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Health Related Courses

The following list of courses available to any student. You do not have to be a health-related major to enroll. Prerequisites or instructor consent are listed with the course and in the WSU catalog.

 

 

 

 


Lower Division Courses (100-200 level):

WSUH 101 Intro to the University - 3 credit hrs

Assists students in acquiring the academic and life skills essential to become a successful college student. Provides information, resources, and support to promote opportunities for success. Introduces and utilizes resources within the University and the community.


Honors 152F Leadership: Personal and Organizational Challenges for Change - 3 credit hours

Explores the characteristics of leaders and how effective leaders serve as catalysts for change. Considers perspectives from leaders who work in academic, business, political, and community settings. Students will reflect on their own definitions and criteria for effective leadership.


HP 203 Medical Terminology - 2 credit hours

Provides the foundation of medical terminology for individuals who need a familiarity of the medical language. Ideal for preprofessional students preparing for one of the health professions or students currently enrolled in a health professions program. Also valuable for individuals such as medical records technicians, medical transcriptionist, medical secretaries, medical insurance personnel, administrators in health care and pharmaceutical representatives. Students will not be able to receive credit for both HP 203 and HP 303.


Honors 430A Developing Leadership - 3 credit hours

What influence do you hope to have in this world? Will you develop yourself and others to maximize the potential for positive change? In this course, we will explore how you, as leaders, serve as catalysts for change. Students will develop leadership capacity in their own area of interest through a modified tutorial approach. In addition to common class readings, students will select readings and experiences from the vast leadership literature that help them reflect on their own values and actions as leaders. Each student will create his or her own leadership change project. Prerequisite: HNRS 152F or PHS308/PSY346 or instructor permission.

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Honor Courses

Honors 152F Leadership: Personal and Organizational Challenges for Change - 3 credit hours

Explores the characteristics of leaders and how effective leaders serve as catalysts for change. Considers perspectives from leaders who work in academic, business, political, and community settings. Students will reflect on their own definitions and criteria for effective leadership.


Honors 430A Developing Leadership - 3 credit hours

What influence do you hope to have in this world? Will you develop yourself and others to maximize the potential for positive change? In this course, we will explore how you, as leaders, serve as catalysts for change. Students will develop leadership capacity in their own area of interest through a modified tutorial approach. In addition to common class readings, students will select readings and experiences from the vast leadership literature that help them reflect on their own values and actions as leaders. Each student will create his or her own leadership change project. Prerequisite: HNRS 152F or PHS308/PSY346 or instructor permission

 

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Upper Division Courses (300+ level):

 

HP 303 Medical Terminology - 3 credit hours

This course is designed to provide a foundation of medical terminology and its application in the health care environment. This course is ideal for pre-professional students preparing for one of the health professions or a student currently in a health professions program. Emphasis will be placed on accurate interpretation and analysis of patient, hospital, and other medical records. Students will not be able to receive credit for both HP 203 and HP 303.


HP 325D Nutrition thru Life Span - 3 credit hours

  • Internet nutrition course
  • Focuses on the practical application of sound nutritional principles, including the study of human dietetic and nutritional needs. Find out more about the dietary concerns of a variety of life cycle stages.
  • Will not satisfy requirements for Dental Hygiene program applicants. HS 301


HS 301 Clinical Pharmacology - 3 credit hours

Surveys the therapeutic terms, drug actions, dosage, toxicology, and application of drugs in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: Biology 223 or equivalent and Chemistry 103Q or 111Q or equivalent or instructor's consent.


HS 331 Principles of Dietetics and Nutrition - 3 credit hours

A study of human dietetic and nutritional needs in the clinical setting. Covers composition and classification of foods, vitamins, and their function, food and public health laws, etc. This course satisfies the nutrition requirement for nursing and dental hygiene.


HS 400 Introduction to Pathophysiology - 4 credit hours

Focuses on the essential mechanisms of disordered function which produce common diseases. Discusses some common diseases, but as examples of the basic processes covered, not as a part of an exhaustive inventory. Presents the health professional with accessible, useable, and practical information they can broadly and quickly apply in their clinical or laboratory experience. Prerequisites: Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology.


NURS 543 Women and Health Care - 3 credit hours

Examines the historical development of the women's health movement, focuses on current issues relevant to women and health care and explores the roles of women in the health care system and as consumers of health care. Open to non-nursing majors.


HSMCD 328 Introduction to Alternative & Complementary Medicine

This course is designed to provide a fundamental and basic knowledge of medical therapies that are alternatives to or complementary of traditional western medicine. No prerequisites required.

Upper Division Course list:

  • HP 303  Medical Terminology (3 cr hrs)
  • HP 325D Nutrition thru Life Span (3 cr hrs)
  • HP 325E Health Care Ethics (1 cr hr)
  • HS 301 Clinical Pharmacology (3 cr hrs)
  • HS 331 Principles of Dietetics & Nutrition (3 cr hrs)
  • HS 400 Intro to Pathophysiology (4 cr hrs)
  • NURS 543 Women and Health Care (3 cr hrs)
  • HSMCD 328 Introduction to Alternative & Complementary Medicine (3 cr hrs)

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General Education Issues and Perspectives Courses


HP 330 Cancer: Perspectives & Controversies - 3 credit hours

Historical and contemporary information regarding trends, distribution, and causes of cancer. Discusses pertinent issues and controversies about cancer from the perspectives of cancer prevention and treatment, economics, sociology, psychology, and politics. Prerequisites: Biology 104, 106 or 223.


HP 430 Impact of Disease Upon Global Events – 3 credit hours

This is an online course which will examine the consequences of specific diseases throughout history.  It will look at how these diseases affected the course of history in the world.  Each disease will be discussed with regard to the cause of the disease, its transmission to others, treatments both historically and in the present and perspectives of the affected populations, as well as how the disease impacted history.


HSMCD 326 Emerging Health Care Issues of the 21st Century - 3 credit hours

This course is an in-depth study of emerging health care issues in a rapidly changing health care environment. Historical coverage of medical issues of the 20th century is presented as a means of understanding contemporary issues.


HMCD 308 Leadership in Self and Society - 3 credit hours

This course examines what is meant by leadership and how it can be promoted on a personal, organizational, and societal level. Students will reflect on what is leadership, their own leadership development, and work in teams to recommend strategies for change in a program, community, or organizational setting.


HMCD 310 Understanding the U.S. Health Care System - 3 credit hours

The course provides an overview of the social, economical, and political environment and their roles in shaping the form, function, and finance of each of the three major sectors, emphasizing the problems inherent in such a fragmented system. The three major components of the U.S. health care system are public health, acute care, and continuing care.

General Education Issues & Perspectives Courses (300+ level):

  • HP 330  Cancer Perspectives & Controversies (3 cr hrs)
  • HP 430 Impact of Disease Upon Global Events (3 cr hours)
  • HSMCD 326  Emerging Health Care Issues of the 21st Century (3 cr hrs)
  • HMCD 308 Leadership in Self & Society (3 cr hrs)
  • HMCD 310 Understanding the U.S. Health Care System (3 cr hrs)

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Cooperative Education & Work-Based Learning

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Cooperative Education is an academic program that allows students to connect classroom learning with the world of work. Co-op expands learning experiences through paid employment in a supervised, educational work setting related to the student's major field of study or career focus. Students enroll in Co-op and receive academic credit. Students are advised by WSU faculty and are provided hands-on experiences that connect academics with the world of work. These experiences serve as an extension of the classroom and last more than one semester. Placements include either in-state or out-of-state opportunities.

Internships relate to a student's major and offer a variety of paid and unpaid positions. Internships are predefined in length by the employer, often lasting only one semester or for the summer. Students enroll and receive credit for their internships. Students are advised by WSU faculty and are provided hands-on experiences in the world of work. Placements include either in-state or out-of-state opportunities.

Requirements: To participate in either a Co-op or an Internship students must have completed 24 hours of college credit and have earned a 2.25 GPA.

If you choose to participate in either Cooperative Education or an Internship, there will be a professional practice workshop for you to attend.

The benefits of a Co-op or an Internship are:

  • Apply your learning in real-world applications.
  • Develop self-confidence and communication skills.
  • Gain relevant work experience for your resume.
  • Work with professionals in your area of interest.
  • Receive academic credit by enrolling in the appropriate Co-op or Internship course.
  • Earn money as you gain hands-on experience.
  • Demonstrate proven ability in your field.
  • Make important professional contacts for your job search.

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