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Department of Health Sciences

HTH 170. Consumer Health Issues. 1 credit.

An investigation of the health care system and its effect upon the health consumer.

**HTH 204. Emergency Health Care (2, 2). 3 credits.

A survey of various dimensions of the legal aspects of emergency care, cardiorespiratory emergencies, hemorrhage control, wounds, shock, heat injuries and other health emergencies. Selected American Red Cross and American Heart Association certifications available.

HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (2, 2). 3 credits.

Basic preventative procedures and treatment for athletic injuries. Methods of wraps and applying protective padding with wrapping and taping will be included.

HTH 252. Sexually Related Diseases. 1 credit.

Sexually transmitted diseases and other sexual systems problems (breast and testicular cancer), non-venereal diseases, chromosomal anomalies, sexual disorders of the genitalia, and urinary system problems.

HTH 270. Personal Health Promotion. 3 credits.

A survey of principles for the promotion of optimum individual, family and community health through intelligent self-direction of health behavior. Topics include: the physical, mental and social dimension of health economics; disease control; human sexuality; chemical abuse; injury control; and nutrition.

HTH 278. Alcohol: Use and Abuse. 1 credit.

Survey of the drug alcohol. Topics include pharmacological effects, patterns of use, potential for abuse, treatment programs, and prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

HTH 303. Sports Medicine (2, 2). 3 credits.

The second course in the athletic training curriculum includes advanced study of athletic injuries/illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and inflammatory conditions. Other topics include the importance of physical examinations and screening procedures as well as the relationship between athletic trainers and administrators, coaches, and parents. Prerequisite: BIO 290 and HTH 205.

HTH 304A. Sports Medicine Laboratory. 3 credits.

Systematic evaluation and functional testing of athletic and exercise induced injuries to the upper extremities, including head and neck. Other topics include management of life-threatening situations related to athletic participation, training room design and budget preparation. Prerequisite: HTH 205 and 303.

HTH 304B. Sports Medicine Laboratory. 3 credits.

Systematic evaluation and functional testing of athletic and exercise induced injuries to the lower extremities. Other topics include crisis management, drug testing and the effects of anabolic steroids. Prerequisite: HTH 205 and 303.

HTH 305. Therapeutic Exercise (2, 2). 3 credits.

The rehabilitation process of muscular and joint injuries and other conditions related to athletic activities. Additional topics include rehabilitation facility design and budget preparation. Prerequisite: BIO 290.

HTH 306. Therapeutic Modalities (2, 2). 3 credits.

A study of the management and treatment of muscular and joint injuries related to physical activities. Specific application and theory of therapeutic modalities will be discussed.

HTH 323. Elements of Injury Control. 3 credits.

An in-depth study of accidents and injuries as they exist in today's society with emphasis on prevention.

HTH 352. Environmental Health. 3 credits.

An investigation of environmental factors and their effects on the health of the individual, community and society.

HTH 354. Principles of Community Health. 3 credits.

The study of the nature, extent and causes of community health problems, and consideration of the elements of public health programs and community structure in the possible solution of these problems. Field work and observations required.

HTH 355. AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 1 credit.

Discussion includes theories of origins, statistics and characteristics of the causative pathogen, incubation, illness patterns, transmission, prevention and treatment of AIDS and other STDs. AIDS and other STDs and prisons, children, schools, global concerns, health care systems and legal factors will be considered.

HTH 356. Cardiovascular Health. 1 credit.

Detailed information about the heart in health and disease to assist individuals in formulating life styles to reduce the future risk of cardiovascular disease.

HTH 357. Coping With Stress. 1 credit.

Identifying causes and personal symptoms associated with stress and individual methods of handling stress.

HTH 358. Health Administration. 3 credits.

A study of administrative skills as they are applied in the health care setting. Unique legal perspectives of the health care system will be considered. Prerequisite: HTH 354 or permission of the instructor.

HTH 361. Funding in Health Care. 3 credits.

General financial planning and decision making are covered in terms of their health care applications. Budgeting, financial statement analysis, financial strategic planning, patient accounting and third party reimbursement are included. Prerequisite: IDS 104 and ACTG 241 or the equivalent.

HTH 362. Financial Issues in Health Care. 3 credits.

Building on the course work in HTH 361 and using a case study approach, this course will examine current health care financial issues as they relate to hospitals, long-term care facilities, neighborhood health centers, HMOs and medical group practices. Extensive use of microcomputer spreadsheets will be required. Prerequisite: HTH 361.

HTH 365. Values in Health Care. 3 credits.

This course provides an overview of health law and its development. This basis is then used in discussion of topics in biomedical and managerial ethics.

HTH 366. Health Politics and Policy. 3 credits.

An introductory course intended to familiarize students with state and federal health policy and their relationships to politics. Emphasis is placed on the development and impact of government programs for financing, providing and regulating personal health services. Prerequisite: HTH 354.

HTH 367. Comparative International Health Systems. 3 credits.

This course concentrates on various approaches used to provide public and personal health services around the world. Strengths and weaknesses of different health care systems, in terms of availability, accessibility, acceptability, cost effectiveness, continuity and quality of services will be considered.

HTH 370. The School Health Program. 2 credits.

A study of health services and environmental factors which contribute to the promotion of health and prevention of disease, and their interrelationships with health instruction. Emphasis is given to health appraisals and scientific bases for a healthful environment. A grade of "C" or above is required in this course.

HTH 372. Sexuality of Young Adults. 3 credits.

An in-depth study of the sexuality of college students. Emphasis will be placed on the development of sexuality with attention given to the psychological, physiological and sociological implications.

HTH 375. Pregnancy Control and Abortion. 1 credit.

An in-depth study of four areas concerning the following sexual aspects of living: contraception, abortion, sterilization and fertility-enhancing methods. The biochemical, physiological, legal, cultural and ethical aspects are considered.

HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs. 3 credits.

A study of the use and pharmacological properties of popular legal and illegal drugs and their effects on the health of individuals and society.

HTH 389. Practicum in Health Education. 1-3 credits.

Selected practicum experiences which provide students with supervised practicum experiences.

HTH 390. Selected Topics in Health Science. 1-3 credits.

Study of selected topics in health science. Consult Schedule of Classes for specific topics. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

HTH 450. Epidemiology. 3 credits.

A study of the causation and prevention of the major diseases which affect the quality of an individual's life. Practical skills utilized by practicing epidemiologists are emphasized.

HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change. 3 credits.

Factors which influence health behavior and characteristics of these individuals and groups. Analysis of previous programs designed to change these behaviors and the formulation of new health modification programs are included. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

HTH 452. Hospital Organization and Administration. 3 credits.

An in-depth study of hospital organization and management practices including basic administrative skills. Prerequisite: HTH 358 or permission of the instructor.

HTH 453. Community Health Science Theory and Techniques. 3 credits.

The study of theoretical approaches in public health education and its application to functioning programs. Specific functions, work methods and techniques of health educators used in the planning and implementation of health education programs will be explored.

HTH 454. Field Work in Health Organizations. 8 credits.

Full time directed field experience in a health organization. Opportunity provided to work in an appropriate setting. Student furnishes off-campus living and traveling expenses. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and a 2.5 grade point average.

HTH 455. Long Term Care Organization and Administration. 3 credits.

This course provides an in-depth examination of the organization and administration of long term care programs: nursing homes, home health services and hospice. This course is recommended for students planning careers in this area and/or intending to become licensed nursing home administrators. Prerequisite: HTH 358 and GERN 300 or permission of the instructor.

HTH 456. Ambulatory Care Services: Organization and Administration. 3 credits.

This course provides an in-depth examination of the staffing, organization, budgeting and administration of ambulatory services including the medical group practice, community- and hospital-based clinics, adult day care services, and ambulatory surgery. Administration of health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care services and other managed care systems will also be discussed. Prerequisite: HTH 358 or permission of the instructor.

HTH 458. Health Program Planning (2, 2). 3 credits.

An in-depth study of the techniques employed to assess community health organizations, plan and evaluate health programs, and identify and utilize community health resources and structure in health program implementation.

HTH 460. Health Economics. 3 credits.

This course covers how economic forces affect the health services sector and how economic tools can be used to improve health industry performance through public policy and managerial applications. Prerequisite: ECON 131 or equivalent.

HTH/SEED 470. Clinical Techniques Health Education Methods. 3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for students in health sciences. Competencies to be developed will include: daily and unit planning; instructional methods; evaluation of student learning; micro-teaching experiences; etc.

HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology. 3 credits.

Promotion of health in the aged; physiological aspects of the aging process; community, state and federal health programs and services for the aged.

HTH 480. Health Assessment Techniques. 2 credits.

The development of skills and techniques useful for the assessment of current health status.

HTH 490. Special Studies in Health Education. 1-3 credits each semester.

Designed to give the superior student in health education an opportunity to complete independent study and/or research under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

HTH 499. Honors. 6 credits. Year course.

** The American Red Cross registration fees: HTH 204 $6.

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