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Graduate Health Science Courses

HLS 502 Women's Health (A). Cross-listed as WMS 502. Studies women as healthy functioning human beings. Includes lectures and discussion with guest speakers to present positive information and insights on anatomical, physiological, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of today's woman. 3 Cr.

HLS 504 Alcoholism & Sub Abuse: Specialized Interv in Crim Just Syst (A). Presents a survey on core knowledge about addictions to alcohol and other drugs and the responses of society and the criminal justice system. It presents an intervention and effectiveness focus addressing addictions to alcohol and other drugs. 3 Cr.

HLS 509 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). Introduces students to a variety of drug problems, including alcohol and tobacco, in contemporary society. Analyzes the diverse determinants (e.g., pharmacological, behavioral, social, economic, historic) of these problems. Discusses effective substance abuse prevention and treatment strategies. 3 Cr.

HLS 518 Alcohol Use and Abuse (A). Examines patterns and symptomatology of alcohol use and abuse, the Medical Model/Disease Concept of Alcoholism, the DSM III-R criteria for alcohol abuse and dependency, and other various models of alcohol use. Explores theories of co dependency, treatment modalities, and evaluation methodologies for clinical and educational interventions. Also examines the significance of alcohol and other drugs as they impact the criminal justice, traffic safety, employee wellness and adolescent health care systems. 3 Cr.

HLS 519 Human Sexuality (A). Cross-listed as WMS 519. Provides each student with the opportunity to gain an awareness of him/herself and others as sexual beings. Examines sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviors throughout the various life stages, in order to integrate human sexuality into one's total health and well-being. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 521 Group Counseling for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Prerequisites or corequisites: HLS 509 or HLS 518. Introduces students to the basic foundations of group dynamics and group therapy in alcoholism counseling. Addresses the historical development of the group process movement in addition to stages of group therapy, techniques of group therapy, curative aspects of the group process, interpersonal learning and problems associated with group process. 3 Cr.

HLS 522 Individualized Treatment Planning for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Prerequisites/corequisites: either HLS 518 or HLS 509(may be taken concurrently). Introduces students to the elements of individualized treatment planning; provides in-depth coverage of client goal formulation and writing and evaluation of corresponding attainable client objectives. Also examines the motivational dynamics associated with the individualized treatment plan and client case management. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 523 Theories of Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). Prerequisites or corequisites: HLS 518 or HLS 509. Reviews major contemporary theories on alcoholism and other addictions (disease model, psychoanalytic formulations, conditioning models, social learning analyses, family systems perspectives, socio-cultural viewpoints, transtheoretical model [stages of change] and harm reduction). Critically evaluates the concepts and research generated from each perspective. Analyzes the usefulness of each theory in the practice of substance abuse prevention and counseling. 3 Cr.

HLS 524 Counseling Diverse Populations for Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). Prerequisites or corequisites: HLS 518 or HLS 509 (may be taken concurrently). Prepares students for working in a counseling setting with alcohol/substance abusers having multiple emotional and developmental disabilities, criminal justice clients and individuals from diverse population groups. 3 Cr.

HLS 525 Women and Safety (A). Examines issues of violent crime and personal victimization, especially for women, and the implications for personal crime prevention. Includes an in-depth examination of these violent crimes (e.g.: sexual assault, relationship violence), followed by a focus on individual strategies for maintaining personal safety and reducing crime risks. Considers crime prevention for children and other special populations. 3 Cr.

HLS 526 HIV/AIDS: Issues and Implications (A). Examines HIV/AIDS issues and implications facing the United States and the world today: understanding the disease, its perceived causes, pathways for transmissions and prevention strategies. Also examines educational strategies for schools and community agencies. 3 Cr.

HLS 528 Substance Abuse and the Criminal Justice System (A). Introduces criminal justice students to the impact of alcohol and illicit substances on the criminal justice system. Discusses drug identification, administration, psycho-pharmacology theories of alcohol and substance abuse, and investigation techniques. Addresses the role of alcohol and substance abuse in the criminal justice system and law enforcement community. 3 Cr.

HLS 535 Evaluation and Assessment of Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Prequisites: HLS 518 or HLS 509. Covers the theory and methodology of measurement, assessment and evaluation in alcohol and substance abuse and alcoholism and dependence. Studies the more widely researched and utilized methods of assessment: clinical interviews, structured interviews, and standardized instruments. Reviews instruments used in screening, diagnosis, treatment planning and neuropsychological evaluation. Also covers documentation, report writing and the ethics of assessment. Employs extensive use of clinical materials to illustrate uses and limitations of various techniques. 3 Cr.

HLS 537 Dual Diagnosis of Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Explores the overlap between substance use disorders and mental health disorders, concepts and theories related to treatment, the mental health disorders most likely to be present in dual diagnosis, and assessment strategies and intervention approaches for working with clients who have dual disorders. 3 Cr. Spring.

HLS 545 Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). Prerequisites or corequisites: HLS 518 or HLS 509 (may be taken concurrently). Cross-listed as PSH 545. Studies the effects of alcohol, sedatives, stimulants, opiates, hallucinogens and other drugs, especially on the central nervous system, behavior and mood. Relates the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to intoxication, tolerance, withdrawal, abuse and dependence of each drug. Also explores the learning and motivational components of drug tolerance and addiction. 3 Cr.

HLS 555 Ethics in AOD (A). Prerequisite/corequisite: HLS 509 (may be taken concurrently). Students are introduced to content to assist them to develop a personal framework for ethical action and become more effective in addressing ethical issues in the field of alcohol and drug dependency counseling. Numerous ethical standards including OASAS and NAADAC codes of ethics are examined so that students thoroughly understand their ethical obligations as counselors. This course requires completion of a "Skill Demonstration Project". It is repeatable for up to 9 credits when skill demonstration projects vary. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 570 Health Implications of Stress (A). Involves comprehensive study of research, theory and empirical knowledge of the psychosomatic implications of stress on health and disease. Examines the nature of stress, the effects of stress on the human organism, including an examination of physiological, psychological and behavioral symptoms and changes. Investigates causes of stress during various stages of life, as well as occupational and family sources of stress. Studies and allows for the practice of behavioral interventions and specific techniques. 3 Cr.

HLS 571 Childhood and Adolescent Stress (A). Provides an overview of stress and its effects on children and adolescents in today's society; and the nature, symptoms and causes of stress in children and adolescents. Explores positive and negative ways children and adolescents manage stress; useful techniques for controlling and reducing stress in a healthful manner; and how parents, teachers and health professionals can help young people manage stress. 3 Cr.

HLS 575 Computer Applications in Health Education (A). Provides students with an introduction to the potential issues of microcomputers in health education. Covers a range of hardware and examines general and specific software applications of microcomputer technology to the practice of health education. Explores important social, educational, legal and ethical issues related to the use of technology in health education. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 586 Field Experience (A). Prerequisites: All 600-level core courses completed and program coordinator's approval. Provides a field experience in a school site requiring a minimum of two days per week for each six-week placement. Includes planning, teaching and evaluation of health education plus other complementary responsibilities at each school setting. 3 Cr. Fall.

HLS 590 Selected Topics in Health Science (A). To be defined by the instructor in accordance with a specific topic to be covered that semester. May be repeated under another topic area. 1-6 Cr.

HLS 595 Practicum School Health Education (B). Prerequisite: All HLS core courses, completed electives and departmental approval. Enables students to plan, teach and evaluate their effectiveness in utilizing eight methodologies of school health education; determine student needs and engage in student-teacher planning; and apply health education knowledge and skills to promote health services. Requires students to teach at elementary and secondary levels. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading). 9 Cr. Spring.

HLS 597 Internship Seminar for Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). Course fee. Prerequisites: either HLS 509 or HLS 518; HLS 521; HLS 522; HLS 523; HLS 524; HLS 535, HLS 545 and instructor's permission. Designed to be taken concurrently with HLS 598. Allows students to process their experience in the field in a clinical group supervision format. Addresses issues which present themselves within the internship setting, including situations with clients, peers and supervisors. Covers ethics, confidentiality and diversity issues. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading). 3 Cr.

HLS 598 Internship for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Course fee. Prerequisites: either HLS 509 or HLS 518; HLS 521; HLS 522; HLS 523; HLS 524; HLS 535, HLS 545 and program coordinator's permission. Enables students to apply their knowledge from course work in a variety of treatment settings with people in varying stages of alcohol and substance abuse and dependence. Allows students to gain experience in assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, referrals, counseling, therapeutic treatment and making referrals. Examines professional ethics in the practice setting. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading). 1-12 Cr.

HLS 599 Independent Study in Health Science (A). Permits students to pursue in greater depth topics studied previously in conventional graduate-level courses. Designed individually through consultation between student and instructor to suit the student's needs and interests and the special competence of the instructor. May involve additional requirements established by the department. May be repeated with advisor's approval. 1-6 Cr.

HLS 600 Issues in Health and Wellness (A). Explores current research, theory and knowledge of the relationship between lifestyle and wellness, individual responsibility and wellness, and disease prevention and health behaviors. Identifies and analyzes current critical health and wellness issues in the US. 3 Cr. Spring.

HLS 602 Principles and Philosophy of Health Education (A). Explores and analyzes various views of health, disease, illness and health education. Considers alternative concepts of health and their implications for directions in health education. Examines contemporary and important bioethical issues that confront health educators and impact on the role of health education, including the biotechnological and health policy issues. 3 Cr. Fall.

HLS 604 Mind Body Relationships in Health (A). Takes a practical, scientific approach to problems of interrelatedness of mental, emotional and physical aspects of health. Relates and applies facts from fields of anatomy, physiology and psychology as a basis for realizing ideas of optimum health, both in teaching and in personal life. 3 Cr.

HLS 640 Program Planning and Educational Strategies (B). Prerequisites or corequisites: HLS 600 and HLS 602. Examines the process of program planning for the field of health education. Presents a comprehensive framework of how to apply fundamental planning and health-education principles for promoting health and preventing disease in community and school settings. Includes analysis, development and application of health-education strategies designed to affect health behaviors in school and community settings. 3 Cr.

HLS 641 Health Education Organization in School and Community (A). Examines the school and community organizational context within which health education flourishes. Gives attention to the identification of the existing school and community health resource network associated with the delivery of health-education services, and allows students to develop specific proposals for establishing an effective school and community partnership for health promotion and the prevention of disease, disability and premature death. 3 Cr. Spring.

HLS 645 Applied Education Strategies in Health Education (B). Prerequisites: HLS 600, HLS 602 and HLS 640. Provides an application of educational theory related to health behavior. Emphasizes the use of theoretical frameworks in developing group or individual instructional methodologies to affect psychosocial variables which effect health behavior. Also emphasizes the implementation of health education programs in school and community settings. 3 Cr.

HLS 650 Communication in Health Education (A). Students will develop or hone professional written and oral communication skills, in the areas of public speaking, classroom teaching, health advocacy, developing effective collaborations with health resources, counseling and communicating with parents, and utilizing technology appropriately and effectively. 3 Cr. Spring.

HLS 684 Statistics Measurement for Health Education Evaluation (B). Provides students with fundamental statistical, evaluation and research methods that are used in health education to measure health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors. Covers traditional descriptive and inferential techniques used in health education research and evaluation. Uses microcomputer software packages to provide students with computer skills for statistical analyses. 3 Cr.

HLS 686 Seminar in Research Design (A). Prerequisite: HLS 684. Covers the review, appraisal, analysis and design of common research procedures; applications of statistical procedures, library methods, evaluation procedures and experimental methods; and preparation for the development of proposals for a thesis or a major paper. 3 Cr.

HLS 693 Internship and Seminar in Community Health (A). Prerequisite: Internship coordinator's permission. Involves a community health fieldwork practicum providing experiences in the health programs of various community health agencies, or related health care facilities. 1-6 Cr.

HLS 698 Major Paper in Health Education (A). Prerequisite: Advisor's permission and a graduate GPA of 3.0. Written usually after completion of most, if not all, classroom courses. Achieves integration of concepts, methods and information relative to a specific topic or issue in health education. Focuses on problems, theory or practice. May reflect library research, field study, curricula development or program evaluation. Students will register for a minimum one credit every semester once they begin to work with their advisor on the paper. HLS 698 may be repeated, but only three credits may be used toward the credits required for graduation. Students must maintain continuous registration (fall and spring semesters) from the first semester that they begin working on their proposal until their major paper is completed and accepted. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading). 1-3 Cr.

HLS 699 Independent Study in Health Science (A). Permits students to pursue in greater depth topics studied previously in conventional graduate-level courses. Designed individually through consultation between student and instructor to suit the student's needs and interests and the special competence of the instructor. May involve additional requirements established by the department. 1-6 Cr.

HLS 700 Thesis (A). Prerequisite: Advisor's permission and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0. Entails individual investigation, preparation and oral defense of a substantial research project in health science. Done in tutorial consultation with a graduate faculty member. Students will register for a minimum one credit every semester once they begin to work with their advisor on the thesis. HLS 700 may be repeated, but only six credits may be used toward the credits required for graduation. Students must maintain continuous registration (fall and spring semesters) from the first semester that they begin working on their proposal until their thesis is completed, defended and accepted. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading). 1-6 Cr.