Health Sciences

HSC 1000: Health Sciences Study Skills I: PreNursing Chemistry (2-6)

Offerings

This course provides incoming freshmen pre-nursing students skills that support course work in the sciences, specifically chemistry. It specifically addresses time management, note-taking skills, exam strategies, learning style, and University and chemistry program resources. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

HSC 1100: Scientific Reasoning for the Health Professions (3)

Offerings

The focus of this course is on the developmental practice of scientific reasoning. In this hands on course, some emphasis will be placed on computation (math) and experimentation (science); however the primary focus is on the use of interpretive frameworks to respond to evidence or information in order to answer questions in the sciences. Using both individual and small group learning strategies participants will learn how to make a claim, identify data that supports the claim and determine the reliability and validity of the data.

HSC 2000: Health Science Study Skills II (2-6)

Offerings

This course provides prenursing students taking Biology courses with study skills that support their coursework. The course will address note-taking skills, exam strategies, and University and Biology program resources. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

HSC 3000: Issues in Women's Health (3)

Offerings

Examines selected issues in women's health care in the context of women's lived experiences, including women's health care issues within the existing health care system, ways to reclaim and reshape gynocentric care for themselves, and sociopolitical activities that facilitate health care for all women. Global health care will be addressed with SPU mission to engage the culture. Typically offered: Varies.

Equivalents: WST 3000 Attributes: Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging

HSC 3035: Human Sexuality (3)

Offerings

Introduces basic aspects of human sexuality: biologically how the reproductive system works; psychologically how males and females view their sexuality; and sociologically how sexual values and behavior affect the society as a whole. Christian perspectives will be related to the development of sexual values.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

HSC 3395: Health Care Delivery Systems (3)

Offerings

Examines perspectives on differing health care philosophies and practices in the United States and other countries. Explores trends, current events, and technology. Presentations are given by health care providers and consumers from the community.

Attributes: Upper-Division

HSC 4501: Transcultural Nursing: Field Experience Abroad (2)

Offerings

Prerequisite: Acceptance to Study Abroad. This course is designed to guide students in studying contemporary life and health practices of the host country. Special emphasis is placed on influences of environment, people, and the interrelationships that create an ongoing action on daily living. Nursing and the role of care-giving is investigated.

Attributes: Upper-Division

HSC 4700: Issues in Global Health (3)

Offerings

This course focuses on current issues in global health care as well as methods for addressing global inequities in health. Specific topics include: inter-relationships between health, poverty, and violence; development and foreign aid; forces of health disparities; and ethics, human rights, and Christianity. Typically offered: Every Third Year.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

HSC 4710: Culture, Diversity, and Health (5)

Offerings

Students of all academic disciplines are invited to participate in this study abroad program to analyze the impact of cultural, social, and global factors on the health of multicultural and diverse groups at the individual, family, and community levels. Students gain knowledge and skills to effectively assess and respond to the needs of multicultural societies. Students will work with a community organization to develop non-discriminatory and culturally appropriate interventions and programs.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

HSC 4900: Independent Study (1-5)

Offerings

Independent Study May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

HSC 4940: Internship (1-5)

Offerings

Internship May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

HSC 4950: Special Topics in Health Care (1-5)

Offerings

Focuses on emerging and specialized topics in health care. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division