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HLTHST 100 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROFESSIONS (1-0-1)(F).

Various health disciplines and their clinical functions. Information on educational requirements, opportunities, and advancement for each discipline. Lectures by health faculty and guest speakers from the medical community. Orientation to health care in clinical facilities. (Pass/Fail.)

HLTHST 101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

Introduction to Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and roots used in medical terminology, as well as the study of anatomical, physiological, and pathological terms, clinical procedures, abbreviations, and lab tests according to systems of the body. Medical terminology is treated as a medical language and clinical application is stressed.

HLTHST 102 (ENVHLTH 102) ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3-0-3)(F,S).

Evaluates the impact that chemical, physical, and biological agents have on environmental ecosystems. Examines how worldwide political, economic, and demographic diversity affects the natural environment. May be taken for ENVHLTH or HLTHST credit, but not both.

HLTHST 109 DRUGS: USE AND ABUSE (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

An introductory course which deals with the basic medical, social, and psychopharmacological considerations related to the use of therapeutic and non-therapeutic (recreational) drugs.

HLTHST 150 (KINES 150) RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE: HEALTH PROFESSIONS (1-0-1)(F,S).

Required course for students residing in the University Housing Health Professions Residential College. Students learn about the campus and community resources, explore various health-related professions, are civically engaged, and participate in service projects. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

HLTHST 202 HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

Overview of the health care industry and the issues that confront this dynamic system, including the changing roles of components of the system as well as technical, economic, political and social forces responsible for those changes. PREREQ: ENGL 102.

HLTHST 207 NUTRITION (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

Study of fundamentals of nutrition as a factor in maintaining good health. Present day problems in nutrition are also discussed. PREREQ: BIOL 100 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 191 or BIOL 227 and CHEM 101-101L or CHEM 111-111L.

HLTHST 215 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

Provides an introduction to health information systems and healthcare technology with discussion of current applications and trends in healthcare.

HLTHST 216 LABORATORY VALUES (1-0-1)(F,S).

Introduction to the clinical significance of selected laboratory tests. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

HLTHST 220 CARDIOPULMONARY RENAL PHYSIOLOGY (3-0-3)(F).

Normal and clinical physiological functions of the pulmonary, circulatory and renal systems. PREREQ: BIOL 227-228.

HLTHST 250 (KINES 250) RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE: HEALTH PROFESSIONS (1-0-1)(F,S).

Required course for students residing in the University Housing Health Professions Residential College. Students learn about the campus and community resources, explore various health-related professions, are civically engaged, and participate in service projects. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

HLTHST 255 INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF ADDICTIONS (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

Addictions, impact of drugs on society, treatment modalities, and career opportunities. PREREQ: HLTHST 109.

HLTHST 258 BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS FOR ADDICTIONS PROFESSIONALS (1-0-1)(S).

Overview of blood-borne pathogens and high-risk behaviors.

HLTHST 280 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

Introduction to the application and use of statistical principles and methods in health sciences. General computer skills (Excel) required to statistically analyze quantitative and qualitative data.

HLTHST 300 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (4-0-4)(F, S, SU).

Emphasis on dynamic aspects of human disease. Diseases are presented in a “system approach” with a focus on characteristics, application of diagnostic reasoning, and treatment strategies, including basic principles of pharmacology drug classifications and commonly used drugs. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or BIOL 227-228.

HLTHST 304 PUBLIC HEALTH (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

Public health concepts and practice. Topics include philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities and results at national, state, and community levels. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 306 APPLIED PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS (3-0-3)(S).

Emphasis on pharmacokinetics, parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, drug mechanism of action and side-effects, and use of drugs in relation to health and illness. Students will be expected to use prerequisite information from pathophysiology to study drugs and their intersystem relationships. PREREQ: HLTHST 300 or PERM/INST.

HLTHST 314 HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS (3-0-3)(F, S, SU).

Process of legal change and health care practitioners’ potential interactions with patients, law enforcement, and governmental agencies. Consent, liability, negligence, employment and licensure of professionals. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 330 HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT I WITH LAB (3-3-4)(F).

Introduction to the field of health information management, including history of patient records, and functions of a health information department. In-depth study of components, development and use of the record and flow of patient information through the facility; design of forms and computer views; accreditation and licensure standards. PREREQ: Admission to Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) emphasis.

HLTHST 332 MANAGING CLINICAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(F).

Examines the development and use of various classification (coding) systems. Focuses on the principles and applications of classification systems. PREREQ: Admission to Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) emphasis, BIOL 227-228. COREQ: HLTHST 300.

HLTHST 333 REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES (3-0-3)(S).

Study of reimbursement methods in health care. Examines payment systems, compliance, review of revenue cycles, and other management strategies critical to health care facility revenues. PREREQ: HLTHST 330, HLTHST 332.

HLTHST 343 ESSENTIALS FOR HEALTHY LIVING: THE HUMAN CONDITION (3-0-3)(F/S).

Critical examination and application of scientifically-based personal health information.

HLTHST 350 HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT II WITH LAB (3-3-4)(S).

Administration of health information functions, including quality, utilization and risk management with emphasis on national initiatives in health information technology and systems. PREREQ: HLTHST 330.

HLTHST 356 COMMUNITY-BASED PREVENTION METHODS (3-0-3)(F)(Even years).

Emphasis on coalition development and assessment and evaluation of community-based prevention and health promotion strategies. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 360 HEALTH CARE FINANCE (3-0-3)(S).

Overview of financial management functions at the departmental level; budgeting and cost analysis for department-level operations and capital expenditures; financing of healthcare including various reimbursement/payment systems. PREREQ: ACCT 205, ACCT 206, and upper-division standing.

HLTHST 382 RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(CID).

Design of experiments, methods of analysis, interpretation and communication of results, and use of research to support evidence-based practice. PREREQ: ENGL 102, upper-division standing, and MATH 254 or KINES 301, or PSYC 295, or SOC 310, or PERM/INST.

HLTHST 400 INTERPROFESSIONAL CAPSTONE (0-3-1)(F,S,SU)(FF).

Students, working in interdisciplinary teams, engage in problem solving and communication activities that address current health related issues. Limited to COHS majors. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: NURS 416 or NURS 425 PRE/COREQ: ENVHLTH 498 or HLTHST 480 or RADSCI 370 or RADSCI 430 or RESPCARE 355.

HLTHST 410 HEALTH AND AGING (3-0-3)(F,S,SU).

Focuses on the normal aging process and health concerns that affect an aging population. Strategies to maintain and enhance health for successful aging are emphasized. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

HLTHST 415 HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(F/S).

Information systems and applications in health care organizations; issues and challenges in system design and implementation; systems security. PREREQ: ITM 315.

HLTHST 420 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(S).

Strategic management and planning and leadership in e-health environment including scheduling, monitoring, reporting, and process modeling. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 431 QUALITY ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE (3-0-3)(F,S).

The mindset, management, and improvement of quality, including the use of quality improvement tools and techniques to find and solve problems in the health care setting. PREREQ: HLTHST 202 or NURS 302 or RESPCARE 223 and upper-division standing.

HLTHST 432 CRITICAL REVIEW OF HEALTH CARE RESEARCH (3-0-3)(S).

Locating, selecting, and critically reviewing medical and lay literature relevant to the practice of health care. Constructing and researching clinical questions. Skills for keeping abreast of new medical information, deciding which of this information is valid and applicable to patient care, and using this information to improve patient care. Familiarity with using the Internet required. PREREQ: HLTHST 202, NURS 302, RESPCARE 223 or PERM/INST.

HLTHST 433 DEATH AND DYING: A MODERN CONUNDRUM (2-0-2)(F)(Even years).

Provides participants with an opportunity to confront the complex reality of death, in their own lives, and in the lives of those they care most about. Includes an explanation of issues, such as fear(s) of death, pain management, suffering, and the role of technology. Looks at the ethical theory as it applies to the above issues, as well as some common myths and misperceptions about the law, medicine, and the ethics regarding death. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 434 HEALTH CARE BIOETHICS (3-0-3)(S).

Discuss ideas, issues, and language in the ethics of health care. Provide a model to use in analyzing bioethical issues using case studies as a learning tool. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 444 ADDICTION AND THE FAMILY SYSTEM (3-0-3)(F,S).

Examination of multigenerational impact of addiction (drugs, alcohol, work, religion, Internet, gambling, etc.) on the family system. In addition to dysfunctional roles developed to cope with addiction, class also compares and contrasts communication strategies and parenting styles of unhealthy and healthy family systems. Risk and protective factors, stages of change, and continuum of care from prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare are addressed. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 448 COUNSELING SKILLS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(F,S).

This course is designed to introduce students to evidence based counseling techniques and interventions used with clients dealing with substance abuse and addiction issues. An overview of common theories/approaches used in chemical dependency counseling (basic counseling skills, cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, solution-focused, systems, dual-diagnosis recognition, and prevention strategies) will be presented along with the techniques and interventions (basic interviewing skills, group work, education, etc.) that accompany each. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 450 CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY (3-0-3)(S).

Examination of the policy making process in relationship to health at the national, state and local levels. The structure of the health care system and recent changes and their effects on cost, quality, and access to services are discussed. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 464 SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROBLEMS (3-0-3)(F).

Screening and assessment tools/procedures, and interventions for substance abuse. Legal, social, ethical, and health implication. PREREQ: Upper-division undergraduate or graduate standing.

HLTHST 465 ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROBLEMS (3-0-3)(S).

Emphasis on case management techniques. Continued legal, social, ethical, and health implications. PREREQ: HLTHST 464.

HLTHST 466 COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE (2-0-2)(F).

Medical practices other than allopathic medicine, including Chinese and Indian medicine, guided imagery, naturopathy, and massage therapy. Explores the ethical, legal and policy issues surrounding these modalities. Current research on efficacy and consumer acceptance accompanies clinical demonstration of selected modalities, such as acupuncture and massage therapy. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 468 GROUP PROCESS FOR ADDICTIONS PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(F/S).

Introduction to group counseling provides basic knowledge of group process and practice. Covers theory behind types and stages of groups, facilitating a group, ethical and behavioral standards, confidentiality, and management of groups. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 469 ETHICS FOR ADDICTIONS PROFESSIONALS (2-0-2)(S).

Ethical principles and practices of addictions counseling. Emphasis on confidentiality, reporting, and dual relationships. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

HLTHST 480 EPIDEMIOLOGY (3-0-3)(F/S).

Study of the distribution and determinants of disease within human populations. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and MATH 254 or KINES 301 or PSYC 295 or SOC 310 or PERM/INST.

HLTHST 493 PRE-PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP (Variable credit)(F,S,SU).

Internship opportunities in health sciences are available through the department. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Upper-division standing, cumulative GPA above 3.25, recommendation of faculty advisor, and PERM/INST.

HLTHST 498-499 SEMINAR (1-0-1 or 2-0-2)(F/S).

Presentation of selected health science topics under faculty direction.