Program in Health Sciences
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Intro to Health Sciences: HSCI 100
This course was developed to increase students' understanding of various health professions, especially those for which Saint Louis University offers a degree program. The goal is to better clarify the health professions to assist students in developing appropriate educational and career paths. Additionally the hope is for a better understanding of how the various professions work together and complement each other within in the field of healthcare.
The U.S. Health Care System: HSCI 200
The purpose of this course is to introduce the U.S. Health Care System and identify the impact historical and current health care policies have had or may have on health care delivery. A variety of health care challenges are explored including, financial reimbursement, health care access, quality health care and the role of the health care professional.
Human Development Across the Life Span: HSCI 250
Presentation of the developmental process throughout the life span including physical, motor, social, and some personality development. To develop an understanding of the theories of development and what factors influence a child and adult's development.
Medical Terminology: HSCI 301
The basic language related to medical science and the allied health professions is covered including word analysis, construction, pronunciation, spelling, definition, and use of terms. Prerequisite: Keyboard Skills.
Healthcare Legal Aspects: HSCI 320
This course will provide the student with a study of law and legal concepts as they apply to the practice of health. Emphasis on institution and physician liability; HIPAA Privacy/Rule regarding privacy and confidentiality; health record documentation standards; informed consent and release of information practices as impacted by HIPAA.
Anatomy and Physiology I: HSCI 330
Emphasis in this course is on the gross and microscopic study of the human body; specifically on anatomical and physiological concepts, terminology, and correlation of structure and function. The major organ systems to be studied include the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous, including the sense organs. The scientific process, histology and molecular basis of disease will also be explored. This course will utilize readings, Internet resources, multi-media presentations, group discussions, other assignments and aligned assessments to expand the topics.
Anatomy and Physiology II: HSCI 340
Emphasis in this course is on the gross and microscopic study of the human body; specifically on anatomical and physiological concepts, terminology, and correlation of structure and function. The major organ systems to be studied include the circulatory, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic, endocrine, urinary and reproductive. The scientific process, histology and molecular basis of disease will also be explored. This course will utilize readings, Internet resources, multi-media presentations, group discussions, other assignments and aligned assessments to expand the topics.
Electronic Health Systems: HSCI 350
This course will discuss how a student can assist healthcare providers to choose, implement, train and maintain an electronic heath records system. Emphasis on the essential components of the electronic health record and health information exchange essentials; system selection and implementation; project management and fundamentals of change and human factors.
Using Evidence in Health Care: HSCI 370
This introductory course will define evidence-based practice and its importance for improving the health care of society. Working in interprofessional teams, students will perform literature searches using biomedical databases. Research topics will include nationally identified topics of concern in health care such as health disparities, health literacy, cultural sensitivity, patient/consumer education, and patient safety. Students will explore how health care questions may best be answered by looking in literature across professions and the value of collaboration for addressing challenges in improving health care.
Neuroscience in Daily Life (Neuroscience Literacy): HSCI 400
Knowledge about neuroscience has exploded in recent years. Translation of this important body of knowledge into how to understand our behavior and actions in daily life is the focus of this course. Broad applications for life decisions such as leisure activities, choice of spouse, design and use of space and drug and alcohol use will be explored. Additionally, the important of understanding neuroscience when adverse life events occur such as stroke, premature birth, chronic disease or disability will also be explore and applied to life choices and options.
Hot Topics in Health Care: HSCI 450
This course will focus on examining key issues confronting health care today. The course will include seminars, lectures, and round table discussions reflecting on current issues and trends within the health care industry.
Consumer Health: HSCI 460
This course will help teach students how to bridge the gap between patients and health resources. It will review technologies focused on patients as the primary users to health information - remote monitoring, videoconferencing and telepresence. The students will determine what are the consumers' needs for health information to include health literacy issues surrounding the understanding of that information.
Health Care & Human Resource Management: HSCI 470
This course focuses on job descriptions; staffing and scheduling; performance appraisals; counseling; training needs; wage and salary administration; interviewing techniques; retention; motivation; laws related to human resources; and labor organizations in health care; productivity standard development.
Fundamentals Healthy Living: HSCI 490
This course explores "healthy living" principles as they relate to wellness, nutrition, exercise, societal fads, culture and aging.