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2006-07 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.

HSA 3191 Health Information Management
Credits: 3.
Not currently offered.

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; 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 3662 Alternative Health Care
Credits: 3.
Not currently offered.

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 4184 Health Care Leadership - Skills and Styles
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3661, HSC 3502, HAS 3111.
This course addresses behavioral styles contributing to leadership effectiveness. Students study specific styles for their contributions to motivating people and overall leadership effectiveness in health care.

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: 1 to 4; Prereq: according to department.
A special topics course in health science. Please refer to the department for specific course information.

OTH 3416 Pathophysiology
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSA 3111, HSC 3502, and APK 2105, 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.

PHC 2100 Introduction to Public Health
Credits: 3.
Overview of public health as a multifaceted field. Includes discussion of contemporary public health challenges with input from discipline experts.

The following PHT courses are not currently offered.

PHT 3110L Human Anatomy
Credits: 2.

PHT 3111C Anatomy Dissection
Credits: 3.

PHT 3122C Biomechanics
Credits: 3.

PHT 4371C Geriatrics
Credits: 3.

PHT 4518 Ethics in Physical Therapy
Credits: 3.

PHT 4519 Clinical Problem Solving
Credits: 1.

PHT 4155C Exercise Physiology
Credits: 2.

PHT 3306C Medical and Surgical Disorders
Credits: 3.

PHT 3316 Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment
Credits: 5.

PHT 4123C Applied Kinesiology
Credits: 3.

PHT 4222C Therapeutic Exercise 1
Credits: 1.

PHT 4223C Therapeutic Exercise 2
Credits: 2.

PHT 4234C Therapeutic Exercise 3
Credits: 4.

PHT 4313C Neurological Evaluation and Treatment
Credits: 5.

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

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

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions
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  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course must be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.