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Undergraduate Health Science Courses

HLS 210 First Aid and Community CPR for Athletics (A). Identifies the role of the coach/teacher responder and the Emergency Medical Service (EMS). Focuses on first aid management for life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergencies such as choking, respiratory cardiac arrest, bleeding, shock, temperature-related problems and injuries incurred during athletic activities. After successful completion, the student is eligible for American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies and Community CPR Certifications. (Required for NYS Teacher Certification in Physical Education and NYS Coaching Certification). 2 Cr.

HLS 301 Principles of Healthful Living (A). Focuses on lifestyle factors and their relationships to well-being, behaviors, and disease. Explores health content areas, defined by NYS Education Department. Includes these topics: drug use and abuse, nutrition, personal and community health, safety education (identifying dangerous environments, prevention of child abduction, fire, and arson), communication skills for productive relationships (i.e. conflict resolution), identifying and reporting suspected child abuse/maltreatment, and SAFE Schools Against Violence Education Legislation Certification. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 303 Environmental Health (A). Focuses on present and future issues regarding the people resource-pollution crises. Places specific emphasis on enhancing awareness and understanding of the environment's impact on human health. Also addresses sustainable ethics and the individual's ability to influence public policy. Examines the role of public health and education in the mitigation of environmental problems. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 306 Contemporary Issues in Health (A,I,Y). Provides for the identification and analysis of current critical health and health care issues in the US; focuses on ethical, legal, economic, and social implications of controversial health issues; and examines the dynamics of the American health care system from the perspective of the patient, consumer, and health care provider. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 311 Nutrition (A). Explores nutrients as they relate to digestion, transport, absorption, storage, and energy metabolism. Examines energy balance, weight management, and the physical and chemical composition of foods, including dietary adequacy and needs throughout the life cycle. Also addresses current nutritional issues and consumerism with application to personal nutritional status. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 312 Mental Health (A). Explores the concept of mental health, including various models and theories of mental health; emphasizes the importance of effective interpersonal communications, self-esteem, and the highlights practical aspects and underlying dynamics of personal growth. Studies information relevant to particular diverse groups including the elderly and handicapped, rape and suicide prevention, wife and child abuse, maltreatment and neglect. Fulfills the Child Abuse Detection Training requirement. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 313 Introduction to Safety (A). Surveys the causes of accidents in our society, how they occur, and the necessary action that has to be taken to avoid them. Devotes additional study to the impact accidents have on our economy, industry, and the psychology of accident causation. 3 Cr.

HLS 314 Family Life Science (A). Provides for the study of diverse family forms in the US today. Examines cultural and social factors affecting family life; explores how family dynamics affect the health of each individual, analyzes components of successful family life; and identifies common problems within families and strategies for their resolution. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 317 Introduction to Public Health (A). Structure of official local, state, national and international public health organizations; their responsibilities, functions and scope of activities. The philosophy, moral, legal, and economic justification for official public health activities; manpower needed for public health programs. Field trips if applicable. 3 Cr.

HLS 330 Frontiers in Public Health (A,I). Team taught interdisciplinary course offered by faculty in biology, public health, political science and communication. Students will acquire knowledge in science, rhetoric, ethics and public policy such that they are able to make informed choices as citizens in an increasingly technological world. A current public policy (eg. vaccines, stem cells, GMO’S) will serve as a vehicle for students to learn, integrate and apply acquired knowledge. 3 Cr.

HLS 399 Independent Study in Health Science (A). To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 402 Women's Health (A,W,Y). Cross-listed as WMS 402. Provides a study of women as healthy functioning human beings. Includes lecture and discussion with guest speakers (when available) to present positive information and insights on the anatomical, physiological, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of contemporary women. 3 Cr.

HLS 413 Risk Management (A). Identifies the risks within health care institutions in order to protect the assets of organizations, agencies and individual providers. Risk management will be explored as part of an organizational strategic response. Areas of risk will be identified, discussed and strategies developed to eliminate, mitigate, prevent and defend against errors. Course topics will include health care operations, regulations, corporate compliance, employer risks, patient communication and financing. 3 Cr.

HLS 417 Insurance and Managed Care (A). This course provides a review of diverse financial systems within American healthcare, focus on reimbursement methods and payment systems and how they affect providers and payers. Reviews major insurance programs, federal healthcare legislation, legal/regulatory issues, diagnosis and procedure coding systems, and the impact of coding on reimbursement, compliance, and fraud and abuse. 3 Cr.

HLS 419 Human Sexuality (A,W,Y). Cross-listed as WMS 419. 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 425 Women and Safety (A,W,Y). 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 426 HIV/AIDS: Issues and Implications (A,W,Y). Examines HIV/AIDS issues and implications facing the United States and the world today; provides an understanding of the disease, its perceived causes, pathways for transmission, and prevention strategies; and explores the development of educational strategies for schools and community agencies. 3 Cr.

HLS 428 Substance Abuse and the Criminal Justice System (A). Introduces students to the impact of alcohol and illicit substances on the criminal justice system. Discusses drug identification, administration, the psychopharmacology theories of alcohol and substance abuse, and investigation techniques. Also addresses the role of alcohol and substance abuse in the criminal justice system and law enforcement community. 3 Cr.

HLS 437 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.

HLS 450 Introduction to Global Health (A,I). Prerequisite/corequisite: HLS 488 (may be taken concurrently). Provides an introduction to the nature of global health issues focusing on factors that determine health in the major geographical regions of the world. Covers topics of child and maternal health, nutrition, epidemiology of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria. Includes discussions about international health agencies, NGOs, successful global health interventions and the Millennium Development Goals. Students will also complete a service learning project. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 470 Health Implications of Stress (A). Involves a comprehensive study of research, theory, and empirical knowledge of the psychosomatic implications of stress on health and disease. Examines the nature of stress, and the effects of stress on the human organism, including an examination of physiological, psychological, and behavioral symptoms and changes. Also examines the causes of stress during various stages of life, as well as occupational and family sources of stress; and studies and allows for the practice of behavioral interventions and specific techniques. 3 Cr.

HLS 471 Childhood and Adolescent Stress (A). Provides an overview of stress and its effects on children and adolescents in today's society; the nature, symptoms, and causes of stress in children and adolescents; 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 475 Computer Applications in Health Education (A,Y). Provides students with an introduction to the potential issues of microcomputers in the field of 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 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (A,M). Provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics using computer software. Includes topics such as hypothesis testing and interpretation of data from health science and epidemiologic research, including the calculation of rates, sampling theory, and types of studies; and allows the student to better interpret the medical literature. 3 Cr.

HLS 489 Epidemiology (A). Provides an overview of the science of epidemiology regarding the understanding and management of disease. Topics include the examination of procedures to determine the existence and management of epidemics; the study of disease causation; the tracing of disease rates and other health indices; application of research findings to interventions; and the role of epidemiology in public health. Findings from major epidemiology studies will be reviewed. Students also will complete a service learning project. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 490 Selected Topics in Health Science (A). To be defined by the instructor in accordance with the specific topic to be covered that semester. May be repeated, but under another topic area in health science. Additional information may be obtained from the department. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 495 Health Education and Promotion Research Methods (A). Explores the topic of research in health education and health promotion, including research designs. Covers topics such as how to write a proposal for a research study, including review of literature, research questions/hypotheses, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data. Includes discussions about instrumentation, experimental research, and ethical treatment of human subjects. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLS 499 Independent Study in Health Science (A). To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.