HLCR-080 The Business of Health Care
This class is a consideration of social influences and a survey of business practices as they apply to health care professions. Through application of theoretical concepts and use of case examples, this course introduces students to a variety of topics in the business of health care. Possible topics include: historical and social influences on health care and its delivery; developments in health insurance including the rise of HMOs; organizational mission and performance objectives; accounting practices; marketing principles and competitive factors; alternative organizational structures; personnel management including staffing, training and diversity; and managing for organizational change.
HLCR-301 Human Anatomy
This course will introduce the major organ systems of the human body with an emphasis on structure as it influences function. It is designed to fulfill the entrance requirements of several allied health fields post-baccalaureate training programs by providing an introduction to the major organ systems of the human body. The laboratory that is integrated into the lecture in a workshop format includes study of the human skeleton and intensive dissection of the cat, as well as dissection of other pertinent mammalian organs. Students will be required to identify most of the major mammalian anatomical systems and their detailed structures using either human models, isolated mammal organs or a dissected cat. We will examine some of the pathologies associated with human anatomy and their consequences. This course will provide basic knowledge of human anatomy but can not be used as a substitute for those courses in other programs, which require cadaver dissection.
HLCR-302 Human Physiology
This class focuses on the functionings of the individual organ systems of the body and how changing function may influence structure. In addition, the complex interactions of each system with other body systems will be examined. The nature of the integrated functioning of all body systems will be studied in the context of the maintaining homeostasis. Laboratory studies encompass many aspects of physiology, ranging from cell physiology to using humans as experimental subjects.
HLCR-305 Eastern and Western Health Care
This course presents an interdisciplinary approach to understanding health care in two different cultures and how those different approaches are currently being integrated in the new field of complementary and alternative medicine. Theories and practices from tradtional Chinese medicine and the biomedical model will be reviewed. Further, given the intricate relationships between health care, economics, and finance, consideration of health care economics will be integrated throughout the course.
HLCR-370 Human Health and Disease
This course builds on the prerequisite courses in Human Anatomy and Human Physiology by focusing and revisiting these areas as they affect homeostasis and create varying states of human health. These processes will be contrasted with pathological processes involved in the development of human disease. An organ system approach will be used to facilitate the study of pathology, pathophysiology and organic disease states. In addition, this course also addresses the psychological, social and cultural impact of disease and the disease process on patients, their families and their community. It is most beneficial if Bioethics and the Business of Health Care have been taken before this course.It is not intended to take the place of a formal pathology course as may be required by specific professional programs.
HLCR-400 Independent Study
Study of a particular topic in the health care area under the guidance of an appropriate faculty member. 1 - 4 SH.
HLCR-500 Health Care Internship
An internship in a health care setting such as a hospital or clinical office. Student experiences may range from strictly observational to more hands-on depending upon the actual internship. Students must receive approval from the Center for Career Services and from their minor advisor. Forty hours of actual experience and a reflective essay are required.