Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Health

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Oral Pathology   (DEN-230)   3.00 s.h.  
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Classroom instruction in the study of the principles of and practices for delivering health care to the public. The course examines educational philosophies and methods, educational psychology, the history of public health, tools of public health, dental health programs and dental care delivery systems. Practice teaching in schools and community centers and field experience in dental health program design through work in community agencies are required.  
Medical Geography   (GOG-333)   3.00 s.h.  
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Geographical analysis applied to desease hazards, health status of populations, and health care delivery systems in selected physical and  
Foundations of Health Behavior   (HEA-204)   3.00 s.h.  
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An examination of the application of the social & behavioral sciences to health behavior. Psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to health behavior will be analyzed. Topics that will be covered include the development of health attitudes & behaviors, perceptions of health & illness, methods of changing health behavior & patent-provider interaction. 
Legal Aspects of Health Care Facilities   (HEA-242)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of the legal aspects of the patient's rights and institutional responsibilities within health care facilities. Attention is focused on jurisdiction of Board of Directors, negligence, malpractice, contracts, permits, authorizations, employer-employee relations and accountability within health care institutions. Attention will also be given to the role of the ombudsman in health care facilities. Legal Aspects of Health Care Facilities.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the functions and interactions between courts, legislatures, state and federal agencies and the various stakeholders in the health care services industry.
  • Assessment of the common legal issues that arise in the delivery of health services and their management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of health care professionals to patients.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of legal and ethical principles to issues related to decision-making by health care providers.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate common ethical issues related to delivery of health care.

 
Womens Health   (HEA-305)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course explores what women and men need to know about womens bodies and womens health. Personal, family, cultural, community, and societal influences are analyzed for their impact on the physical and emotional health of women. Emphasis on human sexuality is addressed in discussion related to body image and intimacy. Health risk identification, health promotion, health maintenance, and treatment alternatives are examined. Men are encouraged to participate in the course to add perspective and gain a more in-depth understanding of women.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the physiological bases of health in women from adolescence through senior years.
  • Articulate informed health care decisions that attain and maintain healthy lifestyles in women.
  • Discuss the impact of personal, family, cultural, workplace, and societal influences on womens health behavior and practices.
  • Promote health behaviors and practices that assist women to achieve physical and emotional health.
  • Illustrate how the media and advertising affects womens health behaviors and practices.

 
Social Issues in Health   (HEA-401)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Social Issues in Health & Illness. Designed to provide a critical view of the many social issues in the delivery & utilization of explored from behavioral science, sociological, & managerial perspectives, including the social factors in illness, patient- provider relationships, current problems in health care & the effects of economic changes on health & illness.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the impacts of an increasingly diverse population on the delivery of health care.
  • Explain the importance of guidance in accessing health services within a local community
  • Describe potential impacts on patients when specialist care is favored over primary care.
  • Describe how comprehensive community emotional and social health education can promote wellness.
  • Discuss how leaders in health care face particular challenges related to the decisions they face that affect the lives of many people.
  • Explain the impact of the increases in elderly patients in the health care system and describe at least two strategies that promote wellness.
  • Provide a summary of key social factors that influence the development of illness versus wellness.
  • Outline key ethical issues facing health care providers in dealing with social and behavioral issues in health care. Describe two such issues and how they were handled.

 
Community Dentistry   (DEH-361)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course provides an introduction to current principles and issues in public health and their relationship to delivery of dental care to the public. Dental hygiene students are familiarized with the organization of the U.S. and other health care systems and the role of dentistry within these systems. Students will be exposed to basic concepts of epidemiology, statistical and survey methodology, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Future roles for dental auxiliaries in a changing health care system are investigated. 
Health Economics   (ECO-380)   3.00 s.h.  
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Medical costs; production of health; demand for health care and insurance; health services personnel; physician and hospital behavior; cost containment; review and evaluation of public programs. 
Contemporary Health Issues   (HEA-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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An action oriented course designed to identify and examine major health issues of our time. Advances in medical science and changes in life-style over the past fifty years have altered the health concerns that confront this country's population. Today, large numbers of health problems are self-inflicted, the result of personal and social decisions, ignorance and apathy. This course is designed to counteract apathy, to dispel myths, and provide accurate information upon which to make decisions affecting individual and social health. 
Health Promotion in Workplace Settings   (HEA-151)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course examines the forces and key role players behind the health-promotion boom & the designing of comprehensive health-promotion programs (e.g., health assessment, intervention programs, evaluation) for corporations, hospitals, public & private community settings. 
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