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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.