MHLTHSCI – Master of Health Science
Graduate Courses Offered
MHLTHSCI 501 EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (2-0-2)(F/S/SU). Study of the distribution and determinants of disease within human populations. PREREQ: Graduate standing.
MHLTHSCI 504 (NURS 504) HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS, FINANCING AND DELIVERY (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Differentiates health care economics, financing and payment systems as context for fiscal management and budgeting; examines health care delivery from organizational and operational perspectives, all of which are applied in writing proposals. May be taken for MHLTHSCI or NURS credit, but not both. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Program in Master of Health Science or Nursing.
MHLTHSCI 505 HEALTH SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS (3-0-3)(F/S). Inquiry into the history of health science research and the scientific method. Research strategies and methodologies will be discussed. Students will each develop a prospectus of study. The course is to be completed before a project or thesis is undertaken. PREREQ: Completion of an undergraduate statistics course and admission to MHS program or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 510 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3-0-3)(F/S). As a review for the practicing professional and foundation for the recent graduate, discussion will focus on current issues in environmental health management. The course will provide an overview of basic concepts of water quality management, food protection, solid and hazardous waste management, vector and occupational hazard control and others, and will emphasize effective management and decision-making models. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 515 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (2-3-3)(F/S). Recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental health hazards or stresses (chemical, physical, biological) that may cause sickness, impair health, or cause significant discomfort to employees or residents of the community. The course is taught concurrently with an undergraduate section, with additional course work and/or projects required of graduate students. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program and one year each undergraduate physics and organic chemistry, or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 517 PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY (2-0-2)(F/S). An examination of the absorption, distribution, and excretion of toxicants in humans and health effects on target organs. Toxicologic evaluation, risk assessment, fate of hazardous substances in the environment and policies for the control of such substances will also be discussed. The course is taught concurrently with an undergraduate section, with additional course work and/or projects required of graduate students. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program and one year each undergraduate chemistry and biology for science majors, or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 518 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAW (2-0-2)(S)(Even years). Various aspects of environmental and health protection law are discussed, including sources of regulatory authority, legal procedures, agency roles, and specific statutes.
MHLTHSCI 520 HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION (2-0-2)(F). Examines the history, organization, and effectiveness of United States health care and public health systems. Topics will include the underlying constructs of health, the structure of the industry, funding for health care, and the role of managers and personnel in the system. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or PERM/PROG DIR.
MHLTHSCI 522 MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(F/SU). In-depth discussion of management strategies as they apply to healthcare, with emphasis on communication, program planning, organization, staff development, program coordination, and evaluation of results.
MHLTHSCI 525 LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(S/SU). An overview of various approaches to leadership, authority, motivation, adaptation, and organizational conflict as they relate to the health care supervisor’s role in accomplishing organizational goals and objectives.
MHLTHSCI 529 MARKETING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(F/S). Examination of marketing models used in health and health care including identification of consumer needs, market segmentation, and designing a balanced marketing program. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or HSL Graduate Certificate program or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 535 ETHICS AND HEALTH POLICY (2-0-2)(S). Systematic examination of ethics as it relates to decision making in health policy. Discussion includes the moral issues of health care quality, right to life and right to death. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 540 HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(S). The use of health information systems as a management tool in health policy and the impact of computer information systems on the structure and function of health care organizations, including administrative research to support decision making and problem solving using local and national computer data networks. PREREQ: Statistics and PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 542 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT (2-0-2)(S). Historical, regulatory, and technical aspects of hazardous waste management, relating primarily to the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Reclamation, Compensation, and Liability Act.
MHLTHSCI 543 (COUN 543) ASSESSING AND MANAGING ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH RISKS (3-0-3)(S)(Odd years). Introduction to comprehensive adolescent risk assessment and treatment planning. Examination of current and available comprehensive adolescent assessments, current and available specialized assessments, report writing approaches and effective treatment processes. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: Graduate standing.
MHLTHSCI 544 (COUN 541) ADDICTION AND THE FAMILY SYSTEM (3-0-3)(F,S). Examination of multigenerational impact of addiction (drugs, alcohol, work, religion, internet, gambling etc.) on the family system. In addition to dysfunctional roles developed to cope with addiction, class also compares and contrasts communication strategies and parenting styles of unhealthy and healthy family systems. Risk and protective factors, stages of change, and continuum of care from prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare are addressed. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: HLTHST 109 or COUN/MHLTHSCI 545 or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 545 (COUN 545) FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY (3-0-3)(F/S). An overview of the pharmacological and physiological effects of chemical dependency. Special attention is given to how substance abuse impacts brain chemistry, and how brain chemistry impacts substance abuse. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 547 (COUN 547) CHEMICAL ADDICTIONS AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION (3-0-3)(SU). Introduction to professional, ethical, legal, and practical aspects of chemical addictions and violence prevention (primary and secondary) in the schools and other settings (e.g., adolescent treatment). Examination of current research and available curriculum models, current identification and intervention approaches, and effective prevention programming. Historical and social contexts (e.g., Safe and Drug Free Schools and communities initiative) also included. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: Graduate standing.
MHLTHSCI 548 COUNSELING SKILLS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS (3-0-3)(F/S). Introduction to evidence-based counseling techniques and interventions used with clients dealing with substance abuse and addiction issues. Presents an overview of common theories/approaches used in chemical dependency counseling along with the techniques and interventions that accompany each. PREREQ: COUN/MHLTHSCI 545 or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 550 CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY (3-0-3)(F/S). Examines current issues in health care policy in the United States health care system. The structure, administration and financing of the health care system are reviewed and recent changes and their effects on cost, quality, and access to health care are discussed. Some attention is given to health policy issues in other countries as they influence and impact policy in the United States. PREREQ: Admission to MHS program or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 552 (KINES 552) APPLIED STATISTICAL METHODS (3-0-3)(F,S). An introduction to statistical techniques utilized in the treatment of data. The techniques to be covered include measures of central tendency and variability, correlation measures, probability, analysis of variance, and regression analysis. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: Completion of an undergraduate statistics course and graduate standing in MHS or Kinesiology, or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 555 PROGRAM EVALUATION IN HEALTH DELIVERY SETTINGS (3-0-3)(S). Topics include evaluation overview, models, and evaluative study objectives, methodological design, interpretation of data, and final report preparation. The course includes a thorough review of statistics and sampling as they apply to program evaluation methodologies. PREREQ: Undergraduate statistics, MHLTHSCI 505 and admission to MHS program, or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 560 PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANNING – RISK MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). Risk assessment or risk management methods in public health disaster preparedness planning will be presented in context of natural and human-caused disasters. The environmental, economic, and social consequences for communities will be studied. PREREQ: Graduate standing or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 564 (COUN 544) SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROBLEMS (3-0-3)(F). Emphasis on screening and assessment tool-procedures for substance abuse. Application of current interventions and screening processes. Legal, social, ethical, and health implications will be investigated. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: HLTHST 109 or COUN/MHLTHSCI 545 or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 565 (COUN 546) ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROBLEMS (3-0-3)(S). Emphasis on case management techniques including legal, social, ethical, and health implications. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: MHLTHSCI 564 or COUN 544 or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 566 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES (2-0-2)(F/S). An exploration of the ethical, legal and policy issues surrounding non-conventional medical practices. Discussion on current research of efficacy and consumer acceptance will accompany clinical demonstrations of selected modalities, such as acupuncture and massage therapy.
MHLTHSCI 567 (COUN 567) CLINICAL SUPERVISION PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (1-0-1)(SU)(Odd years). Theory and skill development for practitioners who are or will be supervising interns and/or professionals in school, agency, and other settings. Topics include ethical issues in clinical supervision, models and best practices, documentation, and troubleshooting problematic dynamics. May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 568 (COUN 550) DIAGNOSES, ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PLANNING (2-0-2)(F). Examination of concepts of “mental disorders,” DSM classification systems, and the diagnostic benefits and diagnostic problems inherent in such systems. An introduction and overview of the major psychopathological syndromes of adolescents and adults (especially in the area of Co-morbidity of Substance Abuse/Dependence and other DSM IV diagnoses) to facilitate appropriate use of assessment—diagnostic—treatment links (including treatment planning). May be taken for COUN or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 570 (KINES 570) HEALTH PROMOTION (3-0-3)(F/S). Coverage of individual, interpersonal, and group/community theories of health behavior change, with emphasis on designing, implementing, and evaluating theory-based interventions. Other topics include studying the impact of diversity and social and economic factors on health, and improving the effectiveness of health behavior change programs for underserved groups. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both.
MHLTHSCI 571 (COUN 571)(SOCWRK 571) FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH AGING (3-0-3)(F). Overview of gerontology presented by examining major issues related to aging. Content includes theories of aging; the impact of an aging population; and future implications at local, national, and international levels. May be taken for MHLTHSCI, COUN, or SOCWRK credit, but only from one department.
MHLTHSCI 572 (KINES 572) GRANT WRITING (3-0-3)(SU). Examination of the process of securing resources from external entities. Students will learn and apply a variety of techniques employed in proposal development and grant authorship. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both.
MHLTHSCI 573 (KINES 573) PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS (3-0-3)(F/S). Coverage of the use of individual, interpersonal, and group/community theories and models to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that facilitate increases in physical activity in various populations. Other topics include the influence of setting, activity recommendations, and media on program effectiveness. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both.
MHLTHSCI 574 (KINES 574) HEALTH PROMOTION AND OPTIMAL AGING (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). Focus on promoting healthful behavior and quality of life among older adults. Application of theory, research, and practice to gerontological health promotion and wellness. May be taken for KINES or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both.
MHLTHSCI 576 HEALTH POLICY MAKING AND ISSUES IN AGING (3-0-3)(S)(Alternate years). Examination of the policy making process in relationship to health policies and services for the elderly at the national, state, and local levels. State and local policies and services will be studied to determine quality and effectiveness, identify gaps, and develop strategies to meet the increasing demands of a rapidly aging population.
MHLTHSCI 579 MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (3-0-3)(F/S). Use of epidemiologic research to manage and enhance the delivery of health services and manage health care organizations. Practical applications of epidemiology to health services management including identification of different sources of epidemiologic data, management of population health, financial implications of poor health, health services planning, quality monitoring, policy development and clinical practice improvement. PREREQ: HLTHST 480-480G or MHLTHSCI 501 and MHLTHSCI 552, or PERM/INST.
MHLTHSCI 580 SELECTED TOPICS IN RESEARCH (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Exploration of research in topical areas of the health sciences and related disciplines.
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