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 semester. 3 credits.
     
    HC 202 Introduction to Global Health
    LASC— GP/ICW/DAC
    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
    Prerequisite: any MA course, HC 201
    LASC - NSP/QLAC/ICW

    Basic 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 Policy
    Prerequisite: HE 100
    Examination 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 Ethics
    Prerequisite: HE 100 or HC 201
    Ethical 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 Systems
    The 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 Health
    Examination of diverse ethnic/racial and cultural beliefs and practices affecting health and illness.
    Offered every 2 years. 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 2 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 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 Study
    Directed 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 Promotion
    Prerequisites: 7 courses from major requirements and major electives
    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
    LASC - CAP/WAC
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    The 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 Health
    LASC - CAP/WAC
    Prerequisites: 8 HE/HC courses and HC415; EN 102; Co-requisite: HC 455
    Field 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.
     

    HC 455 Practicum Seminar
    Co-requisite: HC 450
    This course is designed for reflection and practice of integration and application of the knowledge, skills, and
    competencies required of Public Health professionals.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.