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HC 201 Introduction to Public HealthThis course is an overview and will focus on populations, prevention, and the evidence-based practice of public health.Offered every semester. 3 credits. HC 202 Introduction to Global HealthLASC— GP/ICW/DACThis course is an overview and will focus on the developing world from a population and prevention perspectiveOffered every year. 3 credits. HC 203 Introduction to EpidemiologyPrerequisite: any MA course, HC 201LASC - NSP/QAC/ICW/GPBasic epidemiologic concepts are covered and the application of concepts to everyday problems; e.g., hazards in food supplies and risks associated with lifestyle.Offered every semester. 3 credits. HC 220 Health PolicyPrerequisite: HE 100Examination of the process and factors that influence formulation, implementation and modification of health policy in the United States.Offered every year. 3 credits. HC 228 Health EthicsPrerequisite: HE 100 or HC 201Ethical issues in health including genetic research, euthanasia, medical intervention and reproductive technologies as well as professional ethics.Offered every year. 3 credits. HC 233 Health Care SystemsThe health care system with emphasis on issues relating to unequal access to health services and current plans to make change.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. HC 234 Multiculturalism and HealthExamination of diverse ethnic/racial and cultural beliefs and practices affecting health and illness.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. HC 338 Peer Education TrainingPrerequisite: HE 100Emphasis on student development of practical skills to implement programming centered on peer education programs and focused on preventative health.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. HC 350 Group ProcessPrerequisite: HE 100A didactic and experiential examination of various theories of group dynamics and their application to the facilitation of health-related groups. Research paper.Offered every year. 3 credits. HC 403 Department Workshop in Community HealthThe subject matter of this course will be reflective of the changing issues within the field of community health.Offered every semester. 3 credits. HC 408 Directed StudyDirected study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member. HC 415 Community Health Planning and PromotionPrerequisites: 7 courses from major requirements and major electivesEmphasis on community analysis; defining and verifying community health problems and establishing goals andobjectives. Research paper.Offered every year. 3 credits. HC 425 Research SeminarLASC - CAP/WACPrerequisite: EN 102, HC 228 OR PH 131, HC 203 and one of the following: MA 150, PS 275, SO 275The examination of the steps of the research process followed by the development of a public health research proposal.Offered every year. 3 credits. HC 450 Practicum in Community HealthLASC - CAP/WACPrerequisites: 8 HE/HC courses and HC415; EN 102Field experience in which students will select a community health specialty area and spend a semester pursuing their goal through participation. (See HE 440 Practicum in Health).Offered every year. 3-6 credits.
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