Health Sciences

Courses

HSCI 125 Medical Terminology 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the language of medicine intended as foundational for future study and professional practice. Students will study the basic vocabulary of medicine as well as the structure underlying that vocabulary in order to enhance future study and education.

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

HSCI 201 Health Assessment through the Lifespan 4.0 Credits

Course focuses on health assessment across the lifespan. The focus is on the development of interviewing skills, assessment of health status, and physical examination skills for the beginning health professional student.

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

HSCI 204 Clinical Health Informatics 3.0 Credits

This course examines technology and the tools of the Internet, with a focus on the use of cyber-technology and select computer applications. The automation of data management through information systems, expert systems, and telecommunication, and the impact of technology on health care education and research are addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CS 161 [Min Grade: C]

HSCI 205 Strategies for Academic Success 1.0 Credit

This course helps students to explore the learning process, to gain essential skills needed to achieve academic success and to develop the ability to make effective use of university resources. Discussion, personal reflection, and relevant electronic resources are used to foster students’ development as self-directed learners. Specific attention will be given to the following topics: study skills, learning strategies, time management, academic planning, test-taking techniques, and goal-setting. The goal of this course is to help improve students’ efficacy in the areas of academic self-management, self-direction, and resource utilization.

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

HSCI 301 Pharmacology I 3.0 Credits

This course introduces health professional students to the principles of pharmacology and drug therapies, pharmacologic-therapeutic classes of drugs and important drug information resources.

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

HSCI 302 Pharmacology II 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on common drugs used in the treatment of disorders of cardiovascular, renal, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, anti-infective and anti-inflammatory agents, immune and biologic modifiers and chemotherapeutic agents, and miscellaneous hematologic, dermatologic, ophthalmic, ant otic agents.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSCI 301 [Min Grade: D]

HSCI 310 Introduction to Research Methods 4.0 Credits

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principals and practices underlying health-related research. Topics to be covered include: the protection of human subjects; scientific misconduct; developing research questions; conducting literature searches; research designs; qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods; critical appraisal of the health literature; and evidence-based practice.

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

HSCI 313 Clinical Trials Protocols 4.0 Credits

Students learn to design and implement a clinical trial protocol. Topics include experimental design, research team member roles and management of clinical trials. Special research techniques for special populations are considered. Means of preventing scientific misconduct through proper monitoring are discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSCI 310 [Min Grade: D] and STS 350 [Min Grade: D] and COM 320 [Min Grade: D]

HSCI 315 Current Issues in Health Sciences 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to discuss current issues and controversies in health science, with a focus on health-related issues attracting media attention. Topics may include: ethical dilemmas; how research informs healthcare policy; how research impacts healthcare practice; how interprofessional practice impacts patient safety and the patient experience in a culture of evidence-based practice; and cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion for underserved populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: COM 320 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)HSCI 310 [Min Grade: D]

HSCI 325 Exercise Physiology 4.0 Credits

This course examines the acute and chronic effects of exercise on human physiology. Topical areas include neuromuscular physiology, cardiopulmonary, energy metabolism, nutrition, exercise evaluation, body composition, exercise prescription, and influence of environmental factors and clinical conditions on response to exercise.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (ANAT 101 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 102 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 103 [Min Grade: D]) or (BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 202 [Min Grade: D])

HSCI 326 Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology 4.0 Credits

This course applies the foundations of anatomy and physiology to the study of human movement, with emphasis on normal motions of the musculoskeletal system. Topical areas include musculoskeletal anatomy, neuroanatomy, biomechanics, lever systems, and the influence of musculoskeletal disease and injury in normal movement.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ANAT 101 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 102 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 103 [Min Grade: D] or (BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 202 [Min Grade: D])

HSCI 337 Genetics and Health 3.0 Credits

This course covers the fundamentals of human genetics from a healthcare perspective. The course presents concepts of classical genetics, outlines molecular mechanisms of heredity, and explores the evolving technological advances in DNA modifications and analysis. The course emphasizes the importance of the health professional in enhancing patient understanding of the impact of genetic technology in healthcare decisions. Additional topics include genetic counseling, assisted reproductive technologies and personal genomics.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D]

HSCI 375 Fundamentals of Toxicology 4.0 Credits

Toxicology is an applied science that studies the adverse effects of toxins on the human body. This course is an upper level elective that introduces students to the basic principles of toxicology. The concepts covered in the course include toxicokinetics (toxin absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion), toxicodynamics (toxin site and mechanism of action), carcinogenesis, and environmental toxicology.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ANAT 101 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 102 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 103 [Min Grade: D] or (BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 202 [Min Grade: D])

HSCI 410 Psychology of Physical Activity 4.0 Credits

The course is designed to introduce students to the psychology of physical activity by providing a broad overview of theoretical foundations, current research applications, and implications for health and exercise practitioners.

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

HSCI 415 Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology 4.0 Credits

Introduction to the study of diseases, disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The biomechanics of connective tissue and basic science of inflammation, repair, regeneration and fibrosis are discussed. Students learn the pathogenesis, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of selected musculoskeletal disorders. The concepts of epidemiology and risk factors are considered.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ANAT 101 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 102 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 103 [Min Grade: D] or (BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 202 [Min Grade: D])

HSCI 425 Exercise Testing and Prescription 4.0 Credits

This course covers the fundamental principles of exercise testing and prescription with an emphasis on the health-related components of physical fitness that include body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Students use these principles to develop appropriate exercise prescriptions for healthy and selected clinical populations. Laboratory experiences provide students with opportunities to engage in exercise testing and apply exercise prescription principles in health, fitness, and sport.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSCI 325 [Min Grade: D]

HSCI 430 Developmental Anatomy 4.0 Credits

This course expands upon the student's knowledge of anatomy by describing the events involved in the formation of organ systems in the developing human. The laboratory portion of the course examines congenital defects of the systems and discusses possible causes and treatments form a clinical perspective.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ANAT 101 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 102 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 103 [Min Grade: D] or (BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 202 [Min Grade: D])

HSCI 440 Emerging Technologies in Healthcare 3.0 Credits

This course explores recent developments in the emerging fields of regenerative medicine, genomics and nanomedicine. Through lectures and assigned readings students will be introduced to fundamental concepts of stem cell biology, tissue engineering, genomic testing, and nanobiotechnology. Emphasis will be placed on clinical applications of these technologies, as well as their impact on the changing role of healthcare providers.

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

HSCI 470 Readings in Health Sciences 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course is designed to allow upper-class student to pursue specialized interests in specific topics in the health sciences. May be repeated twice for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

HSCI 490 Senior Research Project 3.0 Credits

In this course, the student, with faculty supervision, selects a topic for a term project that integrates the academic and practical knowledge the student has acquired in his/her curriculum. The student develops objectives relevant to the project, critiques the literature, presents a plan for implementation, and completes the term project.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

HSCI T180 Special Topics in Health Sciences 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSCI T280 Special Topics in Health Sciences 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSCI T380 Special Topics in Health Sciences 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSCI T480 Special Topics in Health Sciences 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 24 credits

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