Course Descriptions

HS: Courses in Health Science

HS 198 Exploration of Health/Wellness Issues  3 cr
This course provides an opportunity to take a multi-disciplinary look at the top issues in health and wellness today.  With rotating faculty from various departments, and other community experts, students will explore a range of pressing health issues that affect personal and global health.  Students who are exploring careers in health and medical fields,
those who are considering graduate education in health topics, as well as students who want to make difference in health and wellness in our society will find this course engaging. Spring semester.

HS 230 Introduction to Epidemiology  3 cr
This is an introductory course in epidemiologic methodology covering study design for investigation of both infectious and chronic diseases. Evaluation of screening programs and health services research will also be discussed. The laboratory problems, based on real data, will include an outbreak investigation, natural history of infectious diseases, validity of clinical tests, survival analysis, and clinical trial and etiologic studies. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, good quantitative skills and some biologic background are strongly recommended.

HS 303 Public Health Nutrition
HS 303 introduces the main concepts of nutritional health from a public heath perspective. The course focuses on health promotion and disease prevention via nutritional issues, as well as community-based approaches to nutritional health and disease prevention. This course addresses private and governmental health care providers and food assistance programs; nutritional interventions and response for vulnerable and special populations; the complex links between health, social, and economic factors with regard to nutrition; and best practice delivery of nutritional information and services.  Offered spring semester. 3 Cr

HS 335 Health Policy, Management and Issues: National and Global Perspectives  3 cr  
Health Policy, Management and Issues addresses key issues in global health at a level appropriate for students in the community health and health science programs. This course will improve students understanding of the biological and social aspects of major global health issues such as Malaria, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Diarrhea, and HIV/
AIDS. General areas of emphasis will be infectious disease, nutrition, and environmental health. Within these areas the population groups at risk, health policies and programs designed to reduce health inequalities will be analyzed.  Students will also become proficient in public/global health vocabulary, basic methods used to assess global health
and tools needed to locate materials and information for understanding emerging health issues. Prerequisite: HS 230. Fall semester. Fulfills National Diversity or Global Diversity requirement; but cannot be used for both.

HS/NU 307 Evidence Based Research Methods in Nursing and in Health Science* 3 cr  
HS/NU 307 is an introduction and exploration into the basic understanding of the process of theory, research, database, evaluation, and evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of Instructor. Spring Semester.

HS/CHS 405 Senior Seminar  1 cr
The purpose of this seminar is to provide senior level community health and health science majors information that will assist them in preparing for professional life.  It serves as a writing forum for the preparation of professional portfolios and provides discussion of problems and experiences that arise during the internship.  Each semester. Prerequisites:
Senior standing, concurrent enrollment in HS/CHS 415, admission to the internship program or consent of instructor. Fulfills a Writing Intensive requirement

HS 415 Internship  1-3 cr
Health Science or Community Health students will be assigned an internship in an appropriate setting. During the semester, students will be required to spend three to eighteen hours per week in their assigned setting. Prerequisites:  Senior standing, concurrent enrollment in HS/CHS 405, and admission to the Internship Program. Applications
for internships must be submitted by April 1 of the preceding year. Each semester.