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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Public Health and Health Professions

HSC 3057 Research Methods and Issues in Health Science
Credits: 4; Prereq: HSC 3502, HSC 4608L, STA 3024; majors/minors only.
Emphasis on four aspects of research: understanding research principles, evaluating journal articles, applying research findings to clinical settings and designing programmatic evaluation projects.

HSA 3111 U.S. Health Care System
Credits: 3.
Overview of organization, delivery and financing of health services in the U.S. Topics include health professionals, health care facilities, financing of health services, managed care and current health policy issues.

HSC 3502 Survey of Diseases and Disability
Credits: 4.
Overview of medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic diseases and disability.

HSC 3661 Therapeutic Communication Skills with Patients, Families and the Health Care Team
Credits: 2; Prereq: HSC 3502, HSA 3111, majors only; Coreq: RCS 4415L. Majors only.
Through lecture, discussion, and role play in large and small groups, students learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior to be used with patients, families and the health care team.

HSC 3801 Clinical Observation/Health Care Volunteer Work
Credits: 1 to 4 ; Prereq: Majors/minors only. Can be repeated up to 16 credits.
This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to learn about a specific health care field or gain knowledge about specific patient or client populations through direct observation and/or hands on assistance.

HSC 4558 Disability Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3502, HSA 3111; majors/minors only.
Issues in disability management, including occupational health, impact of disability, treatment strategies, general rehabilitation process, ADA, worker's compensation and assistive technology.

HSC 4608L Critical Thinking in Health Care
Credits: 4; Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502 and HSC 3661, majors only.
Assists students in the development of critical thinking skills in solving problems, in the health care environment.

HSC 4653L Ethical and Legal Issues in the Health Professions
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3502, HSA 3111 and HSC 4608L, majors only.
Overview of ethical and legal issues in the health professions, including contemporary ethical issues in disease management.

HSC 4930 Special Topics
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3661.
Leadership Skills and Styles: Introduction to leadership philosophy, assessment of personal leadership style, developing team work skills with others with different leadership styles.

OTH 3416 Pathophysiology
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, and PET 2350, majors/minors only, or permission of instructor.
Basic understanding of pathophysiology as a change from normal physiological functioning of the various systems of the human body.

General Education Categories

  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International and Diversity focus (I)

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
    The Schedule of Courses lists the amount of writing credit per course section.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • †† indicates the course may be taken on an S-U basis.