HSCI 131. Health and Society (3)
Analysis of major health problems affecting the life of an individual, the family and community-at-large. Evaluation, planning and implementation of approaches to meeting personal and societal health needs. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)
HSCI 132. History of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (3)
Historical development of the disease processes, concepts and the institutions concerned with public health. (Available for General Education, D1 Social Sciences.)
HSCI 170. Emergency Health Procedures (2)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to serve as a non-traditional first responder in a variety of settings. Topics include: basic life support, medical documentation, medical terminology, occupational safety and security for health professionals, professional ethics for health professionals, and universal safety precautions and infections control. Additionally, the American Red Cross …
HSCI 181. Medical Imaging Sciences I (3)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program or instructor consent. Introduction to the role of the radiologic technologist. Study of the function and manipulation of equipment and technical factors used in the production of X-ray and in imaging systems used within radiology. Includes a progressive series of radiographic exercises in preparation for clinical experiences. (Offered …
HSCI 182. Medical Imaging Sciences II (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 181, HSCI 280, HSCI 285, PHYS 376 or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 281. Study of imaging modalities and equipment utilized in radiology. Includes a progressive series of exercises involving radiation protection procedures, problem-solving techniques and quality assurance programs to be used during clinical education. Considers the manipulation and use of body section radiography, phototiming, …
HSCI 231. Women and Health (3)
Study of factors affecting health and women in our society. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)
HSCI 280. Radiological Sciences: Clinical Education I (2)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Radiologic Sciences Program. Corequisite: HSCI 285. Orientation and introduction to clinical education in medical radiography. At an affiliated hospital, each student participates with direct supervision in selected darkroom, clerical and basic radiographic procedures. Includes lectures in hospital organization, departmental administration and medical ethics. (Offered Fall semester.)
HSCI 281. Radiological Sciences: Clinical Education II (2)
Prerequisites: HSCI 181, HSCI 280, HSCI 285, PHYS 376 or ARRT Certification. Corequisites: HSCI 182, HSCI 286, HSCI 385. Clinical participation in the radiology department of an affiliated hospital. Includes patient positioning, manipulation of exposure factors, film analysis and methods of patient care. (Offered Spring semester.)
HSCI 282. Radiological Sciences: Clinical Education III (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 182, HSCI 281, HSCI 286, HSCI 385, or ARRT Certification. Clinical participation in the radiology department of an affiliated hospital. Includes patient positioning, manipulation of exposure factors, film analysis and methods of patient care.
HSCI 283. Radiological Sciences: Clinical Education IV (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 182, HSCI 281, HSCI 282, HSCI 286, HSCI 385, or ARRT Certification. Corequisites: HSCI 380, HSCI 384, HSCI 480, HSCI 482. Clinical participation in the radiology department of an affiliated hospital. Includes patient positioning, manipulation of exposure factors and advanced film analysis. (Offered Fall semester.)
HSCI 284. Radiological Sciences: Clinical Education V (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 283, HSCI 380, HSCI 384, HSCI 480, HSCI 482, or ARRT Certification. Corequisites: HSCI 302, HSCI 485, HSCI 487. Clinical participation in the radiology department of an affiliated hospital. Includes patient positioning, manipulation of exposure factors and advanced film analysis. (Offered Spring semester.)
HSCI 285. Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I (4)
Prerequisites: BIOL 211, BIOL 212; Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program. Corequisite: HSCI 280. Comprehensive modular approach to radiographic positioning of the appendicular skeleton, vertebral column, genito-urinary tract, chest and abdomen, with emphasis on the associated anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
HSCI 286. Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II (4)
Prerequisites: HSCI 181, HSCI 280, HSCI 285, PHYS 376 or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 281. Methodologies and elements of pediatric radiology in depth, including positioning of the skull, facial bones, paranasal sinuses, mastoids and intraoral and extraoral radiography. Continuation of advanced technical film analysis.
HSCI 302. Basic Pathophysiology (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 283, HSCI 380, HSCI 384, HSCI 480, HSCI 482, or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 284. Study of the pathogenesis and clinical picture of common disease processes that impact the self-care of individuals. Focuses on the impact of environmental, genetic and individual factors in creating or perpetuating disturbed physiology, as well as on physiological adaptive …
HSCI 312. Introduction to Health Administration (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 102 or MATH 103; SOC 150, PSY 150. Fundamentals of health administration including role integration between health administrators, health professionals and allied health personnel.
HSCI 313. Health Administration (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 312. Theory and practice of health administration in various types of health organizations.
HSCI 314. Organization and Delivery of Health Services (3)
Examines how the behavior and interaction of health system components, consumers and the diverse interest groups in our nation impact the distribution and availability of healthcare resources, impede or increase access to care, change or create health entitlements like Medicare and Medi-Cal, and change provider reimbursement mechanisms. U.S., California and Los Angeles County public and …
HSCI 331. Principles and Foundations of Health Education (3)
Prerequisite: Public Health major with junior or senior standing. Recommended Corequisite: ENGL 305 or ENGL 306. The purpose of health education is to positively influence the health behaviors with the goal of promoting health and wellness, and improving health status for individuals, populations, and communities. The course will focus on concepts essential to public health …
HSCI 335. Holistic Health (3)
Critical examination of the holistic health model and selected holistic techniques.
HSCI 336. Health Aspects of Drug Use (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. In-depth analysis of the factors and problems related to the use and misuse of drugs and their effect on the health and welfare of the individual, family and society. (Available for General Education, B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning or E Lifelong Learning.) (WI)
HSCI 337. Nutrition and Health (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Fundamentals of nutrition, emphasizing practices and problems related to consumer and health. Credit not allowed for both HSCI 337 and FCS 207. (Available for General Education, B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning or E Lifelong Learning.) (WI)
HSCI 345. Public Health Issues (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Exploration and analysis of the issues that define public health. Economics, politics, history, theory, organization and contemporary practice methodologies are probed in light of such topics as infectious and chronic diseases, maternal and child health, drug abuse, ethnic health, mental health, nutrition, poverty and sexually transmitted infections …
HSCI 365LS. Health Science for Liberal Studies ITEP (2)
This course is designed for the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP). The course focuses on how overall health and well-being affect successful learning experiences in the elementary-school child. Topics of discussion include morbidity and mortality among children, including the impact of issues such as nutrition, substance abuse, child abuse, accidents and chronic and infectious diseases. …
HSCI 369. Public Health Strategies in HIV and STI Prevention (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course examines the epidemiology of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and applies approaches used in public health prevention. Topics covered include epidemiological trends and determinants associated with HIV and STIs nationally and globally, theoretical frameworks applied in the field, interventional designs, policy considerations, and …
HSCI 380. Cross-Sectional Anatomy for Radiographers (2)
Prerequisites: HSCI 182, HSCI 281, HSCI 282, HSCI 286, HSCI 385 or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 283. Introduction to cross-sectional anatomy with the use of advanced imaging techniques, including Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasonography. Includes comparisons of the various modalities in demonstrating certain anatomy.
HSCI 382. Mammography (3)
Prerequisite: California State Certificate for Radiologic Technology (CRT) or senior status in an accredited RT program. Study of breast anatomy, physiology and pathology, with an emphasis on breast cancer, risk factors and detection techniques. Additionally, mammography imaging, instrumentation requirements and mammographic techniques are emphasized. Labs in quality assurance are scheduled off site. (Offered only through …
HSCI 384. Computers in Diagnostic Imaging (2)
Prerequisites: HSCI 182, HSCI 281, HSCI 282, HSCI 286, HSCI 385 or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 283. Study of state-of-the-art equipment and procedures available to radiology departments. Focuses on computer software, algorithms and digitization of imaging data. Topics prepare the student for specific computer applications in advanced imaging coursework for MRI, CT and Digital Subtraction …
HSCI 385. Quality Assurance and Evaluation of Radiology Imaging Equipment (2)
Prerequisites: HSCI 181, HSCI 280, HSCI 285, PHYS 376 or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 281. Study of quality assurance concepts and application for radiology departments. Includes evaluation of imaging equipment in one of the affiliated medical centers.
HSCI 386. Radiologic Sciences Clinical Education VI (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 284, HSCI 302, or ARRT Certification. Clinical participation in the radiology department of an affiliated hospital. Includes patient positioning, manipulation of exposure factors and advanced film analysis. Advanced Imaging techniques in MR, CT, IR and Cardiac Cath are included.
HSCI 387. Radiologic Sciences Clinical Education VII (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 386, or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 483A. Clinical participation in the radiology department of an affiliated hospital. Includes patient positioning, manipulation of exposure factors and advanced film analysis. Advanced Imaging techniques in MR, CT, IR and Cardiac Cath are included.
HSCI 390/L. Biostatistics and Lab (3/1)
Prerequisite: Open to majors in Health Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health. Corequisite: HSCI 390L. Preparatory: MATH 102 or MATH 103 or MATH 105 or MATH 106 or MATH 140. Principles, theory and practice of statistical analysis in health as they apply to health planning, epidemiological research and experimental research. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours …
HSCI 391. Computer Application in Health Sciences (3)
This course covers information technology software from a user perspective, as well as its current application to health disciplines. Students will complete assignments that involve hands-on, practical application with a focus on problem solving and critical thinking.
HSCI 412. Medical Care Organization in the U.S. (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 314. Problems in the administration of health services from a societal perspective. Questions of equity in service availability and cost are contrasted with administrative issues. Critique of national health insurance and comparison of the recent and proposed U.S. system with health systems of other nations.
HSCI 413. Leadership and Direction in the Administration of Health Services (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 313 and HSCI 412. Lecture, discussion, demonstrations and case analyses. Introduction to the basic principles of leadership and direction for students interested in supervision and management of health programs.
HSCI 414. Health Law (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 312, HSCI 314. Overview of the legal aspects of healthcare delivery and the health administrator’s and health professional’s responsibility in the area of patient care, consumer rights and malpractice.
HSCI 415. Health Information Systems (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 412. Introduces the healthcare information systems required in the healthcare industry and develops an understanding of the scope and applications of these systems. Both clinical and administration information systems in the healthcare industry are covered. Discusses strategic and tactical information management needs of healthcare executives.
HSCI 416. Utilization of Professional and Allied Health Personnel (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 312, HSCI 412. Principles, methods and procedures in the utilization of professional and allied health personnel in health organizations.
HSCI 419. Hospital Administration (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 312, HSCI 412. Introduction to the administration, organization and evaluation of hospital services and the role of the hospital in the community health system. Topics include governance, financing, medical staff relations and other current topics.
HSCI 422. Health Services for the Elderly and the Mentally Ill (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 412. Problems in planning, financing, delivering and evaluating health services for the elderly and the mentally ill. Administrative structures and public and private delivery systems are compared and critiqued. Available for graduate credit.
HSCI 424. Health Planning (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 312, HSCI 390, HSCI 412. Emphasizes current approaches to the administration of community-wide health planning agencies and the administration of in-house facility health planning programs.
HSCI 425. Financial Planning and Reimbursement in Healthcare (3)
Prerequisites: ACCT 220 or equivalent; HSCI 312, HSCI 412. Consideration of the highly specialized application of financial planning principles and reimbursement procedures in health organizations, including government regulations and legal restraints.
HSCI 431. Health Behavior Theory (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 331; PSY 150. This course provides an understanding and application of health behavior theory and models that can be applied to behavior change, program planning, and evaluation. Students are exposed to skills and competencies necessary to understand how health behavior theories and models are used in health promotion research and practice.
HSCI 433. Counseling of Health Problems (3)
Consideration of concepts and techniques of counseling and guidance as they apply directly to the reduction of specific health problems. Available for graduate credit.
HSCI 434. Lactation Education: Prenatal and Perinatal Period (3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide families in the community with breastfeeding education and support during the prenatal and perinatal period. Topics covered in this course include: the history of infant feeding, national and international breastfeeding promotion initiatives, careers in lactation, counseling skills, nutrition during pregnancy …
HSCI 435. Health Science for Children and Youth (3)
Examination of biological and environmental factors influencing health of children and youth, and means of solving selected health problems, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Available for graduate credit. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning—Credential candidates only.)
HSCI 436. Health Concerns of Adolescents (3)
In-depth study of the health concerns of adolescents, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Available for graduate credit. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning—Credential candidates only.)
HSCI 437. Effective Strategies and Methods for Public Health Practice (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 331. This course will provide Public Health students with the techniques to develop, select, adapt, and apply strategies to enhance health education and health promotion programs. Emphasis will be placed on the development of specific professional strategies and tools needed in health education and promotion such as cultural and health communication competencies, social …
HSCI 438. International Health (3)
Analysis of health problems in selected countries. Study of the origin, orientation and purposes of agencies functioning in this field. Available for graduate credit.
HSCI 439. Community Health Action (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 331. Basic concepts and techniques of community health action as applied to the initiation and enhancement of community health and health-related services.
HSCI 440. Family Health (3)
Health aspects of the home and the family, including health and personal qualifications for marriage, prenatal care, pregnancy, infant and maternal mortality, children’s diseases, home accidents, health plans for the family, and health problems of the older members of the family.
HSCI 441. Public Health Program Planning (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 431. Public health program planning as applied to the practice of health education in the community. This course focuses on needs assessment methods and activities, developing program goals and objectives, and utilizing theory-based strategies to develop successful programs.
HSCI 442. Health, Culture, and Diversity (3)
An in-depth analysis of how culture impacts individual and community health. Includes an exploration of how social determinants of health affect health disparities. Effective evidence-based health education strategies are presented as ways to address racial and ethnic health disparities.
HSCI 445. Program Evaluation for Health Education (3)
Prerequisites: “C-” grade or better in HSCI 441; Senior standing. This course provides instruction on program evaluation for community health programs and interventions. Emphasis is placed on community partnerships, evaluation design, methods, ethics, data analysis and report writing.
HSCI 446. Lactation Education: Postpartum Period (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 434. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide families in the community with breastfeeding education and support from one week postpartum and beyond. Topics covered in this course include: Causes and solutions for common breastfeeding problems, infant assessment and infant development, controversies of co-sleeping, breastfeeding techniques and devices, …
HSCI 465ELM. Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)
Prerequisite: Restricted to College of Education Credential Students or permission of instructor. The course explores the practical application of selected instructional strategies for teaching health subjects in accordance with the California Health Framework and the California Health Standards. Instructional methods utilized include classroom discussion and problem-solving topics. Content covers health services and a safe and …
HSCI 466ADO. Health Issues of the Adolescent (1)
Prerequisite: Restricted to College of Education Credential Students or permission of instructor. The course addresses health concerns of adolescents and teens in a secondary school setting. Emphasis is placed on the role of the teacher as model and observer for students and their unique needs. Topics are in alliance with the California Health Framework and …
HSCI 478. Seminar in Current Trends (3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing; Consent of instructor. Seminar to identify and analyze current trends, issues and challenges in the healthcare industry. Subject matter varies weekly. Course contains a substantial off-site service learning component that will match students’ career objectives. Available for graduate credit.
HSCI 480. Computed Tomography (2)
Prerequisites: HSCI 182, HSCI 281, HSCI 282, HSCI 286, HSCI 385 or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 283. Principles of Computed Tomography provide the Radiologic Technology student with a broad understanding of the applied physics and imaging techniques used in clinical Computed Tomography Imaging. Overviews all five generations of CT imaging. Clinical applications and processes that highlight …
HSCI 482. Angiography and Interventional Technology (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 182, HSCI 281, HSCI 282, HSCI 286, HSCI 385 or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 283. Radiographic examinations involving surgical procedures and specialized equipment. (Offered Fall semester.)
HSCI 483A. Medical Imaging Pathology (2)
Prerequisites: HSCI 284, HSCI 302, or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 387. Understanding the basic principles of pathology is an essential part of the radiologic technologist’s training. Knowing how disease processes work and recognizing the radiographic appearance of specific diseases can aid the technologist in selecting proper modalities and determining the need for repeat radiographs in different …
HSCI 484A. Positron Emission Tomography: Fusion Imaging (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 380, HSCI 480, HSCI 483A, HSCI 485 and EOH 467. The Fusion Positron Emission Tomography: Fusion Imaging (PET/CT) course instructs students in the use of radioactive material through proper utilization of specialized equipment and techniques. This course prepares students to perform dose calculations, prepare radiopharmaceuticals, and discuss related quality control and quality assurance …
HSCI 485. Principles of MRI (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 283, HSCI 380, HSCI 384, HSCI 480, HSCI 482, or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 284. Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides the Radiologic Technology student with a basic understanding of the applied physics, imaging techniques and imaged anatomy/pathology used in clinical magnetic resonance imaging. Clinical applications and processes that highlight the course content …
HSCI 486A. Seminar: Advances in Radiologic Imaging I (1-1)
Prerequisites: HSCI 181, HSCI 280, HSCI 285, PHYS 376 or ARRT Certification. Research of diagnostic, interventional or therapeutic processes being developed or used in radiologic imaging for the purpose of improving the health and/or well-being of the patient population. Students work under the guidance of the instructor to research an approved topic and to develop a …
HSCI 486B. Seminar: Advances in Radiologic Imaging II (1-1)
Prerequisites: HSCI 283, HSCI 380, HSCI 384, HSCI 480, HSCI 482, or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 284. Research of diagnostic, interventional or therapeutic processes being developed or used in radiologic imaging for the purpose of improving the health and/or well-being of the patient population. Students work under the guidance of the instructor to research an approved …
HSCI 487. Professional Development for Radiographers (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 283, HSCI 380, HSCI 384, HSCI 480, HSCI 482, or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: HSCI 284. Seminar includes discussion and application of instructional interventions used in accredited radiography programs. Discussions center on current issues and changes in practice as they apply to continuing curriculum development, the national accreditation process and patient education. Additional discussions …
HSCI 488. Epidemiology (3)
Prerequisite: Open to majors in Health Sciences, Nursing, and Environmental and Occupational Health. Preparatory: HSCI 390. Nature, transmission, prevention and control of disease from a public-health approach. Historical background, current problems and trends in disease control.
HSCI 494HA. Academic Internship for Health Administration (2)
Prerequisites: HSCI 425 and graduating senior standing. Corequisite: HSCI 494IHA. Supervised internship and field experience within an approved agency. This course provides the academic supervision and facilitation of the corequisite on-site course (HSCI 494IHA). Health Administration majors must complete a total of 135 hours. (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 494IHA. Academic Internship Evaluation in Health Administration (1)
Prerequisites: HSCI 425 and graduating senior standing for Health Administration. Corequisite: HSCI 494HA. Supervised internship and field experience within an approved agency. This course provides the academic supervision and facilitation of the corequisite on-site course (HSCI 494HA). Health Administration majors must complete a total of 135 hours. (Credit/No Credit only).
HSCI 494IPH. Academic Internship Evaluation in Public Health (1)
Prerequisites: HSCI 441 and graduating senior standing. Corequisite: HSCI 494PH. Supervised internship and field experience within an approved agency. This course provides the academic supervision and facilitation of the corequisite on-site course (HSCI 494PH). 135 hours are required. (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 494PH. Academic Internship for Public Health (2)
Prerequisites: HSCI 441 and graduating senior standing. Corequisite: HSCI 494IPH. Supervised internship and field experience within an approved agency. This course provides the academic supervision and facilitation of the corequisite on-site course (HSCI 494IPH). Students must complete a total of 135 hours. (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Health Sciences (3)
Course content to be determined. (See subtitle in appropriate Schedule of Classes.)
HSCI 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)
HSCI 505A. Health Informatics (3)
The course prepares students of healthcare administration or similar background to lead in the field of healthcare administration informatics by providing a wide ranging exploration of topics related to informatics and health information technology in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. The course starts with the unique needs of the U.S. healthcare industry by introducing the …
HSCI 510. Systems for Health Delivery in the U.S. (3)
Introductory course describes the organization of public and private systems of care, role of governments and private healthcare systems, the evolution of health services in the U.S., and key federal and state legislation and regulation impacting provider reimbursement, healthcare entitlements, quality of care, preparation of healing arts professionals, and how healthcare organizations develop and function.
HSCI 511. Health Services Administration Theory and Practice (3)
Preparatory: Bachelor’s degree; Conditionally classified status for the master’s degree in Health Administration. Introduction to the basic historical and current theory and practice of the administration of health services organizations. Emphasis on the administrator’s role in a systems approach to assessing and responding proactively to the external forces in the health services delivery system and …
HSCI 513. Leadership in Health Administration Practice (3)
Seminar in which special emphasis is placed on the leadership skills needed in healthcare organizations. Describes basic leadership principles, reviews literature, examines factors associated with successful leadership and discusses case studies on leadership strategies used in the healthcare field. In addition, a personal assessment of leadership styles are conducted, as well as a culminating community …
HSCI 515. Seminar in Health Information and Management Systems (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the M.S. in Health Administration, or Certificate in Health Informatics Administration, or with graduate coordinator permission. Investigates current status of clinical and administrative health information technologies. Course explores methods of evaluation of value-added technology, the impact on an organization’s mission, business process, privacy and security, governance, and performance measures. Topics include …
HSCI 517. Health Economics and National Health Policy (3)
Application of economic theory and concepts to the analysis and formulation of both managerial decision and healthcare policy. Provides a basic introduction to the relevant technical and economic aspects of the healthcare industry and local, state and national health-policy issues.
HSCI 518. Managed Care (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 412 or graduate standing. Consideration of alternate healthcare delivery systems emphasizing the planning, development, start-up and operation of health maintenance organizations.
HSCI 521. Managerial Ethics and Healthcare Law (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Framework for analysis of legal and ethical issues in the provision of healthcare, including conceptual foundations for societal, institutional and individual dilemmas in healthcare delivery and the legal aspects of clinical and financial decision making in the administration of healthcare.
HSCI 523. Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System (3)
This introductory healthcare organization course examines the structure and interrelationships of health status and healthcare resources, including human resources, facilities and services. The approach is interdisciplinary and designed to provide the student with an understanding of issues in healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on providers and populations within the clinical, legal, political and economic systems.
HSCI 526. Global Women’s Health (3)
The course examines women’s global health within the content of health inequities.
HSCI 531. Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 533. Preparatory: Graduate standing as a conditional or classified student in the MPH program. Graduate students not in the program may enroll with permission of course instructor. In-depth study of the conceptual/theoretical and practice-based methodologies of public health program planning and evaluation.
HSCI 533. Advanced Health Behavior Theory (3)
Critical analysis of theoretical issues and current methodologies related to influencing health behavior. Special emphasis will be given to the selection and application of principles to the field of public health.
HSCI 534. Lactation Education for the Healthcare Professional (3)
This course provides graduate students from various health disciplines with the opportunity to learn and apply approaches used by public health professionals to promote breastfeeding in the community. Emphasis will be given to analyzing current breastfeeding behavior using a social-ecological model of thinking. Topics covered will include: epidemiological trends in breastfeeding, health outcomes associated with …
HSCI 535. Curriculum Development in Public Health (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 531, HSCI 533 and HSCI 538. Critical analysis of curriculum development and its application in public health and community health education.
HSCI 536. Cultural Issues in Healthcare (3)
Preparatory: Graduate standing or instructor consent. Provides the health professions student with an increased understanding of the cross-cultural factors that can influence health and disease practices across a wide range of cultural groups. Using readings, classroom exercises and student-developed case studies, participants explore the cultural variables impacting the delivery of health promotion/disease prevention programs and …
HSCI 537. Principles of Communication in Public Health (3)
This course provides learners with principles, theories and methods for effective individual and community health communication strategies. Students will analyze the basic components of communication; identify persuasive communication strategies applicable to public health communication practice; and evaluate the role of communication in public health settings.
HSCI 538. Community Health Action (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 533. Comprehensive analysis of methods and techniques appropriate to community health action.
HSCI 539. Current Issues in Public Health (3)
Theory, principles and research applicable to public health. Investigation of problems of social, economic, cultural and educational origin as they apply to sound public health programs.
HSCI 540. Grantsmanship for Health and Human Development (3)
An introductory course in grant writing for graduate students. The course will focus on the fundamental characteristics of grant writing for the health and human services, including identifying sources of funding, writing a proposal narrative, developing a realistic budget, reviewing and editing proposal content, and understanding how to manage an awarded grant. The course will …
HSCI 541. Administration and Management in Public Health (3)
In-depth exploration of organizational, administrative and policy-based aspects of public health programs and systems. Students will learn principles of leadership, governance and management; and ultimately develop mediation and negotiation skills, and learn how to apply systems-thinking tools.
HSCI 569. Public Health Strategies in HIV and STI Prevention (3)
This course aims to provide advance understanding of epidemiology, determinants, preventive efforts, theoretical framework, interventional designs, policy considerations, and testing/treatment mechanisms for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS. This course will address health disparities, social, behavioral, medical, and political correlates as well as examine the consequences of HIV/STIs through discussions, assigned readings, assignments, and guest …
HSCI 572. Foundations of LGBTQ+ Health (3)
From an LGBTQ+ affirming perspective, this introductory course equips students with an understanding of the historical perspective on the gay rights movement and healthcare disparities. Students will understand why health outcomes in LGBTQ+ populations are often negatively disparate compared to their heteronormative counterparts. Various societal and theoretical concepts are covered, including political and legal systems …
HSCI 573. Multidisciplinary Health Part 1: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Other Sexual Minorities (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 572. This seminar course covers the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and other sexual orientation identities (LGBQ+). The course examines health disparities and determinants, chronic illness, reproductive and sexual health, mental health and substance abuse, social issues, and policy considerations. By the end of the course, students will have a holistic understanding …
HSCI 574. Multidisciplinary Health Part 2: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 572. In this course, students gain a deeper understanding of core transgender and other gender non-conforming health issues in its multifaceted complexity. There will be a thorough examination of health disparities in regard to physical health, mental health, and psychosocial factors, including hormone therapy and gender affirming surgeries. Structural policy barriers such as …
HSCI 575. Strategies for Advocating for LGBTQ+ Health (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 572. An application course that incorporates strategies for caring and advocating for LGBTQ+ populations by utilizing a hands-on approach. This course explores appropriate LGBTQ+ research methods, application of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) measures, the impact of patient-provider relationships, communication and interview skills, intervention design, and culturally competent solution focused techniques.
HSCI 587. Seminar: Epidemiology (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 488 or graduate standing. Critical analysis of literature related to the newer concepts of epidemiology as applied to preventative medicine, healthcare management and public health.
HSCI 588. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 587. Critical review of infectious diseases, their transmission, control, prevention and significance in the past, present and future.
HSCI 589. Epidemiology of Common Chronic Diseases I (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 587. Selected models to evaluate, analyze and investigate risk factors related to common chronic diseases.
HSCI 591. Quantitative Demography in Public Health (3)
Preparatory: HSCI 592. Quantitative demographic methods and public access databases to study population change, fertility and mortality, marriage and cohabitation, migration patterns and other influences on population growth and health over time.
HSCI 592. Advanced Biostatistics (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Combines data collection, design of data gathering instruments, data analysis, statistical methods and statistical reasoning for public health.
HSCI 592A. Advanced Biostatistics II (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 592 and instructor permission. Advanced techniques in statistical analysis used in epidemiologic research, including complex sampling strategies, secondary data analysis and topics in applied regression utilizing various data software packages (SAS and SPSS).
HSCI 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (1-3)
HSCI 613. Organizational Behavior and Development in Health Administration (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 513; Classified Graduate standing in Health Administration. A graduate seminar on administrative trends and issues in health services management, specifically pertaining to strategic human resources management and managing change.
HSCI 614. Health Administration: Financial Analysis and Management (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Health Administration. ACCT 220 or equivalent. Theory, analysis and application of techniques of fiscal management in selected healthcare systems, including financial statement analysis, budgeting and productivity.
HSCI 615. Data Management and Analysis for Decision Making in Healthcare (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Health Administration. Overview of data and analytics in the healthcare industry. Application of structured problem-solving tools, analysis and quantitative decision making will be used to translate data into meaningful information. Analysis will be practiced to facilitate hands-on experience working with and interpreting data.
HSCI 616. Continuous Quality Improvement in Healthcare (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Health Administration. Overview of fundamentals and tools using a systems approach to quality management and process improvement in healthcare. Use practical approaches with an exposure to real-world healthcare settings to translate tools, theory, concepts and knowledge into practice. Understand tools that managers need to know including managerial, organizational, regulatory and policy …
HSCI 618. Strategic Planning in Health Administration (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 614; HSCI 615; Classified graduate status in Health Administration. This graduate seminar is intended to integrate the various disciplines—finance, human resources, law, ethics, policy, etc.—into a comprehensive and practical framework. This course requires the student to put the acquired skills, theories and strategies into practice within the healthcare industry.
HSCI 619. Third Party Payer Impact on Health Delivery (3)
Prerequisite: Classified graduate status in Health Administration. Examines how third-party pay mechanisms, including traditional indemnity insurance/fee-for-service, Medicare and Medicaid, prospective payment systems, various managed care models and other forms, impact provider and consumer behavior, and risk management. Other items include, Workers Compensation, disability insurance and liability insurance for the healing arts professions, self-insured employers and …
HSCI 620. Seminar in Hospital Administration (3)
Preparatory: Graduate status in the College of Health and Human Development. Hospital organization; governance; relationship of administration to the medical staff; inpatient and outpatient services; professional staff organization; implications of changing MediCal and Medicare and private payer reimbursement; payer contracting; Title 22 and 24 requirements; licensing; make vs. buy decisions; community need and community benefit; …
HSCI 625. Integrative Seminar in Health Administration (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Last semester of coursework. Integrative seminar. Students apply the knowledge and analytic skills obtained from health administration courses to the solution of organization and system-wide problems in healthcare.
HSCI 693A. Supervised Field Training (2)
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Corequisite: HSCI 693C. Supervised field experience/training in selected agencies or organizations. (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 693C. Supervised Field Training (1)
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Corequisite: HSCI 693A. Supervised field experience/training onsite in selected agencies or organizations. (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 694. Research Design and Methodology (3)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSCI 592. Principles of research design and implementation including methodology, sampling, data analysis strategies and results interpretation as applied to public health.
HSCI 695. Public Health Program Evaluation (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 533, HSCI 694 and instructor permission. Critical exploration of concepts, principles, and practices for the evaluation of public health programs. This course provides professional skills for developing, implementing and conducting evaluation plans.
HSCI 696. Advanced Epidemiologic Research Methods (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 587, HSCI 592, HSCI 694. Critical analysis of epidemiologic study design, data analysis and causal inference in epidemiologic research.
HSCI 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)
(Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 698B. Thesis or Graduate Project (2)
(Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 698C. Graduate Thesis (3)
This culminating graduate course meets the university requirement for a culminating experience by guiding students on how to prepare and write a master’s thesis. Approximately 90 minutes of independent and/or class work each week. (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 698E. Integrative Learning Graduate Project (3)
This culminating graduate course meets the university requirement for a culminating experience by guiding students to complete an Integrative Learning Experience (ILE). Students will complete either a resource document or research project to address core competencies as well as concentration-specific competencies. The purpose of the ILE is to synthesize the knowledge, concepts, and skills learned …
HSCI 698F. Directed Comprehensive Project (3)
This course is restricted for Online MPH students only. This culminating graduate course will guide students to complete a Directed Comprehensive Project (DCP). Students in the Online Master of Public Health program enrolled in HSCI 698F will complete a culminating project to address core MPH competencies as well as concentration-specific competencies. The purpose of the …
HSCI 699A-C. Independent Study (1-3)
Preparatory: At least one course at the graduate level. Investigation of a significant problem in the health field.