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, 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, Social Sciences.)
HSCI 170. Emergency Health Procedures (2)
Application of medical self-help principles and procedures to maintain health in emergency situations, with particular emphasis on physiological bases. American Red Cross “Responding To Emergencies” certificate issued upon successful completion of course requirements. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.)
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 Fall semester.)
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, image intensification and stereoscopic equipment. (Offered Spring semester.)
HSCI 231. Women and Health (3)
Study of factors affecting health and women in our society. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.)
HSCI 280. Radiological Sciences: Clinical Education I (1)
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 responses and the interdependence of body systems. (See Program advisor for information on credit by challenge examination.)
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 private health systems are overviewed, as are systems of health delivery in other nations.
HSCI 331. Public Health Education (3)
Recommended Corequisites: ENGL 305 or ENGL 306. Course limited to HSCI majors. Introduction to the professional field of health education. Rooted in the broad field of public health, with an emphasis on the roles of health promotion and illness prevention. Stress is placed on the relationship between health, the social and physical environment, healthcare delivery and personal health behavior.
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, Lifelong Learning.)
HSCI 337. Nutrition and Health (3)
Preparatory: 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, Lifelong Learning.)
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 diseases. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.)
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. The key roles and responsibilities that elementary-school personnel acting in loco parentis have in promoting the health and well-being of children are explored. Additional emphases include the teaching of health science subject matter in the elementary-school classroom. Lesson planning strategies are developed that emphasize health standards, multiple intelligences and varied instructional resources/practices.
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 Open University, Fall semester.)
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 Angiography. Clinical applications and processes that highlight the course content are conducted at affiliated medical centers.
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)
Corequisite: HSCI 390L. Preparatory: MATH 102 or MATH 103 or MATH 105 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 lab.
HSCI 391. Computer Application in Health Sciences (3)
Introduction to computer technology, including legal and ethical considerations and its application to health education, health research, health administration and clinical health practice. Class time is proportioned between lecture-discussion and hands-on computer practice.
HSCI 412. Medical Care Organization in the U.S. (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 312, 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)
Prerequisite: 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)
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.
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 (3)
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.
HSCI 434. Lactation Education (3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to serve as lactation educators in the community. Topics covered in this course include: the history of infant feeding, promotion initiatives and epidemiological trends in breastfeeding, basic anatomy and physiology of human lactation, counseling skills, key concepts women need to know to successfully breastfeed, factors influencing breastfeeding initiation and duration rates, and the lactation educator’s scope of practice.
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 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 General Education, Lifelong Learning—Credential candidates only.)
HSCI 437. Strategies for Making Health Decisions (3)
Undergraduate seminar. Techniques of developing selected strategies for making health decisions.
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.
HSCI 439. Community Health Action (3)
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. Community Health Education (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 431. Program planning and evaluation as applied to the practice of education in the community; factors that influence decision making about health; barriers to changing health behavior; effective utilization of community health agencies as vehicles of change.
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 465ELM. Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)
Prerequisite: Restricted to College of Education Credential students. This is a survey course that explores the practical application of selected strategies for the teaching of health education subject matter in the elementary-school classroom. The effective utilization of instructional methodologies that relate to information/concept development, skill development, open-ended classroom discussion and problem solving are reviewed. State guidelines are reviewed, including “standards” for classroom health instruction and the Health Framework for California Public Schools. The Comprehensive School Health System (CSHS) and its specific components (health services, a healthful and safe school environment. and health education) are examined.
HSCI 466ADO. Health Issues of the Adolescent (1)
An introduction to the current health concerns of adolescents in the secondary-school setting. Emphasis is placed on the role of the teacher in working with students who have special health needs and conditions and measures that enhance successful learning. Topics include attention to teacher observation skills, mandated health screening and immunizations, parent referral and follow-up procedures, and the contribution of school personnel to a Coordinated School Health Program. This course is restricted to students in the College of Education Credential Program and is required for the Single Subject Credential.
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.
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 the course content are conducted at the affiliated medical centers. (Offered Fall semester.)
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 situations. This kind of knowledge enables the radiologic technologist to become a more competent professional and a contributing member of the diagnostic team.
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 are conducted at the affiliated medical centers. (Offered Spring semester.)
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 scientific paper, display or project. Students participate in seminar discussions on current research, present their research findings and demonstrate professional communication and critical-thinking skills.
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 topic and to develop a scientific paper, display or project. Students participate in seminar discussions on current research, present their research findings and demonstrate outstanding professional communication, teaching and critical-thinking skills.
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 center around the professionalization of the radiographer with topics covering professional ethics, professional codes of conduct and management of professionals. (Offered Fall semester.)
HSCI 488. Epidemiology: Study of Disease (3)
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 494. Academic Internship (2)
Corequisite: HSCI 494IN. Instructor consent. Supervised internship and field experience within an approved agency. This course provides the academic supervision and facilitation of the corequisite on-site course (HSCI 494IN). (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 494A-F. Academic Internship (1-6)
Supervised internship in official and/or voluntary health agency. Includes staffing conferences. (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 494IN. Academic Internship Evaluation (1)
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Corequisite: HSCI 494. Supervised internship onsite. This field-based course allows for application in a professional setting and student reflection. Individualized learning outcomes are evaluated via observation, participation, reflection, journal/portfolio contents, self-evaluation and supervisor evaluations. Specific guidelines for field experience and assignments vary by option. (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 basic components of the U.S. healthcare system, payment systems, and healthcare reform issues related to health information technology. Other topics will include: basic concepts of computer science, health information management, the electronic medical records (EMR), workflow analysis tools and approaches to re-design of healthcare processes.
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 in the development of the organization’s culture and processes for the provision of quality service.
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 class project.
HSCI 515. Seminar in Healthcare Information Management (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate status; Basic computer literacy. Investigates current status of both clinical and administrative healthcare information management systems. Topics include, emerging technology, selection of information systems, management of information, electronic medical records, the Internet’s impact on a healthcare organization’s business processes, and other current events. For MSHA, MPT, MPH and other graduate students.
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. Healthcare Ethics (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 412 or graduate standing. Framework for analysis of ethical issues in the provision of healthcare, including conceptual foundations for defining biomedical ethical problems; societal, institutional and individual dilemmas in healthcare delivery and financing; ethical problems at the beginning and at the end of life; and administration of institutional ethics committees.
HSCI 523. Seminar in Healthcare Organization (3)
Prerequisite: HSCI 510. Graduate seminar in healthcare organization examines the structure and interrelationships of health status and healthcare resources, including human resources, facilities and services. Approach is interdisciplinary and designed to provide the student with an understanding of the 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. Seminar: Health Education Program Planning and Evaluation (3)
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 community health education program planning and evaluation.
HSCI 533. Advanced Concepts of Health Behavior (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 setting.
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 breastfeeding, public health initiatives and policies that influence breastfeeding, social norms and cultural factors influencing breastfeeding, and key concepts women and their families need to know to successfully breastfeed. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills needed to effectively promote breastfeeding including: understanding the lactation educator’s scope of practice, counseling skills, application of theory to understand factors influencing breastfeeding behavior and selection of strategies to influence breastfeeding behavior.
HSCI 535. Curriculum Development in Health Education (3)
Critical analysis of curriculum theory and its application in the development of education programs in the health sciences.
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 services.
HSCI 537. Communications in Health Education (3)
Analysis, development and utilization of media communication in Health Education.
HSCI 538. Seminar: Community Health Action (3)
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 examine the criteria for fundable projects in the health and human service arena and provide students with knowledge and tools for producing a grant application.
HSCI 541. Administration, Supervision and Consultation in Public Health (3)
In-depth exploration of the organization, administration and legal aspects of public health programs and systems and the principles of supervision and consultation as applied to public health.
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 for Health Science (3)
Preparatory: HSCI 592. Principles, theory and quantitative aspects of epidemiological demographic methods utilized in health science.
HSCI 592. Advanced Biostatistics for the Health Sciences (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 390, HSCI 488; Graduate standing. Combines data collection, design of data gathering instruments, data analysis, statistical methods and statistical reasoning for the health sciences.
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)
No course description.
HSCI 613. Managing Change in Healthcare Organizations (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 513; Classified graduate status in Health Administration. Graduate seminar on administrative trends, issues and new developments in health-service delivery.
HSCI 614. Health Administration: Financial Management (3)
Prerequisites: Accounting course; Classified graduate status in Health Administration. Theory, analysis and application of techniques of fiscal management in selected healthcare systems.
HSCI 615. Information Management for Decision Making and Control (3)
Prerequisite: Classified graduate status in Health Administration. Objective is to improve the student’s decision-making capabilities and develop a systematic approach to problem solving. The student develops the ability to structure problems using explicit and logical decision styles and demonstrate an understanding of the theory and implementation of mathematical models. Emphasis is placed on the application of skills in a variety of healthcare settings.
HSCI 616. Quality Assurance in Healthcare (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 513; Classified graduate status in Health Administration. Seminar on new developments, government regulations and approaches to quality assurance in healthcare.
HSCI 618. Strategic Planning in Health Administration (3)
Prerequisites: HSCI 513; Classified graduate status in Health Administration. Market and resource assessment, changing regulatory and other factors in the health services environment and their impact on the strategic planning process and use of strategic plans in health administration practice.
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 ERISA, and the impact of these mechanisms on access to care, quality and consumer/provider economic incentives.
HSCI 620. Seminar in Hospital Administration (3)
Preparatory: Classified graduate status in Health Administration. 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; differences and similarities between public, private nonprofit and private investor-owned hospitals; and DSH and District and teaching hospitals are examined. Course may involve field trips to area hospitals.
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 (3)
Critical consideration of research methodology as applied to the health sciences.
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)
HSCI 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)
(Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 698. Thesis or Graduate Project (2-4)
Enrollment requires that a signed proposal be on file in the Health Science office. (Credit/No Credit only)
HSCI 699. Independent Study (1-6)
Preparatory: At least one course at the graduate level. Investigation of a significant problem in the health field.