ACADEMICS

  • Public Health Courses

     

    HC 201 Introduction to Public Health
    This course is an overview and will focus on populations, prevention, and the evidence-based practice of public health
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    HC 202 Introduction to Global Health
    LASC— Global Perspectives, Individual and Community Well-Being
    This course is an overview and will focus on the developing world from a population and prevention perspective
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    HC 203 Introduction to Epidemiology
    LASC - Natural Systems and Processes
    Basic epidemiologic concepts are covered and application of concepts to everyday problems; e.g., hazards in food supplies and risks associated with lifestyle.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    HC 220 Health Policy
    Examination of the process and factors that influence formulation, implementation and modification of health policy in the United States.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    HC 228 Health Ethics
    Ethical issues in health including genetic research, euthanasia, medical intervention and reproductive technologies as well as professional ethics.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    HC 233 Health Care Systems
    The health care system with emphasis on issues relating to unequal access to health services and current plans to make change.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    HC 234 Multiculturalism and Health
    Examination of diverse ethnic/racial and cultural beliefs and practices affecting health and illness.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    HC 235 Statistical Applications to Community Health
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code of 4 or above. Descriptive statistics, elements of probability theory, and basic ideas of statistical inference applied to health issues.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    HC 240 Program Planning and Evaluation for the Non-major
    This course is designed to introduce non-majors to the principles of health program development through examination of current community programs and direct learning experiences.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    HC 338 Peer Education Training
    Prerequisite: HE 100
    Emphasis on student development of practical skills to implement programming centered on peer education programs and focused on preventative health.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    HC 350 Group Process
    Prerequisite: HE 100
    A 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 Health
    The subject mater of this course will be reflective of the changing issues within the field of community health.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    HC 415 Community Health Planning and Promotion
    Prerequisite: HE 100
    Emphasis on community analysis; defining and verifying community health problems and establishing goals and objectives. Research paper.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    HC 425 Research Seminar
    Prerequisites: 3 HE/HC courses
    Students will be required to produce a proposal for a research study based on a community public health issue.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    HC 450 Practicum in Community Health
    Prerequisites: 8 HE/HC courses
    Field experience in which students will select a community health speciality area and spend a semester pursuing their goal through participation. (See HE 440 Practicum in Health).
    Offered every year. 3-6 credits.