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Health Studies (HLST)

HLST 1306:    First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Cr. 3 (3-3-0).
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness. 

HLST 2301:    Introduction to Health Professions
Cr. 3 (3-3-0).
This class provides an overview of the diverse career options available within public health, as well as, introduces APA-style writing.

HLST 3302:    Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment.  Prerequisite(s): Approval of school dean.

HLST 3311:    Medical Terminology
Cr. 3 (3-3-0).
Introduction to anatomical, physiological and pathological terms.  Identify and use prefixes, suffixes and roots used in Health care communication.

HLST 3312:  Public Health
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper-division standing in Health Studies
Introduction to public health concepts and practice.  Topics include philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities and results at global, national, state, and community levels.

HLST 3313:      Foundations of Health Promotion and Prevention of Illnesses
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper-division standing in Health Studies
Emphasis on foundational development, assessment, education and evaluation of community-based health promotion and illness prevention strategies in collaboration with inter-professional disciplines.

HLST 3315:  Health Literacy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper-division standing in Health Studies; Co-requisite(s): HLST 3313; HLST 3312 – Waived
Provides learners opportunities to explore the significance of health literacy and associated tools and approaches used in public health, health promotion to enhance well-being.

HLST 3316:  School Health Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper-division standing in Health Studies
This course provides a general understanding of health concepts, health behaviors, and health concerns of school-aged children and at-risk youth to promote healthy school-communities.

HLST 3318:  Epidemiology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper-division standing in Health Studies
This course is designed to provide students with the skills, concepts and methods used in epidemiological studies of diseases.

HLST 3319:  Human Diseases
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper-division standing in Health Studies
Provides an understanding of the etiology and treatment of diseases.  Emphasis on non-communicable diseases and their impact in individuals and on greater society.

HLST 3320:  Personal Health
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper-division standing in Health Studies
Emphasizes the attitudes, skills, and knowledge pertaining to personal health.  Topics covered but not limited to:  stress, fitness, nutrition, tobacco use, substance/alcohol abuse, and violence.

HLST 3402:    Independent Study
Cr. 4 per semester or more than 4 by concurrent enrollment.  Prerequisite(s): Approval of school dean.

HLST 3411:  Health Promotion Programming
Cr. 4. (4-4-0). Prerequisite(s): Upper-division standing, HLST 3313, 3312.
Focus on program planning principles and education that promote health, wellness, and equity.  Introduction to grant writing skills.  Explore best practices for a wide variety of diverse settings.

HLST 4311:  Global and Environmental Health
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Upper-division standing, HLST 3314, 3312, and 3313.
Evaluate environmental factors in ecosystems impacting the health of diverse populations.  Examine political, economic, demographic, and diversity challenges within a global society.

HLST 4312:  Health Care Ethics and Policy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Upper-division standing in Health Science Studies, HLST 3411, 4311.
Explores political, legal, ethical, and advocacy healthcare policy issues.  Focuses on personal, societal, and professional influences in healthcare.

HLST 4411:  Internship with Public Health Focus (60 internship)
Cr. 4. (4-2-60). Prerequisite(s):  Upper-division standing in Health Science Studies; HLST 4311. 4312, and 4412.
Directed practical experience in health care facilities.  Builds on public health promotion, illness prevention, and health education with inter-professional relationships.  Provides a capstone experience allowing the student to integrate knowledge, behaviors and professional attributes acquired throughout the curriculum.

HLST 4412:  Research and Evaluation in Health Promotion
Cr. 4. (4-4-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Upper-division standing in Health Science Studies, HLST, 3411, 4311, and PSYC 3315.
Introduces the research process and presents research methods of design, analysis, interpretation, and communication of results used to support and evaluate evidence-based practice of global and public health.