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HSC 100 - Foundations of Health Sciences
Foundations of Health Sciences
Prerequisites: None

Foundations of Health Sciences introduces students to a variety of health topics. It will provide an overview of issues central to health, including health care systems, regulations and policies, and ethics in healthcare, create awareness of the career possibilities, educational programs and licensing requirements, and expose students to helath professionals. As a foundation for future courses in health sciences, this course will introduce students to the scientific method and develop skills in analysis, evaluation, and critical thinking. It will focus throughout on the importance of communicaiton, team-building, and professionalism.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1NS-Natural Science

HSC 1XX - Health Sciences Elective

0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HSC 215 - Biology for Health Sciences
Biology for the Heath Sciences
Prerequisites: None

A liberal arts-infused course in the field of health science to introduce student to the range of disciplines (personal, community, and global health; biological; environmental; sociological; psychological; political) found within the health sciences, and how each contributes to understanding of human health and illness. The laboratory exercises provide a foundation of experiences in biological topics.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Health Sciences Department

HSC 225 - Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology
Prerequisite: HPE/HSC 215 or permission of Health Science major Director.

A course in the study of the priciples of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health science and health care occupations. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes. The course focuses on correct pronunciation, spelling and use of medical terms. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of disease are also discussed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Health Sciences Department

HSC 235 - Native American Health
Conflicts in native American Health
Prerequisites:LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course

Students will look at some of the United States' founding wars, and particularly the resulting impacts on Native peoples. Through the lens of conflict, the course will cover the social, cultural and political patterns of disease, health disparities, trauma and political injustices evident still in Native populations. The manifestations of these wars still live with us today, and in order to address social problems related to social, political and environmental injustices, we must first find their originating social, cultural, political and historical contexts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

HSC 255 - Health Communication
Health Communication
Prerequisites:None

This course will focus on how communication helps shape the health industry. Health communication will be looked at within organizational, cultural and interpersonal frameworks. During this class, students will gain hands on experience utilizing health communication in a real world setting.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Communication Department

HSC 280 - Independent Study Health Scien
Independent Study I Health Sciences I
Prerequisites: None, Requires Permission of Instructor and Department chair

This is a freshmen and sophomore students who are interested in pursuing an independent research project. This course allows student to be associated with a faculty mentor for a semester learning techniques and methodology that can be used during the later semesters in the major. This course offers a more flexible variation in which students can pursue a reading, research, or thesis project with a faculty member of their choosing. They also provide students an opportunity to assume a greater share of the responsibility for their own education other than in the traditional classroom situation. Regardless of the nature of the experience, the work must culminate in a formal paper or presentation. The specific course requirements are described in the Independent Studies Proposal form to be completed by the student and faculty supervisor.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Health Sciences Department

HSC 290 - Internship - Health Science
Internship I - Health Sciences
Permission of Dean, Department Chairperson and Instructor required.

This is for freshmen and sophomore students who are interested in pursuing an internship in Health Sciences. This course allows student to be associated with a faculty mentor for a semester learning techniques and methodology that can be used during the later semesters in the major. This course offers a more flexible variation in which students can pursue a reading, research, or a thesis project with a faculty member of their choosing. They also provide students an opportunity to assume a greater share of the responsibility for their own education other than in the traditional classroom situation.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Health Sciences Department

HSC 291 - Teaching Assistantship
Teaching Assistantship
Requires Permission of Instructor and Department chair.



1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
4.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Health Sciences Department

HSC 2XX - Health Sciences Elective

0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HSC 302 - Research Methods in Health Sci
Research Methods in the Health Sciences
Prerequisite: None
This course if for Health Science Majors and is open to other students with Permission of the Instructor

This course introduces undergraduate students in the health sciences to commonly used research techniques in field settings. These methods are helpful in generating data that is useful for interpreting and understanding a variety of health related issues: childbirth practices, the causes and consequences of mental illness in families and communities, the effects of forced relocation on health status, contraceptive use among adolescents, social networks and health, doctor-patient interaction and compliance, and beliefs about health and illness. Methods range from participant observation, field notes, coding, mapping, filming, and recorded interviews. Introduction to Public Health (PBH 228) is recommended.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

HSC 306 - Health Policy
Health Policy
Prerequisites: NONE

This course in health Policy is designed to provide students an understanding of health care organization, financing and policy. The class will cover the economic, social, cultural and historical background of health care systems in the United States, individual and the communal factors that influence health care access, clean and healthy environments access to safe and wholesome foods, public health advocacy, and the trends shapin the future of health care in the United States.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

HSC 308 - Principles of Toxicology
Priciples of Toxicology
Prerequisite: HSC 215 or HSC 318

This course provides students familiarity with basic building blocks of toxicology and it enables to develop knowledge and understanding of the adverse effects of chemicals so that they can form their own opinion about the potential harm exposure to chemicals may cause. Students will be introduced to the history of toxicology and to the principles of the subject. Students will learn about the treatment of poisoning; how toxins form animals, micro- organisms and plants produce their deadly effects and how some chemicals and ionizing radiation affect a)embryo/fetal development and b) induce carcinogenesis by damaging DNA. There will be an opportunity to research the toxicology of some important drugs, environmental contaminants and industrial chemicals.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

HSC 311 - Emergency Prep and Response
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Prerequisite: T1SS course

This course focuses on the Emergency Support Functions (ESF) which are the planning and response functions related to public health and health care. It encompasses the seventeen functional content areas comprising the health and medical response to disasters. ESF places the critical health and medical functions in the context of a large-scale event that includes other social, economic, and civil aspects. This course focuses on the requirements for planning and response that will be generated by specific public health threats; how to develop plans that include both procurement and deployment of the required resources; and how to execute those plans within the complex, inter-agency operational environment.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

HSC 313 - Human Genetics with Lab

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Health Sciences Department

HSC 318 - Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology I
Prerequisite: HSC 215 or HPE 215

A detailed study of the human organism according to levels of chemical and structural organization with special reference to cytology, histology, and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory and endocrine systems. The laboratory exercises provide a foundation of experiences in these topics.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Health Sciences Department

HSC 319 - Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy & Physiology II
Prerequisite: HSC 318 or HPE 318

A detailed study of the human organism according to levels of chemical and structural organization with special reference to cytology, histology, and organs of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems, and genetics. The laboratory exercises provide a foundation of experiences in these topics.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Health Sciences Department

HSC 325 - Conflicts Native Am Health

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

HSC 360 - Physical Therapeutic Science
Physical Therapeutic Science
Prerequisites: HSC 318 and HSC 225

This course is designed to teach the principles and uses of therapeutic exercises and exercise equipment options. The course includes special assessment procedures, exercise techniques utilized in common musculo-skeletal injuries/pathologies. Students will explore evidence-based therapeutic exercise with an emphasis on safety and effectiveness. This class provides students with the fundamentals and the principles and uses of therapeutic exercises and exercise equipment options to better understand current issues in physical therapy practice and allied health in general.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Health Sciences Department

HSC 365 - Special Topics in HSC
Special Topics in Health Sciences
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

This course if intended for students enrolled in the Health Sciences Program. Health Sciences is a dynamic, interdisciplinary field that aims at consistently addressing the most relevant human health topics. The course will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the topics selected by individual insturctors each semester. It will introduce students to various aspects of the topic including the core principles of that field, the relevance in various societies, its application in addressing human health concerns and the ethical issues surrounding the topic.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Seminar

Health Sciences Department

HSC 380 - Independent Study Health Scien
Independent Study in Health Sciences II
Prerequisites: None, Requires Permission of Instructor and Department chair

This is for students who are interested in pursuing an independent research project. This course allows student to be associated with a faculty mentor for a semester learning techniques and methodology that can be used during the later semesters in the major. This course offers a more flexible variation in which students can pursue a reading, research, or thesis project with a faculty member of their choosing. They also provide students an opportunity to assume a greater share of the responsibility for their own education other than in the traditional classroom situation. Regardless of the nature of the experience, the work must culminate in a formal paper or presentation. The specific course requirements are described in the Independent Studies Proposal form to be completed by the student and faculty supervisor.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Health Sciences Department

HSC 390 - Internship II Health Sciences
Internship II - Health Sciences
Prerequisites: None, Requires Permission of Instructor and Department chair

This is for students who are interested in pursuing an Internship in Health Sciences. This course allows student to be associated with a faculty mentor for a semester learning techniques and methodology that can be used during the later semesters in the major. This course offers a more flexible variation in which students can pursue a reading, research, or thesis project with a faculty member of their choosing. They also provide students an opportunity to assume a greater share of the responsibility for their own education other than in the traditional classroom situation.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Health Sciences Department

HSC 391 - Teaching Assistantship
Teaching Assistantship
Requires Permission of Instructor and Department chair.



1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
4.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Health Sciences Department

HSC 3XX - Health Sciences Elective

0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HSC 400 - Quan Rsch Mthds for Health Sc
Quantitative Research Methods for Health Sciences
Prereqisites: HSC 215 & MAT 216 & a T1W course

This course introduces quantitative research methods in health sciences, including quantitative evidence-based research designs, ethical aspects, scientific writing skills and styles, hypothesis testing, sampling, data collection, tests and measurements, statistics for epidemiology, introduction of SPSS. Students will perform a research study and complete a written research report.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Health Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

HSC 404 - Infection,Immunity&Inflammat.
Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Prerequisite: HSC 215 or BIO 220 or HSC 318

This class provides students with the fundamentals of immunology to better understand current topics in infections, immunological diseases and public health. Students will learn how the immune system works to prevent, resolve, or exacerbate disease. A general overview of the immune system will introduce students to the mechanisms involved in the elucidation, introduction, potentiation and maintenance of an effective immune response against non-self molecules and microbial invaders. The course will finally examine the concept of immunization and vaccination and the advantages and disadvantages to the immune system as they relate to prevention and control of infections and illness.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Health Sciences Department

HSC 408 - Principles of Pharmacology
Principles of Pharmacology
Prerequisites: HSC 318 and 319

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the uses, effects, and mechanistic actions of drugs. Students will be introduced to topics such as the composition of drugs, how drugs interact with the human body and with other drugs, the toxicity that may result from specific drugs, and the medical and therapeutic uses for drugs. This course will introduce drugs and drug categories by the body/physiological system and that they act on and will rely on a foundation of Anatomy and Physiology. This knowledgebase will be valuable to students entering into the healthcare field, especially in areas such as nursing, medicine, physician assistants and physical therapy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

HSC 415 - Spa Med Interpret &Translation
Spanish Medical Interpreting and Translation
Prerequisites: HSC 225

This course forms part of a series of required courses for the Spanish Medical Interpreting Minor. In this course, students will begin with an overview of the U.S. Healthcare System as well as national ethics and standards for healthcare interpreters. Students will gain knowledge in theoretical and practical medical interpreting skills, protocols and requirements as well as legal interpreting in healthcare. Students will learn and employ medical terminology in ten human body systems: musculoskeletal, integumentary, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, immune, digestive, urinary and reproductive, as well as terminology used in medical tests and procedures. They will also learn the common Latin and Greek roots and affixes found in medical term. This course will also explore special topics such as HIPPA, universal precautions and differntial diagnosis, and will ultimately prepare students for medical interpreter certification.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

HSC 420 - PathoBiomechanics
Pathobiomechanics in Allied Health

Prerequisites: HSC 318 and Permission of Instructor
Corequisite: HSC 225

This course will introduce biomechanics and patho- mechanics related to human activity, posture, gait and balance. The course will provide an analysis of principles of normal and abnormal movement and the application of the material relating to allied health professions. The patho-mechanics of injury will be discussed and presented. Special emphasis on the application of functional anatomy of the major joints and the spine of the human body will be provided. This course will integrate anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. The analysis of forces in human abnormal movement will also be presented along with clinical examples.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

HSC 425 - Microbiology for Health Sci
Microbiology for the Health Sciences
Prerequisite: HSC 215 or CHE 210/21 or BIO 220

This course provides students with specific knowledge of the interrelationships between microbial organisms and human health. It will provide students with basic information on microbial organisms and how they affect the human host and tools to appreciate the principles underlying the pathogenesis, maintenance & control of an infectious disease by microbes such as viruses, bacteria, fungus and protozoal infectious agents. The role of the host in the control of an infectious disease or an invading parasite and host immune response will be discussed. Knowledge gained from this course and associated laboratory component will help students appreciate microbial organisms and the importance of microbes in human society.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Health Sciences Department

HSC 430 - Stats in Health & Exer Science
Statistics in Health & Exercise Science
Prerequisite: HSC 215 or HPE 215

This course introduces the basic principles and techniques of statistical methods in health sciences, exercise science, and public health. SPSS software will be used.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

HSC 438 - Issues Health Sciences Seminar
Current Issues in Health Sciences Seminar
Prerequisite: HPE/HSC 215 and ANT/HSC 302 or HSC 400, LAC student with at least two Tier II courses

Current Topics in Health Sciences Seminar explores a wide- variety of issues pertinent to individual and societal health. Topics include nutrition, genetics, exercise, sleep, and obesity. Current Topics is designed as a writing-intensive, Liberal Arts Tier III Independent Inquiry course. This course is not repeatable.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

HSC 440 - Ethics, Law, and Public Health
Ethics, Law, and Public Health
Prequisite: LAC student with T1SS

This is an introductory course in public health law and ethics. The relationship and influence of ethical principles and law will be considered in the context of public health practice, current events, and health care reform. Students will use a case study/legal analysis approach to analyze ethical and legal issues in public health practice, administration and research.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

HSC 444 - Emerg Medical Response - EMT
Emergency Medical Response - EMT
Prerequisite: HSC 215 and HSC 225

The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of Emergency Medical Technicians, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation. Upon successful completion of the training program, the student will be capable of performing the following functions: (i) recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injury to assess requirements for emergency care; (ii) administer appropriate emergency care to stabilize the patient's condition and (iii) lift move, position and otherwise handle the patient in a way as to minimize discomfort and further injury. Successful students of this course will be qualified to take the CT State Basic Life Support licensing exam (Basic-EMT).

0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Health Sciences Department

HSC 450 - Seminar in Human Performance
Seminar in Human Performance
Prerequisite: HSC 319

This course is designed to present the student with information related to the physiological adaptations and scientific principles related to strength training and conditioning for human performance. Topics include anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, endocrinology, biochemistry, psychology, and nutrition. Knowledge will be provided on how to safely and effectively design physical conditioning programs designed to improve various aspects of physical performance: strength, speed, power, endurance, and flexibility. Target population groups for conditioning programs include elite athlete and recreational athletes, college-age and adolescent populations, and adult fitness participants. This course is unique at Eastern as it is specifically designed to aid the student in preparation for certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Sciences Department

HSC 465 - Special Topics in HSC

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Health Sciences Department

HSC 480 - Independent Study Health Scie
Independent Study in Health Sciences III
Prerequisites: None, Requires Permission of Instructor and Department chair

This is for junior and senior level students who are interested in pursuing an independent research project. This course allows student to be associated with a faculty mentor. This course offers a more flexible variation in which students can pursue a reading, research, or thesis project with a faculty member of their choosing. They also provide students an opportunity to assume a greater share of the responsibility for their own education other than in the traditional classroom situation. Regardless of the nature of the experience, the work must culminate in a formal paper or presentation. The specific course requirements are described in the Independent Studies Proposal form to be completed by the student and faculty supervisor.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Health Sciences Department

HSC 490 - Internship III Health Sciences
Internship III - Health Sciences

Prerequisites: None, Requires Permission of Instructor and Department chair

This is for upper level students who are interested in pursuing an internship in Health Sciences. This course allows student to be associated with a faculty mentor for a semester learning techniques and methodology. This course offers a more flexible variation in which students can pursue a reading, research, or thesis project with a faculty member of their choosing. They also provide students an opportunity to assume a greater share of the responsibility for their own education other than in the traditional classroom situation.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Health Sciences Department

HSC 491 - Teaching Assistantship
Teaching Assistantship
Requires Permission of Instructor and Department chair.



1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
4.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Health Sciences Department

HSC 4XX - Health Sciences Elective

0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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