Health Sciences

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)

Organization & Delivery of Health Care in the U.S.

SAR HP 353

Prereq: First-Year Writing Seminar. The focus of this interdisciplinary course is on increasing students' understanding of the health care system and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and on the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that affect health care. Students will actively engage in individual work, group discussion, and teamwork through written, oral, and website assignments. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Introduction to Critical Inquiry

SAR HS 210

This course demonstrates how to access information resources in the biomedical sciences, including hard copy, on-line databases (e.g., LexisNexis, PubMed, OVID), and web searching and how to critically evaluate these information sources. Classes are hands-on learning using laptops. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 22-June 12)

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Human Nutrition Science

SAR HS 251

Prereq: (CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108). An introduction to nutrition with a focus on the relationship between diet and health. Basic scientific information is presented in preparation for discussion of applied issues such as weight management and prevention of chronic disease. Emphasis is placed on translation of current dietary recommendations to actual food choices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Epidemiology I

SAR HS 300

Examines the distribution of health and diseases across the population, and the factors that impact health. Which group of people is more likely to experience a heart attack or develop diabetes? Do our level of education and our income impact our health and our life expectancy? This course studies how we approach understanding disease distribution within the population. It covers the principles and methods used in epidemiology, particularly as it relates to public health, including the types of study designs used in health research, disease screening, and infectious disease outbreak investigation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Introduction to Global Health

SAR HS 325

Provides students with an overview of the complex social, economic, political, environmental, and biological factors that structure the origins, consequences, and possible treatments of illness worldwide, as well as the promotion of health. Students learn about the major themes and concepts shaping the interdisciplinary field of global health, and gain an understanding of solutions to health challenges that have been successfully implemented in different parts of the world. Major topics include the linkages between global health and economic development, the global burden of disease, key actors in global health, and lessons learned from the HIV/AIDS pandemic. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Exercise Physiology

SAR HS 342

Prereq: (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315) or consent of instructor. Application of physiological principles under different exercise conditions. Integration of the body systems in performance of exercise, work, and sports; immediate and long range effects of these activities on the body. Laboratory includes the measurement of physiological parameters under exercise conditions. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Dustin Allen

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Gender and Healthcare

SAR HS 400

Prereq: (CAS WR 120) or equivalent. This course focuses on strengthening students' knowledge, skills, and ability to construct a critical appraisal of all the determinants, distribution, causes, mechanisms, systems, and consequences of health inequities related to gender. Emphasis is placed on the historical perspective of women as both recipients and providers of health care, including an exploration of psychological, physiological, social, and political barriers to women's health and professional life as healthcare providers. The course provides both theoretical and topical coverage of gender and its influence on healthcare, both at the system and individual level. It explores how gender influences and is influenced by healthcare systems through an exploration of some of the major historical, social, and scientific developments that have determined contemporary issues. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Health Sciences Practicum

SAR HS 405

Prereq: junior or senior standing. Practical experience in a health care setting (health policy, administrative, constituent advocacy) in a hospital, clinic, public health, government, or non-governmental health agency. Students should register for 2 or 4 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $700 per credit

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Health Sciences Field Experience

SAR HS 418

Prereq: HS405 (Health Science) or HS415 (Nutrition). Practical experience in a health care setting (hospital, research laboratory, clinic, public health setting). Open to Juniors and Seniors in Health Science, Human Physiology, and Nutrition who have completed the appropriate pre-requisite course. Satisfies HS410 for Human Physiology majors. Nutrition students should register for 2 credits; Human Physiology & Health Science students should register for 4 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $700 per credit

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

SAR HS 441

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of viral, parasitic, and bacterial diseases that affect more than 1 billion people worldwide and disproportionately burden those with the fewest resources. They can cause significant disability, chronic illness, and death in both children and adults. This course provides an overview of each of the NTDs including transmission, disease progression, treatment, epidemiology, and control strategies. In addition, we examine their public health importance and the effects they have at the individual, community, and national level. We also discuss societal contexts and ethics around treatment, research, advocacy, and prevention. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Exercise Physiology

SAR HS 542

Prereq: (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315) or consent of instructor. Application of physiological principles under different exercise conditions. Integration of the body systems in performance of exercise, work, and sports; immediate and long-range effects of these activities on the body. Laboratory includes the measurement of physiological parameters under extreme conditions. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Dustin Allen

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Human Nutrition Science

SAR HS 551

Grad Prereq: College-level course in biology/physiology. An introduction to nutrition with a focus on the relationship between diet and health. Basic scientific information is presented in preparation for a discussion of applied issues such as weight management and prevention of chronic disease. Emphasis is placed on translation of current dietary recommendations to actual food choices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Gross Human Anatomy

SAR HS 581

Prereq: ((CAS BI 105 & CAS BI 106) or (CAS BI 107 & CAS BI 108)) and (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315). Regional approach to the musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous, and circulatory systems of the human body. Laboratories reinforce the lectures by a study of osteology, prosected cadavers, and live anatomy palpations. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; lab fee: $200; total charge: $3000

Summer 1 (May 28-June 24)

Judith Schotland

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Field Experience in Nutrition

SAR HS 703

For students completing the DI for professional registration by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Variable cr. Tuition: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 21-August 9)

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