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HEALTH SCIENCES NURSING (HSC)-OPEN TO
MAJORS IN OTHER DISCIPLINES
 
HSC 324 Death and Dying (W) 2 cr
Provides the student an opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, socioethical issues, and research related to dying and death. Focus is on assisting students to explore their feelings regarding death as well as developing self-awareness of the feelings of patients and families. Emphasis is on the acceptance of the process of mourning and death and applicable nursing interventions. Elective.
 
HSC 332 Diet Therapy 3 cr
Nursing application of the therapeutic use of nutrients and diets in the hospital setting and in the community. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Component or special permission of instructor.
 
HSC 342 Administration of Medication 1 cr
The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to accurately calculate medication dosages. Mathematical and metric-apothecary concepts are stressed. Prerequisite: Admission to professional component or special permission of instruction.
 
HSC 343 Clinical Pharmacology 3 cr
Clinical application of drug therapy and the concepts relating to the mechanisms of drug actions, interactions, and adverse reactions, including the immunologic-idiosyncratic-allergic drug responses. Emphasis is on pharmacokinetics, dosage, methods of administration, and adverse effects of drugs according to major classifications. Current research in pharmacology is also incorporated in course content. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Component or special permission of instructor.
 
HSC 450 Ethical Considerations in the Care of the Aging 3 cr
Interdisciplinary course on a critical investigation of ethical issues affecting the elderly and on application of principles, concepts, theories, and decision models as a framework for ethical decision-making. Elective.
 
HSC 457 Gerontological Concepts 3 cr
Focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to meeting the diverse needs of the aging population. Physiological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of aging are explored. Emphasis is on attitudes toward the elderly, health programs for older Americans, health policy, ethical/legal issues, and the needs of family caregivers. Elective.
 
HSC 524 Death and Dying 3 cr
Provides the student an opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, socioethical issues, and research related to dying and death. Focus is on assisting students to explore their feelings regarding death as well as developing self-awareness of the feelings of patients and families. Emphasis is on the acceptance of the process of mourning and death and applicable nursing interventions. Content includes the role of leaders as a facilitator of professional groups during bereavement experiences. Elective.
 
HSC 540 Epidemiology 2 cr
The purpose of this course is to examine the concepts and methods of epidemiological analysis as applied in advanced nursing practice and public health practice. The focus is on applying epidemiological principles to evaluate the health concerns of specific populations in the community. The emphasis is on the application of specific public health interventions that address the health concerns within a cultural context.
 
HSC 541 Disaster Management 2 cr
The purpose of this course is to examine the principals of disaster management and the implications for interdisciplinary health care. The focus is on the application of techniques and interventions in a variety of natural and manmade disasters or bioterrorism events. The emphasis is on critical thinking, management of resources, terrorism, environmental safety, and personal well-being.
 
HSC 542 Biostatistics and Informatics 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the biostatistical and informatics framework for advanced practice nursing in public health. The focus is on the concepts and methods of biostatistical and informatics analysis as it is applied in the health sciences. The emphasis is on the application of appropriate biostatistical methods and technological tools to specific studies in public health.
 
HSC 550 Ethical Consideration in the Care of the Aging 3 cr
Interdisciplinary course on critical investigation of ethical issues affecting the elderly and on application of principles, concepts, theories, and decision models as a framework for ethical decision making. Elective.
 
HSC 570 Transcultural Health Care 1-3 cr
Emphasis is on appreciation of the attitudes, customs, and values of people in a variety of cultures and on utilization of this knowledge in planning health care for people in multiple settings.
 
HSC 571 Managing Health Care Personnel 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to analyze frameworks for managing health care personnel. Emphasis is on current legal and governmental directives regulating human resource management, employee relations, recruitment and retention, ethics and motivational issues in health care management.
 
HSC 590 Special Topics 1-6 cr
Study of topics significant to the health professions. Content varies and may be repeated.
 
 

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