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HS  180 - Environmental Health and Nursing (2)

This nursing-focused course is designed to introduce the student to a wide range of human health risks associated with the environment, including exposure from air, water, food, and products. Students will learn to integrate environmental health knowledge and skills into the nursing process. They will learn where to find asnd how to apply credible environmental health science into their clinical practice.

HS  190 - Food Myth Busters (4)

Is coconut water healthy? Do you need to take a multivitamin? Can I eat the yolk? Vegan, Mediterranean, Paleo-? What is the best diet for human health? Is eating meat bad for the environment? Explore questions like this and more in this seminar on nutrition. Learn the basics of food and nutrition, discuss the impacts of diet and health, and tackle the current controversies and research in the field of nutrition.

HS  205 - EMT Training (2)

The Emergency Medcal Technician Training Course is designed to prepare and qualify a student to take the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) written and practical exams for certification as an EMT. Does not satisfy Biology major requirements.

HS  301 - Death and Dying: Exploring New Paradigms (4)

This interdisciplinary course examines end of life issues in our contemporary culture through various models: biomedical/technological, theological/spiritual/religious, diversity/multicultural, and ethical. Students are encouraged to question and challenge prevailing structures, models, beliefs, and ethical questions, while integrating new perspectives of death and dying. A strong service leaning component will engage the student in applying the new information, reinforcing individual learning while expanding the collective classroom experience ultimately creating the possibility for new end of life paradigms.

HS  304 - International Health Care Immersion (1 - 4)

This elective course provides an exploration into the culture, language, and health care systems of a foreign country. Students will participate in an immersion in a foreign country where the culture, language, and health care system is different from their own. Students will experience the challenges of communicating in a foreign language and observe delivery of nursing care in a variety of settings including both public and private hospitals. Permission of faculty of record required.

HS  400 - Introduction to the American Healthcare System (3)

This course examines selected U.S. healthcare issues as well as major participants in the healthcare delivery system. Various aspects related to cost and quality of care, healthcare providers, accessing care, and regulations are included as well as a review of current legislative and policy initiatives.

HS  401 - Leadership in Healthcare Organizations (4)

This course explores the healthcare organization as a system and the role that leaders play in providing safe and effective patient care. Various organizational, leadership and management theories, including those related to conflict resolution, change, data collection, employee management, and quality management will be used to analyze issues in healthcare organizations.

HS  402 - Introductory Epidemiology and Biostatistics (4)

This course will study the distribution and determinants of disease and injury in humans. It will explore various methods of investigations such as description and surveillance. The course will introduce the use of bio-statistical data to analyze select populations and events.

HS  403 - Cultural Perspectives in Healthcare (3)

This course is designed to explore multicultural models of health, illness, and treatments or therapies to deepen the students' understanding of the scientific, sociocultural, philosophical, psychological, and spiritual foundations of various unconventional healing systems and their approaches to prevention, health promotion, healing, and maintenace of well-being. These multicultural or alternative approaches to healthcare and to modern conventional medicine are seen as complementary to the biomedical model as they blend body/mind/spirit, science, tradition, and cross-cultural avenues of diagnosis, treatment, and acceptance of healthcare. The impact of cultural values and ethnicity on understanding health and illness, and the utilization of healthcare services will be explored. Concepts and difinitions of culture, ethnicity, traditional health beliefs, and health and illness will be discussed.

HS  404 - Healthcare Ethics and Policy (4)

This course critically analyzes healthcare ethical arguments and various positions on contemporary ethical issues. The course will be composed of three focus areas: Ethical Theory, Healthcare Related Social Issues, and Ethics of Everyday Life. Approximately one-third of the course will be deveoted to each area. Some sections focus on more specific ethical issues, such as Healthcare Business Issues, Bio-medical Issues, Legal Issues, and Policy Issues are so designated in the course schedule.

HS  405 - Human Resource Management (3)

This course introduces the principles and practices of human resource management. It is an introductory survey course that combines theoretical and practical information relating to developing strategic partnerships in order to effectively manage.

HS  406 - Educational and Instructional Design (3)

This course presents the students with an opportunity to learn about the role of the health services administrator in staff professional development, program planning, and technology. The focus is on applying (a) learning theories and models, (b) legal, regulatory, and policy issues related to education, (c) instructional design strategies and resources, and (d) program planning and evaluation. This internet-based course will incorporate communication and guided learning through online activities, web-based instruction, and the creation of a professional development plan.

HS  407 - Financial Resource Management (4)

This course provides an overview of the principles of finance and fiscal management. Economic issues that affect healthcare delivery are analyzed. Financial reports and statements will be evaluated to predict organizational capabilities and limitations. The effect of varying budget methods and variance analysis are discussed.

HS  408 - Health Informatics (4)

This course deals with computer application concepts used in practice, education, administration, and resesarch in relation to effective and quality care will be highlighted. A concentration on the meaningful use of information systems and computer competencies/literacy for the healthcare manager will be emphasized.

HS  409 - Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare (4)

This course presents the student with an opportunity to learn about the foundation of research practices, statistical analysis of data, and the applciation of evidence in practice. The focus will be on: (a) the utilization of the research process; (b) constructing evidence derived from research; (C) development of evidence-based practice, and (d) implementation of evidence-based practice in a healthcare setting.

HS  499 - Directed Study (1 - 4)