HAS: Allied Health

HAS 190: Introduction to the Health Professions

Presents topics of interest to students considering careers as health professionals. Introduces the student to basic concepts of health, factors influencing health care, health care settings, and selected health professions. May not be taken for credit in addition to LHW 102. Open to west campus students.

1 credit

HAS 300: Issues in Health Care

Examines major issues influencing health care delivery. Emphasizes analysis of significance of these issues to the health professions. Covers organization of the delivery system, professional roles, quality control, cost controls, health agencies and alternative delivery models, consumer life-styles, and health statistics. Integrates current trends in managed care, reimbursement, health policy and reform. Discusses infectious disease and nutrition. Allows for discipline-specific program development and implementation through HSC outreach efforts.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Center program

2 credits

HAS 332: Management Concepts for Health Professionals

Addresses the operations within healthcare institutions from macro to micro levels of management. Analyzes the philosophy and significant occurrences affecting healthcare operations in the past, present and future. The divisions within healthcare operations (clinical, support and informational services, nursing, finance and ambulatory care) will address the following aspects of management: financial forecasting and monitoring, staffing, employee productivity and morale, customer service, cost containment, decision making and total quality management. Emphasizes hospital operations and presents nursing home and community healthcare center operations. Open to CLS and RC students only.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Program

1 credit

HAS 335: Medical Ethics

Introduces health professional students to basic concepts and challenges in medical ethics. Uses a framework and decision-making process to help students learn how to approach ethical dilemmas. Explores current topics in health care ethics including advance directives, assisted dying, genetics, cloning, transplants, confidentiality, informed consent, and professional conduct.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Center program

1 credit

HAS 350: Introduction to Statistics

Discusses elements of biostatistics, graphs and tables, descriptive statistics, probability, populations of samples, normal distribution, hypothesis testing, and computers.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Center program

2 credits

HAS 351: Research Literacy/Research Design

Prepares students to perform a literature search in their respective disciplines to find scientific and health articles and books in the Health Sciences Center Library. Presents research terminology, methods, and design. Provides basic skills to enhance interpretation, evaluation and analysis of research articles, including the hypothesis, literature review, design, methodology, and data analysis.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Center program

1 credit

HAS 363: Computer Literacy for Health Professionals

Surveys the uses of computers for health practitioners. Offers practical experience in literature database searching and use of applications software.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Center program

1 credit

HAS 391: Readings in Health

Supplementary specialized readings under faculty supervision. Topics determined by mutual agreement between undergraduate student and faculty and must have the approval of the program director in the School of Health Technology and Management prior to registration.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Center program

1-3 credits

HAS 399: Independent Study in Health

A special project involving advanced readings, reports, discussions, research, or special course work on topics or problems of the student's choosing, with the guidance of an assigned faculty member. Projects must have the approval of the program director in the School of Health Technology and Management prior to registration.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Center program

1-6 credits

HAS 490: Research Tutorial

An original research project is conducted. Prerequisite: HAS 351

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Center program

2 credits

HAS 498: SHTM Full Time Enrollment

For students who are maintaining matriculation before the start date of the HSC program.

12 credits, S/F graded

HAS 499: SHTM Full Time Enrollment

For students who are maintaining matriculation before the start date of the HSC program.

12 credits, S/F graded