Principles and policies of personnel administration, including interviewing, evaluating and compensating with emphasis on health care settings. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)  

    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. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 405. Introduction to Policy, Law & 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. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    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. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 415. Pedagogical Concepts in Health Education. An introduction to methods and practices of teaching for the health educator. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 418. Community Health. This course is designed to provide comprehensive overview of principles and theoretical perspectives of community health and underserved populations. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    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. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 423. Health Promotion. An in-depth review of interventions, programs and strategies for promoting the prevention of common disease influenced by cultural, social, economic and educational factors. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 424. Epidemiology. A study of the causes, incidence and distribution of common diseases, including the humanistic and economic implications of these diseases. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 425. Health Behavior. An examination of attitudes and beliefs of personal wellness and healthy living designed to improve health behavior. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 426. Issues in Health Education. A study of current issues in health education. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 427. Finance and Reimbursement in Health Care. Introduction to health care budgeting and finance, including legislation, federal programs, managed care and subscription programs. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 430. Strategic Decision-Making in Health Care. The application of applied statistics and data analysis for strategic decision-making in health care organizations. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    HS 452. Program Planning and Implementation. 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. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of the program director are required. (Lecture) (3 semester hours) 

    HS 490. Special Topics. Interprofessional elective. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of program director (Lecture) (1-5 semester hours)