Health Science (HSCI)


HSCI 400S. FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Sciences Program.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of public health. A particular focus is on the determinants of health, health inequalities and cultural issues in public health.

HSCI 401S. INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Sciences Program.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of epidemiology. A particular focus is on quantitative methods in epidemiology and disease causation, transmission and surveillance.

HSCI 402S. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE HEALTH ARENA. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Sciences Program.
This course is designed to respond to the changing health environment and identifies current topics on an annual basis for a particular focus. The course identifies four major topics each of which are examined over a four week period. Topics addressed may include such issues as: Zika; antimicrobial resistance; health information governance; epigenetics; the ACA.

HSCI 403S. ESSENTIALS OF PROCESS IMPROVEMENT. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Sciences Program.
This course introduces students to the basics of process improvement. The course focuses in particular on quality and process improvement in the health sciences.

HSCI 467S. CAREER STRATEGIES. 1 Credit.

Cross-listed: DNHY 467S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Science.
Students explore alternate career paths and essential skills needed to create a professional development plan related to a non-clinical dental hygiene practice.

HSCI 469S. APPLIED STATISTICS AND EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 469S.
Pre-requisites: MTHD 104 or MTHD 106 or equivalent logic course approved by the department.
Integration of applied statistics, critical appraisal of research, clinical expertise and client values are examined to formulate evidence-based decisions in providing effective healthcare.

HSCI 471S. PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 471S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Sciences program.
Basic principles of research and the facilitation of the development of analytical skills for evaluation of professional research culminating in the writing of a scientific research report.

HSCI 477S. LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 1 Credit.

Cross-listed: DNHY 477S.
Pre-requisites: admission into Dental Hygiene or Health Science.
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills and personal attributes needed to fulfill the professional roles of the dental hygienist.

HSCI 487S. PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT. 3 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 487S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Sciences program.
Management and policy creation for healthcare programs and businesses, specific disciplines in healthcare are discussed according to student needs.

HSCI 488S. RELATIONSHIP, ETHICS AND COMMUNICATION IN HEALTHCARE. 3 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 488S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Sciences program.
Overarching themes of cultural diversity and global perspectives are employed in the application of theories and concepts of relationship building, ethics and communication for the healthcare provider.

HSCI 490S. SENIOR CAPSTONE HEALTH SCIENCES. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to Health Sciences Program.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
This course incorporates the major learning themes of the health sciences degree completion curriculum resulting in a student-generated culminating capstone project/essay.

HSCI 491S. FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL EDUCATION. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 491S.
Pre-requisites: acceptance into Dental Hygiene or Health Sciences program.
A foundation course providing fundamental theories, teaching strategies and applications in education and leadership.

HSCI 494S. MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE AND HEALTHCARE. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: DNHY 494S.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 or DNHY 470S.
A course offering historical and diverse perspectives on health based on folklore and mythology.