Health & Society

Courses

HLSO 101 Intro to Health & Society 1.0 Credit

Designed as an introduction to health and health care beyond the clinical environment, this course introduces students to the intersection of health and society by means of weekly lectures on various aspects of heath and health care in relation to societal concerns and needs.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HLSO 301 Rhetoric and Reality of Health Care 3.0 Credits

The dissemination of information on health care and the language involved in the information are key factors in determining how the individual responds to health-care issues and treatment. This course will examine the nature of rhetoric as it influences health-care decisions at a societal and at an individual level.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 302 Consumer-Driven Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on how market economics and personal responsibility combine to drastically change health-care insurance saving, utilization, and satisfaction. Effects on employers, health-care providers, hospitals, and insurers are examined.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 303 Urban Health Care 3.0 Credits

Using an ecological model to analyze the special needs and issues in urban health care, students will examine the people, place, and politics o f an urban area to assess the delivery and quality of health care and will complete an analysis of a real and current urban health care delivery problem, including solutions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 304 Health Care and Quality Improvement 3.0 Credits

Quality Improvement (QI) is a critical component of the health-care delivery system in the United States. Because errors and reliability issues have major implications, standards and measures are imperative to ensure consistency and safety. As such, this course examines existing program in place and best-industry practices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 305 Health Promotion and Wellness 3.0 Credits

Students will study the seminal international and U.S. documents that founded the health-promotion and wellness movement and will examine the use of health promotion in improving the health of individuals, groups, communities, and populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 306 Human Services & Health Systems 3.0 Credits

This course introduces existing health-care systems in the United States and globally in terms of the human services that support and are supported by those systems and the effect of human services on those systems and vice versa.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 307 Disaster Planning and Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course examines the unique challenges to managers of health-care institutions, in-patient populations, providers of care, and the public health and safety systems during a disaster, as well as the complex relationships between and among government officials, first responders, and the public regarding disaster planning and during a crisis.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 308 Concepts of Injury Prevention 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the epidemiology of injury prevention and control in the public sector. Mechanisms of injury and risk factors for accidental injury and death are examined. Various prevention strategies are reviewed, as is a look to the future of injury prevention.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 309 Health Fads, Trends & Myths 3.0 Credits

We are part of a society bombarded with fads, trends, and myths of all types, and health care is no exception. Distinguishing one from the other is a tricky business. This course will help separate fads from both trends and myths and all three from evidence-based therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 310 Children & Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on a range of issues facing the health-services industry in providing care to children with the goal of better understanding and meeting the special needs and challenges from both a direct care and systematic point of view.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 313 AIDS, Society & Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course will look at the impact of HIV/AIDS on health care from a patient, provider, societal, and systems perspective. We will address how this local and national global pandemic affects societies and health services throughout the world.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HLSO 314 Human Sexuality & Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course explores human sexuality in relation to individual and societal attitudes and examines the role of health care in effectively dealing with and treating issues arising from human sexual dysfunctions, diseases, myths, phobias, and other concerns.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 319 Health Care Legislation 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the major roles played by local, state, and federal governments in the funding, delivery, oversight, and evaluation of health care services. The rationale, history, and current examples of how localities protect the public health are given.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 320 Individual and Health Care Politics 3.0 Credits

Health care policy can easily become questions of statistics and spreadsheets that obscure their origins in individual experience. Drawing upon a series of personal essays, this course will discuss the power of first-hand experience in shaping health care discourse.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 321 Health Issues and the Environment 3.0 Credits

This course provides a general review of the leading environmental health issues of today by identifying historical, political, societal, and medical approaches to safeguarding population health from the environmental, while protecting and preserving the environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 322 Ideologies & Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the role of political, religious, cultural, and philosophical ideologies on societies -- past and present -- in terms of the nature and delivery of health care, as well as the effects of these ideologies on the health and well-being of the societies as a whole and of the individuals comprising the societies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 327 Health & Illness in Film 3.0 Credits

This course analyzes various films with themes and stories related to health and illness in view of conceptual theories on health and illness and copetual elements of film as a representational medium.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 329 Grief & the Healing Arts 3.0 Credits

Grief is a typical response to loss as, for example, in the loss of a human life, a body part, a former state of existence, or a valued pet. This course will examine grief and the role of the arts as a therapeutic means of dealing with grief and loss both in terms of professional health care giver and the grieving individual.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 370 Spec Topics in Health & Society 3.0 Credits

This course covers topics of particular interest in health and society. In different terms, a variety of topics will be presented to the students. Students may repeat the same course, but not the same topic. Students majoring in health and society will have first preference.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Sophomore or Senior.
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 470 Readings in Health & Society 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course is designed to allow approved junior and senior students with cumulative GPA¿s of at least 3.0 to pursue specialized interests in specific topics in health and society under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member. This course, but not the same topic, may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]

HLSO 490 Senior Research Project 3.0 Credits

Designed for seniors in Health and Society, the student, in conjunction with a faculty member, selects a topic for a term project integrating knowledge acquired in the curriculum. The student develops objectives relevant to the project, critiques the literature, presents a plan for implementation, and completes the project.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is HLSC and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]

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