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Office of the University Registrar

2009-10 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Public Health and Health Professions

HSC 2000 Introduction to Health Professions
Credits: 3.

Through lecture, discussion, and group assignments, this course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about different disciplines making up a health care team and their role in both the science and practice of health care.

HSC 4905 Individual Study
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change of content up to 16 credits. Prereq: permission of faculty member or program director.

Supervised program of study to investigate problems significant to health professions.

HSC 4930 Special Topics
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change of content up to 12 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.

A special topics course in health science. Please refer to the department for specific course information.

HSC 4969 Honors Seminar in the Health Professions
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: majors only, junior standing, 3.5 GPA.

This course focuses on the philosophy and implementation of scientific work, including an introduction to faculty research, and provides the student with the opportunity to explore and discuss potential honors thesis topics.

HSC 4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: HSC 4969, senior standing, majors only; 3.75 GPA.

A special project leading to the distinction of magna or summa cum laude at graduation. The project can be any creative work that focuses on a specific topic or issue in the health professions. The student develops an outline of the special project prior to project initiation and produces a final paper at project completion. The paper must be approved by the program and dean's office for the student to graduate magna or summa cum laude.

PHC 4930 Special Topics in Public Health
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change of content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior or senior standing.

Exploration of a general or a specific area of public health.

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.