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    1. Bachelor of Science in Health Science

      Bachelor of Science in Health Science Overview

      The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program online can enable you to step up and serve the community in the field of healthcare. With a focus on the important role of professionalism in healthcare delivery, our health science courses blend the teaching of theory with industry-related technical information.

      Students taking health science classes in our Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program are given a solid foundation for entry-level employment in a range of positions in the healthcare industry at facilities such as:

      • Health practitioners' offices
      • Hospitals
      • Home healthcare services
      • Outpatient care services
      • Nursing care facilities
      • Health insurance companies
      • State and government healthcare programs

      Students in the South University Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree program may select a specialization in Public Health. Focusing on health promotion and disease/injury prevention, public health professionals also play a key role in emergency preparedness and response.

       

      Employment Opportunities

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, *faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services. Managers will be needed to organize and manage medical information and healthcare staffs in all areas of the industry.”

      Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#
      *The average growth rate for all occupations is 14 percent.

      Academic Requirements

      To be admitted to any of the programs at South University online programs, the prospective student must be a high school graduate from an acceptable high school or the equivalent (e.g. GED) with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be required to complete the University administered placement test during their first session of attendance, or meet the criteria established for acceptance as a transfer student. South University accepts the International Baccalaureate Program diploma as meeting the requirement for high school graduation.

      Bachelor of Science in Health Science - 182 Total Credits

      Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Science can choose a General study track or Public Health specialization and are required to take a total of 182 credits as follows:.

      • Area I: General Education Requirements - 68 credits
      • Area II: Foundation Requirements - 16 credits
      • Area III: Major Requirements - 98 credits

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      Area I: General Education Requirements - 68 Credits



      Professional Development
      Students are required to take 8 credits as follows:

      ITS1000 - Computer and Internet Literacy

      This course is for students to obtain basic knowledge and skills in using computer office production software and internet features. A broad range of software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and internet usage concepts will be covered. Students will also use computer and communications technology to develop information literacy skills.

       

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4
      UVC1000 - Strategies for Success

      Designed to help entering students develop a more effective approach to college success, this course emphasizes positive self-evaluation, goal-setting, and motivation; practical skills of successful students; effective use of the library and the many sources of information available; and the concepts and tools of critical thinking, and their applications.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4


      Basic Communications
      Students are required to take 16 credits as follows:

      ENG1100 - Composition I

      Students will be introduced to college-level writing processes, particularly planning, researching and writing essays. Emphasis will be placed on refining individual skills, writing styles and voices, types of essay and on effective writing procedures. Selected readings supplement the course and provide topics for discussion and writing assignments. A minimum grade of C is required to pass this course.

      Prerequisite(s):
      ENG0099 or exemption thereof
      Credits: 4
      ENG1200 - Composition II

      Focusing on the construction of effective, researched written arguments, this course refines composition techniques, develops abstract thinking processes, and promotes critical thinking. By locating and evaluating sources and incorporating appropriately vetted academic sources into their work, students will create well-supported arguments within appropriately documented academic essays. A minimum grade of C is required to pass this course.

      Prerequisite(s): ENG1100
      Credits: 4
      ENG1300 - Composition III/Literature

      In this course students write analytical and critical essays about fiction, drama, and poetry. Emphasis is placed on literal and figurative interpretations, structural analysis, and variations in thematic and critical reading approaches. A minimum grade of C is required to pass this course.

      Prerequisite(s): ENG1100 ENG1200
      Credits: 4
      SPC1026 - Public Speaking

      This course is designed to prepare the student to develop and improve the ability to communicate. Self-expression, preparation of effective speeches, and development of speaking and listening skills will be emphasized.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4


      Mathematics and Statistics
      Students are required to take 12 credits as follows:

      MAT1001 - College Algebra I

      The course is designed to develop the concepts needed for College Algebra II using graphs and applications to motivate students and provide real-world examples. The course covers the solution of systems of linear equations, exponents and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, functions, and quadratic equations. MyMathLab or a comparable resource may be used for lecture, homework and assessment assignment delivery.

      Prerequisite(s): MAT0099 or Exemption
      Credits: 4
      MAT1005 - College Algebra II

      College Algebra provides students with lecture and extensive practice in the concepts required as background for Pre-Calculus and Calculus.  The course emphasizes the graphs and properties of functions in general, with emphasis on linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

      Prerequisite(s):
      MAT1001 with a C or better
      Credits: 4
      MAT2058 - Statistics

      Statistics introduces the student to the terminology and techniques of Statistics including  levels of measurement, measures of central tendency and variance, random variables, linear correlation and regression, normal probability distributions, sampling distributions, the Central Limit Theorem, and hypothesis testing.

      Prerequisite(s):
      MAT1005, or MAT1001 and MAT1500
      Credits: 4


      Natural Sciences
      Students are required to take 12 credits as follows:

      BIO1011 - Anatomy and Physiology I

      This course is an introduction to the structures and functions of the human body, including the characteristics of life, homeostasis, organizational levels, basic metabolism, the cell, tissues, organs, organ systems, the organism, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and special senses.

      Prerequisite(s): AHS1001 ENG0099 MAT0099
      Credits: 4
      BIO1012 - Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

      In this course students perform laboratory exercises, demonstrations, experiments, and tests that correlate with the lecture material of BIO1011.  BIO1012 must be taken concurrently with BIO1011.

      Prerequisite(s): AHS1001
      Credits: 2
      BIO1013 - Anatomy and Physiology II

      Anatomy and Physiology II is a continuation of BIO1011. It includes the endocrine system, digestive system, respiratory system, blood, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, urinary system, fluids and electrolytes, reproductive systems, pregnancy, and growth and development.

      Prerequisite(s):
      AHS1001, BIO1011, and BIO1012 with a C or better.
      Credits: 4
      BIO1014 - Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

      In this course students perform laboratory exercises, demonstrations, dissections, and tests that correlate with the lecture material of BIO1013.  BIO1014 must be taken concerrently with BIO1013.

      Prerequisite(s):
      Concurrent enrollment in BIO1013. BIO1011 and BIO1012 with grades of C or better
      Credits: 2


      Arts and Humanities
      Students are required to take 8 credits from the courses listed below:

      ENG2002 - World Literature I

      Organized by period, genre and heme, this course explores global viewpoints as expressed in novels, poems, plays, short fiction, and philosophical and theological works from the period of the very first written texts up until the Middle Ages. Parallels and contrasts will be drawn between cultures and across time.

      Prerequisite(s): ENG1002
      Credits: 4
      ENG2003 - World Literature II

      Organized by period, genre and theme, this course explores global viewpoints expressed in novels, poems, plays, short fiction, and philosophical and theological works from the late 17th century through to the present day.  Parallels and contrasts will be drawn between cultures and across time.

      Prerequisite(s): ENG1002
      Credits: 4
      HUM1001 - Art History: Prehistory to the Middle Ages

      This course surveys the history of art beginning with the Prehistoric/Tribal period and continuing through the Middle Ages. The concepts, artists, motifs, works, and styles of the periods will be studied. The course introduces students to elements of art and design, and fosters an appreciation for the world of art.

      Prerequisite(s):
      Co- or Prerequisite: ENG1001
      Credits: 4
      HUM1002 - History of Art from the Middle Ages to Modern Times

      This course surveys the history of art from the Middle Ages to the present. The concepts, artists, motifs, works, and styles of the periods will be studied. The course introduces students to elements of art and design, and fosters an appreciation for the world of art.

      Prerequisite(s):
      Co- or Prerequisite: ENG1001
      Credits: 4
      PHI2301 - Introduction to Philosophy

      This course introduces students to critical philosophical thinking. Students will confront fundamental questions of self and identity, of freedom and determinism, of belief and truth, and of ethics and morality. Critical thinking activities will challenge students to incorporate philosophy into their daily lives by applying the questions of philosophy to themselves and their world.

      Prerequisite(s):
      Co- or prerequisite: ENG1002 or ENG2001
      Credits: 4


      Social and Behavioral Sciences
      Students are required to take 12 credits as follows:

      ECO2071 - Principles of Microeconomics

      Microeconomics is the study of how individuals, households and firms make decisions about consumption and production which affect the supply and demand of goods and services.  Other topics include the costs of production, behavior of firms, organization of industries, economics of labor markets, and theories of consumer choice.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4
      PSY1001 - General Psychology

      An introduction and overview of the major principles in the field of Psychology including: mental disorders, personality, social understanding, stress and coping, learning, memory, neuroscience, and consciousness. Students will also gain a broad understanding of how these areas are interconnected from a theoretical and practical worldview in addition to scientific modes of thought about behavior.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4
      SOC1001 - Introduction to Sociology

      This course introduces the study of human social development, social organizations and social institutions. Students will apply sociological perspectives to examine topics such as the development of self-concept, group dynamics, culture, social deviance, gender equality, social class, racial and ethnic relations, demography and population, the family, religion, and education.

      Prerequisite(s):
      ENG1001 (recommended)
      Credits: 4


      Area II: Foundation Requirements - 16 Credits
      Students are required to take 16 credits as follows:

      AHS1001 - Medical Terminology

      This course presents a study of basic medical terminology, based on the human body system approach. Prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation. This course is designed for health profession students who require study in the fundamentals of medical terminology as part of their professional curriculum.

      Prerequisite(s): ENG0099
      Credits: 4
      CHM1010_S - Chemistry

      CHM1010 is a survey course of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. Fundamental concepts and principles will be presented including atomic theory, bonding, nomenclature, solutions, acids and bases, and an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the application of these topics in various health fields. This overview provides the healthcare worker the ability to appreciate physiological and therapeutic processes at the molecular level. The course will also explore the role of chemistry in society today by applying a problem solving approach to understanding chemistry.

      Prerequisite(s):
      MAT0099 and math elective
      Credits: 4
      NTR2050 - Nutrition

      This course surveys the principles necessary to promote optimum nutrition throughout the life cycle. Consideration is given to informed evaluation of areas of controversy, as well as influence of socioeconomic factors and culture on nutritional practices.

      Prerequisite(s):
      BIO1013, BIO1014, and CHM1010 with a C or better.
      Credits: 4
      PSY2022 - Human Growth and Development

      In Human Growth and Development, students will learn the normal developmental stages of the human life cycle. The stages of human development will be examined within the context of the biological, psychological, sociological, intellectual, and emotional processes. Relevant cross-cultural comparisons are used to illustrate the unity and diversity of human life.

      Prerequisite(s):
      PSY1001 with a C or better
      Credits: 4


      Area III: Major Requirements – 98 Credits

       



      Core
      Students are required to take 46 credits as follows:

      BIO2015 - Human Pathophysiology

      Human Pathophysiology is an introductory study of disease processes in humans. Etiology, clinical manifestations, complications, common treatments, and diagnostic findings are examined based on a body systems approach. This course emphasizes physiological alterations resulting in disease and illness.

      Prerequisite(s):
      BIO1013 and BIO1014 with grades of C or better
      Credits: 4
      BIO2070 - Microbiology

      Microbiology introduces the student to microorganisms with particular emphasis on their role in health, wellness and disease. Economic, social and cultural issues related to utilization, control, and research of the monera, protista, fungi, bacteria and viruses are also considered.

      Prerequisite(s):
      BIO1013, BIO1014, and CHM1010 with a C or better. Co-requisite BIO2071
      Credits: 4
      BIO2071 - Microbiology Lab

      In this course, students perform laboratory exercises, demonstrations, experiments and tests that correlate with the lecture material of BIO2070. This course must be taken concurrently with BIO2070.

      Prerequisite(s):
      BIO1013, BIO1014, and CHM1010 with a C or better. Co-requisite: BIO2070.
      Credits: 2
      BIO3344 - Principles of Genetics

      This class provides and introduction to classic Mendelian genetics, current applications of genetic techniques, and exploration of the human genome project and its implications, along with the genetic components of immunology and cancer.

      Prerequisite(s):
      BIO1013 and BIO1014 with grades of C or better
      Credits: 4
      HCM2005 - Healthcare Delivery and Organization

      This course is an introduction to the healthcare delivery system.  It provides an overview of the various forces and elements that shape the way healthcare is delivered and received in the United States.  It covers the structure and function of the health organizations, professions, and delivery systems across the continuum of care.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      AHS1001, ENG1002 or ENG2001, ECO2071 or ECO2072
      Credits: 4
      HSC2010 - Medical Sociology

      This course introduces students to the field of medical sociology which addresses the social causes and consequences of health and illness.

      Prerequisite(s): BIO2015
      Credits: 4
      HSC3000 - Ethics of Healthcare

      This course introduces the student to ethical issues and thinking with a special focus on ethical considerations in the practice of the health professions.

      Prerequisite(s): HCM2005
      Credits: 4
      HSC3030 - Federal and State Healthcare Programs

      This course reviews the organization and delivery of federal and state healthcare programs and the impact these programs have on the financing, regulation, and quality of the overall healthcare delivery system. Special focus is provided on the mechanisms and impact of federal and state reimbursement of healthcare services.

      Prerequisite(s): HCM2005
      Credits: 4
      HSC4010 - Epidemiology and Disease Control

      This course introduces the history and development of epidemiology in healthcare with a focus on disease identification and control. A special section is devoted to the detection and response to bioterrorism and pandemics.

      Prerequisite(s): BIO2015 HSC2010
      Credits: 4
      HSC4021 - Health Promotion and Wellness

      This course reviews the major issues and trends impacting the field of health prevention and wellness, including the business and professional considerations in various delivery settings.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010
      Credits: 4
      HSC4030 - Women and Minority Health Issues

      This course explores the health problems and issues unique to women and minorities, including access to healthcare resources and the delivery of quality healthcare services.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010
      Credits: 4
      HSC4060 - Working with Healthcare Professionals

      This course explores the unique working environment, professional culture, and job requirements of physicians, nurses, and physician extenders and offers tools for effectively working with and managing these professionals.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010 HSC4021
      Credits: 4


      Students are required to take 8 credits from the courses listed below:

      HSC3002 - Environmental Health

      This course explores the relationship and impact of the environment to health and illness in human populations.  An exploration of man-made and natural environmental hazards will be discussed.  Environmental health and risk assessment will be discussed as well as interventions.  Environmental policy and practices will be viewed from the public health perspective and include the study of energy, waste, environmental justice and regulation. 

      Prerequisite(s): BIO2015 CHM1010
      Credits: 4
      HSC4000 - Contemporary Issues in Aging

      This course reviews current issues facing the elderly as they relate to physical changes, health concerns, social adjustments, economic pressures and public policy for this growing segment of the US population.  Discussion will also include comparison of these issues within the international community and research in the field of gerontology.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010
      Credits: 4
      HSC4040 - Emergency and Disaster Management

      This course explores the organization and delivery of emergency and disaster management services, from local first responders, to hospital emergency rooms, to state and federal emergency and disaster relief.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010 HSC3030
      Credits: 4


      Major Electives
      Students are required to take 20 credits from the courses listed below:

      Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements. Non-transfer students, with their advisor's consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

      ECO2072 - Principles of Macroeconomics

      The study of macroeconomics includes the basic aspects of economic analysis of the business world. Students will develop an understanding of the monetary system, recession, inflation, and the main cycles of business activity.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4
      HCM2001 - Issues in Public Health

      This course explores the societal context of health, illness, and the health care system in American Society. We examine determinants and measurement of health and disease and develop an understanding of epidemiology and public health as it relates to healthcare managers.

      Prerequisite(s):
      AHS1001, ENG1001, 1 Natural Science course as indicated in the catalog
      Credits: 4
      HCM3002 - Economics of Healthcare

      This course examines the application of both micro and macroeconomic principles to the healthcare industry.

      Prerequisite(s): ECO2071 ECO2072 HCM2005
      Credits: 4
      HSC3002 - Environmental Health

      This course explores the relationship and impact of the environment to health and illness in human populations.  An exploration of man-made and natural environmental hazards will be discussed.  Environmental health and risk assessment will be discussed as well as interventions.  Environmental policy and practices will be viewed from the public health perspective and include the study of energy, waste, environmental justice and regulation. 

      Prerequisite(s): BIO2015 CHM1010
      Credits: 4
      HSC3004 - Complimentary and Alternative Health

      This course reviews and compares traditional medicine to complementary or alternative health measures.  Examination of current trends will focus on the business practices and practitioners involved in these alternative healing therapies.  Various types of Alternative and Complementary medicine will be evaluated based on scientific research, including Systematized Practices, such as traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine; Botanical Healing, such as herbs, nutritional supplements and homeopathy; Manual Healing Methods, including chiropractic, massage, and pressure point therapies; and Mind-Body Techniques, such as yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy, and biofeedback. 

      Prerequisite(s): BIO2015 NTR2050
      Credits: 4
      HSC3010 - Long Term Care

      This course reviews the major issues and trends impacting the long-term care industry and discusses the business and clinical environment of various types of long-term care organizations including accreditation standards, reimbursement and patient care issues.

      Prerequisite(s): HCM2005
      Credits: 4
      HSC3015 - Behavioral Health

      This course reviews the major issues and trends impacting the behavioral health industry and discusses the business and clinical environment of various types of behavioral health organizations including accreditation standards, reimbursement, and patient care issues.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010
      Credits: 4
      HSC3020 - Managed Care

      This course reviews the major issues and trends impacting the managed care industry and provides an overview of the different types of managed care organizations, considering both provider and payer- sponsored systems. The business and financial relationship between managed care organizations and providers is explored.

      Prerequisite(s): HCM2005
      Credits: 4
      HSC3070 - Medical Informatics
      Details the history of medical information and biomedical communication. Studies information resources and services related to the transfer of information in the health sciences and integral computer applications to health sciences libraries including the organizational structure of medical knowledge. Familiarizes students with the concept of information management and the application of information technology to health care. Analyzes current issues in the health care field and the relationship to health sciences libraries and information centers.
      Prerequisite(s): BIO2015 HCM2005 HSC2010 ITS1101
      Credits: 4
      HSC4000 - Contemporary Issues in Aging

      This course reviews current issues facing the elderly as they relate to physical changes, health concerns, social adjustments, economic pressures and public policy for this growing segment of the US population.  Discussion will also include comparison of these issues within the international community and research in the field of gerontology.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010
      Credits: 4
      HSC4040 - Emergency and Disaster Management

      This course explores the organization and delivery of emergency and disaster management services, from local first responders, to hospital emergency rooms, to state and federal emergency and disaster relief.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010 HSC3030
      Credits: 4
      ITS1101 - Foundations of Information Technology

      This course introduces students to Information Technology in a non-programming context and provides students with a solid foundation in computer organization, computer systems, operating systems, safety issues and technologies.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4
      MGT3045 - Human Resource Management

      This course represents a realistic study of the principles and practices of personnel management, major factors in personnel problems and labor relations, and the organization of personnel work. Attention is also given to the task of procuring, developing, maintaining, and using an effective team.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4
      PHE3025 - Research Methods in Public Health
      This course provides students with an understanding of epidemiology and the philosophy and methods for health-related research. The course explores a wide range of topics, such as, research paradigms, research ethics, quantitative and qualitative research methods, descriptive and inferential statistics, hypothesis testing and writing research proposals.
      Prerequisite(s): HSC4010 MAT2058
      Credits: 4
      PHE3040 - Healthcare Law

      This course presents an overview of the legal issues facing the health care industry. The course provides students with a basic working knowledge of health law with a comprehensive review of a wide variety of health care legal issues.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC3000
      Credits: 4
      PHE3050 - Public Health Policy

      This course presents an overview of the public policy facing the health care industry. The course provides students with a basic working knowledge of health policy with a comprehensive review of a wide variety of policy making, policy analysis, economic, and insurance issues.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC3030
      Credits: 4
      PHE4055 - Public Health Planning and Evaluation

      This course explores the basic concepts and theories relating to health program planning and program evaluation. Topics may include community health assessment, program theory, and program implementation and evaluation.

      Prerequisite(s): PHE3050
      Credits: 4
      PHE4070 - Management and Administration of Public Health Systems
      The course provides students with an understanding of the issues involved with the organization, management, and administration of U.S. public health services.
      Prerequisite(s): PHE3050
      Credits: 4
      PHE4095 - Special Topics in Public Health

      This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth analysis of emerging and important issues and topics in the field of public health.

      Prerequisite(s): PHE3050
      Credits: 4


      Specializations (choose one)
      Students are required to take 24 credits in their chosen area of emphasis:



      Generalist Track 

       

      HCM3002 - Economics of Healthcare

      This course examines the application of both micro and macroeconomic principles to the healthcare industry.

      Prerequisite(s): ECO2071 ECO2072 HCM2005
      Credits: 4
      HSC3004 - Complimentary and Alternative Health

      This course reviews and compares traditional medicine to complementary or alternative health measures.  Examination of current trends will focus on the business practices and practitioners involved in these alternative healing therapies.  Various types of Alternative and Complementary medicine will be evaluated based on scientific research, including Systematized Practices, such as traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine; Botanical Healing, such as herbs, nutritional supplements and homeopathy; Manual Healing Methods, including chiropractic, massage, and pressure point therapies; and Mind-Body Techniques, such as yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy, and biofeedback. 

      Prerequisite(s): BIO2015 NTR2050
      Credits: 4
      HSC3010 - Long Term Care

      This course reviews the major issues and trends impacting the long-term care industry and discusses the business and clinical environment of various types of long-term care organizations including accreditation standards, reimbursement and patient care issues.

      Prerequisite(s): HCM2005
      Credits: 4
      HSC3015 - Behavioral Health

      This course reviews the major issues and trends impacting the behavioral health industry and discusses the business and clinical environment of various types of behavioral health organizations including accreditation standards, reimbursement, and patient care issues.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC2010
      Credits: 4
      HSC3020 - Managed Care

      This course reviews the major issues and trends impacting the managed care industry and provides an overview of the different types of managed care organizations, considering both provider and payer- sponsored systems. The business and financial relationship between managed care organizations and providers is explored.

      Prerequisite(s): HCM2005
      Credits: 4
      HSC3070 - Medical Informatics
      Details the history of medical information and biomedical communication. Studies information resources and services related to the transfer of information in the health sciences and integral computer applications to health sciences libraries including the organizational structure of medical knowledge. Familiarizes students with the concept of information management and the application of information technology to health care. Analyzes current issues in the health care field and the relationship to health sciences libraries and information centers.
      Prerequisite(s): BIO2015 HCM2005 HSC2010 ITS1101
      Credits: 4


      Public Health

       

      PHE3025 - Research Methods in Public Health
      This course provides students with an understanding of epidemiology and the philosophy and methods for health-related research. The course explores a wide range of topics, such as, research paradigms, research ethics, quantitative and qualitative research methods, descriptive and inferential statistics, hypothesis testing and writing research proposals.
      Prerequisite(s): HSC4010 MAT2058
      Credits: 4
      PHE3040 - Healthcare Law

      This course presents an overview of the legal issues facing the health care industry. The course provides students with a basic working knowledge of health law with a comprehensive review of a wide variety of health care legal issues.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC3000
      Credits: 4
      PHE3050 - Public Health Policy

      This course presents an overview of the public policy facing the health care industry. The course provides students with a basic working knowledge of health policy with a comprehensive review of a wide variety of policy making, policy analysis, economic, and insurance issues.

      Prerequisite(s): HSC3030
      Credits: 4
      PHE4055 - Public Health Planning and Evaluation

      This course explores the basic concepts and theories relating to health program planning and program evaluation. Topics may include community health assessment, program theory, and program implementation and evaluation.

      Prerequisite(s): PHE3050
      Credits: 4
      PHE4070 - Management and Administration of Public Health Systems
      The course provides students with an understanding of the issues involved with the organization, management, and administration of U.S. public health services.
      Prerequisite(s): PHE3050
      Credits: 4
      PHE4095 - Special Topics in Public Health

      This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth analysis of emerging and important issues and topics in the field of public health.

      Prerequisite(s): PHE3050
      Credits: 4


      Developmental Courses

      Placement tests in Algebra and English are administered to determine if a student needs additional preparation in either of these areas.  If a need is indicated, accepted applicants are placed in developmental courses on the basis of their entrance/placement test scores and/or transfer credit.  Students must successfully complete or place out of developmental courses in order to progress in the program. Developmental course credits do not count towards the total number of credits for graduation however, they do count in determining the maximum time frame and incremental completion rate calculations.

      ENG0099 - Principles of Composition

      This course helps students refine their writing skills by focusing on the elements of style and grammar. Students compose paragraphs and essays in preparation for more advanced composition classes. A minimum grade of a C is required o pass this course. NOTE: This course is offered for institutional credit only.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4
      MAT0099 - Principles of Algebra

      This course is designed to develop the basic concepts in algebra that are needed as background for intermediate algebra and college math. The approach emphasizes the relationship between arithmetic and algebra, using graphs and applications to motivate students and provide real-world examples. The course begins with signed numbers, proceeds to solving linear equations, and concludes with the Rectangular Coordinate System and graphs. A minimum grade of C is required to pass this course.

      Prerequisite(s): None
      Credits: 4


      State approval policies require residents of the State of Arkansas to enroll in specific courses within this program rather than the courses specified in the program description above. Residents of the State of Arkansas should contact their admissions representatives for specific courses required within this program.

      Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll into an internship, externship, practicum, or field experience course. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

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