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HFT 1000   INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

credits: 3  
This course is an introduction to the many facets of the hotel-motel and food service industries. The course includes a study of the history, scope and innovations in the industry. The course includes guest lectures from the industry and visits to local hospitality establishments. Students will see the advantages of the hospitality and tourism industry as a career path. 47 contact hours.

HFT 1210   SUPERVISION IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

credits: 3  
This course provides training on the skills necessary for supervising employees and the interpersonal skills required between employers and employees. It discusses motivation, communication skills for effective leadership and managing conflict in the hospitality industry. 47 contact hours.

HFT 1300   HOUSEKEEPING OPERATIONS

credits: 3  
This course presents a systematic approach to managing housekeeping operations in the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on the role of the housekeeping department and understanding the managerial skills necessary to efficiently operate this department. 47 contact hours.

HFT 1410   FRONT OFFICE PROCEDURES

credits: 3  
This course is designed to acquaint the student with front office procedures. Topics include: hotel organizations; front office responsibilities; front office accounting; check-out settlement; night audit; planning and evaluating operations; and revenue management. 47 contact hours.

HFT 1500   MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: HFT 1000. This course is designed to develop marketing understanding in the hospitality industry. Topics include: segmentation and the hospitality industry; positioning in line with consumer preferences; the channels of distribution; marketing in perspective; marketing research; sales; advertising; public relations; promotions; data base marketing; packaging; strategic hospitality marketing; individual guest behavior; guests of tomorrow; marketing data and information systems. 47 contact hours.

HFT 1941   OPERATIONS AND SERVICE PRACTICUM

credits: 2-3  
This course enables students to enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience. In addition the student must complete assignments including a term project. This course requires practical work experience or participation in a formalized internship program in an approved segment of the hospitality/restaurant industries. Faculty makes regular appraisals of the learning progress through on-site visitations and consultations with supervisors. Sixty industry work hours equals one credit hour. 120-180 contact hours.

HFT 2265   FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisite: HFT 2450. This course covers the basic principles of food service operations with topics including: menu development; dining service styles and procedures; beverage service styles and procedures; service equipment and supplies; facility layout, d├ęcor, cleaning and maintenance; casual/theme restaurants; banquets and catered events; room service; food service in related hospitality facilities such as academic, military and quick food. 47 contact hours.

HFT 2276   CLUB AND RESORT OPERATIONS

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: HFT 1000, HFT 1941. This course provides an overview of club and resort operations. Club topics include: the club board and its general manager; service excellence in clubs; leadership in club operations; quality management systems; strategic management in clubs; marketing clubs; club financial management; club computer systems; golf operation in clubs; club fitness, aquatics and tennis operations. Resort topics include: major recreational activities; personnel organization and human relations; front-of-the house management; plant and grounds maintenance; security and safety; risk management; the expectations of the resort guest and how the guest differs from a typical hotel guest. 32 contact hours.

HFT 2450   HOSPITALITY COST CONTROLS

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: HFT 1000, HFT 1500, HFT 1941 or approval of instructor. This course is the study of cost controls for food and beverage operations, purchasing, receiving, storage, preparation and service. Emphasis is on controlling, analyzing costs, and using financial management techniques. 47 contact hours.

HFT 2600   HOSPITALITY LAW

credits: 3  
This course is designed to acquaint students with the legal aspects of hotel, food and travel acquisition. The student will learn: historical legal definitions and the court system; the legal relationships of the innkeeper-guest; the legal obligations of a hotel to a guest; the "duty" owed guests by the owner; the liabilities and right of restaurateurs and beverage operators and emerging areas of concern. 47 contact hours.

HFT 2750   CONVENTION AND GROUP MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: (HFT 1000 and HFT 1500) and (HFT 1941 or permission of instructor). This course defines the scope and segmentation of the convention and group business market, describes marketing and sales strategies to attract markets with specific needs and explains the operational techniques to meet these needs as part of the meeting and convention business. 47 contact hours.

HFT 2942   HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: HFT 1941. This course enables students to enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience. Sixty (60) industry work hours equals one credit hour. In addition, the students must complete assignments as well as a term project. Faculty makes regular appraisals of the learning progress through on-site visits and consultations with supervisors. 180 contact hours.

HIM 1000   INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (MAT 0024 with a minimum grade of C or MAT 0028 with a minimum grade of C) and Admission to Health Information Technology AS or Medical Coder CT or Healthcare Informatics CT.

This course is an introduction to the health information management department, the role of the health information technician as a member of the health care team and the health information professional organization. Content to be addressed includes the fundamentals of health information practice, content and format of various types of medical records, numbering and filing systems, and health care data sets.

 

HIM 1005   HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS PROJECT MANAGEMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Health Information Technology AS or the Healthcare Informatics Certificate degree and (CGS 1100 with a grade of “C” or better or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement) and HIM 1102 with a grade of “C” or better and Corequisite: HIM 2652 with a grade of “C” or better. This course provides an overview of healthcare informatics project management and introduces the concepts necessary to identify the major components that lead to the successful completion of an healthcare informatics project. Concepts include project planning; tracking and implementation; task delegation; time, money, and outcomes management of projects. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1102   INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 with a minimum grade of “C” or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement. This course studies the collection and organization of patient health information, the effective management of information using computer technology, and the impact of such technology on medical research, education, and patient care. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1110   STANDARD HEALTHCARE PRACTICES

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and HIM 1000 with a grade of “C” or higher. This course serves as an introduction to nomenclature and classification systems, reimbursement issues, and indexes and registries in a health information (medical record) department. Related health information management practices in ambulatory care, long term care, rehabilitation, and mental health facilities are addressed. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1211   HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Management A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program or The Healthcare Informatics A.S. degree and (CGS 1070 with a grade of “C” or better or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement) and HIM 1000 with a grade of “C” or better. This course is an introduction to theory and practical methodology utilized in a health information (medical record) department. Computer and information systems in health care are discussed with emphasis on systems encountered by health information managers. Included is a review of new technologies in relation to the evolving electronic medical record. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1212   DATA AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Health Information Technology A. S. degree or Healthcare Informatics Certificate. This course introduces building healthcare information architecture for integrated delivery systems. Database theory, design, and management concepts with emphases on data integrity, security, and data mining/trending using query and report generation from healthcare data warehouses will be addressed. Workflow and process re/design to support clinical, financial, and administrative reporting and decision making will also be covered. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1430   PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. Degree or the Medical Coder Certificate program) and Corequisite HIM 1442 with a grade of “C” or better. This course focuses on general principles, etiology and pathophysiology of human diseases. A living body systems approach is utilized which includes basic anatomy, physiology, manifestations of disease states, and medical complications. Diagnostic procedures and treatment of each disease are investigated. 

HIM 1442   PHARMACOLOGY FOR HIM PROFEESIONALS

credits: 2  

Prerequisites:(Admission to Health Information Technology AS program or Admission to Medical Coder Certificate program) And (BSC 1084C with a minimum grade of C) or
(BSC 2085 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 2085L with a minimum grade of C and BSC 2086 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 2086L with a minimum grade of C). This courses is designed to introduce Health Information Management (HIM) students to the most common drugs utilized in healthcare. This knowledge will help students recognize drug categories and generic and trade name drugs.

HIM 1800   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE I

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or Health Care Informatics Certificate program or Medical Coder Certificate program and Corequisite: HIM 2012 with a minimum grade of “C”.  This clinical practice allows the student to experience and practice generic health information management department functions in a simulated health information management environment. Topics addressed include typical workflow patterns; admission/registration processes; record analysis; management of standard health record documents; record filing and numbering systems; retention and retrieval procedures; and electronic health record (EHR) activities. The student will utilize various types of equipment and software representative of a health information management department. 

HIM 2003   HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS PRACTICUM

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Healthcare Informatics A.S. degree program or the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program. Prerequisites for Healthcare Informatics Certificate students: HIM 1102, HIM 1212, HIM 1002, HIM 2652, with grades of “C” or better or program director approval. Pre- or corequisite for Healthcare Informatics A.S. students: HIM 2004 with a grade of “C” or better. This course prepares the student to gain information in healthcare informatics operations and activities which will allow them to apply this knowledge in a project associated with healthcare informatics operations. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2004   HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS CAPSTONE

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Healthcare Informatics A.S. degree program and all Healthcare Informatics Certificate courses: CGS 1070, HSA 1100, HIM 1002, HIM 1102, HIM 1212, HIM 2003, and HIM 2652 all with grades of “C” or better or program director approval. This course focuses on theories and principles of healthcare informatics in order to integrate and apply these concepts to real-world electronic health/medical record functions. The course may involve case studies and/or other projects. The student will produce reports and present portfolio documentation as assigned by the instructor. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2012   HEALTH LAW CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or the Health Sciences A.S degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program or Healthcare Informatics Certificate program. This course is an in-depth study of the federal, state and local laws which govern the preparation and use of medical records in the health care delivery system. Topics include the medical record as a legal document and release of information. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2214   HEALTHCARE STATISTICS AND RESEARCH

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and any college level MAC, MGF or STA course with a grade of “C” or better. This course addresses computation of rates and percentages for basic healthcare statistics with introduction to vital statistics, data display, report generation, and research methodologies. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2215   HEALTH DATA ANALYSIS

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to Health Information Technology AS and HIM 2214 with a minimum grade of C and Corequisite: HIM 2253 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 2723 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to the basic principles of acquiring, managing, manipulating, and analyzing health care data. 

HIM 2222   BASIC ICD CODING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program) and (Corequisites: HIM 1000 with a grade of “C” or better and HIM 1430 with a grade of “C” or better). This course is an introduction to the basic coding principles of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2223   INTRODUCTION TO CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or Health Sciences A.S. degree program or Medical Coder Certificate program. This course will review the various medical coding systems used for reimbursement of healthcare services and focus primarily on International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems utilized by hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. Various reimbursement methodologies including Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups (APCs), and Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) will be addressed. The use of computer software and systems such as encoders, charge master and revenue cycle tools, and electronic billing processes to support accurate and efficient coding, billing, and reimbursement operations will also be covered. 32contact hours.

HIM 2234   ADVANCED ICD CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Management A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program and HIM 1430 and HIM 2222 with grades of “C” or better or program director approval. Pre- or corequisite: HSC 1149C with a grade of “C” or better. This is an advanced course in the use of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system. The course is designed to increase the quality and accuracy of code selection by applying the decision-making process using well defined medical record review methodologies and official coding guidelines. The course will also provide methodologies to conduct validation studies of coded data, evaluate the content of medical record documentation, and verify the accuracy of Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) and/or Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) assignments. 47 contact hours.

HIM 2253   BASIC CPT CODING

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: (Admissions to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program) and HIM 1430 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to the basic coding principals, characteristics and conventions of coding using the Physicians Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) coding nomenclature. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2283   ADVANCED CPT CODING & REIMBURSEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Health Information Management A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program and HIM 1430, HIM 2222 and HIM 2253 with a grade of “C” or better or program director approval. Pre- or corequisite: HSC 1149C. This course will apply coding principles from an outpatient coding perspective. It will utilize both International Classification of Disease (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding classifications. The course will prepare the student to work with reimbursement methodologies and issues, such as Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) and Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS). 47 contact hours.

HIM 2500   ORGANIZATION AND SUPERVISION

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and HIM 1110 with a minimum grade of “C” and HIM 2012 with a minimum grade of “C”. This course is an introduction to supervisory management, human resources, and personnel and financial management. Included are employment skills, budgeting, human relations, and methods for analyzing and improving systems.  32 contact hours.

HIM 2510   QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and corequisite HIM 2500 with a minimum grade of C and corequisites HIM 2820 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to health care Quality and Performance Improvement. An introduction is also provided in compliance, utilization management, risk management, and credentialing. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2652   ELECTRONIC HEALTH/MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEMS

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.A. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program or the Health Science A.S. degree program or the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program and prerequisite: HIM 1102 with a minimum grade of C. This course addresses information systems theory, electronic health record concepts and associated infrastructure and applications, as well as strategic planning and implementation of health record information systems. Additional issues covered include regulatory concepts, privacy and security requirements, best practices, and future trends. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2722   ICD-CM CODING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admission to Health Information Technology AS program or Admission to Medical Coder Certificate program) and HIM 2222 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) Coding System. Students will learn to code diagnoses that describe patient illnesses, diseases, conditions, injuries, or other reasons for seeking healthcare services. 

HIM 2723   ICD-PCS CODING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admission to Health Information Technology AS program or Admission to Medical Coder Certificate program) and HIM 2722 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introdution to the use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). It is a coding system used by hospitals for coding inpatient procedures. 

HIM 2801   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE-TRANSCRIPTION

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: HIM 2033C or program director approval. Corequisite: HIM 2034C. This clinical practicum allows the student to experience and practice transcription in an acute care or alternative care setting. Topics addressed will be legal and ethical issues, confidentiality, and proper transcription techniques and procedures. The student will become familiar with and utilize various types of equipment used in transcription. 60 contact hours.

HIM 2810   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE II

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admissions to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program) and HIM 2253 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 2722 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 1442 with a minimum grade of C and corequisite HIM 2723 with a minimum grade of C. This course allows the student to perform medical coding functions in a professional practice setting (either a simulated or an actual health information management environment. Students will apply knowledge and skills for coding patient records using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems. 60 contact hours.

HIM 2820   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE III

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and HIM 2810 with a minimum grade of C and corequisite: HIM 2510 with a minimum grade of C.This clinical practice allows the Health Information Management A.S. degree student to participate in health information management functions in either an acute care or other health care setting. Topics addressed include standard HIM department fundctions, billing and reimbursement, release of information, management, and supervision activities. The student will become familiar with and utilize various types of equipment, systems, and processes used in health information management departments. 90 contact hours.

HIM 2960   CREDENTIALING EXAM REVIEW

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: (Admission to Health Information Technology AS progam or Admission to Medical Coder Certificate program or Admission to Health Care Informatics Certificate progam) and HIM 2810 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 2723 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 1800 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 1212 with a minimum grade of C. This course provides students the opportunity to review for their national credentialing exams. Weekly assignments and instructor led discussions will assist the students with their test preparations. 

HIS 2950   STUDY ABROAD IN HISTORY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test or permission of program director. This course, exclusively for students in the Cambridge International Summer Schools Programs, is designed to offer historical topics of special interest to students combined with actual travel and study on-site at one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities. Such course offerings include the study of history (British and European) - historical periods, movements and figures - as detailed in the Cambridge catalogue. Variable content depending on the Cambridge course listings for the respective summer term is designated. The course includes lectures, discussions, field trips and multiple writing experiences. In addition, the course involves extensive orientation and preparation plus careful monitoring of student work and progress while at Cambridge.

HLP 1080   PERSONAL WELLNESS

credits: 1  
This course includes laboratory analysis of selected current health indicators using appropriate evaluation techniques. Students will determine their current health status and develop a functional program to foster optimal wellness. Within these parameters, students will develop a knowledge and understanding of nutrition and physical fitness as it relates to good health. Individualized nutritional programs will be designed with the use of a current computer software program. 32 contact hours.

HSA 1100   HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisite: (CGS 1070 with a grade of “C” or better or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement) or program director approval. This course is an introduction to health care facilities and health delivery systems including their purpose, organization, general functions and staffing. Facilities such as hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, health maintenance organizations, private and public outpatient clinics and health care centers are analyzed and discussed. Additional topics include an overview of accreditation standards; licensure agencies; reimbursement systems; legal/ethical issues; healthcare computerization; documentation, quality, compliance, and regulatory requirements. 47 contact hours.

HSA 1102   CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH

credits: 2  

This course is designed for the organized presentation of current issues within the health care system. Emphasis focuses on diverse areas of health and is appropriate for persons directly or indirectly involved in provision of health care or health education. 32 contact hours.

HSA 2104   INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAM BASED HEALTH CARE

credits: 2  

This course introduces the student to interprofessional health care delivery. Best practices are emphasized for team formation, effective communication strategies, and patient care processes. Ethical issues related to team management in health care are discussed. Contact hours 32.00

HSA 2182   HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

credits: 2  

This course covers the knowledge and basic skills required to enter the field of medical office management. The course focuses on health care delivery in a medical office setting. Topics include an introduction to health care management information systems, an introduction to essential policies and regulations, and an introduction to evaluation of performance and process outcomes. Contact hours 32.00

HSA 3104   HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Services Administration BAS Program or permission of the Dean. This course explores the social,economic, political, technological and legal forces that influence the delivery of health care in the United States. The organization, financing and delivery of health care are examined, as are the legislative and policy processes related to health care. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 3113   CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS) OR (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS). This course is designed to introduce students to a range of issues related to health and health care in the United States. Course content will give students the opportunity to explore differing perspectives as they develop a deeper understanding of the issues and enhance their research and communication skills. The course will enable students to analyze and evaluate evidence regarding controversial issues and allow them to develop and practice skills in formulating and writing well-informed, well-articulated arguments and reflections. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 3170   HEALTH CARE FINANCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course provides students with an overview of the principle financial mechanisms in the U.S. Healthcare Industry and the critical issues the industry currently faces. Additionally, it provides students with a foundation in using financial tools which will enable them to better understand health care finances and analysis within the health care system. 47 contact hours.

HSA 3551   ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course will explore ethical behavior in various health care settings. Students will analyze decision making models, theories, values, and professional obligations and apply them to their roles as health care providers. 32 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 3702   RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH SCIENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course is an overview of the role and scope of research as it relates to the support of decision making. This course develops the basic skill of critically analyzing research findings. Research methods are introduced with emphasis placed on analyzing key elements of research reports as a basis for determining the appropriateness of the research results for evidence-based health service’s practice. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 4140   STRATEGIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course will focus on past and present interventions that affect supply and demand for health care at community, state, regional, and national levels. Health planning and regulatory entities will be presented. Strategic management and program planning in the context of current economic and market conditions will be discussed and students will formulate practical implications based on current literature. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 4184   LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of leadership. Emphasis will be on the development of leadership skills related to personal and professional behavior, communication, organization and self-examination. This course explores opportunities to develop leadership roles appropriate in Health-Related Organizations. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 4191   HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS) OR (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS). This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of health information systems and development of critical thinking skills for use in practice/working in health care informatics. Current trends and issues in using, designing, and managing heath care information systems will be examined. Students, applying evidence-based knowledge, will analyze the design and implementation of health care information systems. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 4192   APPLIED HEALTH INFORMATION/INFORMATICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: HSA 4191 with a minimum grade of C and admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course is designed to provide the student the application knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for effective participation in the planning, design, management and use of clinical information systems. The course is focused on providing students with the expertise to conceptualize and strategically plan and build the appropriate health information infrastructure for supporting the knowledge requirements of the healthcare organization. 47 contact hours.

HSA 4502   HEALTH CARE RISK MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration) OR (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS). This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of health care risk management and development of an integration of concepts relevant to health care risk management. Current trends and issues in using, designing, and managing health care risk management systems will be examined. Students, applying evidence-based knowledge, will analyze the design and implementation of health care risk management systems. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSC 1149   GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: Either BSC 1083 or (BSC 2085/2085L and BSC 2086/2086L) or program director approval. Pre- or corequisite for Health Information Management, and Medical Coder students: CGS 1070. This course will provide the student with a basic introduction to pharmacology concepts and principles associated with management of common diseases and treatment options. It presents information on major drug classifications, indications for use of common medications, and potential contraindications adversely affecting medical care outcomes. 16 contact hours.

HSC 1524   INTRODUCTION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or satisfactory score on the placement test. This course provides a survey of the agents of infectious diseases and the principles of infection control and epidemiology. Safe handling of infectious materials and the use of personal protective equipment are emphasized. 32 contact hours.

HSC 1531   MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

credits: 2  

This course is an introduction to medical terms and abbreviations utilized by health care professionals in patient care settings. It orients students to the elements of medical terms, their abbreviations, meanings and appropriate spellings. 32 contact hours.

HSC 2100   PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

credits: 3  
This course is designed to acquaint the student with current issues that affect personal and community health. Health education is presented so the student is able to develop attitudes, principles, and habits, through a discovery of knowledge that will help maintain and improve his/her own health and that of the community. 47 contact hours.

HSC 2400   FIRST AID

credits: 2  
This course covers essential information in first aid knowledge, skills, and judgment with regard to emergency treatment of injuries and sudden illness. Successful completion of the course with a grade of "C" or better qualifies the student for the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate and C.P.R. certification. 32 contact hours.

HSC 2407   PROFESSIONAL RESCUER

credits: 2  

This course comprises information first responders need to provide appropriate initial care, regardless of the type of emergency. The course stresses the steps to follow in an emergency until more advanced medical personnel can arrive. The student will use breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask (BVM) resuscitators, and supplemental oxygen. 32 contact hours.

HSC 2721   EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of C or permission of program director. This course focuses on providing students with the comprehensive knowledge and skill base needed to make evidence-based decisions. Methods of critical evaluation of data needed to support planning, implementation, and evaluation will be emphasized. Students will address concerns in the professional work setting by analyzing decisions made through use of evidence. 17 contact hours.

HSC 3201   COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS) OR (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS) OR (Biology BS) OR (Biology BSPR). This course is designed to assist students in recognizing and analyzing the interrelationships between individuals, population group, and communities in determining the health status of each. Students will explore the complex determinants of health and disease, the impact of economic, social, environmental and cultural concerns on community health status, and community organizations that help shape community health. Course content integrates concepts from behavioral, biological and natural sciences, with emphasis on epidemiology, to examine the history and foundation of community health. 47 contract hours or equivalent.

HSC 3211   CONCEPTS OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS) OR (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS). This course is designed to develop student's knowledge and theoretical insight into the historical and contemporary developments, trends, fundamental concepts and strategies in Health Promotion practice and its role at local, national and international levels. Students will explore the most common theories from behavioral and social sciences that address individual motivations and obstacles to positive health behavior or behavior change, as well as social-based, organization-based and eco-social theories, including the Health Belief Model, the Theory of Planned Behavior, the Transtheoretical Model, Social Support Theory, Social Learning Theory, and Diffusion of Innovations. 47 contact hours per week or equivalent.

HSC 3243   EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS IN ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to educational concepts and theory relative to Allied Health education. Topics included are course development and design, goals and objectives, instructional methods, fundamentals of learning, learning styles and motivation, collaborative learning, diversity in the student body and using educational media and software. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSC 4640   LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3551 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS or DEH 4852 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS. This course explores a broad overview of legal foundations in a multidisciplinary health care marketplace within the United States. Advanced topics included are legal history, torts, negligence, contracts, liability, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, and medical records. The creation and termination of the patient-provider relationship will be explored as well as creation of an informed consent. 47 contact hours.

HSC 4910   HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: HSA 3104 and HSA 3170 and HSA 3551 and HSA 3702 and HSA 4140 and HSA 4184 and HSC 3201 and MAN 4102 and MAN 3240 and Admission to Health Services Administration. This capstone course, taken in the final semester of the program, is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of a chosen professional health care or human studies role through teaching, internship, observation or work experience. This course will use selected sites on and off campus to develop the expanding role of the provider in the health and human services system. 62 contact hours or its equivalent.

HUM 2210   WESTERN HUMANITIES: ANCIENT TO RENAISSANCE

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the CPT. This course examines Western cultural and aesthetic perspectives from the Ancient to Renaissance periods with an emphasis on the visual, literary, philosophical, and performing arts. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: IDS 1101H, HUM 2210, or HUM 2210H. (Students who received credit for HUM 2250 cannot also receive credit for HUM 2210 or HUM 2233.) 47 contact hours.

HUM 2210H   HONORS WESTERN HUMANITIES: ANCIENT TO RENAISSANCE

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (Appropriate score on the SPC placement test) or approval of the Dean. This course is a study of various epochs of Western culture from the ancient to Renaissance periods with emphasis on analysis and synthesis of ideas and structure in the visual arts, literature, philosophy, and music. It stresses development of personal aesthetic sensibilities and commitment to intellectual curiosity. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: HUM 2210, IDS 1101H, or HUM 2210H. (Students who received credit for HUM 2250 cannot also receive credit for HUM 2210 or HUM 2233.) 47 contact hours.

HUM 2233   WESTERN HUMANITIES: BAROQUE TO CONTEMPORARY

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course examines Western cultural and aesthetic perspectives from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods with an emphasis on the visual, literary, philosophical, and performing arts. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. HUM 2210 is not a prerequisite for this course. Credit is only given for one of the following: HUM 2233 or HUM 2233H or IDS 1102H. 47 contact hours. (Students who received credit for HUM 2250 cannot also receive credit for HUM 2210 or HUM 2233.)

HUM 2233H   HONORS WESTERN HUMANITIES: BAROQUE TO CONTEMPORARY

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or approval of the Dean. This course is a study of various epochs of Western culture from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods with emphasis on analysis and synthesis of ideas and structure in the visual arts, literature, philosophy, and music. It stresses development of personal aesthetic sensibilities and commitment to intellectual curiosity. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for IDS 1102H or HUM 2233 or HUM 2233H. 47 contact hours. (Students who receive credit for HUM 2250 cannot also receive credit for HUM 2210 or HUM 2233.)

HUM 2262   INTRODUCTION TO GREEK CULTURE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): (ENC 0025 or ENC 0025) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the CPT. This course examines Greek cultural and aesthetic perspectives from Ancient Greece to present day, with an emphasis on history, literature, mythology, philosophy, and performing arts. 47 contact hours.

HUM 2270   HUMANITIES (EAST-WEST SYNTHESIS)

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the CPT. This course is a study of non-Western cultures, including the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Emphasis is placed on acquiring knowledge of non-Western arts, values, and ideas relative to Western culture and developing an awareness of a world community. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Credit is not given for both HUM 2270 and HUM 2270H.) 47 contact hours.

HUM 2270H   HONORS HUMANITIES (EAST-WEST SYNTHESIS)

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the CPT or approval of the Dean. This course is a study of various major non-Western cultures including the Near East, Far East, and Africa, as related to the Western tradition. Emphasis is placed on applying knowledge of non-Western values and ideas relative to Western culture toward constructing a coherent world-view and reaching a deep understanding of self. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both HUM 2270 and HUM 2270H. 47 contact hours.

HUM 2940   HUMANITIES INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Approval of the College-wide Internship Office. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to his/her program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations. 

HUM 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite:  Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Program Administrator Approval. This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting.  Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

HUM 2950   STUDY ABROAD IN HUMANITIES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on SPC placement test or permission of program director. This course, exclusively for students in the SPC Study Abroad Programs, is designed to offer topics of special interest in the humanities to students combined with actual travel and study on-site at one or more SPC Study Abroad program partners. Such course offerings include the examination of the styles and influences of music, art, architecture, theatre, religion, literature and philosophy. Specific content will vary depending on the specific study abroad program. The course includes lectures, discussions, field trips and multiple writing experiences. In addition, the course involves extensive orientation and preparation plus careful monitoring of student work and progress while studying abroad.

HUN 1201   SCIENCE OF NUTRITION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: BSC 2086 or BSC 2010. This course covers the basic principles of nutrition, including knowledge of the principal nutrients in foods and their utilization by the body and determining and meeting food needs for optimum health at different stages of the life span. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1001   PRINCIPLES AND STRATEGIES FOR HUMAN SERVICES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: REA 0017 or EAP 1695 or a satisfactory score on the SPC Placement Test. An introduction to effective helping strategies in human services. The focus is upon normalization, problem-solving skills, and the various roles and functions of the human services professional. Personal awareness as it relates to the human services field is emphasized. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1011   APPLIED ASSERTIVENESS SKILLS

credits: 2  

This course is designed to promote personal and professional development in students. Elements of assertive behavior as well as factors contributing to non-assertive behavior will be explored. Strategies for improved self-efficacy, as well as strategies for recognizing and addressing self-defeating behavior will be examined and applied to the Human Services setting. The impact of culture on an individual's views and interpretation of assertive behavior will be examined. 32 contact hours.

HUS 1013   SELF-ESTEEM IN HUMAN SERVICES

credits: 3  

This course is designed  to assist students in integrating self-esteem principles and methods into human services practice. Students will learn and apply techniques for enhancing self-esteem and then integrate them into human services practice. The student will learn skills for assessing and improving their own self-concepts and also incorporate these skills into their work in the human services field. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1019   INTRODUCTION TO STRESS MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

This course is an overview of the field of stress management for students in the Human Services and Health Related Fields. Emphasis is on the application of practical techniques or stress management. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1021   PROBLEM SOLVING AND VALUES ORIENTATION

credits: 2  

This course will introduce the student to an overview of different theories related to the development of values and problem solving skills as they relate to work in the Human Services field. The effects of decisions on self, others and society will be examined. Through didactic and experiential learning, students will explore a variety of theories and situations. 32 contact hours.

HUS 1040   INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY

credits: 3  

This course is an introductory survey designed to familiarize human services students and personnel with the basic concepts which underlie developmental play and which lead to healthy adult-child interaction. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1111   INTRODUCTION TO INTRA- AND INTER-PERSONAL PROCESSES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CGS 1070 with a grade of "C" or better or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement or Program Director approval.

Prerequisites: REA 0007 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test, and ENC 0025 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test, and admission to the Associate in Science in Human Services - Social Services degree (HSDIS-AS) or the Associate in Science in Human Services - Alcohol/Substance Abuse degree (HSM-AS) or the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT), or the Maternal and Child Health Applied Technology Diploma (MCHL-ATD) or the Youth Development Professional Certificate Program (YDPF-CT).

This course is an introductory experience in which specific skills needed for effective human service work are examined and practiced. The focus is on the dynamics of intra- and inter-personal processes. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1320   THEORIES AND FOUNDATIONS OF CRISIS INTERVENTION

credits: 1  

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the history of crisis intervention and crisis theory. In addition, it will also present a comprehensive model of crisis intervention will include developing listening and understanding skills, as well as assessment approaches and interventions. 17 contact hours.

HUS 1427   DEPENDENT WOMEN: SOCIETY AND ADDICTION

credits: 2  

This course provides a framework for understanding the disease of addiction. Specifically, this course is designed to explore the special needs of chemically and emotionally dependent women. Students will examine societal views about, and attitudes toward dependent women. Successful models for prevention, intervention and treatment will be discussed. 32 contact hours.

HUS 1431   ISSUES IN ADDICTION PREVENTION

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: REA 0007 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test, and ENC 0025 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test.

This is a course for those individuals working in the addictions prevention field or related areas. Attention will be given to various prevention strategies, their strengths and weaknesses, research findings in the field as well as their implications, and to special populations and their special needs. 32 contact hours.

HUS 1445   PRACTICES FOR WORKING WITH DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY SYSTEMS

credits: 2  

This course focuses on the dynamics of family dysfunction including negative patterns of parental behavior, substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.), physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and severe mental illness. The course addresses a broad spectrum of issues including the characteristics of dysfunctional families as well as the traits and characteristics of functional families. Emphasis is placed on causes, effects and roles of individuals within the family system. Through maladaptive behaviors families often develop a set of restrictions that inhibit the social and emotional growth and development of its members, particularly the children. Concepts to be addressed include: dynamics of the family system, functional versus dysfunctional families, understanding the role of dysfunction in families and the family life cycle. 32 contact hours.

HUS 1450   DUAL DIAGNOSIS I

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: REA 0007. This course covers theoretical frameworks and treatment concepts used by students/professionals providing services to clients with mental illness who have been diagnosed as having substance abuse problems. Topics will include: Historical Overview and Review of Current Literature, Clinical Profiles of Dually Diagnosed Clients, Physiological Effects of Substance Abuse for Psychiatrically Disabled Individuals, The Disease Concept of Addiction: A Workable Concept for Mental Health Programs, Interaction of Dysfunctional Disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorders. 32 contact hours.

HUS 1480   HIV/AIDS AND DRUG CRISIS

credits: 2  

This course serves to increase the knowledge, awareness and skills of potential and current Human Service professionals, other professionals in related fields and interested individuals in the community regarding the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the AIDS virus in relation to the drug culture. The course provides an overview of HIV/AIDS pathology, clinical manifestations and treatment, including the psychosocial management of HIV/AIDS in the substance abusing and recovering population. Students learn about local and national agencies to enhance their ability to refer appropriately. 32 contact hours.

HUS 1530   SURVEY OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

credits: 3  
An examination of concepts basic to understanding developmental disabilities. Emphasis is on terminology, measurement and assessment techniques, historical and contemporary attitudes, causes, education, and the impact of Developmental Disabilities on family and society. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1620   PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICES IN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

credits: 3  
This course is an overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a developmentally appropriate afterschool program for children and youth. The course examines established quality program elements and standards and best practices and their practical application to daily program practice. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1640   FOUNDATIONS OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: DEP 2004 or DEP 2102. This course provides an understanding of the dynamics that influence and shape youth behavior. The course emphasizes: effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills; developmental stages exclusion and inclusion, trust, and respect. The course prepares students to function as youth workers using a youth development approach in community-based, residential, group home and other youth work environments. Students will explore these concepts: developing a professional awareness of youth work; identifying and distinguishing between asset building models and deficit based models of adolescent development; and developing a capacity to design and implement programs consistent with the needs of youth in relation to available resources. 47 contact hours.

HUS 1920   PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN SERVICES PERSONNEL

credits: 1-3  

A series of specialized sessions centering on a topic of specific concern to human services personnel, this course is designed to enhance specific professional skills. The topics, and/or credit hours, and the level of difficulty may vary. Topics offered are: Denial as it Applies to the Substance Abuser, Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Introduction to Transactional Analysis, Cocaine and Abuse, Counseling the Abuser from a Cultural Perspective, Drugs and the Athlete, Developmental Model for the Addiction Professional, Dual Diagnosis II, The Law and Substance Abuse Counseling, Addiction Certification Preparation, Certification in Substance Abuse Prevention, and others as developed. May be repeated for credit using a different topic. 17-47 contact hours.

HUS 2200   DYNAMICS OF GROUPS AND GROUP COUNSELING

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: HUS 1111 and HUS 2302. This is an experiential course which reintroduces basic concepts and skills with regard to different types of groups and group dynamics. The focus is upon presentation of group facilitation techniques and the reviewing of each student's practice sessions. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2302   BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: HUS 1111 or consent of instructor. This course is an introductory experience in active listening skills. The focus is on viewing and processing of each student's video-taped practice counseling sessions with emphasis on basic awareness and communication skills, empathetic listening, positive regard for the client, and recognition of interference in the communication process. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2315   STUDIES IN BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012 recommended or consent of program director. This course is the study of the use of basic behavior modification techniques in the human services. Emphasis is on the application of operant conditioning techniques. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2403   ABUSED SUBSTANCES AND THEIR EFFECTS

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisite: SYG 2324. A comprehensive survey of abused substances and their impact on the human body and upon society. The pathophysiological effects of substance abuse are emphasized while historical, legal, medical, social, and ethical issues are reviewed. The classes of drugs examined include major and minor tranquilizers, sedatives and hypnotics, narcotics, stimulants, and hallucinogens. The primary focus will be upon heroin, cocaine, marijuana and alcohol. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2420   EVALUATION OF TREATMENT ENVIRONMENTS

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisite: SYG 2324. This course is a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary examination of physical and social aspects of treatment environments and their effect on individual well-being. Professional research, empirical data, and conceptual frameworks will be emphasized. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2421   METHODS FOR IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisite: SYG 2324. A comprehensive examination of methods used in the identification, intervention, and prevention of substance abuse. Symptoms and progression of substance abuse, types of abusers and special groups, various intervention techniques, and the interrelationship between the illness of substance abuse and the moral, legal, spiritual, sociological and psychological aspects will be reviewed. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2428   TREATMENT AND RESOURCES IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisite: SYG 2324. This course is a multi-disciplinary study of various treatment methods for the substance abuser and an examination of the educational materials available to the practitioner. In addition, this course serves as a final preparatory session for those professionals who plan to successfully complete the Board Certification Examination. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2540   BUILDING STRONGER FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

credits: 3  
This course provides an understanding of the essential role that human service professionals play in facilitating healthy families and communities. The effects of poverty, inequality, unemployment, child abuse, substance abuse, and domestic violence are included. The course provides strategies for empowering families to move to effective parenting; developing healthy life-styles; promoting self-esteem and self-worth; assuming responsibility; problem solving skills; resolving conflicts; identifying alternatives; and making healthy choices. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2541   WORKING WITH FAMILIES IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD PERIOD

credits: 3  
This course addresses three important issues of early childhood: health, development, and parenting. The depth of developmental knowledge provided is intended to enhance the skills of the family health and support worker, to increase their ability to provide anticipatory guidance and teaching and to empower the parent-child relationship. Common health problems of infancy and early childhood that affect normal development are discussed along with important health promotion and disease prevention strategies for creating a safe and nurturing environment for the child. Additional topics will include social, environmental and biological influences and factors that collectively impede or facilitate individual and family development, the major periods and domains of child development from birth to five, the importance of early learning experiences that enhance brain development, and the characteristics and importance of parent-child interactions as well as cultural and social influences that affect parenting skills. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2542   WORKING WITH FAMILIES IN THE PERINATAL PERIOD

credits: 3  
This course is designed to increase student competency in supporting families during the preconception, pregnancy and immediate postpartum periods. Course content will focus on human reproduction, pregnancy, birth and infant care, with an emphasis on the adjustment of the family and its individual members during the perinatal period. The course will present both factual information and skills for promoting healthy behaviors. Students will apply their knowledge within the theoretical contexts of human and family development gained in previous coursework. Students will practice skills for counseling families about reproductive health in a sensitive, culturally-competent manner. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2550   SOCIAL SERVICES AND THE DISENFRANCHISED

credits: 3  
This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of forces that impact minority and other disenfranchised families in America. Emphasis will be given to historical trends, social stratification, and current status. Additionally, the effects of perceptions and misconceptions on minority and other disenfranchised families will be considered. The primary purpose of this course is to prepare professionals to work effectively with individuals who are ethnically, culturally, and racially different. 47 contact hours.

HUS 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE IN HUMAN SERVICES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Program Director Approval. This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

HUS 3321   CASE MANAGEMENT AND PROBLEM-SOLVING IN HUMAN SERVICES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration. This course covers various needs of the human services client. Case management with children and families, elderly, chronically mentally ill, developmentally and physically disabled, and those in health care settings will be discussed. Skills in case management will be covered as well as some research on case management. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HUS 3370   ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and admission to Health Services Administration BAS) or (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS). This course will examine the concepts of mental health and mental disorders from a variety of perspectives within a social context. Students will explore the incidence and prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S., the social consequences of mental illness, such as stigma, marginalization, and isolation, barriers to care, and strategies for treatment and resolution of mental health issues and illnesses. Students will examine the role of social factors in the etiology and treatment of issues intertwined with mental health. 47 contact hours.

HUS 3570   VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE ISSUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and admission to the Health Services Administration BAS) or (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS).This course presents the principles and concepts of vulnerability as it relates to health and health care. This course offers a general framework to study vulnerable populations and a comprehensive overview of risk factors for vulnerability and consequences of health disparities in the United States. Students will learn about trends and patterns of disparity that impact health care access, quality of health care and health outcomes. Students will also examine current strategies aimed at serving vulnerable populations and resolving disparities. 47 contact hours.

HUS 4442   SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND THE FAMILY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration. This course offers a broad overview of the basic processes of substance use, abuse, addiction, treatment, and recovery. Students will examine the biological, psychological and societal forces that encourage the use, misuse, abuse and addiction to both licit and illicit substances. The course focuses on the major substances of abuse and their historical, social and legal impact on our society as well as their physical, psychological and social impact on individuals, families, and the community. 47 contact hours.

HUS 4561   SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND POLICY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and admission to Health Services Administration BAS or the Public Policy and Administration BS Program. This course will survey the political and administrative context in which public policies are developed, implemented, and evaluated. Emphasis will be placed on health care, social, economic and political environments/conditions and its relationship to conceptual case/problem identification, research perspectives, practical applications and community involvement. Course content is guided by an understanding that education, communication and cooperation is now the standard and that “control” is replaced by “accountability”. Topics may include long-term care, gerontology, mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, child and family programs, migration/immigration, juvenile crime and criminology. 47 contact hours or equivalent.


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