School of Allied Health
Health Siences (HSCI) Courses
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Brenda Smith
Phone: (915) 747-8214
- 1301 Access to Health and Health Care (3-0)
- Provides information essential to understanding factors that affect human health. Factors related to health in society are explored. Emphasizes roles and functions of various members of the interdisciplinary health care team and explores ethics of health and health care. Visits to community health care sites may be required.
- 2302 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3-0)
- (Common Course Number BIOL 1322)
Includes a study of the nutrients and their sources, their metabolic functions and effects on well being and health problems; also the components of adequate diets and local, national, and world nutritional problems. Prerequisite: BIOL 1305.
- 2303 Wellness Dynamics (3-0)
- Study of the concept of wellness and its components; self-assessment of current health status and application of scientific health and fitness principles for the improvement and maintenance of health throughout the life span. Includes exposure to a variety of lifetime physical activities. Course fee required.
- 2309 First Aid and Safety Practices (3-0)
- (Common Course Number PHED 1306)
Current practices in first aid, reaction to life threatening situations, treatment of typical minor injuries in recreational activities, safety practices, and risk management to reduce accidents. Equipment Maintenance fee required.
- 3120 Selected Topics in Health Science (1-0)
3220 Selected Topics in Health Science (2-0)
3320 Selected Topics in Health Science (3-0)
- Topics not included in or going beyond the regular offerings. Prerequisite: Department approval.
- 3301 Community Health (3-0)
- Study of international, national, state, and local health problems and the governmental and voluntary health agencies which deal with these problems. Incidence and prevalence of specific community health problems and diseases; solutions suggested through coordinated efforts of school, health, and welfare organizations. Prerequisite: HSCI 1301.
- 3302 Computerized Systems for Health Professionals (2-2)
- Focuses upon skills and knowledge required of a professional in health sciences. Application of computers to gather, organize, and distribute health resources; apply computer assisted communication techniques and computer applications in data collection, analysis, and reporting in the health sciences.
- 3303 Current Health Issues and Problems (3-0)
- Current scientific findings regarding contemporary health problems and current trends associated with the promotion of health. May include the study of factors related to mental-emotional health; stress; stress management; suicide; development of self-esteem; consumer health and health service; and international health and border health concerns. Prerequisite: HSCI 1301.
- 3304 Health Perspective in Aging (3-0)
- Examination of the lifelong aging process (physical and emotional) and health factors affecting the elderly. Course content includes theories of aging, health maintenance, and alternatives to institutionalization.
- 3305 Substance Abuse (3-0)
- Pharmacological, psychological, and sociological effects of drug abuse on the individual and society. Emphasizes individuals' responsibility in regard to peer pressure, self-esteem, decision-making, and communication. Field trips may be required.
- 3306 Environmental Health (3-0)
- Examination of the environment and its relationships to disease causation. Discussions on the physical, chemical, biological, and behavioral-sociological factors of man's environment. Emphasizes the principles and concepts of environmental health and environmental health hazards. Field trips may be required.
- 3307 Death, Dying, and Bereavement (3-0)
- Concepts, attitudes, ethics and lifestyle management related to dying, death, grief, and bereavement. The course provides in-depth knowledge of the medical, financial, physical, legal, and social implications of death and dying as related to health promotion and wellness.
- 3308 Disease Characteristics, Prevention, and Control (3-0)
- Study of the nature, prevention, treatment, and control of common communicable and non-communicable human diseases; examination of cultural, social, behavioral, biological, and environmental factors involved in promoting health and preventing disease. Prerequisite: BIOL 2313.
- 3310 Media Development for Health Professionals (1-4)
- Development and use of a variety of multi-media resources to enhance professional practice, teaching, and marketing in diverse health agencies. The course provides an opportunity for students to select, prepare, and effectively use various types of media. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312 or ESOL 1312.
- 3311 Introduction to Epidemiology (3-0)
- Provides the health care professional with an understanding of the disease process from an epidemiologic and community health point of view. Basic concepts of the science of epidemiology presented with emphasis placed upon preventive health behavior. Prerequisites: HSCI 3308 and an undergraduate statistics course.
- 3315 Research for the Health Professional (3-0)
- Introduction to basic research concepts and processes which enable health professionals to use and participate in health science research. Includes associated legal, ethical, and moral issues. Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics course.
- 4301 Teaching Health in Secondary School (3-0)
- Overview of both traditional and innovative teaching methods, materials, and resources in middle and secondary schools. Responsibilities of schools for curriculum development and instruction; adolescent health problems and their relationship to instruction. Practice of effective teaching techniques. Field experience required. Prerequisites: HSCI 4306 plus 15 semester hours from Health Science core; passing scores on TASP. Course fee required.
- 4303 Family Life and Human Sexuality (3-0)
- The study of sexuality as an aspect of health; examination of society's beliefs and attitudes; the responsibility for sexual behavior as it relates to family values.
- 4304 Public Health Administration (3-0)
- Study of organizational skills and basic principles, theories, and practices of administering health programs in voluntary and governmental agencies. Leadership, motivation, small group process, problem solving, conflict resolution, interorganizational relationship, and organizational change. May include field trips. Prerequisites: HSCI 1301 and HSCI 3301.
- 4306 Health Concerns of Pre-adolescents and Adolescents (3-0)
- Addresses major health problems, health risks, transitions, and lifestyle choices of pre-adolescents and adolescents. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
- 4307 Planning and Evaluation in Health Science (3-0)
- Introduction to the principles and practices used in planning and evaluating health programs. Emphasizes theory and technical skills needed to plan and evaluate health education and health promotion programs. Prerequisites: HSCI 3301, HSCI 3315, HSCI 4311, plus 12 hours of the Health Science core.
- 4308 Independent Study in Health (0-0-3)
- Independent study of a designated health problem or health education issue or trend. Prerequisites: 12 semester hours from Health Science core and written consent of Health Science Program Coordinator.
- 4311 Community Health Education (3-0)
- Emphasizes contemporary theories, methods, materials used in Wellness intervention, health promotion, and health education programs in the community. Field experience required. Prerequisites: HSCI 3301 plus 15 hours from the Health Science core. Course fee required.
- 4600 Practicum in Community Health (0-0-21)
- Individually arranged practicum planned with official and voluntary community health agencies providing a minimum of 320 hours experience in health education and administration plus 15 hours of seminars. Supervised by University faculty and personnel from the official and/or voluntary health agencies. Prerequisites: HSCI 2302, 3303, 3305, 4307, and 4311, plus 12 additional hours of Health Science courses, HSCI GPA of 2.7 or better, and program coordinator's approval.