University Bulletin 2022-23

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  • HSC 343B
    Clinical Pharmacology
    3 cr

    The purpose of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire information related to clinical application of drug therapy and concepts relating to the mechanisms of drug actions, interactions and adverse reactions, including the immunologic-idiosyncratic-allergic responses. Emphasis is placed on current evidence related to pharmacokinetics, dosage, methods of administration, and adverse effects of major classifications of drugs to inform nursing care. Restricted to students enrolled in RN to BSN programs.

  • HSC 101
    Interprofessional Freshman Sem
    2 cr

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the unique requirements and opportunities of the Health Sciences Division to beginning students who have declared or are considering a Health Science major (Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health Professions, etc.). The course focuses on the value of higher education as a base for a career in Health Sciences and develops an awareness of activities and support services available within the University to enhance student success. Academic rules, regulations and policies related to admission, progression, and graduation in the University and Colleges of Nursing, Medicine, and Allied Health Professions are discussed.

  • HSC 324
    Death and Dying
    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 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.

  • HSC 343
    Clinical Pharmacology
    3 cr

    The purpose of the course is to provide the student with the opportunity to acquire information related to the clinical application of drug therapy and the concepts relating to the mechanisms of drug actions, interactions and adverse reactions, including the immunologic-idiosyncratic-allergic responses. Emphasis is on the current evidence related to pharmacokinetics, dosage, methods of administration, and adverse effects of major classifications of drugs to inform nursing care. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Component or special permission of instructor.

    Pre-requisite: (NU 311 and NU 325 ). NU 311 and NU 325 can be taken concurrently with this course.
  • HSC 385
    Study Abroad - South Korea
    0 TO 3 cr

  • HSC 390
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 9 cr

    Selected topics in Health Sciences. Requires special permission. Variable title and 1 to 9 variable credit hours.

  • HSC 400
    Gender Discrim and Healthcare
    3 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of gender discrimination and disparities in healthcare, with special attention to the intersection of gender and other vulnerable social identities (i.e., historically marginalized identities). Students will learn to identify instances of gender discrimination and disparities across the full gender spectrum, and to advocate for equitable healthcare.

  • HSC 450
    Ethical Consider Care of Aging
    3 cr

    Interdisciplinary course on a critical investigation of ethical issues across the lifespan and on application of ethical principles.

  • HSC 500
    Address Gender Discrimination
    3 cr

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of historical and current manifestations of gender discrimination and disparities in healthcare, with special attention to the intersection of gender and other vulnerable social identities (i.e., historically marginalized identities). Students will learn to trace historical discriminatory healthcare practices to modern indications of gender discrimination and disparities across the full gender spectrum, and to advocate for and implement equitable healthcare.

  • HSC 501
    Found of Diversity Healthcare
    2 cr

    In a multicultural society, healthcare professionals must be able to work with patients and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. This course will provide students with theoretical knowledge and introduce practical skills necessary to understand and promote diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare. The course will introduce diversity, equity, and inclusion terminology and examine implicit biases, historical and institutionalized bias, and discrimination influencing health and healthcare in the community.

  • HSC 502
    Diversity Equity & Inclusion
    2 cr

    The purpose of this course is for program participants to examine population-focused health disparities and the role of policy, socioeconomics, the environment, and the medical community in their origin and continuation. This course encourages students to reflect on the responsibility to provide culturally competent care as an expression of their professional values. The emphasis is on forming an evidence-based foundation for knowledge, attitude, and skill transformation that can reduce the incidence of suboptimal outcomes among certain groups through improved policy, clinical decision-making, and cross-cultural interactions with clients.

    Pre-requisite: HSC 501 Minimum Grade of C.
  • HSC 503
    Curr Issues & Trends Diversity
    2 cr

    This course will focus on issues and trends involving diversity, equity, and inclusion from a variety of healthcare perspectives. Students will reflect on current and critical topics and engage in online discussions about how these topics impact healthcare. The course provides a broader perspective of emerging issues and trends through interactive activities and community-based projects.

    Pre-requisite: HSC 501 Minimum Grade of C.
  • HSC 504
    Lead&Change Mang Adv Diversity
    2 cr

    This course will focus on leading and influencing change and fostering inclusive climates at the organizational and community level.

    Pre-requisite: HSC 501 Minimum Grade of C.
  • HSC 510
    Interpro Teams Behavioral Hlth
    1 cr

    The purpose of this course is professional preparation for interprofessional practice within integrated behavioral health setting within an interprofessional education lens. This course will bring together students from three or more professions to learn about, from, and with each other in service of enabling effective clinical collaboration within behavioral health settings. Emphasis in on the team-based collaboration within administrative, screening, and intervention roles as behavioral health providers in integrated settings serving youth.

  • HSC 511
    Interpro Teams and Telehealth
    1 cr

    The purpose of this didactic course is preparation of delivery of team-based trauma-informed integrated behavioral healthcare in telehealth settings across the lifespan. This course is available to students form multidiscipline professions, to fully embody the spirit of integrated, interprofessional care.

  • HSC 512
    Motivational Interviewing
    1 cr

    The purpose of this course is to offer interprofessional practice preparation within an integrated behavioral health setting. This course will bring together students from multiple disciplines to learn about, from, and with each other in the service of enabling effective motivational interviewing within integrated behavioral health settings. Emphasis is on motivational interviewing during screening, intake, intervention and trauma-informed care as behavioral health providers in integrated settings serving across the life-span.

  • HSC 571
    Managing Healthcare Personnel
    3 cr

    The purpose of this course is to analyze frameworks for managing health care personnel. The course focuses on exploration and application of human resource management. Emphasis within the course is placed on leadership, communication, relationship management, diversity, legal and ethical principles, and workforce planning and maintenance.

  • HSC 573
    Resp Prescrib Common Used Drug
    1 cr

    This course allows the student to become familiar with most-prescribed drugs in several areas including cardiac, respiratory, psychiatric, endocrine and gastrointestinal medicine. The student will examine use of commonly-prescribed agents in diverse patient populations, focusing on drug selection, dosing, laboratory values and follow-up. Additionally, the process of drug development will be studied, so that the student may become familiar with rationales for drugs coming to market, pricing, and ethical use.

    Pre-requisite: NU 578 Minimum Grade of C.
  • HSC 580
    OUD/SUD Prevention/Screening
    2 cr

    This course serves as a one of three courses in the Addictions Subspecialty nursing program. The purpose of this didactic course is preparation of OUD/SUD Screening in integrated health care and telehealth settings across the lifespan. While preparation is across the life span, emphasis will be focused on child, adolescent, and transitional age-populations. This course is available to students from any health-related discipline, to fully embody the spirit of integrated, interprofessional care.

  • HSC 581
    OUD/SUD Assessment/Treatment
    2 cr

    This course serves as a one of three courses in the Addictions Subspecialty nursing program. The purpose of this didactic course is preparation of OUD/SUD Assessment and Treatment in integrated health care and telehealth settings across the lifespan. While preparation is across the life span, emphasis will be focused on child, adolescent, and transitional age-populations. This course is available to students from any health-related discipline, to fully embody the spirit of integrated, interprofessional care.

    Pre-requisite: (HSC 580 Minimum Grade of C).
  • HSC 582
    OUD/SUD Recovery/Sys Practice
    2 cr

    This course serves as a one of three courses in the Addictions Subspecialty nursing program. The purpose of this didactic course is preparation of OUD/SUD recovery in integrated health care and telehealth settings across the lifespan. While preparation is across the life span, emphasis will be focused on child, adolescent, and transitional age-populations. This course is available to students from any health-related discipline, to fully embody the spirit of integrated, interprofessional care.

    Pre-requisite: (HSC 580 Minimum Grade of C and HSC 581 Minimum Grade of C).
  • HSC 585
    Study Abroad - South Korea
    0 TO 3 cr

    The purpose of this course for the undergraduate/graduate student is to develop an improved understanding of culture, to recognize any cultural practices that affect health care and other professions, and to incorporate this understanding into the provision of care.

  • HSC 590
    Special Topics
    1 TO 6 cr

    Study of topics significant to the health professions. Content varies and may be repeated.

  • HSC 595
    Evidence Basd Lipid Practice
    2 cr

    This course serves as a foundational course in the Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty program. The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Clinical Lipid Specialist student to evaluate CVD epidemiology, cardiometabolic risk, and evidence based lipid practice in those with selected health care needs across the lifespan.

  • HSC 596
    Adv Vascular Biology
    2 cr

    This course serves as a foundational course in the Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty program. The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Clinical Lipid Specialist student to evaluate lipoprotein metabolism and vascular biology in those with selected health care needs across the lifespan.

  • HSC 597
    Adv Pharm Complex Dyslipidemia
    2 cr

    This course serves as a foundational course in the Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty program. The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Clinical Lipid Specialist student to evaluate advanced pharmacologic options in treating those with selected health care needs across the lifespan.

  • HSC 598
    Diag/Mgt C-plex Dyslipidemia
    2 cr

    This course serves as a final course in the Clinical Lipidology Subspecialty program. The purpose of this didactic course is to prepare the Clinical Lipid Specialist student to evaluate and manage complex dyslipidemia in those with selected health care needs across the lifespan.

  • HSC 601
    Intro to Introprofessional Ed
    1 cr

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of interprofessional education. Students will gain an understanding of their own role in healthcare as well as the scope of the role of another health profession. Students will learn how to function in an interprofessional team and carry this knowledge, skill, and value into their future practice, ultimately providing interprofessional patient care as part of a collaborative team that is focused on improving patient outcomes. Interprofessional teams are composed of members from different health professions who have specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities with the goal of providing patient-centered care in a collaborative manner. The team establishes a common goal and using their individual expertise, and works in concert to achieve patient-centered care. In this model, joint decision making is valued and each team member is empowered. Students will be introduced to core competencies in interprofessional care and utilize Fennel's Four Phase Model for understanding and treating multiple chronic conditions for adults, elders, and returning veterans.

    Co-requisite: AHN 581, AHN 588
  • HSC 602
    Team Building
    1 cr

    This online course will allow students to examine the specific impact of cultural, ethical, and religious factors on ethical health-care decision-making and focuses on the relationships among the professions, joint relationships with patients, the quality of cross-professional exchanges, and interprofessional considerations in health care delivery and in formulating public health policies, programs, and services. The focus of the course is derived from the approach utilized in the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (2011). Structured content introduces the topic and will allow teams of students to practice problem solving and ethical decision-making within an interprofessional team.

    Co-requisite: AHN 591, AHN 592
    Pre-requisite: HSC 601 Minimum Grade of C.
  • HSC 603
    Assmnt Vulnerable Populations
    1 cr

    This online interdisciplinary course will implement evidence based and collaborative models to assess the needs of vulnerable populations who have multiple physical needs such as those evidenced by adults, elders, and returning veterans with multiple chronic illnesses and/or acute injury. The student will synthesize, critique, and apply evidence to improve patient care outcomes. The student will work in groups to complete an assessment of need for vulnerable patient populations.

    Co-requisite: AHN 595, AHN 596
    Pre-requisite: HSC 602 Minimum Grade of C.
  • HSC 690
    Special Topics-
    1 TO 9 cr

    Study of health professional topics at the doctoral level. Credit hours will vary based on student need and depth of course subject matter. Content will vary and may be repeated up to 9 credits. Requires special permission.