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Health Sciences (HLSC)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1010. Exploring the Health Sciences. 2. [(none)<>I, L] Introduce philosophy of higher education, academic expectations of Health Sciences, and value system of health-related disciplines, especially issues related to cultural awareness and interprofessional collaboration. Students are expected to develop critical thinking, communication, and information literacy skills and to use skills to better understand issues related to healthcare disciplines.

1020. Intellectual Community: Women in Sports. 3. [(none)<>I, L] Provides an overview of the role of American women in sports.  Studies concepts about women, sports, and society in contemporary and historical perspectives.  Topics include: history of women in sports, physiological, social and cultural considerations, media image, and careers.  Prerequisites: none.

1090. SPARX: Topics in Interdisciplinary Health Care. 1 (Max. 3). Each semester a different topic or disease state is highlighted.  Using film, lectures, and selected readings, students are introduced to interdisciplinary collaboration between health care and mental health professionals.  Benefits to patient care and barriers in making interdisciplinary connections are addressed.  Prerequisites:  none.

3250. Health and Illness in American Religious Life 3. A cross-cultural study of the connections between religion and health. Students learn to appreciate and analyze the role different religions play in understanding health and illness, as well as the role religions can play in the context of modern medicine. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

4020. SPARX: Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Health Care. 1. (Max. 3). Interdisciplinary collaboration for improved health outcomes is the focus of this class.  Students develop a deeper understanding of the benefits and difficulties that exist for interdisciplinary teams.  Prerequisites:  At least two upper-division courses in CHS, may be taken concurrently.

4030. Experiences in Community Health Service. 0. Students will be advised and guided by faculty in the College of Health Sciences in providing health related community services. Activities will vary and include but are not limited to participation in health screenings, providing programs at senior housing, working with the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center, participating in CHAP activities, etc. Prerequisite: Upper division status (junior or senior) or current enrollment in a professional program in the College of Health Sciences and permission of instructor.

4040. Service Learning in Healthcare Training. 1. Provides an opportunity for students to discuss, reflect upon and learn from their community-based experiences. Students also consider the broader implications of becoming a reflective practitioner, working within a healthcare team and the benefits of interprofessional collaboration. Prerequisites: involvement in CHAP; upper division standing.

4100. Global Public Health. 3. [(none)<>G] Introduces students to the global context of public health, to principles underlying global health, and to dimensions of public health particular to international settings. It examines major themes and policies in global health and analyzes health problems and varying responses to them in different parts of the world. Dual listed with HLSC 5100; cross listed with INST 4100. Prerequisite: upper division student status.

4310. Foundations of Scholarship and Discovery. 1 (Max. 3). An interdisciplinary discussion based exploration of the nature and creation of knowledge, principles underpinning creativity, inquiry, skepticism, critical analysis, the insecurity of discovery on the frontiers of knowledge, and ethical decision-making. Examines the path from novice to expert thinker and creativity at discipline boundaries. Cross listed with MOLB 4310. Prerequisites: completion of USP WB requirement and junior standing.

4520. Public Health Issues in Developing Countries. 2. [(none)<>G] Fundamental principles and practices of of public health systems in developing countries will be presented including epidemiology, etiology, integrated management, will be presented within the context of globalization, climate change, and socio-economic, political and cultural constraints. Principles will be illustrated by case studies of major health issues in an interdisciplinary, holistic manner. Cross listed with MOLB 4520. Prerequisite: LIFE 1010, upper division or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

4530. Global Experience in Public Health. 2. A three week inter-semester service learning experience in a developing country. Students will participate, in collaboration with in-country healthcare professionals, in a defined public health education and research program designed to address major public health challenges. Students will gain a global perspective within the cultural context of the developing nation. Cross listed with MOLB 4530. Prerequisites: HLSC/MOLB 4520 and consent of instructor.

4700. Health Information Technology. 3. Provides skills to conceptualize, design, and use computer and telecommunications systems to promote best practices and provide quality health care. Design a technology-based approach to one or more health care problems, building on complimentary knowledge of interdisciplinary team members. Prerequisite: USP (L); senior or graduate status in Health Sciences, Business, or Engineering and Applied Science.

4970. Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Sciences. 3. [W3<>(none)] An interdisciplinary seminar designed to explore research, skills, roles and preparation of all health care professionals to gain a better understanding of the unique contribution each makes to interdisciplinary practice. Prerequisites: completion of 24 hours in College of Health Sciences; senior standing. (Normally offered fall semester)

4985. Health Sciences Internship. 1-6 (max. 6). Gives students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a health care field of their choice. The intense relationship with a mentor allows the student to become socialized into a health care field, gain practice skills and relate to other health care professionals in an interdisciplinary way. For S/U Only. Prerequisite: completion of all other degree requirements. (Normally offered spring and summer)

4990. Current Topics in the Health Sciences. 1-6 (max. 12). Provides upper division/graduate students with the opportunity for critical analysis and in-depth examination of various current topics in health science fields.  Prerequisites:  twelve hours in College of Health Sciences coursework, or in field related to the topic, or admission to a professional program within the College of Health Sciences.  Individual topics courses may require specific course(s) as prerequisite.  Contact the instructor for specific information. Dual listed with HLSC 5990.

5100. Global Public Health. 4. Introduces students to the global context of public health, to principles underlying global health, and to dimensions of public health particular to international settings.  Examines major themes and policies in global health and analyzes health problems and varying responses to them in different parts of the world. Dual listed with HLSC 4100; cross listed with INST 5100. Prerequisite: upper division or graduate standing.

5990. Topics In Health Sciences. 1-6 (Max. 12). Provides upper division/graduate student with the opportunity for critical analysis and in-depth examination of various current topics in health sciences fields. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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