Course Descriptions

HLTH 501 TEACHING ABOUT DRUGS AND SEX (3)
Examination of content, procedures, and methods for presenting sensitive topics, including human sexuality and drugs. Prerequisite: HLTH 222 and BIOL 190 or consent of instructor.

HLTH 502 HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE PROMOTION HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3)
Application of program planning, evaluation and communication theory to the development and evaluation of health promotion efforts.

HLTH 505 DRUGS IN OUR CULTURE (3)
Examination of psychoactive substances from physiological, psychological and sociological perspectives.

HLTH 511 HEALTH AND LATER MATURITY: THE AGING PROCESS (3)
Exploration of health in later life including physical aging, health and wellness behaviors and practices.

HLTH 551 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3)
Examination of the interrelationships between humans and their environment. Emphasis is placed upon health aspects of pollution, housing, sanitation, radiation, behavioral disorders and epidemiology. Prerequisites: BIOL 190 or BIOL 201 or BIOL 202.

HLTH 570-579 HEALTH WORKSHOPS (3)
Study of contemporary health concerns as they influence health of the individual and the community.

HLTH 591 HEALTH-DIRECTED READINGS (1-3)
Independent study of health or related disciplines. Prerequisite: Permit only.

HLTH 595 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3)
Directed study of specific problems in health and related fields. Prerequisite: Permit only.

HLTH 601 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SCHOOL HEALTH (3)
Exploration of structure, organization, scope, content and practices in school health education.

HLTH 603 EMERGING ISSUES IN THE HEALTH OF THE NATION (3)
Study of social, political and health issues as they impact the nation's health, including strategies and programs in response to such concerns

HLTH 615 COMMUNITY HEALTH: QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ELEMENTS (3)
Study of statistics, epidemiology, and related disciplines as applied to administration, school and community health settings. Prerequisite: Admission to HLTH Masters program.

HLTH 617 HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (3)
Exploration of the health industry, including concepts of management and administration.

HLTH 618 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (3)
Study of disease prevention and health promotion with a focus on community efforts to improve the public's health.

HLTH 619 ORGANIZING SYSTEMS OF CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL AND PHYSICALLY DEPENDENT POPULATIONS (3)
Examination of the long-term care industry, including relevant political and regulatory structures, issues of access, availability and other managerial challenges of working with special needs populations. Prerequisite: none

HLTH 625 RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH (3)
Study of research and statistical designs in health science and allied health disciplines. Prerequisite: HLTH 615 with grade of C or better.

HLTH 627 HEALTH AND WORKER PERFORMANCE (3)
Analysis of health issues affecting worker performance from the employee perspective, with particular attention to worksite problems.

HLTH 631 PROGRAM PLANNING IN HEALTH EDUCATION (3)
Exploration of planning models with application to program planning and proposal writing for health information and promotion.

HLTH 633 HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (3)
Development of the American health care system and trends in organization, administration, funding and legislation. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

HLTH 636 INTERMEDIATE STATISTICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES (3)
Study of statistical methodologies and research designs in public health.

HLTH 637 SKILL DEVELOPMENT: LEADERSHIP IN THE HEALTH CARE SETTING (3)
Examination of effective leadership skills, with in-class experiential activities for skill development.

HLTH 639 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH PROMOTION (3)
Analysis of health promotion and health behavior incorporating organization, marketing, implementation and evaluation of health promotion program.

HLTH 643 HEALTH EDUCATION: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND SUPERVISION (3)
Study of methods and techniques for designing and implementing school health education.

HLTH 645 HEALTH CARE POLICY (3)
Examination of public and private health care policy making and implementation.

HLTH 647 HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3)
Examination of the financial aspects of health care, with attention to health services' production, distribution and organization from financial and economic perspectives. Also listed as IDHP 647.

HLTH 649 PROGRAM EVALUATION (3)
Study of the purpose, applications, and role of evaluation in health promotion programs.

HLTH 651 PLANNING AND MARKETING HEALTH IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY (3)
Study of strategic planning of health promotion and delivery in the profit and not-for-profit sectors, with application to various healthcare settings. Also listed as IDHP 651.

HLTH 653 RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (3)
Interdisciplinary exploration of the ethical conduct of research including diverse impacts, values, and evaluation regarding research integrity.

HLTH 655 MANAGING CONFLICT, VIOLENCE, ABUSE IN HEALTH SERVICE SETTINGS (3)
Examination of knowledge and kills necessary to effective resolution of conflict, violence and abuse in diverse health service settings.

HLTH 656 MANAGING VOLUNTEERS IN HEALTH SERVICE SETTINGS (3)
Analysis of knowledge, skills and influences related to effective recruitment, management and leadership of volunteers in diverse health service programs.

HLTH 657 HEALTH ADVOCACY ACROSS SERVICE SETTINGS (3)
Study of skills and knowledge to advocate for vulnerable populations, including experience in the investigation of complaints and relevant interview processes.

HLTH 670-679 SPECIAL TOPICS (3)
Study of contemporary health aspects as they influence health of the individual and the community.

HLTH 691 DIRECTED READNGS IN HEALTH (3)
Independent study of health related disciplines. Prerequisite: Permit only.

HLTH 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY: HEALTH (3)
Directed study of specific problems in health and related fields. Prerequisite: Permit only.

HLTH 785 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN HEALTH (3)
Analysis of research design, methods, professional literature and related issues in the health sciences. Prerequisites: HLTH 625.

HLTH 880 GRADUATE PROJECT IN HEALTH SCIENCE (3)
Individual study and preparation of a project which is oriented toward the application of specific techniques in health education. Prerequisite: HLTH 785. Permit only.

HLTH 885 PROJECT CONTINUUM (1)
Continuation of graduate project. Prerequisite: Previous registration for project work.

HLTH 897 HEALTH SCIENCE THESIS (6)
Original investigation of a health science problem using acceptable research method and design, under the direction of one or more faculty members. Prerequisites: HLTH 785 and permit only.

HLTH 898 HEALTH SCIENCE THESIS (3)
HLTH 897 taken over two consecutive terms.                                          

HLTH 899 THESIS CONTINUUM (1)
Continuation of HLTH897.